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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
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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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
Banbridge, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, and the others had veal. We ordered a portion of onion ring's to start and... More 

1 Thank 945siobhan
Bryant, Arkansas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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 most of the people in there were locals, and she knew them. She never asked... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 wasn't busy. We got great service including a waitress with a very sweet Louisiana accent.... More 

1 Thank Sue N
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 to say!

1 Thank Vvlavilla
Claremore, Oklahoma
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 had some left over, our daughter had the shrimp lunch she said it was very... More 

1 Thank Chuck T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 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, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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