Deanie’s Seafood, Metairie, LA Report #427

This place is pretty famous. So famous, as you can see in my pictures above, even Santa Claus eats here! He looks pretty stuffed. Probably slammed down about 10 bowls of gumbo to knock that North Pole chill off of him.

Deanie’s has been serving seafood to the folks in the New Orleans area for over 50 years. There are three locations now. This one in Bucktown, which is the original, one in the French Quarter, and another in uptown New Orleans. Looks like their sign on the front of the building took a little damage from Hurricane Ida. Other than that everything looks fine.

We decided on:

+++++++++++++++ THE FOOD +++++++++++++++

Crabby Chips
Seafood Gumbo and Crawfish Etouffee
Stuffed Shrimp with Dirty Rice
Fried Catfish Poboy

Down here if you’re boiling seafood it’s a regular practice to boil small, red potatoes in the pot to serve as a side. They pick up all the great seasonings from the highly seasoned water you’re boiling your crawfish, crabs or shrimp in.

Here, instead of giving you some bread before your meal, they give you some of those potatoes! Hot with plenty of butter. I cut some in half and slathered butter on them like little baked potatoes. That made me happy. I smiled.

For an appetizer we ordered the Crabby Chips. Kind of like deconstructed crab nachos with potato chips instead of tortilla chips. Plenty of crab meat in a creamy cheese sauce served with house fried chips, sour cream and pickled jalapeños. This dish definitely gets a thumbs up.

The seafood gumbo and crawfish etoufee were very good.

My dining partner had the stuffed shrimp and dirty rice. She loved them. They were so big she could only eat three. And she’s told me my homemade dirty rice is so fantastic no other can compare, but this one was pretty good!

I had the catfish poboy. It was LOADED with perfectly seasoned, delicious fried catfish! The only complaint I have is the bread was too soft. French bread needs to be crusty. Toasting it a little would have made a big difference.

I wanted to try their bread pudding but I couldn’t fit one more crumb of anything in my stomach!

Great lunch. I recommend this place!

1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, LA 70005 Ph: 504-831-4141

Blaine 11-13-2021


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