Our Story

The Rum House is a one-of-a-kind joint inspired by the islands – the sights, the sounds, and most importantly, the flavor! Our menu features Caribbean-inspired tacos, island blends, and an incredible rum bar highlighted by an enormous selection of fine rum and boat drinks to quench your thirst. Leave your worries at the door and soak in the carefree atmosphere. Eat a few tacos, drink some rum, and free your inner beach bum!

I was overcome by a feeling the first time I heard a Bob Marley song. It was a feeling that everything was right in the world, my troubles melted away.  I was on the beach with some friends and right then at that moment in time, boat drink in hand, wind at my back, vast ocean in front of me, I didn’t have a care in the world. Life was good.

I wanted the feeling to last forever but, as we all know, those are the moments that make the rest of life worth it. That’s what makes those times so special. That fleeting moment did, however, spark an idea that would eventually lead to what the Rum House is today. An escape from the day-to-day hustle of city life, the grind of school or work, and even the stress that comes with raising a family. A place where you can break bread, sip drinks, and make memories with your friends and family.

Along the way I have partnered with two people, Kelly and Terri, who share my passion for making this dream a reality. After reading my hair-brained business plan, Kelly uttered three simple words: “Let’s do this!” After finding the vacant corner building on Magazine Street in New Orleans, our flagship restaurant opened in 2009. In 2010, we joined forces with Chef Terri Savioe, a graduate of Johnson & Wales culinary school and trained chef who took the menu I daydreamed up in college and developed it into what it is now. The rest, as they say, is history.

In addition to both Rum House Restaurants we also operate Highlights Catering which offers full service catering.