Alice & I went on a date last Saturday night. We originally hoped to go to Fratesi’s for family style Italian, but the wait was out of control so we opted instead for a new (to us) restaurant down the street called Fat Tuesday’s.
Fat Tuesday’s is a longtime establishment in the Jackson, MS area offering typical New Orleans fare. The decor is a little kitschy side, although that can be expected in a theme restaurant. There’s only so many feathered masks I can take. The ambiance is warm however, with lots of photos of the Crecent City and its famous sons and daughters.
We started off with the Fried Crab Claws appetizer. Alice enjoyed these a lot. I’m not a crab claw guy, so I wont comment other than they were meatier than most I’ve tried which I assume is a good thing!
I had the Crawfish Po’Boy, and Alice had the Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwich. The bread was excellent – seems as though they may get deliveries from New Orleans. The sandwich was dressed with some simple Mayo, lettuce and tomatoes. A couple shots of Tabasco helped get my taste buds in the right Po’Boy zone. Alice enjoyed her open faced sloppiness of a sandwich.
We finished the meal with an order of Bread Pudding that was tasty as well.
Overall the service, food, and promptness were good. Our only critisism was that we could hear the waitress fire up the Microwave to nuke our bread pudding which seemed a little on the dinner side for this restaurant.
I met the owner when I payed the bill. He seemed to be a genuinely nice man and I told him we’d be back w/ the rest of the family.
Overall, I’d recommend Fat Tuesdays for a quick, tasty, well-priced meal with family or friends.