October 11, 2004
Coop's Place

Coop's Place is nothing fancy, just a bar with food. The food, though, happens to be some of the best jambalaya in New Orleans. The big bowls of rice, tomatoes, diced bell peppers, and meat have an earthy red color and a deep smoky taste. Coop's loads up the standard jambalaya with sausage and rabbit.

For a few extra nickels, you can upgrade to jambalaya supreme, which adds crawfish, shrimp, and tasso. It's an option you should take. Coop's smokes their own tasso, a cured, heavily seasoned pork, right in their patio.

This bar has become the place in New Orleans for jambalaya, and I'm willing to bet that the gumbo would be fine as well. The menu has some other items, burgers, pasta, sandwiches, but if you ask for dessert the waiter will probably suggest another beer.

Coop's Place
1109 Decatur
New Orleans, LA
11am - 3am daily

Also posted at A Frolic of My Own.

Posted by at October 11, 2004 10:03 AM | TrackBack Print-friendly version

OK I know this post is several yeas old no, but I just have to comment and say the recommendation is still good. I just got back from NOLA and I had the Jambalaya Supreme at Coop's Place and it was phenomenal! Hand's down the best I have ever had, and the tasso definitely makes the upgrade worth it!

Posted by Penrod on July 9, 2009 at 5:54 PM

I just have to agree. Best Jambalaya ever, lucky to have stumbled on such an amazing southern treat.

Posted by sean on November 2, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Absolutely wonderful... Im actually not a huge Jambalaya fan... but this was great! Wish I would have upgraded to the tasso though. I had no idea before I went.

Posted by Sharon on November 15, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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