Favorite place for local New Orleans food


Sidney Holmes

Capturing the taste of New Orleans is no small feat.

Since 1996, Jacques-Imo’s has been making food with the perfect amount of New Orleans flavor. People come from near and far to get a taste of the food at Jacques-Imo’s.  Founder, Jacques Leonardi, put together a menu with the famous Chef Austin Leslie to serve up the best creole and soul food in the city.

Even though it can be hard to get in with reservations booked weeks in advance, the food from Jacques-Imo’s is definitely worth the wait.  There are so many unique options available, from shrimp and alligator cheesecake to deep friend poboys and everything in between. You might even catch Jacques Leonardi himself mingling with the guests and making sure everyone has a wonderful eating experience. There’s nothing more important in Jacque-Imo’s than spreading a little Southern hospitality.


Runners-Up: Joey K’s & Rum House