I ate here one morning with my girlfriend while we were sightseeing in the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the New Orleans neighborhoods that was devastated by Katrina. Though the neighborhood has recovered somewhat, the problem remains that there really aren't many services there, including restaurants. One of the only open restaurants in the Lower Ninth is Cajun Joe's, a take-out-only, counter-serve seafood and sandwich shop on Claiborne Avenue. Even though we were there at a weird time, 10:30 AM, it was busy, with people coming in and out the whole time we were waiting for out food and eating in the parking lot.
My girlfriend ordered ordered the sweet and sour shrimp platter. It was great! The shrimp were perfectly cooked, enough to brown the batter, but not enough so they wouldn't be tender and juicy. I ordered the spicy boudin poboy, and mine was awesome as well! They made the poboy on Leidenheimer bread, which is widely considered the best poboy bread in New Orleans. The boudin was spicy, and the other ingredients didn't overpower it. It was an excellent sandwich, and I can see why this place gets such good business in the Lower Ninth.
If you are sightseeing or driving through the area and are hungry, this is a great option for getting something delicious and local. I strongly recommend it!
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