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Fat Tuesday

6112 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315-5013
+1 515-285-3552
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“etouffee” (9 reviews)
“po boy” (8 reviews)
“catfish” (11 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
6112 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315-5013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this littleness secret many times and each time we find a new 'jewel' in another favorite! This last time the owner convinced us to try crawfish, Andy it was DELICIOUS!! Their Jambalaya is the BEST! The appetizer aligator boudin ball or so...More

Thank kathleen s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first impression was not good, but then I thought it looks like a restaurant that would fit in southern Louisiana. So I went in. The folks that met me at the door were open and really friendly. It looked just like a lot of...More

Thank Lester A
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants! Very authentic and as good as anything I've had in New Orleans. Love the oyster po boy. Great place for lunch.

Thank DH781
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We went there today for the first time. It was just okay for the price. My husband got the soft shell crab special. It tasted like the crab had turned. We let them know and they reassured us that it was received just the day...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I do not like spicy or Cajun food and was invited to try this place by a friend. It had a very interesting menu. I told the waiter i didn't like spicy foods so he helped me find something that could be made bland but...More

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best places to eat here in des Moines. The service is outstanding, the food is wonderful, the atmosphere is exactly how it needs to be to enjoy a meal that is extraordinary!

Thank Antoni J
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Rice, gumbo, jambalaya. These are filling foods and when they taste as good as they do here big appetites are best. If you haven't been yet I suggest ordering the sampler plate appetizer for the table. That will give you the chance to try 4...More

Thank timiniowa
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and i went with another couple. Friday night around 6:00pm. We were seated immediately. Literally the BEST cajun food I've had. My wife ordered the fried catfish. I ordered the 'Who Dat' Po Boy and cajun collard greens. Sandwich was amazing. Best collard...More

Thank kellybennett2016
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Discovered Fat Tuesday on a business trip and was so glad I did! Fried pickles, Cajun green beans, and jambalya. All fantastic! Interior is bright and festive, staff is helpful. Outside isn't much to look at but its what's inside that counts!

Thank Kent A
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Best Cajun I have had since visiting New Orleans. I understand they've been here seven years, and somehow this is the first time I've been to Fat Tuesday. It is a little hole-in-the-wall for sure, but the food was out-of-this-world delicious. The owners Steven and...More

Thank Steve T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6112 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315-5013
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-285-3552
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