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Jimmy J's Cafe

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Central Business District
American, Cafe, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
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115 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2311
+1 504-309-9360
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is wicked good. Small, 8 tables and no sign in sheet. Just wait at the door and as soon as an opening happens the will seat you. It's awesome. Check out the menu while waiting and order as soon as you sit. We are eating omelette a and burgers and Cochon benny with pork and biscuit. The yummy... More 

Thank Rocky J
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, funky establishment with surprisingly tasty meal. Quick/light lunch stop for me and the grilled eggplant on ciabatta hit the spot. Felt like I had found one of those hidden local gems on a short visit to New Orleans!

Thank William M
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there early so no wait (there was always a line when we'd walk by). Small place, friendly people, food was good. We had lunch, but several patrons had breakfast, so it's nice you can have either. Staff was very friendly and suggested I add bacon to my po boy and it was a great idea. Bacon goes good... More 

Thank dmccec83
London, Ontario
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here based on previous reviews and were thrilled we did. Small restaurant with relaxed vibe. We took our food to go, i was worried that the 3 minute walk might compromise the quality but it didn't. Cochon de lait po boy was the BEST we had! Smokey flavours, crisp coleslaw on top was phenomenal. Bbq shrimp po boy... More 

Thank sjbelt
Revere, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast here was wonderful. I ordered eggs Benedict on polenta cakes with crawfish hollandaise and vegetables and it was absolutely fantastic! Not your regular breakfast and i was originally looking at eggs benedict, but someone was walking out of the door and couldn't stop talking abot it.. Just what one would expect from breakfast in New Orleans and a little... More 

Thank yelena o
Saint Louis, Missouri
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441 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed out Marriott throughout New Year's nonstop rain. Jimmy J's was simply great. Little bitty with big flavor and personality. Breakfast was off the charts good. PoBoy was far superior to Acme and Felix's. The host also acted as tour guide, giving us great suggestions on other restaurants and places to visit during the rain.

Thank WarEglTX
Trussville, Alabama
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little spot just off the main drag. This is a tiny little diner holds less than 50 people but the food is fresh and great quality and the wait staff is friendly and hustles non stop! the line outside normally last 30 minutes plus but worth the wait,

Thank jdarden
San Antonio, Texas
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cozy, funky little dining space. Worth waiting in line outside for a table to open up. One of the few places in the French Quarter where you can get breakfast all day and they also have delivery service. Limited bar with some signature drinks. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. Much better fare and value than you'll find... More 

Thank TexasTravel201313
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only hesitation I have in writing this review is that I don't want the lines to get longer at Jimmy J's when people learn how absolutely fantastic it is. This is a must go for me every time I'm in New Orleans. Generous portions, bold flavors and seriously good comfort food. The restaurant is small (10-12 tables) so there... More 

Thank Brianne P
Tacoma, Washington
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here before last year. We came in like three times that week! We all had a variety of food. Eggs bene, steak n eggs, the Blackened Pork chop is soooo good. That is one of my favorites!! If u hankering some MEAT it comes with potatoes that's it. U can order a side of eggs (3.50 tho).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
American, Cafe, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2311
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-309-9360
N'awlins' Funkiest Lil' Cafe, Jimmy J's serves breakfast all day, soup, salad, sandwiches, po'boys, hot plates and burgers. Signature dishes such as the Eggs Tuscan Style, French Toast Monte Cristo, and the Chicken & Andouille Gumbo are just some of the delicious reasons to visit one of the best cafe's in New Orleans. Open 7 days a week from 7 am - 11 pm. Delivery available.

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