I haven't been in years but I'm going for a relative's birthday tonight. What do they do well? TIA
I've heard for a while that Pat's had gone downhill. Well let me start by saying that last night's meal was excellent. Let me start at the beginning.
I was meeting some people from out of town and arrived before they did. First, the place is decorated really well for the Christmas season and not tacky at all. I ordered a Glenlivet 12 year neat and got at least 3 fingers worth for $6. Solid start to the night.
For an app I got the crawfish bisque. Dark, rich, and full of LA crawfish tails. A good amount of spice that didn't overpower. And they serve it with a stuffed head. This bisque was done right
For my entree I ordered the seafood platter with a stuffed potato. The oysters, stuffed crab, crawfish gumbo, and frog leg were the stars here. That's not to say the shrimp and catfish filet weren't good though. Everything tasted fresh and was fried perfectly. The stuffed crab is something that usually doesn't get my attention, but this one had good chunks of crabmeat and a lot of flavor. It also came with a salad. Nothing out of this world, but all the ingredients were fresh and crisp, which is good enough for me.
I was also able to taste someone's stuffed redfish and stuffed catfish. Both tasted fantastic and were served with drawn butter.
The worst part of the meal, by far, was the stuffed potato. It came topped with a barely melted slice of American cheese. It wasn't bad once I removed the cheese though.
All in all, I'd definitely recommend Pat's to anyone looking for a solid Cajun restaurant. I know I'm gonna have lunch there in the coming weeks to get more of that bisque
This post was edited on 12/11 at 1:07 pm