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

For traditional Cajun spice, try Fat Tuesday in Des Moines. You can also serve food from Fat Tuesday at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.

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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Report | 3 days ago
Share food to try and get the sample it's only $6.00 yum
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Report | 4 days ago
Great food, great service. Would have been 5 stars, but too much bread and not enough fish on the blackened Po boy
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Report | 10 days ago
Good food
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Report | 13 days ago
The service was good. The catfish was great. The crawfish was too much work for such a small amount of meat, but a fun experience.
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Report | 21 days ago
Best Cajun ever
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Report | 24 days ago
So much food
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Report | a month ago
Delicious food.
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Report | a month ago
Good stuff!! A little different, but wonderful flavors and friendly staff.
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Report | a month ago
Love Fat Tuesday's! Been there many times!
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Report | a month ago
Home style food at a great price!
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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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Fat Tuesday

Sun
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Mon-Sat
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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