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It’s Crawfish Season at Deanie’s Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on Jan 22 2019

Enjoy best crawfish in New Orleans 

Spring is a time when we can start to enjoy the weather, get outside with friends, family, and neighbors, and celebrate life! One of our favorite ways to do that is with a crawfish boil, and thankfully the highly anticipated crawfish season in New Orleans has officially begun. Besides being absolutely delicious, there are so many reasons to eat crawfish.  They are low carb, nutritious, low and even Keto-friendly, plus they are an important commodity for Louisiana's seafood industry.

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood in Season, Deanie's in Bucktown, Deanie's Seafood Market, Louisiana Crawfish

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: Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, New Orleans

USDA Dietary Guidelines Recommend Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on Dec 13 2018

Dietary Guidelines show that seafood leads to a healthy diet

Now that you’re almost done with the holiday season, or “Season of Indulgence,” it’s a good time to consider resolutions to start off a healthier new year. Incorporating seafood into your diet is a great way to slim down and add important nutrients and healthy fats into your diet.

The USDA’s Dietary guidelines recommend that Americans eat at least eight ounces of seafood per week; however, currently, only one in 10 Americans eat seafood at least twice a week. 

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Topics: Seafood Health Benefits, Louisiana Seafood Industry, Domestic Fish

Deanie's Offers Special Holiday Gift Card Promotion

Posted by Karen Hales on Dec 12 2018

earn a $25 Gift Certificate with $100 Gift Card Purchase

Share a Taste of Deanie’s Seafood with Special Holiday Gift Card Promotion, available now through Dec. 31! Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants & Seafood Market are offering a $25 gift certificate with the purchase of $100 in Deanie’s gift cards.

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Topics: Holidays, Louisiana Seafood

Candyland Christmas Kicks Off with a Bang!

Posted by Karen Hales on Dec 11 2018

Enjoy a Holiday Tradition in the French Quarter with Candyland Christmas

Deanie’s Candyland Christmas started last Saturday with much joy and merriment had by all who attended. Vince Vance had the whole room cheerful atmosphere while the kids got to take photos with Santa and enjoy a delicious breakfast meal. There ares still two more dates coming up this weekend for more fun for the whole family!

All of the events are held at the Deanie’s location on 841 Iberville St. in the French Quarter. Guests can enjoy a wide range of holiday themed activities including holiday crafts, face painting, breakfast and photos with Santa, and plenty of dancing and sing-along to Vince Vance and the Valianettes.

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

Enjoying a New Orleans-style Christmas: food, family & fun!

Posted by Karen Hales on Nov 26 2018

New Orleans is best place for Christmas activities and gifts

Christmas in New Orleans is truly the best way to celebrate the holidays! All around town, there are extravagant decorations, one-of-a-kind events, and wonderful lighting displays bound to get you in the Christmas spirit.  Deanie’s Seafood is Holiday Central, from a New Orleans-style holiday family program in the French Quarter for you and the kids, to gift cards for fresh Louisiana seafood from our market or shipped from, to Pictures with Santa, to prepared holiday entrees, sides, casseroles and desserts for your Thanksgiving or Christmas table.

We’re highlighting our top picks for ringing in holiday cheer, as well as a few unique and locally-sourced gift ideas.

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Topics: Candyland Christmas, Events, Kids Events, Online Seafood Market, Holidays, Family Friendly Restaurants

Serving Authentic Wild Louisiana Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on Nov 20 2018

Why we serve Certified Authentic Wild Louisiana Seafood

Louisiana is known for our delicious seafood, but where does it all come from? One way to be sure of the quality of your seafood dish is to check to see if the product you are buying or menu you’ve selected it from has the Authentic Louisiana Certified Wild Seafood Logo. Restaurants, grocers and seafood markets displaying this logo are guaranteed to have the best quality wild seafood Louisiana straight from the Gulf Coast.

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood Industry, Seafood Health Benefits, Sustainable Seafood, Louisiana Seafood, Domestic Fish

Take Back Your Thanksgiving Holiday - Leave the Cooking to us

Posted by Karen Hales on Nov 16 2018

Offering traditional made-from-scratch holiday take-home menu

Imagine if you could still have all the traditional Thanksgiving recipes you love without having to put in all that work. The average American spends 15 hours preparing a Thanksgiving meal from scratch. Heating up the oven is a lot easier than starting from scratch: Take back your Thanksgiving holiday and leave the cooking to Deanie’s Seafood, where you can order a classic prepared Thanksgiving meal, and all you need to do is heat and serve!

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Topics: Online Seafood Market, Holidays

Celebrate the Holidays with Deanie’s Candyland Christmas Featuring Vince Vance

Posted by Karen Hales on Oct 19 2018

Deanie’s in the French Quarter offers Breakfast with Santa & Holiday Kids Show

Join Deanie’s Seafood to celebrate the holiday season in the French Quarter with a fun-filled holiday program both kids and adults will enjoy. Deanie’s Candyland Christmas featuring Vince Vance will be offered December 8, 9, 15 & 16 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant, 841 Iberville St.

This New Orlean’s style holiday celebration includes a buffet breakfast, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, memorable arts & crafts for the kids, an interactive holiday performance by Vince Vance and the Valianettes, and a dance train to Candyland station.

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

Hard Shell and Soft Shell Crabs

Posted by Karen Hales on Oct 17 2018

Differences between hard shell crabs and soft shell crabs

Looking from the outside, it can be hard to believe that soft shell crabs are the same species as hard shell crabs. Soft shell crabs are in fact blue crabs that have shed their hardened exterior shell. Hard and soft shell crabs are cooked in very different ways causing them to be a part of a diverse range of dishes, due mostly to the difference in their outer shell.

We'll share the best ways to eat and prepare both hard shell and soft shell crabs.

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood in Season, Louisiana Blue Crab, Louisiana Seafood


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