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Jacques-Imo's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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Uptown / Carrollton
As featured in Best Food in New Orleans
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8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2044
+1 504-861-0886
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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112 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had to wait an hour but it was so totally worth it! The corn bread muffins are the bomb! A few drinks later, we had the spinach salad with a fried oyster and a tasty vinaigrette. Our party of 4 had blackened redfish, alligator cheesecake & calamari and fried grits. Everything was fabulous! I can't wait to go back!!!

Thank Bamawoman1
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were told by locals to eat here. The restaurant is not in the French Quarter but it is an easy Uber or cab ride away. The dinner specials were right on mark. I had the Red Snapper and it was cooked to perfection. Others at my table had the Godzilla, which was a soft shell crab special. It was... More 

Thank ganta07
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

About a 15 ride from the French Quarter, Jacques Imo's is worth the journey across town. You could almost miss it, but the "broken down" truck outside lets you know you've arrived. It's quite small and you can't book, so be prepared to wait. The walls of the bar area are covered with canvas paintings whilst the ceiling is littered... More 

Thank Cathryn1978
Wilmington, Delaware
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was looking forward to our visit at Jacques-Imo's and enjoyed the food very much, I only wish we could have enjoyed each course without feeling like we had to hurry up and get out. The wait staff was friendly and attentive but clearly had direction to turn tables quickly. We were still finishing alligator cheesecake and shrimp remoulade when... More 

Thank Route12N
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is cozy-tiny with a quirky decor - walls are filled with funky paintings. Lighting is rather dark. It is located in the area of the city quite off-the-beaten-path. One could easily pass it by without knowing what food delights await you inside. We called late without a reservation and luckily they had been able to accommodate our large... More 

Thank ExperiencedEater_13
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134 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to give it 4 stars only because I don't like to wait an hour for a table, but in the end I gave it five. (They do take reservations for parties of 5 or more.) My wife and I were planning dinner out and decided "what the heck" we'd try Jacques-Imo's. I'd been wanting to for a while,... More 

1 Thank RMZR1
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a 20 minute ride from our hotel. My daughter and I went early as recommended so we had no wait . For starters my daughter had 2 delicious Hurricanes. For an appetizer we both had the Shrimp and Alligator Sausage Cheesecake. It sounds weird but was good. It had the consistency similar to a quiche. Our main... More 

Thank Joyce S
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant came highly recommended. I think the good new is that we ate outside on the sidewalk. Inside was small and very noisy. Occasionally the car fumes were a bit much. Our waitress was a hoot and very knowledgeable about all of the dishes. Each of the 5 of us enjoyed our meal. This is casual dining for the... More 

Thank mimi8386
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At here with my wife , son and daughter it was so good. Arrived when they opened and was treated to a fantastic dining experience of great food. I had the seafood Bouillabaisse and it was the best I have ever eaten. Family had the grouper special and everyone was well fed.

Thank Conrad J
Camden, South Carolina
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place just oozes New Orleans. The staff is awesome and the food was great! I highly recommend the alligator, shrimp and sausage cheese cake - sounds weird - tastes amazing. Didn't go all 5 stars just because it was a bit cramped seating and very loud. Still highly recommend!

Thank Rose M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2044
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-861-0886

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.
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