3 Fleur
Average check per person $5-$15
BreakfastNo Breakfast SundayNo Breakfast MondayNo Breakfast TuesdayNo Breakfast WednesdayNo Breakfast ThursdayNo Breakfast FridayNo Breakfast Saturday
LunchNo Lunch SundayLunch MondayLunch TuesdayLunch WednesdayLunch ThursdayLunch FridayLunch Saturday
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Armond’s Eatery

St. Bernard Parish: 808 E Judge Perez Dr . 504-271-2009. Map.
Very Casual.
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WHY IT’S NOTEWORTHY
Chalmette never had a lot of restaurants above the sandwich-shop level, but the tremendous population loss as a result of Katrina flooding has made it tough for anything to come back. Armond’s is one of the better new places, with a menu of Italian food and seafood. It’s small and not much in terms of atmosphere, but the cooking is good and generous.

WHAT’S GOOD
The center of the menu is fried seafood, made into platters or poor boys. Unless they get very busy, the seafood is fried to order and comes out with a crackly, well-seasoned crust, in very large quantities. The other poor boys are too big for the appetite of anyone not working in house reconstruction. The pasta dishes with the rich, Chef Paul-inspired cream sauces are better than one expects.

BACKSTORY
Larry Armond opened his eatery in 2007, as Chalmette was just beginning to rebuild from nearly total Katrina destruction. At first, the operation ran in FEMA trailers. He died two years later, but his wife Cindy keeps the place running, seemingly more popular than ever.

DINING ROOM
More than thirty customers makes Armond’s SRO, but there’s usually a a table for you to be served. The usual memorabilia of the disaster is on view; we never seem to get tired of that.

ESSENTIAL DISHES
Starters
Eggplant sticks
Onion rings
Sweet potato fries
Cheese fries
Mozzarella sticks
Spinach, artichoke dip
»Coconut shrimp with house sauce
»Shrimp and corn soup
»Gumbo
Entrees
»Fried catfish, shrimp, or oysters
» crabs
»Stuffed crab dinner
Shrimp, oyster, or catfish Armond (over angel hair pasta)
Grilled tilapia
Grilled tuna
»Stuffed pepper with shrimp
Veal cutlet
Pork chop (breaded or grilled)
Breaded chicken breast
»Grilled chicken breast (teriyaki, barbecue, or Cajun
Chicken tenders
»Hamburger steak
Ribeye steak
Shrimp or chicken alfredo,
Meatballs and spaghetti
Chicken, veal or eggplant parmesan, pasta
Stuffed potatoes: with grilled or fried shrimp or chicken, or roast beef or BBQ beef
Sandwiches
»Hot roast beef
Roast beef gravy (only!)
French fries potatoes and gravy
»Barbecue beef
Meatball
Breaded chicken
»Pork chop
Veal cutlet
Hot, smoked, or Italian sausage
Ham
Turkey
»Soft-shell crab
»Fried catfish, shrimp, or oysters
Stuffed crab
Club or BLT sandwich
Hamburger

FOR BEST RESULTS
Anything involving eggplant is good here.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT
The menu is short on entree salads.

FACTORS OTHER THAN FOOD
Up to three points, positive or negative, for these characteristics. Absence of points denotes average performance in the matter.

  • Dining Environment -1
  • Consistency +1
  • Service+1
  • Value +2
  • Attitude +1
  • Wine & Bar
  • Hipness -1
  • Local Color

 

SPECIAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Good for business meetings
  • Open Monday lunch and dinner
  • Open all afternoon
  • Unusually large servings
  • Quick, good meal
  • Good for children
  • Easy, nearby parking
  • No reservations

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