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Posted by C. Oosterhart on 02/14/2013
We are well traveled, and well fed. This eatery was recommended as the best around for bayou fare. I guess "best" is relative. Flavors are mediocre at best. The catfish was crisp but lacked taste. The combination platter lacked combination flavors, it all tasted the same. "self serve" would be the preferred manor of service. Orders were not served together. (2 persons) leaving one to wait for the other. when the bananna pudding came sans the pecan pie ( which never did materialize) it clearly was time for the check. The servers did not seem concerned with our lack of service but did ask if we wanted the pie to go. The bussing person was the one that said thanks and have a good night. The server did mention as he dropped the check, the dessert was taken off. We really did want this to be a good eating option as we are in the neighborhood. We will return once more, (our custom) and just perhaps we will walk away with a totally different experience....(hopefully)
Posted by Puffgator on 01/27/2013
Awesome food! Had the Shrimp and Grits Sat. special and it was out of this world. Oysters fresh and Gumbo is awesome. Beer selection is from New Orleans brewery and Purple Haze ale complimented my dish. Laid back atmosphere....Cant wait to come back and try other dishes.
Posted by The Girl Next Door on 08/13/2012
So I heard this place had awesome food & New Orleans Atmosphere! So I went! I was greeted quickly but w/o a smile or eye contact. When I inquired about some of the beers on tap. The young girl seemed it was above her to answer any questions. So she handed me the table tent & said I could read it.Well, there's ONLY 4 beers on tap must have been exhausting for her! LOL. She gave me a menu & never came back. I was then greeted by a more experienced server/bartender who was polite but in a hurry..she couldn't wait to give me the check. I wanted another beer, I guess not! My food was average, I got the Voodoo Wings that was recommended by another patron & I'll go back to see what else on the menu might be better. I'll hope for more friendly service. I work in the industry so I'm more forgiving than the average Joe!
Posted by Cindy on 06/03/2012
I have only been once, but plan to go back! I had ordered take out. The staff was very friendly! I ordered the fried oyster dinner. It is hard to find places here that serve fried oysters, let alone good ones. These were great! Cooked just right, not overdone or too much breading! I will be going back often!
Posted by Ryan M on 06/02/2012
Their deep fried fresh oysters are awesome. Mine came perfectly cooked with a very traditional batter, nothing fancy or overpowering. The dipping sauce is a nice compliment too. Choose your own sides but I love the collard greens. Great meaty flavor and plenty of salt. Have also gotten the oyster po boy. Bread is great and it's a huge sandwich. Great deal and I watched the staff work hard and efficiently. No formal host, its real casual, so the staff seem to try to all great people and point them to a table which is a little weird maybe.
Posted by Chris on 02/10/2012
The only reason we tried this place is because Creolina's closure has left no options for good creole/cajun food over the past three years:-( The gumbo was just ok, mostly rice though, and not worth the price. My catfish was raw in the middle and had to be sent back. Collard greens were edible, but not worth telling somebody about. Sweet potato waffle fries were very good, but not cajun anyways. Beer was good, but came in really thick glasses that left little room for the beer, which must have been less than a pints worth. At the end of the day for soup, fish with two sides, and one beer...I'd like my 28 bucks (including tip) back. Come back Creolina's!
Posted by NOLA girl on 11/19/2011
Born and 'raised' in South Louisana and recently relocated to South Florida. I had been craving REAL cajun food since the second I left the state!! A local friend recommended Shuck 'n Dive for authentic cajun food - she was told the owner was a native Louisianaian. A group of six dined there. Talk about excited...that is, until I tried the food. Nearly inedible. Here's goes... The gumbo - was not cooked properly and was extremely slimey, which is what happens when Okra isnt cooked properly. The etouffee was unappetizing. The crawfish was poor and the actual etouffee roux was some not so cajun concoction. The oyster appetizer was mediocre at best. The Gator burger is not from Louisiana as the menu states. In fact, I asked the waiter where the gator meat came from. Waiter returned to tell me the owner actually bought it locally and the menu needed to be updated. The fried shrimp tasted as if they came from one of those frozen packages in Publix. Pork boudin was good, I must say. Of course, I did not order all of the above food, just sampled some from my friends. My friends (South Florida residents and non-Louisiana natives) were not as disappointed as I was, and the the food was so-so. Perhaps I am just a bit more fussy about what IS and is not Cajun food. By the way, I asked the manager (asst mgr?) where in Louisiana was the owner from, she told me he was originally from Houston, but worked in New Orleans a while.