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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%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried seafood” (12 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (17 reviews)
“onion rings” (12 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
738 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-4724
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  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
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Okay a neighborhood fry house. We get it. Half the seafood platter was cold half hot. Obviously the catfish & shrimp were waiting for the oysters to come out of the basket. Waitress smelled like a pack of Picayune cigarettes. She & her co workers...More

Thank urtioross
Reviewed 27 December 2017

There are a number of specials daily and a family style option. More fried than not but can get grilled or blackened seafood. Prices are great and you won’t see a tourist.

1  Thank henrysfork10
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

The best onion rings I have ever tasted. Half order was more than enough for two. We ordered a combo plate of Shrimp and Catfish that was just plain fabulous. We spilt it between the two of us and there was more than enough with...More

1  Thank Gwinginit
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Came on recommendation of a friend-was not disappointed. Had raw oysters on the half shell, gumbo, and the seafood platter with coleslaw and Mac and cheese. Fantastic!! We also had a Bloody Mary, Sangria, Merlot, and Mod ado

2  Thank Jann F
Reviewed 4 December 2017

People I met raved about this fried catfish with a corn batter. I'm not too sure. I'm not a big fried kind of person. It was good, the fish was lovely. Portions were huge. It was nice to try- but I'm probably not the best...More

1  Thank trinybop
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, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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>  > 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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