2560 S Lincoln Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA | Directions 9029133.990865 -118.448157
Neighborhoods: West LA, Venice
Great New Orleans Style Food in LA – Their oyster po'boys are the most similar to New Orleans that I've found. The owner (?) or manager is so friendly. He makes sure to introduce himself and makes sure your experience is a good one. Great service. They let you sample the main stuff if its your first time. My boyfriend and I make it a point to go almost every weekend (oysters are only served Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, FYI).
Don't go here! – My buddy and I were going to go to Tito's Tacos (5 stars), but decided to try this place. It was overpriced. The "jumbalaya" was spanish rice with a small piece of sausage in it. It was not good. The salad was tiny and just shredded lettuce with some tomatoes. The corn bread was not southern style, but it was really good. Total $9.73 per person with no drink. We went back to Tito's.
Terrible Food; Clean place But Don't Waste Your Time or Money – It's never a good sign when a restaurant is empty but we wanted cajun food real bad and so we decided to try Uncle Darrows only to be very disappointed! First of all there is not much on their Menu and everything they have to offer is over priced considering the size of the servings; which are so small it's unbelievable. I wasn't too unhappy with the prices until I saw the portions. I ordered the Fish Tacos $6.99 and my friend ordered the Catfish Meal $14.95. I swear I took two bites and the Fish Tacos were gone and we left there still hungry and my friend was upset because he paid for a meal that he said tasted like dog food and not geunine Creole food at all! My kids had the Chicken Strips meal and they were complaining that they did not have enough to eat geez we ended up going to Sizzler's after all. What a joke!
Most Original Restaurant in Venice? – Great food. Great location. Great place. A perfect choice for something new and different... I recommend the "Zeek Po' Boy". Perfectly prepared seafood in a convenient, cajun package. Delicious.
Best Cajun Food I've found in So Cal – After a bad experince with Cajun food in Bakersfield, I figured this was going to be dodgy but I was pleasently disappointed. The food was GREAAT! I grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast & went to school in Louisiana so I know my Cajun food. I will go back there again next time I have training near LAX. :)
Hush Puppies served with a smile!! – I love hush puppies and theirs were some of the best I have had in a long time. Plus, they greet all newcomers with samples of their most popular dishes to help you make your decision. Will definitely go back.
The worst Louisiana blue crab. Where was the shrimp in our Gumbos? We got tons of pieces of fat! – I really wanted to go back to Uncle Darrow's and did when I was near the ocean with my husband. On the way we passed many great restaurants we love but I had my mind set on eating there. We ordered the Gumbo for $12.05 and the Gumbo Ya Ya for $15.35 which was a horrible mistake! We waited for 10 min. for a cracker to eat the crab and the two young employees kept making excuses that they could not locate one and that someone else was using it, there was no cracker in site. My husband went up three times to say we needed a cracker, finally we got one that was right there behind the counter. There was only one super tiny piece of shrimp in my Gumbo and my husbands more expensive Gumbo Ya Ya had NONE! I had some chicken skin in mine and some chicken fat but not any nice pieces of chicken. Our two dishes were the same except his had a few more pieces of a red sausage and some red powder sprinkled on top. The crab was really bad and the Gumbo basically consisted of slices of bratwurst, a few pieces of red sausage and rice in a gross green broth! I told the woman that there were no shrimp and the crab wasn't good, she didn't really care. She said, "Oh yeah?" Later, the man came by, just as we were getting up to leave and gave us a coupon if we ever decided to come back and apologized for the mishap meaning the cracker ordeal and horrible food. A coupon for 50% off an entree when you purchase an entree is no compensation to us after being disappointed about so many things. I declare this the worst food I've ever had in Marina del Rey and I like Campbell's Chunky Grilled Chicken & Sausage Gumbo canned soup better which is only $5.00 for 2. I'll stick with Killer Shrimp, and Bourbon Street Shrimp when I want to eat out.
Great friendly service - food was OK – First of all let me say that the staff was SUPER NICE and let us taste test a few things before ordering - lucky for us because that saved us from ordering the bad tasting jambalya. We ended up ordering the voodoo meal and I have to say that I wasn't impressed at all. The food was just all right - I am from creole decent and like to eat food that doesn't taste like I could have made it myself. The fried fish wasn't great. The red beans and rice, greens and gumbo were all good. I am willing to give Uncle Darrows another try - I think I will try out thier breakfast or po' boys next time - I will find my fave item in no time. I also had thier peach cobbler which was great.
Editorial Review – Family-friendly Cajun/Creole eatery serves generous portions of inexpensive New Orleans faves like po'boys, gumbo, catfish dinners and more.
Great for Weekend Breakfast – By the weekend we are basically sick and tired of being in the kitchen. Once a month we head over to Uncle Darrow's with the kids and its basically like we are right at home. Great selection and service as well as fully flavorful creole/southern inspired food. My wife loves the crab cakes and grits. I like the wings and homefries. The kids go wild with waffles and tangy chicken sausage, and we all gobble down on the cheesy eggs with onions! Beat the bland breakfast blues and head on over to Uncle Darrow's!
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