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Restaurant des Familles

7163 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072-7538
+1 504-689-7834
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“redfish” (16 reviews)
“turtle soup” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7163 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072-7538
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too far from New Orleans and a very unique and cool atmosphere because of the large windows. It is a nice experience and the food is very good and typical to the area. The portions are very large.

Thank khorshid1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place by accident while waiting for our Louisiana Swamp tour. The food was absolutely the best we had while on our New Orleans vacation. We would definitely eat there again, and again, and again!

Thank Treena H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant blew my mind! What a terrific place for lunch. We were seated next to a large window facing a backyard bayou and watched as an alligator swamp by! The view was spectacular and so was the food. I was feeling adventurous, so I...More

Thank JoanDfli
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you're in the New Orleans area and want a great day trip, head this way. There's Jean Lafitte State Park, a swamp tour and this incredible restaurant all within a five mile radius. Park outside the white, picket fence and take in the sight...More

Thank Nolafan2164
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

WOW! - The place is great. The seafood is so fresh and the dishes are all so authentic to the Cajun & Creole Louisiaina!

Thank andyquinn2017
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I brought my mom & step dad for their birthday. Definitely was not disappointed. The food was delicious, and the service was great! We enjoyed the atmosphere, and the beautiful restaurant.

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We've eaten here many times and have always been very pleased. This was our first visit with our son, daughter-in-law, and 3 granddaughters who live in Wisconsin. Naturally, the girls were delighted to see alligators in the bayou. And everyone enjoyed their meals. More significantly,...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Decided to take a ride to Crown Point n Jean Lafitte state park. In the morning we visited the park. Lunch at Des Familles then air boating in the Afternoon. Lunch was great. Reasonable priced and some of the best Gumbo in New Orleans. With...More

Thank Adrien298
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Great service, the staff was so friendly and our fish was delicious! It was so much fun to bring in our fresh catch and have it prepared when it was so fresh. Yum!!!!

Thank Denise U
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We had the most amazing and tasteful food we've ever ate, all while enjoying the view of the gator swamp. Even our teenage daughter tried new food and loved it ! Good environment with great staff and amazing view ! Best true authentic Canjun food...More

Thank Kelly B
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Dorona D
14 November 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
Dorona D
14 November 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
USD 9 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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