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A New Year Message From Deanie's Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on Jan 08 2020

At the close of another year and the beginning of a new decade, the Deanie’s Seafood family reflects on how much we value your association with our restaurants and our gratitude for your ongoing patronage and confidence. 
We’ve come a long way, from our beginnings as a neighborhood seafood market in the quaint fishing village of Bucktown now on the cusp of its 60th anniversary to operating three restaurants serving New Orleanians and visitors from around the world.
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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Holidays

Private Party Venues, Custom Menus to Please Any Palate

Posted by Karen Hales on Oct 03 2019

Bring your holiday party to Deanie’s Seafood to create an unforgettable celebration!

With the fall season upon us the holidays are right around the corner, and Deanie’s Seafood offers three intimate party venues to create a special celebration for your guests. From a French Quarter courtyard to contemporary Uptown restaurant and balcony to traditional family restaurant, New Orleans’ favorite seafood restaurant welcomes guests for holiday celebrations, business lunches or any other special occasion.

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Topics: Private Parties, Private Venues

Join us for Breakfast with Santa at Deanie's Seafood's Candyland Christmas with Vince Vance in the Quarter

Posted by Karen Hales on Sep 18 2019

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Celebrate the holidays New Orleans style with a fun family program over four dates at Deanie's Seafood Restaurant in the French Quarter. Deanie’s Candyland Christmas featuring Vince Vance is back for the sixth year over four dates in December. Enjoy a buffet breakfast with Santa, then join in a holiday sing-along and performance by the always entertaining Vince Vance & the Valianettes.

Tickets to Candyland Christmas are now on sale for December 7-8 and  14-15 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant in the French Quarter, 841 Iberville St. The interactive holiday program includes a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, memorable arts & crafts for the kids, and a lively performance by the Pied Piper of Christmas New Orleans style, Vince Vance. The party ends with a dance train to Candyland station.  Conveniently located a block off of Canal Street with ample parking nearby, you can delight the kids with beautiful holiday displays nearby at the shops along Canal and grand hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton and Hotel Monteleone. 

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Topics: Deanie's in the French Quarter, Family Friendly Restaurants, Holidays, Candyland Christmas, Events, Holidays New Orleans Style

How to Choose and Fry Farm-Raised Catfish Like a Pro

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 26 2019

Deanie’s Shows you how to Prepare and Fry up the Perfect Catch

Trying to cook the perfect fish dish? Farm-raised catfish is an affordable fish that can easily be incorporated into a wide variety of dishes that can please any palette. Catfish can be used in most any recipe calling for whitefish such as tilapia, haddock or cod. With its mild flavor, catfish can take the place of chicken in just about any recipe. In addition to the wide variety of ways to cook catfish, there are just as many healthy aspects of this fresh fish.

According to the LiveStrong Foundation, a 3-ounce serving of plain, cooked catfish contains 122 calories, 55 of which are contributed by fat. Low in cholesterol, catfish is an excellent source of protein and heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty acids and contains 100% of the daily requirement of vitamin B12.

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Topics: Domestic Fish, Louisiana Seafood, New Orleans Recipes, Louisiana Seafood in Season, 2019

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

What Makes U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Such a Great Catch

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 13 2019

Learn About High Quality Catfish

As Mark Twain once said, “The catfish is plenty good enough fish for anyone.” Farm-raised catfish is one of the most affordable, environmentally sustainable sources of high-quality protein available to American consumers today. U.S. farm-raised catfish has been one of the top 10 most-consumed seafoods in the United States for the past 20 years.

Catfish is by far the widest produced freshwater fish in the country, and farm-raised catfish is the largest aquaculture in the United States. Ninety-four percent of all U.S. farm-raised catfish is raised in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, and catfish contributes about $4 billion per year to each of the state's economies.

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Sustainable Seafood, Louisiana Seafood Industry, Louisiana Seafood in Season, 2019

August is National Catfish Month

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 02 2019

Farm-Raised Catfish is a Staple Among Seafood in Louisiana

Sandwiched between the Fourth of July and Labor Day is one of our favorite mouth-watering holidays, National Catfish Month, celebrated each year through the month of August since 1984. The catfish is king in terms of Louisiana seafood, and it’s a beloved catch celebrated in multiple regional festivals and menu items alike. But why should you eat Louisiana catfish this month?

Farm-raised catfish is a staple of home cooks around Louisiana, and we can understand why. It’s super affordable, easy to prepare, and absolutely delicious whether broiled, pan seared, or especially fried. White, flaky, and tender, the catfish lends itself to a variety of different recipes, both decadent and healthy. A bottom-dwelling fish, catfish has whisker-like barbels around the mouth, hence the name.

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, New Orleans Recipes, Seafood Health Benefits, Online Seafood Market, Louisiana Seafood in Season, 2019

Louisiana Locals Love Gulf Shrimp

Posted by Karen Hales on Jul 23 2019

Deanie’s Tells the Tail of Four Types of Gulf Shrimp

Unlike other seafood, not all shrimp are created equal. There are almost as many different species of shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico as there are ways to cook shrimp. You can find brown, white, and pink shrimp in Louisiana waters for grilling, boiling, or frying and seabob shrimp, which is especially good for marinating. These species of shrimp —collectively known as "Gulf Shrimp’"—come almost exclusively from the Gulf of Mexico with 97 percent of domestic shrimp harvested in the United States coming from the Gulf.

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Topics: New Orleans, Louisiana Seafood, Gulf Shrimp, Louisiana Seafood in Season, 2019

Tips for Summer BBQ Season: Grilling the Perfect Shrimp

Posted by Karen Hales on Jul 03 2019

Add Gulf Shrimp for a Tasty, Healthy Twist to Your Summer Cookout

Push the burgers and ribs aside and make room for something special. We’re offering tips for summer BBQ Season, Deanie’s-style: Grilling the Perfect Shrimp. 

The Fourth of July marks the beginning of summer cookouts. This year, resolve to add a tasty, healthy twist that will wow your family and friends while showing off your culinary chops with a Louisiana flair. Fresh and nutritious Louisiana shrimp is available year-round; however, the special flavor of shrimp barbecued on your outdoor grill can only be enjoyed in the more temperate months.

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Topics: Deanie's Seafood Market, Gulf Shrimp, 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


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