I always thought if to be serviceable if not great La. Cooking, but it didn't do justice to the Dodie's name. Walked up for lunch and discovered it has been shut down and they're already putting a new restaurant in that space. Oh well ...
The food wasn't good. I tried to like it several times. The last time I went I got a fried shrimp poboy. Its pretty hard to mess that up, but the shrimp tasted like nothin but iodine. I told the wife I wasnt going back.
The food at the one in Allen was horribly worse than the Frisco location. One and done there.
Would be nice if someone could open a Cajun place and do it right. I highly suspect that won't happen though. Went to NOLA once and enjoyed it. Food was pretty good. Its more of a date night place for us though. Would be nice to have a good Cajun place with a lower price point and good beer.
I never thought Dodie's was anywhere close to "serviceable". I guess that's because I lived in Lafayette for a few years and N.O. for a few years. I've yet to find what I would consider acceptable cajun food anywhere outside of cajun country.
We're driving to N.O. tomorrow. Will probably stop at Prejean's in Lafayette for lunch since it's on the way.
I've heard that it's the same owners/operators as Dodie's and they're just scrapping that concept and doing something different. I think this Dodie's was a franchise not directly involving the folks behind the original (and excellent) Lower Greenville Ave. location.
I went to Dodie's Frisco a good number of times, and on a scale of 5, I would generally rate it a 3. But the quality and consistency had slipped substantially the past year or so. I wonder if this is a Hail Mary by the owner/operators.
BTW, I tried NOLA a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. A bit higher end and chef-focused than maybe I would have liked to see. Maybe the economics of that location (e.g., lease) and limited seating of that spot demand a higher price point.
I just want a place where I can get a REAL po boy on REAL New Orleans French bread.
i use to know the family that owns Dodies. basically the dad ran the original and started branching out and giving his kids their own location and told them they could put their own stamp on it so they started changing recipes and doing their own thing
it turned out to be a mess and inconsistant and therefore lost their crowd
thats why the greenville original is still the best and tastes nothing like allen, frisco or carrollton