Ever since New Orleans found the wormhole in the depths of its grandmother’s armoire, it’s been hopping by neighboring cities in hopes of turning the towns Cajun. Take a bite out of its base camp with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic New Orleans eating at Joey K’s Restaurant, which has been featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and is located in the heart of the eclectic Magazine Street shopping area.
Joey K’s sports a full bar, outdoor dining area, relaxed atmosphere, and a menu comprised of home-cooked local dishes. Start with onion rings ($6.50) and a fried oyster plate ($16.95) before flipping the switch on your stomach tank and trying one of the specialties, such as the trout Tchoupitoulas, which is lightly floured, pan-fried, and topped with shrimp and crab meat and served with mixed vegetables, new potatoes, and a side salad ($15.95), or the Southern-classic chicken fried steak, served with fries or mashed potatoes and green beans ($8.95). For a quicker eat at lunch or whilst running from a man wearing a cheetah costume, two-hand a sandwich such as the fried catfish po’ boy ($8) or roast beef debris ($7.50). Signature drinks, such as a frosty, 18-ounce schooner of draft beer, wash down deliciousness so diners can hit the shops on a sated stomach.
Joey K’s was named by readers of the Gambit as having the Best Lunch Specials of 2009 and 2010, as well as voted Best Red Beans & Rice Place this year. Joey K’s is Zagat rated, getting a 19 rating for food. Yelpers and TripAdvisors give it a 3.5-star average.
Further, Joey K’s Restaurant was featured in an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on the Food Network: