DATES TO REMEMBER: Our schedule is the following:

Thanksgiving catering can be picked up Wednesday Nov. 23rd.  We would like catering to be picked up by 3:00pm.  We are closed on Thanksgiving, we will open Friday after Thanksgiving at 4:00.  We will be open for lunch and catering pickup on Christmas Eve until 2:00.  All catering should be picked up by 1:30 pm on Christmas Eve. We will be closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. 


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

We are still in a very limited seating configuration.  We also must operate on a reservation only arrangement on weekends.  Everyone in a reservation must arrive together and be seated together within five minutes of their reservation.  No late-comers will be allowed.  Each seating is timed to one and a half (1 1/2) hoursWe are allowing 10-12 people per table.  

Masks are not required by patrons or employees as long as they are immunized. Patrons are on the honor system for this City of New Orleans requirement.

We ask for your patience with our staff as the restaurant and hospitality industry still struggles with the employee shortage.  

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!