Crazy Johnnie's Cafe & Bar

★★★★☆
  • 3520 18th St

    Metairie, LA 70002

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  • 504-887-6641

About Crazy Johnnie's Cafe & Bar

Hours
Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm, Sun: 4am-10pm

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Most menu items are good, but not great. Stick with the steaks.

I've had good experiences there, Would rate them 3 stars, but past 2 experiences I'll give them 2(lucky they don't get 1).

My last visit was horrible. 8:00pm on a Saturday night and they ran out of steak. Had the grilled tunna (terrible).

If they seat you at a table that seems awkward(near the kitchen or in a positiion where you have heavy traffic), request elsewhere. You will be miserable during dinner as the waitresses place their hands next to your dinner as they "squeeze" by.

All in all, I would pick Outback over Crazy Johnnie's regardless of the bad experiences.

I also advise to drive around and find a place to park before trying to park in their so called lot.

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★★☆☆☆

Most menu items are good, but not great. Stick with the steaks.

I've had good experiences there, Would rate them 3 stars, but past 2 experiences I'll give them 2(lucky they don't get 1).

My last visit was horrible. 8:00pm on a Saturday night and they ran out of steak. Had the grilled tunna (terrible).

If they seat you at a table that seems awkward(near the kitchen or in a positiion where you have heavy traffic), request elsewhere. You will be miserable during dinner as the waitresses place their hands next to your dinner as they "squeeze" by.

All in all, I would pick Outback over Crazy Johnnie's regardless of the bad experiences.

I also advise to drive around and find a place to park before trying to park in their so called lot.

Pros: steaks. diping bread.

Cons: sevice. seating. parking.

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We dine at Crazy Johnnies everytime we crave a good steak and don't feel like mortgaging the farm to get one. The filet is our favorite. Love the Crazy Potatoes and the BBQ Shrimp are some of the best in town. Like the bar and outside deck also. We always bring our out of town guests here and they love it !

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★★★★★

We dine at Crazy Johnnies everytime we crave a good steak and don't feel like mortgaging the farm to get one. The filet is our favorite. Love the Crazy Potatoes and the BBQ Shrimp are some of the best in town. Like the bar and outside deck also. We always bring our out of town guests here and they love it !

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This is by far the one of the best steaks I've ever had. I would always order my steak well done until a friend took me here and suggested I order it rare. One of the best decisions I've made.

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★★★★☆

This is by far the one of the best steaks I've ever had. I would always order my steak well done until a friend took me here and suggested I order it rare. One of the best decisions I've made.

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When my husband and I were dating we lived in Metearie ("Fat City") 13 years ago, we always ate at Crazy Johnnies. It was our very favorite place to eat. It has a romantic memory for us because we ate their together and loved it. The food was always exceptional for such a reasonable price. We have moved around to different states since then with his job, but whenever we are with a group of friends talking about our wonderful times in New Orleans, we always mention that if your ever in Metearie, you must eat at Crazy Johnnies. It was very small back then and you had to be sure to get there before the crowd. We haven't been back in such a long time, but when we get the chance we will be sure to go to Crazy Johnnies to see how wonderfully it has grown.

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★★★★★

When my husband and I were dating we lived in Metearie ("Fat City") 13 years ago, we always ate at Crazy Johnnies. It was our very favorite place to eat. It has a romantic memory for us because we ate their together and loved it. The food was always exceptional for such a reasonable price. We have moved around to different states since then with his job, but whenever we are with a group of friends talking about our wonderful times in New Orleans, we always mention that if your ever in Metearie, you must eat at Crazy Johnnies. It was very small back then and you had to be sure to get there before the crowd. We haven't been back in such a long time, but when we get the chance we will be sure to go to Crazy Johnnies to see how wonderfully it has grown.

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Crayzy Johnnie's is a great place to dine. Service is great considering how busy the restaurant is and the steak is cheap and tender. This is definately a place for you to eat if you're on a budget and close to Fat City.

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★★★★★

Crayzy Johnnie's is a great place to dine. Service is great considering how busy the restaurant is and the steak is cheap and tender. This is definately a place for you to eat if you're on a budget and close to Fat City.

Pros: Steaks

Cons: Wait

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AWESOME food at an incredible price. Dippin' bread or dippin' shrimp are amazing. The filet melts in your mouth. Service needs improvement. Not a fancy place, but still definitely worth a stop!

2
★★★★★

AWESOME food at an incredible price. Dippin' bread or dippin' shrimp are amazing. The filet melts in your mouth. Service needs improvement. Not a fancy place, but still definitely worth a stop!

Pros: Food, Value

Cons: , Service

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Steaks are very good. Atmosphere is nothing to brag about. But the price is amazingly low!!!!!!

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★★★★☆

Steaks are very good. Atmosphere is nothing to brag about. But the price is amazingly low!!!!!!

Pros: Good food, Great value

Cons: Not much variety, Not romantic

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While the steak and the price is good, the atmosphere is no more than a smokey bar room. I have to say that the steak was very good, tender and cooked to perfection (medium rare). However the smoke can kill you and the place doesn't look very clean. Our service was also sketchy, the waitress rarely checked on us, leaving us to chase them down. But for the price and the quality of the steak, I guess you have to take the good with the bad.

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★★★★☆

While the steak and the price is good, the atmosphere is no more than a smokey bar room. I have to say that the steak was very good, tender and cooked to perfection (medium rare). However the smoke can kill you and the place doesn't look very clean. Our service was also sketchy, the waitress rarely checked on us, leaving us to chase them down. But for the price and the quality of the steak, I guess you have to take the good with the bad.

Pros: Flavorful steaks, inexpensive

Cons: Smoke, Can be crowded

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When I am on a budget but still want a good tasting steak, I always choose Crazy Johnnie's. The price is really unbeatable for the cut of meat you choose. Only thing I disliked are the televisions going in every corner. CNN was on while I ate there last and while I was trying to enjoy a great meal; all I saw was War subjects. Even though this is part of the world now; when eating I like have the ability to escape from the realm of it. So my only advice is to turn off the t.v's!

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★★★★☆

When I am on a budget but still want a good tasting steak, I always choose Crazy Johnnie's. The price is really unbeatable for the cut of meat you choose. Only thing I disliked are the televisions going in every corner. CNN was on while I ate there last and while I was trying to enjoy a great meal; all I saw was War subjects. Even though this is part of the world now; when eating I like have the ability to escape from the realm of it. So my only advice is to turn off the t.v's!

Pros: inexpensive, excellent prime rib, great staff

Cons: televisions on

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In a city with the finest eating establishments on the planet, Crazy Johnnie's fills your need for beef. You can order a steak at Ruth's Chris or Houstons or many other fine places but the $7.99 sirloin strip or $11.99 filet mignon at Crazy Johnnie's is simply the best value for the money. Don't forget to try the dipping sauce & fresh bread or salad bowl. If you want shrimp try the bar-b-que shrimp. Crazy Johnnie's cannot be beat on the quality and price.

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★★★★★

In a city with the finest eating establishments on the planet, Crazy Johnnie's fills your need for beef. You can order a steak at Ruth's Chris or Houstons or many other fine places but the $7.99 sirloin strip or $11.99 filet mignon at Crazy Johnnie's is simply the best value for the money. Don't forget to try the dipping sauce & fresh bread or salad bowl. If you want shrimp try the bar-b-que shrimp. Crazy Johnnie's cannot be beat on the quality and price.

Pros: Quality of steak, Price, Service

Cons: ambiance

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This was our first time to Crazy Johnnie's. It took several trips around the block to finally find somewhere to park.

The steak that I had was heavy on the garlic, but since I like garlic that was fine with me. However, for someone who doesn't like garlic I could see were that might be a problem. The crazy potatoes were probably even better than the steak, and the steak was wonderful. My waitress checked to make sure the steak was done correctly, and several more times to make sure everthing was alright.

I was a little disappointed that the steak came with neither a salad nor bread.

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★★★★★

This was our first time to Crazy Johnnie's. It took several trips around the block to finally find somewhere to park.

The steak that I had was heavy on the garlic, but since I like garlic that was fine with me. However, for someone who doesn't like garlic I could see were that might be a problem. The crazy potatoes were probably even better than the steak, and the steak was wonderful. My waitress checked to make sure the steak was done correctly, and several more times to make sure everthing was alright.

I was a little disappointed that the steak came with neither a salad nor bread.

Pros: Steaks to fight for, Super spuds, Waitress

Cons: Limited parking, No salad with meal, No bread with meal

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Crazy Johnny's has The Harbor beat by far for steaks. The service is better, the food is better, the employees are not rude, the place is neater and cleaner, the atmosphere is a lot nicer, the music is at a reasonable level, and you don't have to put up with disco lights. You can even watch a game on one of the many TV's. They even have a big screen.

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★★★★★

Crazy Johnny's has The Harbor beat by far for steaks. The service is better, the food is better, the employees are not rude, the place is neater and cleaner, the atmosphere is a lot nicer, the music is at a reasonable level, and you don't have to put up with disco lights. You can even watch a game on one of the many TV's. They even have a big screen.

Pros: Atmosphere, neat & clean

Cons: No po'boys, No 'burgers

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CRAZY JOHNNIES DOES DELIVER PROBABLY THE LEAST EXPENSIVE FILET IN TOWN HOWEVER I HAVE FOUND THAT THE FLAVOR (AND FRESHNESS) LEAVE MUCH TO BE DESIRED. MORE THAN ONCE HAS MY STEAK HAD AN ODOR RENDERING IT INEDIBLE. CRAZY POTATOES ALSO WERE IN NO WAY TO BE COMPARED WITH ANY OF THE SIDE ITEMS AT RUTHS. KEEP CATERING TO THE AFTER MIDNIGHT SLIGHTLY DRUNK CROWD AND YOU WILL UNDOUBTEDLY REMAIN IN THE TOP 10.

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★☆☆☆☆

CRAZY JOHNNIES DOES DELIVER PROBABLY THE LEAST EXPENSIVE FILET IN TOWN HOWEVER I HAVE FOUND THAT THE FLAVOR (AND FRESHNESS) LEAVE MUCH TO BE DESIRED. MORE THAN ONCE HAS MY STEAK HAD AN ODOR RENDERING IT INEDIBLE. CRAZY POTATOES ALSO WERE IN NO WAY TO BE COMPARED WITH ANY OF THE SIDE ITEMS AT RUTHS. KEEP CATERING TO THE AFTER MIDNIGHT SLIGHTLY DRUNK CROWD AND YOU WILL UNDOUBTEDLY REMAIN IN THE TOP 10.

Pros: PRICE, SPEED, SERVICE

Cons: FRESHNESS, FLAVOR, TOUGHNESS

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WE WERE IN NEW ORLEANS FOR THE JAZZ FEST AND DECIDED TO GO TO CRAZY JOHNNIE'S. THE FILET MIGNON WAS SO GOOD WE WENT BACK A SECOND NIGHT. MY WIFE WHO DOESN'T EAT BEEF EVEN HAD THE FILET THE SECOND NIGHT. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. A LITTLE BIT OF A WAIT BUT THEY HAVE A BAR AREA THAT KEPT US BUSY.

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★★★★★

WE WERE IN NEW ORLEANS FOR THE JAZZ FEST AND DECIDED TO GO TO CRAZY JOHNNIE'S. THE FILET MIGNON WAS SO GOOD WE WENT BACK A SECOND NIGHT. MY WIFE WHO DOESN'T EAT BEEF EVEN HAD THE FILET THE SECOND NIGHT. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. A LITTLE BIT OF A WAIT BUT THEY HAVE A BAR AREA THAT KEPT US BUSY.

Pros: INEXPENSIVE, GREAT FOOD, COMFORTABLE

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Great food. cheap price. fast service. friendly service. everyone loves eating here

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★★★★★

Great food. cheap price. fast service. friendly service. everyone loves eating here

Pros: tasty food!, garlic mashed 'taters

Cons: parking

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Excellent filet, the beef tips with shrimp is also very good. Dippin bread is awesome. The garlic mashed potatoes are great too. Not to crazy about the stuffed artichoke or stuffed mushrooms, the stuffing tastes like it was premade at a grocery store or something. Parking isn't so good. It is loud and dark and a little conjested inside, but the good prices and food more than make up for it.

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★★★★★

Excellent filet, the beef tips with shrimp is also very good. Dippin bread is awesome. The garlic mashed potatoes are great too. Not to crazy about the stuffed artichoke or stuffed mushrooms, the stuffing tastes like it was premade at a grocery store or something. Parking isn't so good. It is loud and dark and a little conjested inside, but the good prices and food more than make up for it.

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Excellent Prime Steaks & Schrimp @ -$10. Ask for C/J Off Menu Specials. I love Prime Philly-Schrimp combo w/super buttery/garlic potatoes for under $10. They make a killing on drinks, but wine by glass are large.
As a former resident of area, the same meat truck delivers to C/J and Ruth's Chris Steak House down street. For after dinner mature dancing, try Moe's Challet in Metairie.

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★★★★★

Excellent Prime Steaks & Schrimp @ -$10. Ask for C/J Off Menu Specials. I love Prime Philly-Schrimp combo w/super buttery/garlic potatoes for under $10. They make a killing on drinks, but wine by glass are large.
As a former resident of area, the same meat truck delivers to C/J and Ruth's Chris Steak House down street. For after dinner mature dancing, try Moe's Challet in Metairie.

Pros: Prime Steaks & Shrimp, Off Menu C/J Specials, Super Butter/Garlic

Cons: Loud Atmosphere, High Drink Prices, Not for small kids

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Being visitors to your city, we were taken to Crazy Johnnies by friends. Though very noisy, it did not take away from the excellent steaks we had at the very best price imaginable. The wine was even on special at 2 for 1 and this added to our enjoyment.

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★★★★☆

Being visitors to your city, we were taken to Crazy Johnnies by friends. Though very noisy, it did not take away from the excellent steaks we had at the very best price imaginable. The wine was even on special at 2 for 1 and this added to our enjoyment.

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im disabled use a wheelchair. staff was extremely nice
food was excellent! great dipping sauce awesome potatoes great steak cut like butter

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★★★★★

im disabled use a wheelchair. staff was extremely nice
food was excellent! great dipping sauce awesome potatoes great steak cut like butter

Pros: geat price, great food

Cons: parking spaces, more lighting, cigar smoke

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This is our first stop each time we visit "The Big Easy"> The steaks and prime rib are killer, the BBQ"d shrimp are the size of bananas, the spicy buttered sauce makes you want to eat 2 loaves of bread.
Absolutely superb meals every time, very good prices, what a nice find.

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★★★★★

This is our first stop each time we visit "The Big Easy"> The steaks and prime rib are killer, the BBQ"d shrimp are the size of bananas, the spicy buttered sauce makes you want to eat 2 loaves of bread.
Absolutely superb meals every time, very good prices, what a nice find.

Pros: Excellent steaks, Great Shrimp, Easy to find

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I love the atmosphere...very casual and relaxed. I enjoy the dim lighting and candles. Occasional waiting, but not unreasonable. Excellent quality at a very reasonable price.

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★★★★★

I love the atmosphere...very casual and relaxed. I enjoy the dim lighting and candles. Occasional waiting, but not unreasonable. Excellent quality at a very reasonable price.

Pros: inexpensive, romantic, quality

Cons: fair parking

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This place is awesome...yes it's a bar atmosphere, kind of a hang out. Food is fantastic, steaks very, very good. Don't miss the dipping sauce for bread. Try the Mischa...half filet, half shrimp. In a town full of incredible food, Crazy Johnnie's holds it's own. Pricing is very reasonable. A trip to N.O. wouldn't be complete for me without a stop here. Love it! Best for guys to go, or for existing couples...not for a romantic first date unless she's a really fun, easy-going lady who doesn't need/want a white-napkin place to have to be impressed!

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★★★★★

This place is awesome...yes it's a bar atmosphere, kind of a hang out. Food is fantastic, steaks very, very good. Don't miss the dipping sauce for bread. Try the Mischa...half filet, half shrimp. In a town full of incredible food, Crazy Johnnie's holds it's own. Pricing is very reasonable. A trip to N.O. wouldn't be complete for me without a stop here. Love it! Best for guys to go, or for existing couples...not for a romantic first date unless she's a really fun, easy-going lady who doesn't need/want a white-napkin place to have to be impressed!

Pros: killer food, fun place, great staff

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Amazing how restaurant can serve such good steak at low price.

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★★★★☆

Amazing how restaurant can serve such good steak at low price.

Pros: Good Price, Good Steak, Location

Cons: Bar Atmosphere, Poor Seating

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I eat here a lot. This is the only place to get a filet. Why pay $20 plus for a steak when you can get the same cut of beef for $9. The garlic potatoes as the signature side item are the best.

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★★★★☆

I eat here a lot. This is the only place to get a filet. Why pay $20 plus for a steak when you can get the same cut of beef for $9. The garlic potatoes as the signature side item are the best.

Pros: steaks, promptness

Cons: noisy and crowded

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We have always like Crazy Johnnie's until a few months ago. The steak was very dry and the potatoes which were always very good were bland. I sent my entire meal back and we haven't been back.

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★★☆☆☆

We have always like Crazy Johnnie's until a few months ago. The steak was very dry and the potatoes which were always very good were bland. I sent my entire meal back and we haven't been back.

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One sentence....Where else can you get filet mignon cooked to perfection for under $15?

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★★★★★

One sentence....Where else can you get filet mignon cooked to perfection for under $15?

Pros: Inexpensive, Tastes great!, Great Service

Cons: No parking, long wait, hole in the wall

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This is a most awesome and inexpensive place to get a great steak or filet mignon! The menu is small and limited, but what is available is great! The stuffed artichoke and dipping bread is great too!

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★★★★★

This is a most awesome and inexpensive place to get a great steak or filet mignon! The menu is small and limited, but what is available is great! The stuffed artichoke and dipping bread is great too!

Pros: great prices, great food, inexpensive

Cons: waiting time

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GREAT STEAKS, GOOD ATMOSPHERE, VERY RELAXING AND YOU GET THE BEST FOR LESS.

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★★★★★

GREAT STEAKS, GOOD ATMOSPHERE, VERY RELAXING AND YOU GET THE BEST FOR LESS.

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an excellent consistent steak with prompt service always. I will definitely be back again and again

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★★★★★

an excellent consistent steak with prompt service always. I will definitely be back again and again

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GREAT STEAK FOR THE PRICE--STUFFED ARTICHOKES ARE ONE OF THE BEST- STEAK IS JUICY, COOKED TO PERFECTION AND IS CONSISTENTLY GREAT!!!

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★★★★☆

GREAT STEAK FOR THE PRICE--STUFFED ARTICHOKES ARE ONE OF THE BEST- STEAK IS JUICY, COOKED TO PERFECTION AND IS CONSISTENTLY GREAT!!!

Pros: QUALITY, SERVICE, PRICE

Cons: POOR PARKING, CROWDED @ X'S, SMOKEY

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Garlic mashed potatoes.... and early bird steak specials... just the kind of food poor college students need. Halleluah!

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★★★★★

Garlic mashed potatoes.... and early bird steak specials... just the kind of food poor college students need. Halleluah!

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if your looking for a great steak cooked perfectly in 1/2 the time...this is your place.

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★★★★★

if your looking for a great steak cooked perfectly in 1/2 the time...this is your place.

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Had a superb filet this evening, 8.95 special. Can't beat it with a stick. Great steak, cooked exactly right. However, this is probably the only restaurant in the entire state of LA that will charge you for a refill of iced tea! Had to pay for 6 teas for a party of 4. I'd go back in a heartbeat, but I'd drink water!

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★★★★☆

Had a superb filet this evening, 8.95 special. Can't beat it with a stick. Great steak, cooked exactly right. However, this is probably the only restaurant in the entire state of LA that will charge you for a refill of iced tea! Had to pay for 6 teas for a party of 4. I'd go back in a heartbeat, but I'd drink water!

Pros: price, meat, yatmosphere

Cons: no free refills, smoky

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Avoid the iced tea at all costs. This stuff should be illegal.

Get the steak, any steak, you'll be glad you did. What! Price under $10? How'd that happen?

My friends often insist that we go to Ruth's Chris. I always yearn for Crazy Johnnie's when that happens. Great food, rotten environment.

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★★★★☆

Avoid the iced tea at all costs. This stuff should be illegal.

Get the steak, any steak, you'll be glad you did. What! Price under $10? How'd that happen?

My friends often insist that we go to Ruth's Chris. I always yearn for Crazy Johnnie's when that happens. Great food, rotten environment.

Pros: delicious steaks, great price, really great price

Cons: horrible atmosphere, repulsive iced tea, blue collar sexists

 

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