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Jacques-Imo's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a surprise. Some of the best food I have had in America. My friend and I shared a appetizer and a main course. The mix of flavour and textures were amazing. We had watermelon mojitos to drink and a eggplant, mushrooms with an oyster sous. And for Mains fish. Both was amazing. We had a drink at the bar... More 

Thank yvonneerwee
Greer, South Carolina
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168 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For tourists, it's well worth the quick streetcar jaunt uptown to this place. We ate here for special occasions when we lived in town and take friends here when we're back. The fried chicken is the BEST anywhere... you can never go wrong with it! And you can always add a piece of it together any entree for a minimal... More 

Thank bonjonsc
St. Louis, MO
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in after being recommended by locals. We got there not too long after opening and were seated right away. By the time we left, the wait was about 30 minutes for a table. We started with the cornbread muffins and tried a sampling of the Fried Green Tomatoes, Duck and Andouille Gumbo and the Shrimp and Alligator Sausage Cheesecake.... More 

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Cedar Creek
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great find, food menu interesting. Service second to none, food was ok. I wasn't crazy about my food choice - pierogues- good just not what I thought it would be. Husband ordered stuffed pork chop and it was really good. Definitely would try again.

Thank Kpratt99
Oceanside, New York
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A big shock & surprise this time around, first time is a charm they say , & unfortunately this time wasn't ! Besides place being packed liked sardines, you could not hear yourself or even the waiter. You were on the persons lap next to you! Portions & Food were inconsistent in size,and ttaste. We made our reservations exactly 1month... More 

Blanco, TX
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went early on a Saturday night (got there about 5:45) to avoid the notorious lines. FYI - It was still at least a 20 minute wait. I thought the food was fine, but not anything spectacular enough to go out of your way for. The Boudin Balls were definitely the best part, and the Jambalaya was great as well.... More 

Thank AltGirlTX
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old, tired, and out of the way restaurant with fabulous food. Upon arrival your not sure this place serves food. There is an old broken down pick up truck with a table and chairs in it's bed parked out front. You walk in the front door and are greeted then taken up a few stairs, through the kitchen, then to... More 

Thank pec757
Long Island
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to love this restaurant. The fried chicken was moist, and plentiful, but this is the south and I expected that. The sides were very good. The corn muffins to start with garlic butter were delicious. But they only made basic martinis, and for dessert, there were only two choices, and none of them chocolate. We took a cab... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a big party of 8 and the service was impeccable. They all took care of us all from drinks to starters to giving the table complementary desserts. Food was divine and it was just a super fun and delectable evening. I highly recommend.

Thank mb52015
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Jacques Imo's with a group of 10 (all of us obnoxiously loud), and they put us in a side room where we were able to be our true, horrible selves. The service was amazing, the food was spectacular, and the waiter suggested all of the right things - don't be afraid to experiment! We had the alligator... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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 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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