Besides being a sit down restaurant, this place is also a seafood market. You can stop in and grab fresh or boiled seafood to go. In fact, we’re just getting into crawfish season down here. A couple at the table next to us ordered a big platter of boiled crawfish, and they looked delicious! I had to try them. I asked the waitress if I could have just ONE boiled crawfish to sample. She said, “Sure”! She brought me a little sample of five.
Delicious! Hot and well seasoned. They were $4.35 a pound to go, which is about the normal price this early in the season. I fully intended to get a few pounds to take home. I also intended to try the bread pudding for dessert. Neither happened. I ate like a pig and couldn’t imagine putting anything else in my stomach!
We decided on fried clams, fried pickles, shrimp potato salad, the Jumbo Butterflied Shrimp Platter, and a half oyster po-boy with a bowl of seafood gumbo.
You get a little salad with their platters. It’s what you’d expect in a place where no one comes for the side salads! Good enough to get the job done.
I don’t like fried pickles. I see no point in fried pickles. My dining partner likes them though. I tried one. Yeah, about what I expected. It’s a fried pickle! She enjoyed them.
I do love fried clams. Have loved them since I was a kid. They’re about the same everywhere you go. I don’t think there’s anywhere in the New Orleans area that takes fresh clams and breads and fries them. But one thing I hate is when you order them and get a bunch of small ones. Like fried clam crumbs. These were all a nice size. Very good.
The butterflied shrimp platter was great! Huge shrimp, and a lot of them.
I love the half po-boy and side deal. I got a half oyster po-boy with a cup of seafood gumbo. The sandwich was really good. The French bread was very fresh, and the oysters were a nice size, and fried nice and crisp. And even though they call it a cup, the gumbo comes in more like a little bowl. It was delicious.
And last, but not least, the shrimp potato salad. Fantastic. Only other place I can think of that does that is Dimartino’s. I love it. I actually got it to put in my gumbo! If you never tried that you don’t know what you’re missing!
Great place. I recommend it!
7742 LA-23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037 Ph: 504-393-7303