Due to a very high Mississippi River, the Bonnet Carre spillway had to be opened twice (https://www.nola.com/news/environment/article_f4d09914-ac8b-11e9-a00b-5bcc594363a3.html). It was necessary to keep New Orleans from flooding, but all of that fresh water being diverted into the saltwater marshes surrounding the city was a disaster for the seafood industry. Especially oysters. They can’t run away. And underwater, no one can hear you scream as you DIE! A lot of restaurants aren’t even serving them now as the industry tries to rebound.
But Drago’s has them! We decided on:
A lot of the dinners are served with corn “maque choux”. It’s like a seasoned corn stew, with a light, tomatoey flavor. Very good side dish!
The Boudin Stuffed Shrimp was essentially a bed of boudin (rice and pork sausage, out of the skin) in a yummy sauce with some huge grilled shrimp on top. One thing to remember is that I’m a pig. That being said, to me, this should be an appetizer. If I ordered it as an entrée I’d leave hungry, but a normal person probably wouldn’t. It’s very good.
The Seafood Pasta was loaded with parmesan cheese and fantastic.
Finally, I loved the Drago’s Mixed Grill. A half lobster, petite filet and blackened shrimp. I especially enjoyed the steak. I’m not sure what they seasoned it with but it wasn’t just salt and pepper. In fact, everything we had was seasoned unbelievably well.
Oh, also, I’ve got to apologize for my menu pics. I hate laminated menus where no matter how you hold them you get a glare that obscures some menu items.
I was going to try their crème brulee for dessert, but a friend told me about a fantastic frozen yogurt place just a few blocks away, called Todd’s, so we headed there for dessert. Report to follow!
Great place. I highly recommend it!
3232 N. Arnoult Rd., Metairie, LA 70002 Ph: 504-888-9254