Cajun, Late Night: Compact and crowded, Coop's probably isn't on most travelers' agendas which is a crying shame. Located right on Decatur not far from the French Market, Coop's remains a locals' haunt, with its well-worn surfaces and gritty elan. Unpolished, seductive, and even a touch dingy, Coop's is the real deal. Staples like shrimp Creole, Cajun-fried chicken, fried oysters and rabbit and sausage jambalaya are always good bets for lunch, or order the taste plate, which features the items above along with scrumptious portions of seafood gumbo and red beans and rice with sausage. This place serves food late, if you need to circle back at the end of a night on Frenchmen Street.
Take Out: Small and tight, Coop's probably doesn't find itself on most travelers' agendas, and to be quite honest, that's a crying shame. Indeed, the well-worn surfaces and aged brick have a secret they're willing to share with those who venture in from the street. Unpolished, seductive, and some might say even a touch dingy, Coop's is as N'awlins as can be. Staples like shrimp Creole, Cajun-fried chicken, fried oysters and jambalaya are always good bets for lunch, sure, but if you really want to experience the place, come late and order the Taste Plate, which features the items above along with scrumptious portions of seafood gumbo and red beans & rice with sausage.
Local Expert Beth D'Addono Says:
Best for Cajun Because: There's always a line out the door at Coop's - and there's a reason for that, the place is simply good.
Best for Late Night Because: Coop's posts its hours this way: 11 a.m. to close." Enough said.
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