Jack Dempsey’s will be closed starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020 and reopen Tuesday, September 15, 2020.



We are happy to announce Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant will be back open on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 12:00 noon.  However, with this limited opening, the City of New Orleans has implemented stringent regulations and protocol regarding the partial reopening of all food establishments in New Orleans. 

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 which is strictly prohibited.  Seating is limited to 10 per table (pending our 25% seating capacity.)   

Patrons and employees must wear a mask indoors. Patrons must wear a mask and continue to wear it upon seating. 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 during this process and please understand that we must do what is required by law.  We also ask for your honesty during this process as the questioning all patrons is required and mandated by law. 


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!