on June 28, 2009
Thanks to Restaurant.com, we found it for our first breakfast in town! Daisy Dukes is located about a block from Canal Street, the main thoroughfare along the side of the French Quarter. So many of the restaurants in and around the Quarter look like little more than dives from the outside. Do not let that keep you away, however, as this is a real gem.Let me get the first question taken care of . . . no there are no little hotties in short shorts. In fact, everyone we saw working on this particular Sunday morning were men wearing long pants (thankfully).When you enter, there are around six or seven tables mostly together in groupings to seat six or eight. There is also counter service and a dining area that is similar to what you'd expect to find in a bar . . . a block wood table with several bar stool type chairs. Diners are encouraged to sit where they wish. No sooner were we seated, than our server was there with a pot of fresh coffee. Ice water was soon to follow. Menus feature breakfast all day long . . . 24/7 actually. They have a rather simple menu, including lunch and dinner. On the table was a small "daily special" menu as well.I ordered a plain breakfast of scrambled eggs, ham, hash browns with a biscuit ($7.95). David enjoyed a cajun omelet which had tomatoes, onions, spicy sausage, paprika and cracked pepper along with cheese ($8.95). Served with choice of hash browns or grits and toast, it was a full meal.For the more adventurous, there are sweet potato pancakes topped with banana slices and served with fried green tomatoes with gravy.We found our meals delicious and the service very attentive. David's coffee cup was never less than half full. We really enjoyed the music playing on radio . . . a local jazz station with a lot of oldies or at least what sound like oldies to me. A bluesy version of Summertime really set the mood of the place and reminded me we weren't in Milwaukee any more.More information including their menu may be found at: http://www.daisydukesrestaurant.com/.
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