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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” (11 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (14 reviews)
“onion rings” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
738 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-4724
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Jack Dempsey's is the quintessential hole-in the wall! Funky atmosphere in an old house that has outstanding food with wonderful staff. My wife and I started with some of the best seafood gumbo we've ever had. A thick, dark roux with plenty of seafood. We...More

2  Thank TigrGrad86
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I don't want people to find out about this restaurant! I wish I could remember our servers name, but my husband and I wanted to take her home with us so we could just listen to her talk! She was awesome. The food was fantastic....More

3  Thank howard_ericalynn
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Great food, giant portions. Very attentive and friendly staff. If you love fried seafood, this is the place!

Thank playinfl2
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Forget my previous comments regarding food and service as a result of tropical storm Cindy. The food here was excellent. Mac and cheese was made perfectly and having blackened redfish was a perfect match. The potato salad was very good and the fried okra was...More

1  Thank beebster2015
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Me and my fiancé came here with my sister and her boyfriend! I loooooved it! The atmosphere and all Saints stuff was awesome! The waitress was spot on with service and the food was so good! Definitely would love to come back! Great seafood!! Definitely...More

1  Thank Will H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I love these type of places, a total hidden gem, neighborhood restaurant. Good food at a good value and super friendly and nice staff who were so attentive. Great old photos, posters and Neon on the walls, great traditional food like turtle soup, gumbo, shrimp...More

Thank the_mermaids_tale
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is my first time in NOLA my husband had been here years ago. Jack Dempsys was recommended to us. The food was delicious, we plan on returning before leaving. The staff was so friendly I can not said enough about both the food &...More

Thank Judy N
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had a wonderful lunch. The highlight was the light, crispy, perfectly seasoned catfish, but the stuffed crab poboy was a hit, as was the mac and cheese.

Thank Johnna C
Reviewed 29 March 2017

some of the best Fried Catfish any where... tender with the right amount of batter not breadeeee at all just crisp with the fish flavor,,, platter is more than enough for one... the next day we reheated the catfish in the oven and got to...More

Thank donmc1950
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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
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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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
Closed due to damage sustained in Hurricane Katrina.
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