My staple dishes there are blackened alligator, red beans and rice, crawfish mac'n'cheese, and crab cakes. I haven't noticed any decline in quality in those dishes. My wife usually gets salads or some type of sandwich... haven't heard a complaint. What is bull shite is the fairly recent policy change which requires you to get fries with a sandwich, no substitutions.
The beer list may be complacent but it is still leaps and bounds better than most causal dining places that I consider competitors ( i.e. Dempsey's, Sammy's, etc.). I know I can go there and at least get SN Pale Ale or Anchor Steam. If you look at the menu right now for the original location, it isn't too shabby.
This is why it's my go to place. There's always something on the menu I can get and really enjoy. Some of their soups are really good. Blackened alligator is really good, as is the crawfish mac-n-cheese. Chimes club (blackened on a croissant) is a staple for me. Jalepeno burger has been really good of late.
I complain about the complacency of the beer menu, but in reality, there are about 2 places in town with a better draft selection. And they don't give me frosted pint glasses.
$8 for a 20 ounce imperial pint of Stone Ruin Ten is way better than what Pelican House is charging. Or you can get all their draft beers in a 10 ounce glass for less.