Fat Tuesday

Restaurant
6112 SW 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50315 6112 SW 9th St., Des Moines Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Closed All Hours
+15152853552
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90% of 294 customers recommended

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cajun, Creole, Southern, Seafood, Cafe
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Mon-Sat
    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Cajun, Creole, Southern, Seafood, Cafe
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Kids Menu
    Yes
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Tips

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96 Tips
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Report | 2 days ago
Smothered catfish was excellent! Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Keep in mind that it takes forever to get your food and to get the check.
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Report | 7 days ago
The food is awesome! Very laid back kinda restaurant.
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Report | 21 days ago
Everything was delicious, and I'm so glad I took a piece of pecan pie to go! Fabulous!
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Report | 22 days ago
I used to live pretty close to the Louisiana border, and I haven't been able to get food this good since then.
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Report | a month ago
Don't be scared of the outside exterior, it looks a little, ok, a lot run down, but inside is better. Food is comfort southern creole- mom & pop shop.
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Report | a month ago
Very good food with a good amount of spice.
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Report | 2 months ago
Wonderful food!
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Report | 2 months ago
Every thing is delicious here. It's one offers Moines treasures.
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Report | 2 months ago
Great food - friendly service !
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Report | 2 months ago
The food is amazing and the staff ate very friendly!
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From Our Editors

Throughout the year, shipments of live crawfish arrive at Fat Tuesday's doorstep. Newspapers spread across tables, customers pull up their sleeves, and baskets of boiled crawfish and corn arrive from the kitchen before the crack of snapping shells resounds through the restaurant. Accompanying the meal is a variety of drinks such as sweet tea and lemonade, and beers such as Blackened Voodoo and Abita.

In between their regular crawfish boils, the kitchen crew members whip up what they refer to as a "small but mighty" daily menu of Cajun specialties. Cooks layer poboys with fried alligator, oysters, and catfish, and pots of seafood gumbo and crawfish étouffée simmer on stovetops. Plates pair with Cajun craft beers beneath glimmering purple, yellow, and green streamers throughout the New Orleans–themed dining room. Testing their patrons’ stomach capacities, the chefs challenge them to the occasional poboy-eating contest. The contestants must polish off a 2-foot-long poboy within 40 minutes while simultaneously whistling the sous chef's favorite blues song.

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