Vera’s Seafood, Slidell, LA Report #269

This place has been in business a long time.   It opened in 1952, and was built on wooden pilings over the water on Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell, Louisiana.  Hurricane Katrina destroyed the place, so they moved to this inshore location in a strip mall.

Being in a strip mall, it doesn’t look very appealing from the outside.  But inside it looks pretty nice!  I love the way it’s decorated.  We decided on:

We also ordered the king cake bread pudding from the specials menu.

And the food!

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The side salad is a nice size.  They make their own blue cheese dressing, which was very good.

The gumbo was ok.  It had a nice color to it and enough ingredients, but kind of tomatoey taste, even though I didn’t see any tomatoes in it.  Maybe they used tomato paste or sauce.  In my opinion tomatoes should come no where near gumbo!

The Pick Three Sampler was fantastic!  We choose the Spicy Chicken Wings, Shrimp Cocktail and Crabmeat Au Gratin.  You could make a meal of this!  Everything was great.

My dining partner had the Creole Monica.  Angel hair pasta with a Creole cream sauce.  She chose crawfish in it, and wanted to add fried shrimp on top.  They let you do that for $1 per shrimp.  She got three.  She really enjoyed the dish.

Thank God I had the sense to order HALF a poboy!  Fried crawfish.  It was loaded with crawfish.  Very good sandwich.

The King Cake Bread Pudding comes complete with a king cake baby!  I’m not a big fan of fruit, like raisins in bread pudding.  Besides raisins, this one had pineapple in it.  It was pretty good.

The only thing I could complain about was our service.  And I say “our” because the waitress serving the table next to ours did a fantastic job!  She was really attentive and enthusiastic.  Our waitress, not so much.

Great food!  If you’re in Slidell and craving seafood, it’s a nice place to stop.

2020 Gause Blvd W, Slidell, LA  70460  Ph: 985-690-9814

Blaine 2-15-2020

One thought on “Vera’s Seafood, Slidell, LA Report #269

  1. I agree, tomatoes are not typical ingredients in gumbo. I dated a guy from Louisiana whose family was originally from Baton Rouge, I think. The mom would order the ingredients from LA (file and boudin sausage) whenever she made gumbo. Also made etouffee and jambalaya. So delicious!

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