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Restaurant des Familles

7163 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072-7538
+1 504-689-7834
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7163 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072-7538
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It all sounds good, until you take a bite. The atmosphere is great and the setting is great. The tables are spaced far apart so you can enjoy your conversation. The service very good and the beer is cold. The food is ok, but not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RMcFall
Reviewed December 2, 2018

I was fortunate to have located this jewel when we were making plans for a Thanksgiving Holiday in the New Orleans area with the addition of a few days fishing in Venice,La. The Restaurant Des Familles was located on our way to our fishing charter...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank G2489TLgregs
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

There didn’t seem much to choose from on a Sunday in November so we took the advice of our airboat guide and came here. Wow! Springtime on the porch must be near magical because inside In November was great!! The swamp view is beautiful and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sandym309
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Seems to be in the middle of nowhere but don’t let that deter you. It’s fabulous. Five solid stars if for nothing else than the exceptional onion rings. Best ever. Fresh, hot, crispy, and a great dipping sauce. Yumsters! Also had the soft shell crab...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Emtko
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Great service, atmosphere certainly crowded with new customers as well as local friendly groups. Food has,always been excellent & well presented with generous portions. Look forward to returning with our annual outting and inviting others to join us.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Connector35283
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Do yourself a favor after you've enjoyed an swamp tour with New Orleans Airboat Tours, LLC & stop to eat at Restaurant des Families. The menu includes a great variety of Louisiana cuisine and the food was awesome!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LAGrannyDA
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere alone is off the charts . Then you add gumbo my word hands best gumbo ! See y'all next trip from California.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Simsbjcc
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Must order the golden fried shrimp poor boy features wild-caught shrimp from the Louisiana gulf. Service is good also.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Eric W
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

This place is adorable! It reminds me of a lodge in the bayou! We sat at our the windows overlooking the pond at sunset! Beautiful and fun to watch the birds and alligators in the Swamy pond! The wait staff was helpful and even though...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Momzateacher
Reviewed June 30, 2018

I made two trips here in the past two weeks and I will return. The staff is excellent and the ambiance is relaxing. There is an alligator or two who live in the bayou behind the restaurant and you ca often see them swimming around...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sherry M
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November 13, 2016|
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Response from geauxlsu089 | Property representative |
THANKSGIVING DAY is Thursday, November 24th, 2016 Seating times will be available at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Reservations Required. Prix Fixe Menu Only. 5-Course menu with unlimited champagne. The entree price denotes the... More
November 13, 2016|
Response from geauxlsu089 | Property representative |
THANKSGIVING DAY is Thursday, November 24th, 2016 Seating times will be available at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Reservations Required. Prix Fixe Menu Only. 5-Course menu with unlimited champagne. The entree price denotes the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7163 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072-7538 (Formerly Restaurant Des Families)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Marrero
  • Phone Number: +1 504-689-7834
  • E-mail
Bayou des Familles, a lazy waterway home to many alligators, turtles, egrets and other wildlife, takes center stage as our restaurant's design provides its diners with a natural picture show. It's in this setting where friends and family unite to experience southern Louisiana charm and culture in its finest form. It's an experience your friends and family will not soon forget. The 17-mile journey from downtown New Orleans will take you through the Jean Lafitte National Park. You'll arrive at Restaurant des Familles and park under moss-filled century old oak trees. The restaurant's Acadian-style architecture provides a glimpse of bayou life that once was. Our menu features authentic representations of Cajun and Creole favorites such as Crawfish Etouffee, Seafood & Okra Gumbo, Grilled Redfish and Turtle Soup. Our signature dish, Alligator Stuffed Mushrooms with Alligator Sauce Piquant will tempt even the most timid diner. We look forward to your visit.
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