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Fat Tuesday

6112 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315-5013
+1 515-285-3552
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“po boy” (7 reviews)
“catfish” (17 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
6112 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315-5013
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Tasty food, legitimately Creole and cajun foods from owners who were chefs in New Orleans. Never have been disappointed at all - the red beans and rice, étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo, okra and other side choices, the po'boy sandwiches, and everything which I've tried. I'll keep...More

Thank ejchri
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We went with friends at their recommendation. I have never really had authentic Cajun food...this was fun! I had the catfish and shrimp, my hubby had the po boy. We were both pleased! Very filling portions and fun to try something new! And Big De...More

Thank Kayla_DJ
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We have been to New Orleans a few times and have always enjoyed the food there. The owners of Fat Tuesday were chefs in New Orleans but left after Katrina and came to Des Moines. I can't believe how incredible and authentic the food is...More

Thank 735DanielA
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Dont judge a book by its cover, go on in!!! Had sampler appetizer, fish and fries so delicious. Finger lickin food. Had great taste just like Naw'lins. Southern taste right here in Iowa. We will be returning for sure!! ITS A MUST!!!!!

Thank alicia p
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My wife had the Blackened Catfish and I had the Alligator Sausage. It was delicious. Life music (Friday & Saturday evenings) was entertaining. We will definitely go back.

Thank PastorofDisaster
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We have visited this littleness secret many times and each time we find a new 'jewel' in another favorite! This last time the owner convinced us to try crawfish, Andy it was DELICIOUS!! Their Jambalaya is the BEST! The appetizer aligator boudin ball or so...More

Thank kathleen s
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My first impression was not good, but then I thought it looks like a restaurant that would fit in southern Louisiana. So I went in. The folks that met me at the door were open and really friendly. It looked just like a lot of...More

Thank Lester A
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants! Very authentic and as good as anything I've had in New Orleans. Love the oyster po boy. Great place for lunch.

Thank DH781
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We went there today for the first time. It was just okay for the price. My husband got the soft shell crab special. It tasted like the crab had turned. We let them know and they reassured us that it was received just the day...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I do not like spicy or Cajun food and was invited to try this place by a friend. It had a very interesting menu. I told the waiter i didn't like spicy foods so he helped me find something that could be made bland but...More

Thank Deb H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6112 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315-5013
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-285-3552
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