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Jack Dempsey's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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738 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-4724
+1 504-943-9914
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Tue 11:00 - 14:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by here for their gumbo and seafood platter. There were 7 of us and a platter for 2 filled us all. A local joint off the beaten path... great fried food and great service. Can't wait to go back and try more!

Thank Erin W
Palm Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My aunt took me here as I was visiting NOLA for the first time. She did sorta warn me about the portions...but nothing would have prepared me for what I witnessed. We ordered two Po' boys, one with red fish and one with catfish, plus started with an appeztier that we couldn't finish. Needless to say, I had food for... More 

Thank imeverywhere
Frederick, Maryland
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I'm in town, I take my family and friends to Jack Dempsey's in the 9th Ward. The food is some of the best in the NOLA. Fresh seafood, pleasant wait staff and it didn't take long for our food to arrive...we were a party of 9 and I was impressed by the short wait time. We had po-boys,... More 

Thank RLM88
Frederick, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in New Orleans but live in MD now so when I go home I know where the good food is. Jack Dempsey's is a staple in New Orleans and you can ask anyone in the city and they will tell you that the food is fantastic. I was home recently and had a few friends from NYC... More 

Thank Sunupe
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food,great prices and service. Unless you are super hunger, you will not finish your meal in one setting. I highly recommend tourist and local to pay them a visit.

Thank Donald C
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank GeauxTigers351
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Troy R
El Paso, Texas
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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, would return!

1 Thank Cynthia G
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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!

1 Thank OSUrob
Columbia, Missouri
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Paul Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$35
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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