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Restaurant des Familles

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7163 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072-7538 (Formerly Restaurant Des Families)
+1 504-689-7834
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem away from the city. If you are real foody then escape the boredom of the French quarter and come here. Start with the oysters, you will be amazingly surprised.

1 Thank Ciprian G
san antonio
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Husband had the shrimp po'boy and gumbo, I had the fried seafood platter (lunch menu portions). The food was good. the only downside - restaurant wasn't as clean as I expected it would be for what is considered upscale dining in this area - leaves from outside down the stairs and on carpet, a couple of flies flying around right... More 

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We (2 senior couples) came here on a recommendation by a local acquaintance as a place to eat after swamp tour. We have been to NOLA about 12 times previously and have eaten at many different restaurants. For this trip (which included Bayona's, Arnoud's) this place was our favorite. It was nice enough to eat outside, the staff was exceptional,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had a FANTASTIC lunch here after a nearby bayou tour. Truly lovely spot backed up to the bayou…oh, with a rather large gator there while we ate (my though he was mechanical until he loped back underwater!). Killer red beans and rice; superb gumbo (thinner than usual); steak with wedge/blue cheese delightful too…perfectly cooked. Wines were well-chosen and superbly priced.... More 

1 Thank BBnE
Lakeview, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended, and those recommendations were correct. Great atmosphere, great service, and the food was tip top. I wanted shrimp and grits, which was no longer on their menu, and they made them for me anyway! And they were superb. My wife had Redfish Marcel and it was also outstanding. And the creme brûlée was the BEST... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

As the name implies, a family restaurant...great for lunch and dinner. Great food, bar and atmosphere that you can't beat. Everyone looking for that alligator that might show while you are eating. I eat lunch there at least once a week. Steak wedge is spectacular at a great price. Service is consistently knowledgeable, fast and friendly. Hard to get 2... More 

1 Thank 171kerrys
Pepperell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and drinks! Comfortable environment. Wait staff were very attentive! We will return again and love the alligators!

1 Thank Sherry M
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is our 3rd trip red fishing in LaFitte and we needed somewhere to eat. We have found it finally. It was a wonderful meal in a quaint restaurant. Our party of 7 showed up at 730. They were all so kind and even called us after we left to tell us we had forgotten a hat and a phone.... More 

1 Thank sarah b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I have a long history with Restaurant des Familles. I have been coming here with my family since I was a child. I have spent many Mother's Days here and I celebrated my high school graduation here. This review is long over due. It had been years since I had eaten here, but walking in it felt like I had... More 

1 Thank Marielle S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This restaurant has a great view of the bayou which makes a nice dinning experience. Nice and friendly staff. Mostly seafood dishes of course but really good. Why else come to New Orleans. You can get steak anywhere. My favorite is the smoked salmon dip.

1 Thank Markie26

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$35
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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
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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