Our Story

The McGuinness family opened Charlie's Creole Kitchen aka Dodies in 1989. Charlies Creole Kitchen blends Creole & New Orleans cooking perfectly. Our recipes are made from scratch and come from family recipes that Aunt Lou-Lou, Aunt Daisy, Aunt Susan, and Mireille Lanusse McGuinness crafted over the years. Our chef has been preparing these delicious meals for over 30 years. You don't have to go to New Orleans to get authentic Creole cooking.

"You can live in any city in America, but New Orleans is the only city that lives in you."- Chris Rose


Our chef, Mauricio, has been in the kitchen since 1989 whipping up our authentic Creole Food. Pleasing the pallets of Dallas. Mauricio says you don't have to go to New Orleans to enjoy classic Creole cuisine.