DATES TO REMEMBER: Our holiday schedule is the following: 

Thanksgiving – Closed; Friday after Thanksgiving – Open at 4:00 pm; Christmas Eve – Close at 2:00 pm; Christmas – Closed;


ATTENTION:  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a much smaller crew of employees and will not offer holiday catering deliveries at this time.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

We have a very limited seating configuration.  We also must operate on a reservation only arrangement.  Everyone in a reservation must arrive together and be seated together within five minutes of their reservation.  No late-comers will be allowed. This is to eliminate waiting or congregating in the building which is strictly prohibited.  Seating is limited to 10 per table.  

Patrons and employees must wear a mask indoors. Patrons must wear a mask and continue to wear it upon sitting. Masks must be worn everywhere inside the building EXCEPT while seated at their table. 

These rules are unrelenting and must be followed precisely and exact as it is written.  We ask for your patience and please understand that we must do what is required by law to stay open. 


PLEASE NOTE: Due to health code restrictions we cannot allow any outside food to be served, including Birthday cakes. We will certainly help to make any celebration special with a dessert from our kitchen.

About Our Vision

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, Louisiana.  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!