116 N Woodlawn Ave, Metairie, LA
|We've passed by the place thousands of times (as viewed from West Metairie Road) but only today did we stop in for lunch. Wonderful fried chicken, great roast beef po-boy, huge portions, very affordably priced. Highly recommended for a casual or family meal. Here are some unfocused photos:|
Corner of Flamingo Street and North Woodlawn (a short block off of West Metairie and a block before Clearview Parkway if coming from town).
Blurry interior shots. The place ain't fancy but it's nicer than I expected (I didn't expect much).
A fairly extensive menu which includes many old time New Orleans favorites -- many of which are not found often now-a-days, included a WOP Salad.
The salad which was included with my $9.50 half fried chicken dinner. Large, full of olives, celery, tomatoes, cocktail onions, and capers. The house Italian dressing was a bit sweet for my taste but Mike liked it.
A cup of seafood gumbo that is larger than the bowls served in many restaurants. It reminded me more of a bisque than a gumbo but I liked it. I think this was the end of a batch -- the crab was pretty much cooked down. I'd try it again. Mikehad a cup (same size as mine) of shrimp Creole that he said "needed something" but after adding a few drops of hot sauce (a brand I'm not familiar with; starts with a "B" and is made in St. Martinville) he said it was just fine.
Mike's roast beef po-boy -- large, full of sliced beef and rich "just thick enough" home-made gravy. Delicious and only $6.50.
My half fried chicken on seafood platter toast. I'll be back for more. This is a flakey, crunchy, fairly thick, absolutely greaselss batter.
A nice little touch of lagniappe that comes with the tab. Our bill was $32 and change and we took home more food than we could finish in one sitting.
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