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Jack Dempsey's Restaurant

738 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-4724
+1 504-943-9914
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried seafood” (13 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (18 reviews)
“onion rings” (12 reviews)
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738 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-4724
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a good solid old school Louisiana seafood joint. The seafood is fresh, the oysters are huge and the mac and cheese is amazing. The portions? whoa, like I said you'll leave happy and with a to go plate.

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank GeauxTigers351
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My new spot for visiting friends for seafood. Not fine dining at all, not a bad thing. They do what they do well and they do it well for New Orleans

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Troy R
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

My friend ordered a shrimp poboy and I ordered a "half and half" platter. Redfish and shrimp, big portions. Our waitress was awesome. The atmosphere is nice, dimly lit, feels homey. We stayed at an airbnb so our hosts recommended this as a local favorite,...More

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank Cynthiastravels
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Locals clearly love this place, I was the only tourist when I went for lunch. The fried catfish was excellent, and the prices can't be beat!

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank OSUrob
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This great seafood and steak restaurant has been a favorite for years. Big portions great service and away from all the tourist traps. It is so worth a visit

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Paul Y
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Myself and a group of friends went here recently on a visit to new orleans. We just wanted a bit of nice food without the madness or queues in new orleans centre. Some of our group had the fish platters, I had steak and lobster,...More

Date of visit: November 2016
1  Thank 945siobhan
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We ordered the Seafood Platter and half order of onion rings. They were both huge portions and they were good. I don't know if we did or said something to offend the waitress, but she was helping everyone in the restaurant but us?? I think...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank kimbG7861NB
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We typically spend most of our NOLA trips in the Bywater, but hadn't stopped by Jack Dempsey's before. It looks a little ramshackle on the outside, but don't let that deter you. We went a little early, around 5:30 or so on Sunday, and it...More

Date of visit: September 2016
1  Thank snyre
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This is a spot that we have to come to every time we're in town. They have the best catfish and the best Mac & cheese. And they give a lot. If you're still hungry when you come out of there, I don't know what...More

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank Vvlavilla
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

A local at the Frenchman market recommended this place, the food was very good, our waitress was. Was very helpful and really answered any questions we had about the menu, me and the wife shared a dinner it was more than enough for us we...More

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank 452chuckt
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18 January 2019|
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Response from Rb W | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure. The adult menu was terrible and there are so many other great restaurants in New Orleans to waste time and money at JD’s.
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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, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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>  > Ninth Ward
  • Neighbourhood: Ninth Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 504-943-9914
Closed due to damage sustained in Hurricane Katrina.
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