Jacmel Inn

4.6
501 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Jacmel Inn began service in June 1977 after six months renovation to the former residence that was built in 1888. This historic 2-story property sits on 2.2 acres and 9 blocks for the center of historic downtown Hammond.

The lush landscaping, new patio, and the ample parking help make Jacmel Inn a culinary oasis worthy of a 60 miles drive from New Orleans.

The menu has evolved over the years while always using fresh Louisiana Seafood, cooking techniques and dishes derived from traditional Louisiana culture and for 31 year serving great steaks from Iowa corn fed beef.

Our executive Chef Josh Garic creates our menu, which evolves seasonally. Our dinner with a winemaker series is very popular with our customers for the past 20 years.

Our ambiance is a blend of Caribbean, nautical and New England Inn. Guests will feel comfortable dressed casually or dressed to attend a symphony.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(985) 542-0043
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Doyle Orlando
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Private party facilities
Jacmel Inn is available for private parties events using part of the property or the entire restaurant. Film companies have used Jacmel Inn for their movies and TV shows.
The upstairs dining area can seat up to 50 people. The side porch area can seat up to 20 people. The bar dining area can seat up to 30 people. With a brick privacy wall, the patio would make a great location for a private party if weather permits. Other features of the patio are a covered pavilion, umbrellas, fountain, and bar area that has music. The features create an ambiance found somewhere in Europe.
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Private party contact
Chanc Kinchen: (985) 542-0043
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Catering
Jacmel Inn will cater any event within a 50-mile radius of Hammond anytime. We will custom design a menu to fit the customer's budget, food preferences or creative requests. We specialize in wedding events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
U. S. Highway 190
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Parking details
All parking is on the property with the main parking in front and adjacent to the restaurant on Morris St. (Hwy 190). A circular drive allows drop off and our lot can handle motor coach vehicles. The rear parking lot off of Thomas St. (Hwy 190) can handle 30 cars and customers can access the front door via a brick walkway through the cane landscaping.
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Public transit
Currently Hammond, Louisiana does not have a public transit system.
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Entertainment
Blended stereo background music is always available. Three TV screens located in the bar and adjacent dining area quenches the thirst of Louisiana sports fans.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 501 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JW
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been visiting Jacmel's for over a decade. I have never been disappointed in anything I ordered there.

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HM
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Mary Beth was fantastic. Such a sweet, personable and knowledgeable person. The food was excellent and the timing when it was brought out was spot on! Thanks Mary Beth. Enjoyed talking with you. This was our first meal at Jacmel Inn. Did plenty of wine and Whiskey tastings but never dinner. We will definitely be back. Best steak ever cooked to perfection!

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L
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First off, ask for “Julia”. She was an excellent waitress. Pretty older building with a cool old bar, little rooms with lots of wood, windows , fireplaces.
Candle and linens on the table but not stuffy.
We started with the smoked salmon deviled eggs. Yum! My husbands French onion soup was delicious and done as it should be- ( very plentiful/ so he could only eat half his entree!) I had the half crispy duck- ssooo good! Would recommend - and also plentiful. My husband had the rabbit and recommends that as well. Ps: delicious homemade bread from nearby bakery.
Our service was perfect from beginning to end.
Great dinner! Will be back!

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KP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trace was in training and did an awesome job. Look forward to having her serve us again.

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SV
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was very good. Nice atmosphere. They appeared to be understaffed, because the service wasn’t up to par. Don’t plan on returning and would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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TS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and service... romantic as well

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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and great service
Highly recommendable

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with family from out of town. Great experience. We live close by and we always go. It’s our favorite

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RB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jacmal 's was an outstanding choice for our anniversary. It is located in an old house and gives you a very cozy and romantic atmosphere. The food was outstanding. I had panroasted redfish and my wife had the shrimp over grits. My wife normally does not like fish but she tried mine and thought it was delicious enough to try more. Highly reccomend this restaurant.

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CG
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing meal at Jacmel our favorite local spot. The menu has stabilized with some great iconic dependable dishes. The Duck is crispy and tasty and the best I have ever had. My wife had the fish special and it was perfectly cooked and the presentation was attractive. This restaurant has such a romantic and quaint atmosphere. The service is good and non fussy. The wine is reasonably marked up. I highly recommend Jacmel.

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LJ
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the opportunity to have dinner at Jacmel. I had read several positive reviews but as a hospitality professional myself, I always need to experience for myself new dining. I was impressed with everything about this evening. Service, food and environment were all superior. I will be back in the future indeed and would highly recommend Jacmel to anyone that will listen!

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HL
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with great food. No complaints. Good wine selection .
Will definitely be returning very soon.

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CH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with great service by all staff. The happy hour was definitely worth it an tge calamari was exceptional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Very romantic setting. Appetizers where great. Filet was so tender. Highly recommend.

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w
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 5th at the restaurant and it just keeps getting better. I am always happy with the selections on the menu that is constantly evolving and just keeps getting better

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem. Alex our waiter was great!! He fit it with the whole group and all of our shenanigans!! Would recommend to anyone. Can’t wait to go back for dinner.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere, especially the lighting, was very nice. The food was truly outstanding for a small town restaurant. The daily soup was corn and eggplant. Very good. Had the daily fish special, grouper, which was also very good.

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MP
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. Great atmosphere. Quiet. Thumbs up all the way around.

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Jacmel. Christopher waited on us and was very pleasant and down to earth. Food was great as expected; never any surprises with the quality.

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

A wonderful place for dear friends to meet for lunch! Delicious crab cake appetizer. One of us had crab and shrimp pasta which was very good. Nice broth and veggies. Three in our party ordered the burger. They were not asked how they wanted them cooked, and all came out extremely rare with the middle being raw and, to them, inedible. They mostly ate the toppings, although found the bacon to be very fatty. Very disappointing! They would have enjoyed them had they been cooked to medium or even medium rare. Service was good, except for server neglecting to ask for doneness of meat. Will try again when back in Hammond. It’s a lovely place and other dishes were good.

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S
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch on a Thursday and all three of us had a very nice meal. We shared crispy fried oyster appetizer, then each of us had a different entrée (veal parmesan, Jacmel burger and pan fried grouper. Prices were reasonable for the quality of the entrees.

The restaurant is a throwback (in a good way) with classic wood decorations, walls and floors. The noise level was very low, allowing us to have a pleasant conversation. I'd suggest it would also be good for a business lunch.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

I’ve loved Jacmel’s my whole life but over the last year this restaurant has changed management and thereby declined in customer service and ambiance. Food is very good but the charm is lost when simple services (like a “no separate checks” policy) and building maintenance is overlooked. Hopeful things will be turning around with the new management .

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crab cake appetizer is the best we've ever had with lots of crab and little breading. Great atmosphere, good food and wonderful service.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for graduation. Food was amazing. Staff was great. We will be back.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner for my youngest daughter. She graduated from high school! Great way to close the book on this phase of life. The waiter was extremely nice. Food was excellent. Served hot and timely. Thanks to Jacmel Inn for being a part of a wonderful evening!

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Friendly staff, excellent food, and quiet ambiance.

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TW
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but not cheap. Flavors were incredible.

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SG
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made my reservation at least 2 weeks before the set date (which turned out to be a great thing, since we kept changing the reservation details). Even so, when we finally did make our way to the restaurant, we had an extra person who had been unaccounted for. The staff had no problems, however, and simply set out an extra chair. The service was attentive and kind, and the food was absolutely excellent. We tried some out-of-the-box appetizers, an we were all very impressed. Thank you, Jacmel Inn.

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J
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven’t been to Jacmel Inn since last year because we moved. We thoroughly enjoyed coming back-Jerry, at the bar, and Sarah, our server, were awesome. Thank you

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OG
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Upon arrival the placed looked very cozy and elegant we were greeted at the door and asked if we had a reservation and they sat us down and the waiter was very inexperienced did not go over your specials like we had hear another waiter tell other customers. also it was my wife's birthday she did not ask what was our occasion and it was on our reservation. food was good but they def need work with their staff. and we were seated in a area were they constantly said corner. what is that when you take your wife to a romantic birthday dinner. not good at all and was not happy at all!!

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DJ
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jacmel has provided an excellent dining experience for over thirty years. The service is attentive, but not overbearing. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone interested is superb cuisine in a romantic setting. I'm a foodie who dines out often at top-tier restaurants. I've never been disappointed at the Jacmel Inn in Hammond.

Dr. Joseph O'Neil
Mandeville, Louisiana

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The event was our 39th anniversary. The noise level was a little high but was put on a table where most of the noise was buffeted. The food, drinks and over all setting was great. We had a very good dinner and romantic experience.

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HS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our church had given us a two-night getaway to Michabel Inn. The innkeeper recommended Jamel for dinner. Everything about the place was excellent!

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L
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service in a very nice but unpretentious environment.

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CH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The place was cozy, and very quiet. We almost felt the need to whisper it was so quiet. We had the Jumbo lump crab cake (only one to an order) to start. We ordered the Salmon and Fresh Gulf Fish. We asked our waitress what the Gulf Fish of the day was. When she returned she said the fish of the day was called Gulf Fish. We tried another waiter who informed us it was Sheephead. Be sure to double check the fish of the day... I would recommend you order an appetizer or a salad with your meal, the portions are medium to small. Although the restaurant was cute and the kitchen has a since of humor we would not attend again.

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ME
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

As always, the food was good and as always, the service was slow.

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DG
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great, the food fantastic and Sara was excellent. We are traveling the country and this is the best dining experience to date.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Not as good as the last time we visited. The meal was bland. The noise level and proximity to other diners was uncomfortable. We’ll go back again and hopefully have a better experience.

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KP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We were assured when we called the restaurant prior to our reservation that it is kid friendly. It is not kid friendly, except possibly in the outside area. You could hear a pin drop in the actual restaurant. Our waitress was even whispering to us when taking our order. The food was nothing to write home about. The steak seemed like good quality but everything was incredibly salty causing it to be nearly inedible.

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OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, love the ambiance, and delicious food.

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