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Great New Orleans Lunch Spots

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 10 2017

Wherever you go, you're only blocks away from a delicious meal 

Sometimes closing a deal and entertaining clients means digging in to a great meal. Whether you’re grabbing a Po’ boy to eat at your desk or enjoying a classic three-martini luncheon before rolling back in to the office, there’s something for everyone when it comes to lunch in New Orleans.

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Topics: Deanie's Seafood, nola dining, great new orleans lunch spots,, best restaurants for lunch, lunch in new orleans, lunch specials

Deanie’s Recognized Among Best New Orleans Restaurants

Posted by Karen Hales on Jul 06 2017

Deanie's Ranks in Where Y'at's Best Seafood Restaurant, Best Restaurant for Boiled Seafood categories

NEW ORLEANS--Deanie’s Seafood has been recognized among the best New Orleans restaurants in a local readers survey by Where Y’at Magazine. Respondents participating in Where Y'at’s “Best of the Big Easy” ranked Deanie’s No. 2 Best Seafood Restaurant in New Orleans and No. 1 Best Restaurant for Boiled Seafood.

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Topics: New Orleans best seafood restaurant, best seafood in new orleans

Deanie’s in Bucktown offers Happy Hour Specials

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 25 2017

Half priced drinks and appetizers during happy hour Monday - Friday

METAIRIE, LA. — Deanie’s Seafood in Bucktown is now featuring a Half Price Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Join us at our Bucktown location, 1713 Lake Ave. in Metairie, for 1/2 price appetizers, draft beer, house wines by the glass and mixed drinks (well brand), available in the restaurant and bar.  Enjoy appetizers such as New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp, fried or broiled crab claws, artichoke hearts, stuffed mushrooms, onion rings, calamari, fried crawfish tails and stuffed artichoke—all half off! 

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Topics: New Orleans, Bucktown, Deanie's Seafood, Deanie's in Bucktown, happy hour, happy hour new orleans, half price appetizers, new orleans happy hour

Celebrating Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 10 2017

Springtime is the heart of crawfish season, and the perfect time to celebrate Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month! Join our annual crawfish festival—Pinch A Palooza—on April 23, and in the meantime learn more about the history of crawfish, our most endearing state symbol.

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Topics: crawfish season, Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, history of Louisiana crawfish, crawfish festival

'Dine Out at Deanie's' Dishes up Proceeds for Local Schools

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 28 2017

Deanie's in Bucktown Donates Portion of Sales to Support Schools

METAIRIE, LA.—Deanie’s Seafood in Bucktown has launched a new community-giving program, Dine Out at Deanie’s, to support local schools in the Metairie community. Under the Dine Out at Deanie’s initiative, Deanie’s is donating a portion of the purchase price of orders at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant and Deanie’s Seafood Market made on Dine Out day by supporters of the school for the week.

Dine Out at Deanie's is valid for purchases at Deanie's Bucktown location, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie,  including dine in and takeout orders at the restaurant and purchases at Deanie's Seafood Market. Dine Outs have been scheduled for Brother Martin High School (March 13), Archbishop Rummel High School (March 20), St. Catherine of Siena School (March 27), Mt. Carmel Academy (April 3), St. Pius X Catholic School (April 10), Archbishop Chapelle High School (April 24) and St. Mary Magdalen School (May 1), and St. Mary's Dominican High School (May 8).

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Topics: philanthropy, deanies seafood bucktown, support local school, Dine Out at Deanies, community giving

Announcing Pinch A Palooza Festival 2017 Lineup

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 16 2017

Flow Tribe headlines, Amanda Shaw, Rockin’ Dopsie, Vince Vance & The Valiants, The Sheik with Resurrection on deck

METAIRIE, LA. —(March 16, 2017)—Just in time for Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant presents its 8th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest on Sun., April 23 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market in Bucktown. Pinch A Palooza 2017 will feature performances by seven bands—including Flow Tribe, Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys, Vince Vance & The Valiants and Rockin’ Dopsie & The Zydeco Twisters—and the 8th-annual Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest. This year’s event also will introduce the Pinch A Palooza Kids Crawfish Eating Contest for crawfish lovers age 6 to 12 to compete for the title of Pinch A Palooza 2017 Junior Crawfish Eating Champion.

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, crawfish season, New Orleans festival season

Louisiana Blue Crab Ban has Crabbers, Restaurants Feeling Blue

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 02 2017

Deanie’s is serving gulf crab through temporary season closure

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has instituted a 30-day ban on commercial crabbing due to a decline in the Louisiana blue crab population from overfishing. A year-round ban also began Jan. 1 on commercial harvest of immature female blue crabs, except for those being held for processing of soft shell crabs.

The 30-day ban on commercial crabbing in Louisiana waters runs from Feb. 20 to March 22 and will be imposed annually for three years, ending in 2019.

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Topics: wild louisiana seafood, wild domestic seafood, Louisiana blue crab, crab season

How to Peel and Eat Louisiana Crawfish

Posted by Karen Hales on Feb 21 2017

It's Crawfish season in Louisiana 

Here at Deanie’s Seafood, we’ve been eating Cajun crawfish for over 50 years. The history of Louisiana crawfish is an important part of our culture, and something that we proudly treasure. With Mardi Gras in full swing, there are crawfish boils to be found in practically every neighborhood, as well as every seafood restaurant!  When peeling crawfish is something you learn from an early age, sometimes it’s hard to remember that there’s a trick to eating them. 

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, crawfish, crawfish season, Mardi Gras, Cajun crawfish, how to eat Cajun crawfish, Wild Louisiana crawfish, how to peel crawfish, louisiana crawfish

Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant unveils expanded menu

Posted by Karen Hales on Feb 17 2017

Menu features updated classics, more sampling options

A powerhouse in fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood offerings with two restaurants in New Orleans and a brick-and-mortar and online seafood market, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants have expanded their restaurant menus to provide a wider variety of options to sample fresh wild Louisiana seafood.

Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant and Market in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, also has expanded its hours and now is open seven days per week. (The restaurant had been closed Mondays since Hurricane Katrina.) The Bucktown restaurant also has added a weekday happy hour (Monday through Thursday) from 4-7 p.m., offering half-price appetizers, house wines, draft beers and mixed drinks. Happy Hour will be extended to Friday after the end of Lent.

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Topics: wild louisiana seafood, best seafood in new orleans

Enjoy Crawfish Season, It's Good for your Health!

Posted by Karen Hales on Feb 16 2017

Crawfish Have Health Benefits  

It’s crawfish season in Louisiana, which means it’s time for the traditional crawfish boil. Besides being great to eat, Louisiana’s favorite crustacean and a staple of Southern cuisine, there are some impressive health benefits of crawfish. Low in calories, Louisiana Wild crawfish are a low-fat source of protein, essential vitamins and minerals, and they have nearly half the calories of roasted, skinless chicken breast.

Crawfish look like tiny lobsters and are typically between 3 inches and 6 inches long. Crawfish inhabit freshwater lakes and streams, and the presence of crawfish indicate that the waters they are in are relatively clean, since they rarely live in waters that are polluted.

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood, crawfish season, Cajun crawfish, nutrition, best place to eat boiled crawfish, boiled crawfish, crawfish eating contest, crawfish health benefits, Wild Louisiana crawfish, health benefits of seafood


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Recognized for serving the best seafood in New Orleans at its restaurants and seafood market, Deanie's Seafood is a favorite place for fresh Wild Louisiana seafood prepared in our signature Creole seasonings.

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