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Ralph & Kacoo's Restaurant Review: If you bring the whole family to New Orleans, this place is a fun stop during your trip. New Orleanians don’t typically drive to the French Quarter to eat at Ralph & Kacoo’s, even though the seafood is not bad. This is not a place for a quiet, relaxing dinner. Expect 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. A big bar is dominated by a full-size fishing boat hull, and the dining rooms are festooned with a hodgepodge of nostalgic clutter. The wine list is several pages long, and while serviceable, offers no real standouts.