Ground Pati, Gretna, LA Report #13

Nice, casual place.  They start you out with free peanuts, which is always nice.

The buffalo wings here are different.  You get hot, fresh, delicious fried wings, and buffalo sauce and either blue cheese or ranch dressing on the side to dip them in.  They’re great.

There are many different burger options here.  My son got the regular burger and said it was delicious.

On my last visit I had the Black and Gold burger, which consist of a 4 oz beef patty and a 4 oz hot sausage patty.  It was very good.    Today I wanted steak.  The salad that came with it was about what you’d expect at a place like this, and good.   I opted for the 10 oz rib eye med rare and grilled shrimp.  Steak came out cooked perfectly, tender and pretty good.  The shrimp were also good.  The ONLY complaint I could have would be the “Texas Toast” wasn’t the thick bread you’d associate with Texas Toast, but regular sized sliced bread.  Still good.  I love the music here too.  70’s classics played.  Nice place.  Worth a visit.

11 Westbank Expy., Gretna, LA  70053  Ph: 504-367-9512

Blaine  7-23-2017

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I got the urge for either a hamburger or a hot sausage sandwich so I went where I could get both on ONE sandwich.

First, we decided to try the Mac N Cheese Wedges.  I asked for some ranch dressing to dip them in because everything’s better with ranch.  These were surprisingly good!  Nothing like homemade mac ‘n cheese.  Think Kraft Macaroni and Cheese from a box, battered and deep fried.  Kids would definitely love these.  I liked them better with the ranch than the marinara, but again, I liked them!

Black and Gold burger was delicious.  It hit me I never tried their fried seafood so we got a shrimp sandwich on Texas Toast.  It was either that or bun.  They don’t have French bread so a shrimp po’boy is not an option.  Anyway, the Texas Toast wasn’t very toasted but the shrimp were great.  Nice size shrimp seasoned perfectly, battered nicely and fried crispy.  Definitely not your frozen battered shrimp from a bag you get at some places.

The star of this meal was dessert though.  We had a XANGO!  If you go there, get one.  I thought I was messing up trying it instead of the bananas foster cheesecake, but this thing was delicious!  It was banana cheesecake, fried inside a tortilla, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, drizzled with caramel sauce with a big scoop of ice cream in the middle.  Unfortunately my dining companion, who’s normally full and just takes a bite, ate HALF!!  I could have eaten TWO!  Great dessert.

11 Westbank Expy., Gretna, LA 70053 Ph: 504-367-9512

Blaine  1-20-2018

SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT:

The Southwest Eggrolls are pretty good. Chicken, corn and a bunch of other things fried in tortilla shells and served with an avocado, garlic ranch sauce. Really good chipotle pepper flavor.

I had never tried their ribs before. You get a lot with the full rack. 12 bones. Not very good. Before I learned the right way to cook ribs (low and slow), I used to boil them to get them tender then throw them on the grill. That’s how these tasted. Boiled. Not even grilled. No charcoal or smokey flavor. Very tender. The bbq sauce just tasted like something out a bottle. Wished I had gone with a steak.

11 Westbank Expy., Gretna, LA 70053 Ph: 504-367-9512

Blaine 9-28-2018

SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT:

Never had the nachos here before so we decided to try them.  The menu said they came covered with chili.  My dining partner was nervous about that.  She said if the chili wasn’t  any good it’d ruin the nachos.  Valid point.  I had never tried their chili.  To address this quandary we ordered the chili on the side.

Well, the chili was delicious.  As were the nachos.  But I suggest ordering the chili on the side.  They bring you a whole bowl!  No way they would have put that much chili on them if we had ordered them on the nachos.  So order the chili on the side.  You’ll get a lot more!

11 Westbank Expy., Gretna, LA 70053 Ph: 504-367-9512

Blaine 7-15-2019

SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT:

Tried a couple things here tonight I never tried before.  Their onions rings and catfish sandwich.  One great thing about this place.  They cook everything to order.  Everything comes out too hot to eat!  Hot, crispy onions rings battered right there on the premises.  And piping hot crisp fried catfish.  Both were fantastic.  Love this place.

11 Westbank Expy., Gretna, LA 70053 Ph: 504-367-9512

Blaine 12-7-2019

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Glad to see this place open again for dine in!  Chicken wings were great, and my favorite dessert, the Xango, was awesome.  But I tried the BBQ brisket tonight.  Thumbs down.  Very thin slices of dry beef soaked in BBQ sauce.  No smoky taste at all.  BBQ is not their strong point here.  We did split the Black and Gold burger (not pictured), which was fantastic.  Stick with the burgers.

11 Westbank Expy., Gretna, LA 70053 Ph: 504-367-9512

Blaine 6-19-2020

 

 

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