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January 10, 2011
From journal Not-quite-New Year's in NOLA
June 27, 2009
From journal Dining in New Orleans
Goose Creek, South Carolina
July 6, 2006
From journal Pre-Katrina New Orleans
January 11, 2006
From journal A Week in New Orleans--Pre-Katrina
Des Moines, Iowa
August 17, 2005
From journal 3-Week Business Trip to the French Quarter
July 1, 2004
You will frequently see lines outside the restaurant but this is just to control the serving line inside. They allow approximately 10 people at a time "inside." With a walk through ordering system, you will have ample time to see the food being prepared for other guests as you decide what to order. Once you've ordered and paid for your meal, you help yourself to a table where a server will greet you and bring your meal when it's ready. Tipping is not permitted.
The menu offers everything you'd hope for while dining in New Orleans. Jambalaya, seafood gumbo, crawfish etouffee, red beans/rice and baked ham are some of their specialties. Fried foods such as shrimp, calamari and chicken are also offered. They are "world famous" for their Po-Boys (that's sub type sandwiches for us northerners).
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner I enjoyed dining here several times during my week's stay in New Orleans. It is within walking distance of many of the CBD hotels and Harrah's Casino. Breakfast featured cooked to order eggs and omeletes, a variety of meats, as well as wonderful homemade biscuits.
From journal New Orleans in the Summer
April 30, 2004
From journal Second Visit to New Orleans
December 11, 2003
Hop in line and order cafeteria style from one of the attendants wearing paper hats behind the counter. Have a buttermilk biscuit with dirty grits or scrambled eggs with some greasy bacon. If you get coffee, you'll have to walk up yourself for refills.
After you pay, grab a table quick before they're all gone. A waitress will call out your name when your food's ready. Sit down and amuse yourself by looking at all the celebrity pictures on the brick walls. Apparently Republicans and Democrats both get hungry. You'll see signed snaps of Dan Quayle and Al Gore hanging amidst the mugs of famous athletes and a myriad of actors. One thing I also liked was the military wall where pics of marines have a special place of honor. I wondered if the owner was one of the few, proud, and brave.
Bottom line? This is a good place to stop for budget eats when you don't want to get dressed up for a fancy-smancy restaurant.
From journal Haunted New Orleans
New York, New York
March 6, 2002
The food they serve is typical New Orleans fare. Po' Boys, grits, beans, etc. It's a greasy-spoon diner, New Orleans style.
From journal Attempt to do New Orleans in a Day!
February 22, 2002
From journal Wish I was still there-New Orleans!