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Jack Dempsey's Restaurant

738 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-4724
+1 504-943-9914
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried seafood” (11 reviews)
“onion rings” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
738 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-4724
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank playinfl2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank beebster2015
Reviewed 4 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

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 18 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 30 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 16 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
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My aunt took me here as I was visiting NOLA for the first time. She did sorta warn me about the portions...but nothing would have prepared me for what I witnessed. We ordered two Po' boys, one with red fish and one with catfish, plus...More

Thank imeverywhere
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Every time I'm in town, I take my family and friends to Jack Dempsey's in the 9th Ward. The food is some of the best in the NOLA. Fresh seafood, pleasant wait staff and it didn't take long for our food to arrive...we were a...More

Thank RLM88
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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