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Jack Dempsey's

738 Poland Ave. (Dauphine St.) Send to Phone
Get ready for huge portions of fried seafood at Jack Dempsey’s.
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Lunch Tues.-Sat., Dinner Wed.-Sat.

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Jack Dempsey's Restaurant Review

: Way, way off the beaten path in the Bywater neighborhood, Jack Dempsey’s is housed in a converted Creole cottage. An “appetizer” of fried okra brings forth enough of these tasty pointed pods for a small family. The "small" fried-seafood platter yields a steep mound of fish, shrimp, oysters, soft-shell crab, stuffed crab, either french fries or baked macaroni and cheese, and a cup of gumbo. Frying is so much the specialty that the menu includes a disclaimer for anything ordered broiled. The lack of a tempting dessert list is a blessing, in fact. But as long as you’ve gone this far, try a Barq’s root beer float for a meal-ender that's classic New Orleans. Bypass the wine list and think beer or cocktails with dinner. Reservations are a no-no, so expect to wait in line on weekends. Dinner closes early, at 8 p.m. during the week and at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, so plan accordingly.

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