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Celebrating Farm-Raised Catfish Industry during National Catfish Month

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 14 2019

Deanie’s Offers Special Catfish Lunch Deal throughout August

August is National Catfish Month, and Deanie’s Seafood’s Restaurants are celebrating all month long with a catfish lunch special available at all three locations. We will be offering a half Po boy or Catfish Plate with a side for $8.99 through the month of August. The special is available during lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at all three restaurants.

Recognized as one of the best seafood restaurants in New Orleans, Deanie’s Seafood is known for its classic fried catfish, a staple of our Deanie’s Giant Seafood Platter. Deanie’s Seafood has served high quality U.S. farm-raised catfish from Simmons Catfish in Yazoo City, Miss., for more than 30 years. 

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Topics: Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Louisiana Seafood Industry, Louisiana Seafood in Season, 2019

Deanie's Tapped in New Orleans's Top Picks for Best Boiled Seafood, Best Seafood Restaurants

Posted by Karen Hales on Jun 27 2019

Deanie's Earns Two Where Y'at '2019 Best of the Big Easy' Awards

Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants were recognized with two top honors in New Orleans Where Y’at Magazine’s “Best of the Big Easy 2019” Awards. Deanie’s ranked No. 1 as Best Restaurant for Boiled Seafood in New Orleans for the second-consecutive year as well as being selected by Where Y’at readers among the top three seafood restaurants in New Orleans for the sixth-consecutive year.  

In regards to Deanie's best seafood restaurant status, Where Y’at Magazine says, “Since Deanie’s has been recognized as a New Orleans favorite since 1961, you know their seafood is to die for, especially their seafood platter.”

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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, New Orleans Best Seafood (awards etc), 2019

Deanie’s Neighborhood Seafood Market

Posted by Karen Hales on Jun 26 2019

Deanie’s Seafood One of Few Markets in New Orleans with Full-Service Restaurant


Today, we’re known as one of the best places for boiled seafood and best New Orleans’s seafood restaurants, but back in 1961, Deanie’s was the first seafood market to open its doors in the quaint fishing village of Bucktown, located along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.

"This is a local hang, 100%! If you want a taste of real New Orleans, Deanie's is a spot that you need to go to."
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Deanie’s in Bucktown, located at 1713 Lake Ave. in Metairie, is one of only a handful of restaurants in the Greater New Orleans area with a seafood market adjacent to the restaurant, offering customers the opportunity to purchase the same fresh, locally sourced seafood Deanie’s uses to create their authentic New Orleans cuisine.

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Topics: Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Deanie's in Bucktown, Louisiana Seafood Industry, 2019

Chifici Family Celebrates 37 Years at Deanie's Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on May 22 2019

Building A Seafood Legacy Out of Bucktown Seafood Market with ‘Tiny Restaurant’

NEW ORLEANS—(May 22, 2019)—The Chifici Family, local owner/operators of Deanie's Seafood Restaurants, is celebrating its 37-year anniversary running New Orleans' favorite seafood restaurant, the original Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Market in Bucktown.

The Chificis have built a locally owned, family-operated business employing more than 300 New Orleanians and serving nearly 1 million visitors and locals annually. Deanie’s Seafood Proprietor Barbara A. “Mrs. Barbara” Chifici runs Deanie’s Restaurants with five of her seven children. The business now includes three locations in New Orleans, a successful catering business, plus a fresh seafood market and online seafood business, Shopdeanies.com.

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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's in the French Quarter, Deanie's Seafood Market, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Deanie's in Bucktown, 2019

Deanie's Fried Seafood Platter Offers Little Bit of Everything

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 26 2019

New Orleans Restaurant's Seafood Platter features Bounty of local seafood

Deanie’s Seafood values the traditions that started in Bucktown more than 50 years ago and carries them through all of Deanie's Seafood restaurants to this day. And nothing says classic Deanie’s quite like our Giant Fried Seafood Platter. According to Gayot, “Seafood is found all over New Orleans, but one place is synonymous with classic Southern fried seafood, and that's Deanie’s.”

The Giant Fried Seafood Platter has been around since soon after Frank and Barbara Chifici purchased the original restaurant and seafood market in 1982. Back then, it was called the Captain’s Platter.  We'll let you in on the secret to perfectly fried seafood.

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Topics: Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, 2019

Making a Traditional Louisiana Crawfish Bisque

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 17 2019

A bisque is a rich, creamy soup of French origin based on a strained broth of crustaceans such as lobster, shrimp, crab and crawfish. Crawfish bisque is a unique and traditional Louisiana dish. Unlike a French bisque, which is cream based, a Louisiana crawfish bisque is a roux-based soup (flour and butter mixture) incorporating crawfish meat, sauteed green pepper, onions, celery and garlic, and crawfish heads stuffed with crawfish dressing.

Despite its long Louisiana history, only about a dozen restaurants in New Orleans still serve crawfish bisque, according to Tom Fitzmorris, food critic and longtime host of The Food Show on WWL Radio. Today, Deanie’s Seafood’s three locations offer crawfish bisque using Deanie’s Proprietor Mrs. Barbara Chifici’s personal recipe based off the traditional River Parishes version of this soup. The restaurants also serve seafood & okra gumbo, crawfish étouffée, and a variety of seafood-focused soups du jour. We’ll walk you through how to make a New Orleans crawfish bisque.

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Topics: Louisiana Crawfish, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, New Orleans Recipes, 2019

The 2019 Pinch A Palooza Experience is Almost Here!

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 28 2019

New Orleans Bands, crawfish eating contest at crawfest 

Do you have what it takes to become the next Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Champion? Join in the 10-year-old tradition of celebrating Louisiana crawfish season with New Orleans’ favorite boiled crawfish, music, a competitive crawfish eating contest and more during Deanie’s Seafood’s Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest.

Pinch A Palooza takes place from noon to 7 p.m., Sat., April 20 at the original Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market, located at 1713 Lake Ave. at Old Hammond Highway, Metairie.  A $1 donation to The Good Shepherd School gets you in the gate for the all-day festival.

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Topics: New Orleans, Pinch A Palooza, Louisiana Crawfish, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Philanthropy, Events, New Orleans Festivals, 2019

Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen Expands Menu with Seafood Platters and More

Posted by Karen Hales on Feb 27 2019

Magazine Street restaurant offers more Deanie’s originals

Deanie's Sea Food Kitchen, 2200 Magazine St., located in Uptown New Orleans, has expanded its menu to add more of the Deanie's Seafood originals that have made the local restaurant group one of the favorite seafood restaurants in the Big Easy.

Deanie’s Kitchen patrons can now enjoy Deanie’s Seafood’s famous Giant Seafood Platter and Half Platter dinners, a bounty of softshell crab, shrimp, oysters, catfish, and crawfish balls, and more appetizers like fried artichoke hearts and fried or sauteed crab claws.

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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Deanie's Sea Food Kitchen, 2019

Deanie’s in Bucktown: Highlighting a New Orleans Original

Posted by Karen Hales on Feb 21 2019

A Look Back at the First Deanie’s Seafood Location in Bucktown


A New Orleans institution for more than 55 years, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, is the original location of one of New Orleans’ favorite seafood enterprises. Family-owned and -operated, Deanie’s Seafood is an authentic “scratch house” — everything is made in-house using original recipes, local ingredients and Louisiana seafood from Deanie’s Seafood Market, which is adjacent to the Lake Avenue restaurant.

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Topics: Louisiana Crawfish, Deanie's Seafood Market, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Deanie's in Bucktown, Louisiana Seafood Industry, 2019

A New Year Message from Deanie's Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on Jan 11 2019

As we enter 2019, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants would like to extend our hopes for a happy new year and our vision for continued success as one of the best seafood restaurants in New Orleans. We are honored to share the authentic flavors of one of the culinary capitals of the world with more than a million patrons each year!

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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, 2019

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