738 Poland Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117
Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant is loved by locals as a New Orleans’ family-owned eatery located on Poland Avenue in the Bywater area of New Orleans, LA. Our family recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, including our famous macaroni and cheese and potato salad. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best food and service at an affordable price. Join us for lunch or dinner, because you haven’t visited New Orleans until you’ve eaten at Jack Dempsey’s! From our family to yours…laissez les bon temps rouler!
738 Poland Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117Get Directions
HoursTuesday • 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Wed-Thu • 11:00 am-8:00 pm
Friday • 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday • 12:00 pm-9:00 pm
Sun-Mon • Closed
Take Out Meals
Lounge/BarBeer and Wine
Payment DetailsAmerican Express
Chef and Owner Sammy Baiamonte
Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant was named after a lively New Orleans police reporter for the States-Item named Richard “Jack” Dempsey. Dempsey was known for having a boisterous voice, a competitive nature, and a passion for journalism. Shortly before Dempsey retired, two policemen, with whom he frequently worked, felt that his characteristic personality, in addition to his ever-present straw hat and cigar, earned him the right to have a restaurant named after him!
The restaurant exchanged hands for a few years until 1980 when Andrew and Diane Marino bought Jack Dempsey’s restaurant from its previous owner, Joe Kipper. Since then, the restaurant has undergone several renovations and menu changes. Now, Jack Dempsey’s is owned and ran by the Marino’s son, Sammy Baiamonte, who has carried on the tradition of using family recipes to make delicious New Orleans fare. Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant is known for its “hole-in-the-wall” appeal as well as its delicious fried seafood platters, po-boys, and famous macaroni and cheese.