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720 St. Louis St. 525-7788
2025 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville
(985) 626-8500

The flagship location of Alex Patout's on the French Quarter serves Cajun roast duck on a bed of oyster dressing, accompanied by a sweet potato praline casserole and macque choux. The Fish Louisiana offers a choice of five different fish offerings, which are cooked any way you like (grilled, broiled, sauteed, fried) and topped with your choice of toppings and sauces. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily at the French Quarter location; dinner daily and brunch Sunday at Mandeville location. Credit cards. $$

620 Chartres St. 523-3005
Founded in 1961 by a Swiss immigrant, this restaurant is unapologetically Cajun. Breakfast includes the crawfish omelette with hollandaise sauce and the Cajun omelette with mushrooms, tasso and smoked ham. Dinner brings mega meals like a 10-oz. ribeye steak and a red snapper topped with crawfish sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast Saturday and Sunday, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

501 Bourbon St. 529-4256

This bistro offers all the specialties of the swamp, to be eaten in the dining room to the accompaniment of live zydeco and swamp pop music. The Paw Paw Cajun Sampler Feast lets you taste seafood gumbo, alligator boudin, jambalaya and fried shrimp all in one blow. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$


503 Bourbon St. 529-3256

Just upstairs from the Cajun Bistro, the Cabin gives diners a great view from the largest balcony on Bourbon Street. Po-boys, crawfish and shucked oysters by the dozen are all at the top of this casual menu. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$


416 Chartres St. 524-7394

The menu changes daily to incorporate fresh seafood and produce, and even the andouille is made in-house. Blackening and frying reign supreme, as does heavy seasoning. Popular dishes have become menu staples. Blackened twin beef tenders debris features a pair of petite filets, seasoned and blackened in a cast iron skillet and served with debris sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Monday through Saturday. Credit cards. $$$

840 St. Charles Ave. 522-5517
Locals and tourists enjoy live Cajun music and the food, which includes barbecue shrimp: large, fresh shrimp served in the shells and otherwise known as ³spicy, delicious and messy.² Consider the Catfish Pecan, a fillet of catfish dipped in a seasoned egg batter, encrusted in roasted pecans, fried to perfection and laced with lemon butter sauce. In between music sets, enjoy free Cajun dance instruction. Reservations recommended. Dinner Monday through Saturday. Credit cards. $$

201 Julia St. 522-1492
If you like to tap your foot while you eat, sit down to local cuisine and music at Mulate's in the Warehouse District. The Zydeco Gumbo is chock full of shrimp, sausage, chicken and okra, or satisfy your seafood cravings with a platter of fried shrimp, catfish, crawfish, stuffed crab and fried oysters. You can work off any excess calories on the dance floor. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
click to enlarge Chef-owner Mark DeFelice proudly presents one of - New Orleans classic neighborhood restaurants, - PASCALS MANALE. - CHERYL GERBER
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  • Chef-owner Mark DeFelice proudly presents one of New Orleans classic neighborhood restaurants, PASCALS MANALE.
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