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Jacques-Imo's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Uptown / Carrollton
As featured in Best Food in New Orleans
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8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2044
+1 504-861-0886
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this restaurant and have been many times. This place never fails to deliver a delicious meal in a funky, relaxed atmosphere. It is a joy to introduce out of town visitors to the alligator sausage cheesecake appetizer, blackened redfish with chili hollondaise, or any other dish that sparks their interest. Complimentary butter soaked slightly sweet cornbread muffins are... More 

Thank Sampottr
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved everything about my dinner here! This was my first ever Jambalaya and I loved every morsel. I couldn't get enough of the blackened red fish. Simply perfect. The staff is lovely and has intuitive knowledge of what to do and when. Very sweet also without being smothering. The decor is funky and welcoming. I am very delighted to... More 

Thank Andrea S
San Jose, CA
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don’t let the sign fool you. Probably the best meal we had in NOLA. Located in a part of NO that is rebuilding, it was an interesting place, and you can walk around after dinner to some of the shops. Appeared to be a destination restaurant as we saw a lot of cars pull up while we were eating to... More 

Thank pf2319
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our dinner experience at Jacques-Imo's! We arrived at 5 (opening) on a weekday and were seated immediately. Our server was super friendly and attentive, and very knowledgeable about their menu. I had their watermelon mojito before dinner - unique and tasty. We shared an alligator cheesecake appetizer and everyone in our party enjoyed it. The house spinach salad... More 

Thank mschaller
Melbourne, Australia
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151 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended this venue by a local friend of ours and we are so glad we visited. So much character to this restaurant! And the food is fantastic! We ordered the alligator and shrimp cheesecake, yum, followed by the snails, fried chicken and a oyster stuffed soft shell crab. All great! Drinks were fantastic. Our waitress was so friendly... More 

Thank NCTravelling
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113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to wait an hour but it was so totally worth it! The corn bread muffins are the bomb! A few drinks later, we had the spinach salad with a fried oyster and a tasty vinaigrette. Our party of 4 had blackened redfish, alligator cheesecake & calamari and fried grits. Everything was fabulous! I can't wait to go back!!!

Thank Bamawoman1
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were told by locals to eat here. The restaurant is not in the French Quarter but it is an easy Uber or cab ride away. The dinner specials were right on mark. I had the Red Snapper and it was cooked to perfection. Others at my table had the Godzilla, which was a soft shell crab special. It was... More 

Thank ganta07
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

About a 15 ride from the French Quarter, Jacques Imo's is worth the journey across town. You could almost miss it, but the "broken down" truck outside lets you know you've arrived. It's quite small and you can't book, so be prepared to wait. The walls of the bar area are covered with canvas paintings whilst the ceiling is littered... More 

Thank Cathryn1978
Wilmington, Delaware
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking forward to our visit at Jacques-Imo's and enjoyed the food very much, I only wish we could have enjoyed each course without feeling like we had to hurry up and get out. The wait staff was friendly and attentive but clearly had direction to turn tables quickly. We were still finishing alligator cheesecake and shrimp remoulade when... More 

Thank Route12N
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is cozy-tiny with a quirky decor - walls are filled with funky paintings. Lighting is rather dark. It is located in the area of the city quite off-the-beaten-path. One could easily pass it by without knowing what food delights await you inside. We called late without a reservation and luckily they had been able to accommodate our large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2044
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-861-0886

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.
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