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Rita Mae's Kitchen

711 Federal Ave, Morgan City, LA 70380-3544
+1 985-384-3550
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“gumbo” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
711 Federal Ave, Morgan City, LA 70380-3544
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very casual and friendly. country home cooked meals. great variety. small restaurant/unique atmosphere

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They always say not to judge a book by it's cover and that is definitely the case here. Went for lunch on a Saturday with a group of 9, lots of pressure for a little place like this. But they pulled us some tables together...More

Thank Christene S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best home cooked meals, and don't forget to save room for deserts. Nice hometown feeling.

Thank Micah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Happened upon this place a few years ago while in the area. Now we make a point of stopping in when in Morgan City. Food is worth the stop.

Thank MF S
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The best home style cooking in the Morgan city area. The gumbo is amazing! Every time we're in this area, we go eat there. When I here someone is traveling to this area, I tell them about Rita Mae's.

Thank Tonya B
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Hanging out nearby for Babe Ruth Girls softball tournament and had a couple of hours between games, conveniently around lunch time. I don't understand why this place wasn't packed. It only had a handful of tables and we were 2 out of about 6 people...More

Thank khdonaldson
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Finally got to dine at this restaurant after hearing so many rave reviews. This small restaurant may be small in size but is big on delicious home cooked meals. The atmospere felt like we were having lunch with Ms. Rita Mae in her home. We...More

Thank Ramon G
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I love this place. It is not just a restaurant but an experience. The food is phenomenal. It is an old house converted into a restaurant. Space is tight. It is not fancy. It is just what you would expect going to grandma's for dinner....More

Thank Crissy H
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The pace place to eat in Morgan City by far! I eat here at least twice a week. More if I can!! I love Rita!

Thank bacconer6
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Ordered fried chicken with white beans and rice The chicken was cooked too long and the white beans in rice was tasteless That will be our last time their

Thank Brent A
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8 July 2017|
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Response from DJ S | Reviewed this property |
I may be too late to answer this, but I am pretty sure I saw someone come in and get a bag to go. I'd call and ask. They're so friendly, they will help you.
Peter F
10 October 2015|
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Response from A6908YZwilliamd | Reviewed this property |
None served but you can bring your own
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Federal Ave, Morgan City, LA 70380-3544
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Morgan City
  • Phone Number: +1 985-384-3550
Rita Mae's Kitchen in Morgan City, LA is a quaint but amazing dining experience worth trying. Their famous chicken stew is unparalleled anywhere in anywhere in the South. Its inexpensive, incredibly food with a very loyal clientele. This may be one of Morgan City's best kept secrets. I'm back home in Washington State right now wishing I was there getting ready to tear into a plate of their food.
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