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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)

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."
Customer Review, Google My Business

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

Why Locals Love Local Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on Jun 21 2019

What makes Louisiana seafood so important to New Orleans


Anyone who has grown up in Louisiana can tell you that locals do not just love seafood, we love local seafood. Seafood has always been an important aspect of Louisiana's heritage, and it is commonly found on the table in local households. The abundance of high quality seafood in the area is a huge part of the fascination with New Orleans cuisine.

Not only do Louisiana locals care about where the seafood on their plate comes from, so do consumers nationally. According to Foodable, a restaurant and hospitality-focused digital network, "seafood consumption" has seen a 49.2% increase in online mentions year over year, and consumers want to know where their seafood is sourced.

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Sustainable Seafood, Seafood Health Benefits, Louisiana Seafood Industry, Louisiana Seafood in Season

Easy Gulf Shrimp Recipes for Summer

Posted by Karen Hales on May 30 2019

Easy Shrimp Recipes for Shrimp Season  

One of our Louisiana seafood favorites in season during the summer months is deliciously fresh Gulf Shrimp! Luckily we’re at the beginning of shrimp season right now, so they’re both readily available and at the peak of freshness and flavor. Shrimp are easy to find at seafood markets, grocery stores, and by ordering from Deanie's market online. Perfect for your backyard summer barbecue party or Fourth of July celebration, these easy shrimp recipes are sure to please your friends and family all summer long!

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

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

An Iconic Recipe: New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp

Posted by Karen Hales on May 16 2019

Featuring Head-on Shrimp in a Savory Blend of Butter, Lemon, Garlic and Herbs

New Orleans always does things a little differently. Even the “barbeque” in the city’s famed New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp bears only a slight resemblance to traditional barbeque found in any other part of the country.

New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp is a local favorite—Juicy, bright and spicy head-on Gulf shrimp smothered in a deep, savory delicious blend of butter, lemon, garlic and herbs & spices. Served with a crusty baguette, a bib and plenty of napkins, our BBQ Shrimp has more than enough fresh flavor to satisfy any seafood lover.

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Gulf Shrimp, New Orleans Recipes, Online Seafood Market

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

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

Expert Tips: How to Throw a Crawfish Boil

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 12 2019

In case you are thinking about having a spring crawfish boil, like we do here in New Orleans, we thought we’d ask the experts at Deanie’s Seafood Market for tips to be sure your boil is a success.

Louis Graff, a boiler at Deanie’s Seafood Market in Bucktown, is the perfect go-to person. Deanie’s Seafood Market sells thousands of pounds of boiled and live Louisiana crawfish this time of year. They also ship live and boiled crawfish throughout the United States from their online market, Shopdeanies.com.

Read on to find out how the locals do it.

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Topics: Louisiana Crawfish, Louisiana Seafood in Season

Pinch A Palooza Rescheduled to Saturday, April 20

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 07 2019

THE TOPCATS, RYAN FORET & FORET TRADITION, VINCE VANCE & THE VALIANTS, THE 689 SWAMPERS

 Revel in hot boiled Louisiana crawfish and cool local music at New Orleans’s favorite family-friendly crawfish and music festival. Deanie’s Seafood’s 10th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest takes place noon to 7 p.m., Sat., April 20 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Market in Bucktown.

From a crawfish eating contest to music to crawfish races, the crawfest is packed with fun for all ages. A $1 donation to beneficiary The Good Shepherd School is the cost of admission.

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, Events, New Orleans Festivals

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