Most modern cuisine is a continuation of classic dishes, just as a computer is a slightly modified typewriter and a washing machine is a river in a box. Revel in palatable progress with today’s Groupon: for $9 you get $18 worth of Cajun fare and drinks at Dry Dock Café.
The Cajun kitchen at Dry Dock Café unleashes an extensive menu of authentic New Orleans cuisine, including po boys, crawfish, and oyster entrees. A free, nearby ferry from the French Quarter transports hollow legs to a location within steps of a plate of grilled alligator and pork sausage paired with honey-mustard dressing ($7.25). Crispy crawfish tails doused in a creamy parmesan sauce enlist in a pasta tug-of-war in the crawfish maureeenica plate ($12.95), and brazen red beans transform a mound of fluffy rice into New Orleans’ classic piquant dish ($6.95). Hungry fingers choose from eight po boy sandwiches, including three varieties of sea candy: oysters ($10.95), shrimp ($9.95), or catfish ($8.95)—each brushed with mayonnaise and guarded with Cajun potato spears.
Green walls lined with wood detailing and an array of framed pictures line Dry Dock Café’s comfortable dining area, where customers can perch themselves on a bar stool or give backs a break in favor of a dining chair. Shelves stocked with liquor line a rustic brick wall and grant thirsty patrons a cozy space in which to sip mixed drinks and bubbly brews.