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Jack Dempsey's Restaurant

738 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-4724
+1 504-943-9914
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried seafood” (11 reviews)
“onion rings” (12 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (14 reviews)
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738 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-4724
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food had no taste-questionable catfish (likely cod)...not a bit of flavor or seasoning. Never again!

Thank Rb W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the great classics of NOLA dining--traditional fried and grilled seafood and small, but satisfying range of sides and other traditional NOLA dishes. Seafood has always been very fresh, high quality. To me, Jack Dempsey's and R&O (in miles west, in Bucktown)...More

Thank jamminedward
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food, drinks, and service. Severalty native New Orleans people told us to get off the beaten path and try this local fave. So glad we made the trip. It's a cozy, family feeling restaurant with generous servings. Get the sangria!

2  Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 23 June 2018

A friendly neighborhood restauant. We totally enjoy our visits with Sammy! They have some of th e Best Mac & Cheese...

1  Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

At first glance, this place doesn’t look too approachable. It’s in a neighborhood and is in simple white building resembling another house. But when I walked in, I was welcomed with smiles and quick seating. This was the first taste of true Louisiana food that...More

3  Thank Tina g
Reviewed 1 May 2018

The Crab Au Gratin and Bread Pudding are off the chain! It's a simple restaurant with authentic New Orleans charm, off the beaten path!

1  Thank Arlene C
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Our take out was very good. Baked fish, shrimp and fish platter with mac and cheese was good. I use to work at the military base directly in front of that restaurant. The base has been closed for years and it looks horrible. SUCH A...More

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed 6 April 2018

My uncle introduced me to Jack Dempsey's and I feel like he let me in on a local secret. I don't recommend you going if you don't like fried seafood. They do have broiled options that are fantastic but their fried platters shine. Love the...More

2  Thank diversamno
Reviewed 31 March 2018

My husband I patiently waited until Wednesday during a recent trip so we could eat lunch here (check the hours as they are somewhat limited). The atmosphere is super old school but very clean and comfortable. It reminded me of places I ate as a...More

Thank IrishIs69
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We love it here. We come everytime we come to NOLA. The food is excellent and huge portions at reasonable prices. Very low key, plain, simple restaurant. Off the beaten path a bit, but so worth it. Has always been super busy and you may...More

1  Thank SooJBee
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward,
the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely
residential. Of course, folks around here love to go
out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere
in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the
festivities, well then so much the better! Home to
some of the most revered live music venues in New
Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 738 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-4724
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighbourhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-943-9914
Closed due to damage sustained in Hurricane Katrina.
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