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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Ralph & Kacoo's

519 Toulouse St. (Decatur St.) Send to Phone
504-522-5226
Ralph & Kacoo’s is a traditional stop for seafood in the Quarter.

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Open
Lunch Sat.-Sun., Dinner nightly
Open late Fri.-Sat.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Ralph & Kacoo's Restaurant Review

: If you bring the family to New Orleans, Ralph & Kacoo's is a fun stop during your trip. Locals don’t typically drive to the French Quarter to eat at the place, even though the fare is surprisingly inviting, because there are crowds, a wait for a table, and lots of kids running around making a joyful noise. However, the food’s freshness and consistency are evident in the broiled and fried fish, peppery shrimp boiled in their shells, fried oysters and crawfish etouffée (served only during crawfish season). The ambitious menu also offers steaks, pastas and lobster dishes and strictly Louisiana fare, such as deep-fried alligator. Dessert is typical for New Orleans --- bread pudding or cheesecake. The wine list is several pages long, and while serviceable, offers no real standouts. A big bar is dominated by a full-size fishing boat hull, and the dining rooms are festooned with a hodgepodge of nostalgic clutter.



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