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 Open All Hours
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90% of 275 customers recommended

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cajun, Creole, Southern, Cafe, Soul Food
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Mon-Sat
    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Cajun, Creole, Southern, Cafe, Soul Food
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
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Tips

250
What some people are buzzing about:
Verified
Report | 10 months ago
Catfish and fries are the best!
Verified
Report | a year ago
Authentic Cajun. Excellent food and service!
Verified
Report | a year ago
Great place, it bring back memory's of when we lived in NO. It is topical hole in the wall joint. It you want the New Orleans feel and taste. Take a trip to Fat Tuesdays!
Verified
Report | a year ago
They needed more staff when we were there. It was really busy and they lost our order. Luckily, we had nowhere to be and they comp'd us a round of drinks. The food was worth the wait. Next time, I'll try to go when it's less busy. The food was really fantastic, though, so I will be back.
Verified
Report | a year ago
The food was amazing and large portions! The service was wonderful and the young lady who was our waitress was so helpful with our granddaughter. Will definitely go back again!
Verified
Report | a year ago
We had a great time at Fat Tuesdays! Great food, great service
Verified
Report | a year ago
Fantastic food and great service.
Verified
Report | a year ago
First time there. Excellent Cajun food tucked away in a small family run restaurant.
Verified
Report | a year ago
Love it!
Verified
Report | a year ago
Good food and service. A local favorite.
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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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Many people described the Food as Great.
+ 96%
- 4%


Many people described the Atmosphere as Charming.
+ 67%
- 33%


Many people described the Service as Great. Others thought:
+ 89%

  • Great
  • Friendly
  • Good
  • Attentive
  • Excellent
- 11%

  • Not Best
  • Slow