Dry Dock Café, New Orleans, LA Report #243

The city of New Orleans spans both sides of the Mississippi River.  If there’s a street that would be considered our “Main Street”, it would be Canal Street, which runs from the river all the way to Lake Pontchartrain.  Canal St. also is the westside boundary of the French Quarter.  At the foot of Canal St., you’ll see a Harrah’s Casino and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.  Right next to the aquarium you can catch a ferry across the river to Algiers Point, which is a New Orleans neighborhood established in 1719.  As soon as you get off the ferry, you’ll see the Dry Dock Café.  The building in the third picture above is the ferry terminal.  I took that pic standing on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant.

Besides a nice bar this place has great food.  Today we decided on:

And the delicious, glorious food!

The onion rings, tamales and gumbo were all delicious!  The onion rings weren’t so heavily battered you had more batter than onions.  I hate that.  They were hot, crisp and well seasoned.

A Mexican restaurant named La Fiesta makes my favorite tamales.  These were just as good!

The gumbo was really flavorful and packed with sausage and seafood.

My dining partner had the Crawfish Maureenica.  A crawfish pasta with a garlic cream sauce.  She said it was very good, with a ton of crawfish meat, but she thought it could have been seasoned more.  In fact, after we ate she hunted down the cook and threatened him!  He promised to season it better on our next visit.

I had the burger with added grilled onions and Swiss cheese.  Excellent.  Very juicy.

Great place.  I highly recommend it!

133 Delaronde St., New Orleans, LA  70114  Ph: 504-361-8240

Blaine 10-19-2019

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