It is simply other worldly...and now with the connecting hotel, it is as easy going downtown to leave town. And at Colo Springs rates, not New York's!
Stopped in to Oscar's for a late lunch last week and a Black and Blue Burger with home fries. It was darn near a 10! One of my favorite places to stop when Im downtown.
@ Ishhod -- get the real story about the "physical altercation" before repeating your slander. Granted I'm a fan of Oscar's and I've gotten the full story from Phil (the "OWNER") and I've been at the bar when the "female" in question has called well intoxicated to scream at the employees. Get some facts behind that story. Oscar's rocks -- go for the killer burger!
A "Diamond" in this truly rough Colorado Springs culinary scene. Chef Davis has manage to bring to this city something long needed and looked for. Southern/Cajun cuisine and the atmosphere/feel of dining in the French Quarter. My first experience at Springs Orleans, I almost forgot what city I was in for a bit, which is not a bad thing every once in a while. A wonderful place for a 3-4 course meal, or suits just as well for Beignets and Cafe Au Lait. If you happen to catch the musical talents of Thomas Dawson (Pianist for the Commodores usually there Thurs-Sat nights) the experience is taken to a whole other level. A wonderful dining experience.
Love the atmosphere. Very Southern. Food is pretty good. Great drink specials and occasional live music. Shrimp poboys and oysters is what I recommend
We love this place from the PO'Boys to the mother of all hamburgers. We just wish the plates came with more of those SUPER FRESH and GREAT SEASONED french fries.
Always a tough choice to go here or not. By far the best seafood in the springs. However it will be an hour before you get your food, and the waitstaff will not check on you unless prompted. If Mr. English would hire a real staff instead of relying on family this place would take off.
I thought the shrimp was outstanding. The overall atmosphere was not.
service was terrible - my guest said I wasted their time!
Gumbo lacks substance. Cuisine is fair but lacks authentic flavor.
the best seafood in town is at Bonefish...the menu on this place's bad website isn't even tempting...and no lobster roll is listed.
Who wrote this review? Did they even go to the restaurant?
The Alligator Bites were inconsistent. They were different sizes (All were very small), some had more breading than others and some were chewy. They were greasy and had a very bland taste. I also got a bowl of the Chicken & Smoked Sausage Gumbo and was shocked that it contained 90% rice & only 10% Gumbo. It only had 5 small pieces of meat in it. Rice was not at all mentioned in the description on their menu (Online or in-store). I was shocked they charged me $5.99 for a bowl of rice! If you have to do this to your Customers than you need to close the restaurant. I felt the product was not worth the money at all and I was deceived. I will NEVER eat at Culpepper's again!!!
Pepper and spice does not equal Cajun food. Their food lacked the richness of authentic Cajun food. They're crawfish was chewy and the service was lacking. I will not be going there again.
Been there several times now, never had a bad meal. Love the decor. The Kobe Sliders (2 per order) with a mound of wonderful french fries are amazing and a meal for smaller appetites. Our service has always been excellent too. Nice that it's only 2 doors from Kimballs movie house, a great date night experience.
can i write a review about someone else's review?
why go to the BEST seafood restaurant and rave about the burgers & fries?
@ Ishhod, you are a stand up person. I too do not support his establishments since that inappropriate beating.
@ restless native, if you were beaten senseless and the attacker was not disciplined, wouldn't you call and want to yell about it! I know I would!!! I would yell to the world about it. It is wrong and unjust.
I won't eat there especially since the well mannered OWNER was involved in a physical altercation with a female customer. And the employees were too afraid for their jobs to speak against him.
I purposely save my limited dining dollars for local businesses. I had been to the North location and enjoyed it so went today 'cause I'd been craving oysters (which they touted on their chalk-board entry menu). I arrived at the ordering counter and waited ten minutes with no person in site. I then saw someome arrive through the front door right into the "employee's only" door. I waited minutes more (craving, you know). Still nobody comes to the front of the house (there is no back of the house); ulimately I leave a handwritten note explaining I had drive to eat there and waited to do so, I left my phone #'s and name but no contact. I had been a fan and patron of the North location, but no more . . . what a let down.
I went to Culpeppers today, We had the seafood platter, and a quartet of Crawfish Etouffee, Red beans and Rice, Maque Choux, and chicken and sausage gumbo. The only thing authentic Cajun about Culpeppers was the music!!! I grew up in New Orleans, that was some of the poorest attemts at reproducing cajun food I have seen in YEARS!!!! Not only was the food terrible, the male owner who took care of our order and "service" he was also smoking in the restaurants office. He left the door open, needless to say the smell was not of the poorly made half-a$$ed food. When the gentleman asked how the food was, I responded kindly by nodding no, he then grumbled about peoples opinions, and different Ideas of cajun, blah blah blah. He seemed very bitter, and had no passion or thanks for even having customers. There was another table that was occupied by coffee drinkers, go figure... Needless to say I Wasted 30+ dollars on food I could have made from a box at home. In my opinion they should have stayed closed!!! I think Cajun food should stay in the south, because nobody here can seem to reproduce it!!! I Will add them to my list of places never to recommend or to return to. I hope this saves someone else their hard earned money, I wish someone would have warned me!! Thanks
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