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Rita Mae's Kitchen

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711 Federal Ave, Morgan City, LA 70380-3544
+1 985-384-3550
08:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

A whole bunch of love and good food are packed into this tiny restaurant! Everything coming out of the kitchen looked GREAT and for SURE the catfish poorboy I had was DELICIOUS! Will definitely return for gumbo and some sweet potatoe pie!

1 Thank TwoFrogsinaPod
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The food was ok a bit over priced . Its very close quarters . There was a dead roach on the floor beside our table . With only one waitress it was hard keeping up with refilling our drinks .

1 Thank Flynn W
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here based on the reviews. Old family house, bit dirty and around 6-8 tables. No alcohol served. Food was good but simple, price, around 10 USD per person was okay. People are nice and parking is no problem.

2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The wait staff was great and polite, the shrimp po boy was good, just needed New Orleans French bread and seafood gumbo was wonderful! Highly recommend!

2 Thank Catherine O
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The daily specials are the way to go! Food was excellent, service was excellent, and the atmosphere was spot on! Hoping for an excuse to stop by in one day soon. :)

1 Thank dolphingirl7180
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Super delicious home cooking!! Their Gumbo is fabulous! They have a small place but big portions of food! I like to order their Red beans and rice with fried pork chop! I always leave satisfied...and stuffed!!

1 Thank Laura B
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145 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We chose to eat here based on trip advisor and recommendation of hotel clerk. As previously stated it is in an old house, no frills, just the food. Grilled crab patty was unique and freshly prepared daily. Shrimp were huge and tasty. Oysters and fish were good. Everything was lightly breaded. We also had gumbo and it was good and... More 

2 Thank Bill H
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The burgers are my favorite! I have tried the fried pork chops & red beans. I really like the pork chop too.

Thank Traveltip50
Huntsville, Texas
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Rita Mae's is the top ranked restaurant in Morgan City. Not sure if this says a whole lot about Rita Mae's or a whole lot about the competition. At any rate, the food is very good, not great. I had a cup of seafood gumbo: spicy hot, generous serving, good. Fried catfish: generous serving, again good but not great. The... More 

2 Thank Jerry K
Alvin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Who dat is right!! Best little out of the way place to eat in Louisiana so far!! Food was great...we will make this our regular stop every time we make it to the Morgan City area. The only drawback was..... I got to full to eat my sweet potato pie 😞, oh well...can you say, midnight snack??

1 Thank gcarona

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Federal Ave, Morgan City, LA 70380-3544
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Morgan City
  • Phone Number: +1 985-384-3550
Rita Mae's Kitchen in Morgan City, LA is a quaint but amazing dining experience worth trying. Their famous chicken stew is unparalleled anywhere in anywhere in the South. Its inexpensive, incredibly food with a very loyal clientele. This may be one of Morgan City's best kept secrets. I'm back home in Washington State right now wishing I was there getting ready to tear into a plate of their food.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?