Restaurant Reviews: Uncle O’s Cafe (Baton rouge, LA)
Uncle O’s Has Been serving up South Louisiana Fare for decades. They have operated in a few different locations over the years. The most recent, (and best in our opinion) is where they are now. Right up on Sherwood Forest Blvd. where I believe they will thrive better than ever! The menu has remain largely unchanged for obvious reasons. The Over stuffed poboys are legendary in these parts. Equally as famous are the scratch made soups such has Gumbo and Crab Bisque. They also offer daily “Plate lunch” specials for reasonable prices.
Uncle O Himself can at times be seen strolling through the dining room greeting customers and making sure they are satisfied. If you do not see him there is is back in the kitchen preparing your food in person!
On this trip we samples just a few items. We started out with some of the chicken & sausage Gumbo to share for an appetizer. Gumbo has a very dark color, and rich flavor. Thinner than stew but thicker than soup, just right. The meat was in ample portion and was nice and tender. served with steamed white rice on the side and crackers. One of the best gumbos we have come across in a retail restaurant.
Next I had the “Uncle O Salad” with Grilled Chicken. This was a nice refreshing treat. Great summer dish that is hearty enough to fill up most anyone yet cool, crisp and refreshing for those HOT Louisiana summer afternoons. The Salad Consisted of Mixed Lettuce, Bacon Crumbles, Diced Avocado, Tomato, Croutons, Shredded Mozzarella and cheddar cheese. I chose the House made Sensation Dressing to top it all off. Dressing was good but I prefer I little more “pop” in my sensation dressing than this offered, was still a darn fine dressing. The grilled chicken was amazing. A breast fillet. marinaded in spices , then fire grilled and sliced into strips. SO flavorful and tender!!! The avocado really compliments the entire assembly of ingredients. A very fine salad indeed. Would order again without question.
We finished off our trip with a Combo Poboy. Half fried Oysters, Half Fried Gulf Shrimp. Needless to say this was awesome! Authentic day old french bread was perfect! Seafood was fresh as can be and fried to perfection. Fully “dressed” with Lettuce, Mayo, Tomato and Pickle, These poboys are what Louisiana food is all about! A lot of food for an affordable price. Shrimp were nice and Plump and sweet , no doubting that these are right from the gulf of mexico to your poboy! So good we almost forgot about the hand cut fried that come with each poboy!