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Jacques-Imo's Cafe

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Neighbourhood:
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
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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572 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Casual, funky asthetic but strong menu choices and reasonable prices makes this a favorite restaurant for locals and tourists. No reservations available for parties under 5, means you'll wait for a table but they've got an excellent bar and good music playing so the wait isn't onerous. Inventive menu, well rxecuted dishes and outstanding waitstaff add up to a good... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Each time we visit New Orleans we try to eat here. Food is delicious & just inventive enough, staff is cordial, and atmosphere is festive but not overwhelming.

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Brisbane, Australia
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son and I visited this restaurant recently. It was recommended to us by people in the hospitality industry. What a great experience, and one not to be missed. It was so busy! While we waited for a table, we were seated at the bar and able to order a starter - which was the shrimp and alligator sausage cheesecake.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend who travels to New Orleans frequently recommended a place where the owner was trained under Paul Prudhomme and as I also found out was also in the Coast Guard! Call for reservations if you have a party of five or more. We only had 3 and we were there on a Monday night. I sampled the boudin balls... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

From the amazing cornbread to the jambalaya to the fried chicken to the watermelon mojito it was a food orgy!!!!! Super good!!!!

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Thank Amy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at in my life. Their garlic butter parsley cornbread is one of the best bites I have had in my life and would just go back for that. I have enjoyed every meal I have had there and highly recommend it.

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Lancaster, Oh
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is wonderful! Crowded and reservations highly suggested with parties of 6 or more! Service was great! Food (especially the fried chicken!) was a delight!! The bread pudding was delicious too!! It was loud and not a lot of room to move around but that's because it's a favorite with locals and tourists alike!

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Daphne, Alabama
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our FAVORITE dinner restaurant in New Orleans. It's a little out of the way. It cost $12 to take Uber from The Crown Plaza. We went during the week. They do not take reservations unless 5 or more. There was only 2 of us. We were seated right away. The seating is a little too close for my... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small hole-in-the-wall type place. They don't take reservations unless you have a large group, and I don't think a large group would do very well here. But go early or late to avoid the crowds and enjoy the comfortable restaurant. The menu is full of excitement, the staff really takes good care of you, the food is... More 

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Trussville, Alabama
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard the stories of the great chef Jacques. Voted one of the top in 2007, I think. I really have never walked through a kitchen to get to the seating before. Learned in NOLA not to be surprised by anything. It was kind of neat to see the hustling that goes on in restaurant kitchen. Very cramped unique place. Not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Uptown / Carrollton

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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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