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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

New Orleans’ Favorite Crawfish Festival Returns for 10th year

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 01 2019

Pinch A Palooza Festival 2019 - April 20 in Bucktown

New Orleans’ favorite family seafood restaurant will be firing up the boil pots for its 10th-annual neighborhood crawfish festival, Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest, noon to 7 p.m., Sun., April 20 in Bucktown. Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant in Bucktown—the original location of the well-known seafood restaurant with three locations in and around New Orleans—will continue the tradition of celebrating the Bucktown community and delicious local crawfish with a day of live music and entertainment, a Crawfish Eating Contest, and plenty of crawfish specialties and libations. Actor and comedian Johnny Rock will emcee Pinch A Palooza.

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Topics: New Orleans, Pinch A Palooza, Louisiana Crawfish, Deanie's Seafood Market, Philanthropy, Deanie's in Bucktown, Events, New Orleans Festivals

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

It’s Crawfish Season at Deanie’s Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on Jan 22 2019

Enjoy best crawfish in New Orleans 

It's Mardi Gras season 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 fat and even Keto-friendly, plus they are an important commodity for Louisiana's seafood industry.

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

Reserve your prepared turkeys, roasts and sides for Christmas

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Dec 06 2018

Order your Holiday Meal from Deanie's Holiday Take-Home Menu

The holidays are all about family, friends, and of course… food! There are so many preparations that need to be made, whether you’re feeding a crowd or arriving as a guest to the holiday table. Check one item off your list by letting Deanie’s Seafood handle some (or all!) of your Christmas menu items.

Our Holiday Take Home Menu features Deanie’s treasured family recipes prepared with all fresh ingredients, ready to serve for your Christmas dinner, party, or gathering. Orders can be placed online or by calling Deanie’s Seafood Market in Bucktown at 504-835-4638.

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Topics: Holidays, Deanie's in Bucktown, Online Seafood Market

It’s Crawfish Season at Deanie’s in Bucktown!

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Feb 22 2018

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. 

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

Best Happy Hour in NOLA at Deanie's in Bucktown!

Posted by Karen Hales on Oct 12 2017

Half priced drinks and appetizers during WEEKDAY HAPPY HOUR

METAIRIE, LA. —At Deanie’s Seafood in Bucktown, happy hour has never sounded so good. Join us Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. at our Lake Avenue location in Metairie for a happy hour you can't resist. Join us for 1/2 price appetizers, draft beer, house wines by the glass and mixed drinks (well brand), available in the restaurant and bar.  Fill up on our ½ price appetizers such as our famous fried onions rings, fried artichoke hearts, stuffed artichoke and Trio of Soups - crawfish bisque, seafood gumbo, soup of the day. Since October is National Seafood month, you’re in for a treat. Try our popular New Orleans BBQ Shrimp, fried or sauteed crab claws, Deanie’s original crabmeat or crawfish nachos, stuffed artichoke, stuffed mushrooms, crispy calamari, and mouth watering fried crawfish tails.

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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's in Bucktown, Events

Dine Out at Deanie's Bucktown Returns to Support Local Schools

Posted by Karen Hales on Sep 08 2017

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

Just as the kids return "Back to School," Deanie’s Seafood in Bucktown has released dates for the new season of its 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. School boosters need to mention the school name when ordering for Deanie's to contribute toward the school's programs. Beginning Mon., Sept. 18, Dine Outs have been scheduled every Monday for the following schools: Archbishop Chapelle High School, St. Mary Magdalen School , Archbishop Rummel High School, St. Catherine of Siena School, Brother Martin High School , Mt. Carmel Academy, Good Shepherd School, and St. Mary's Dominican High School, respectively.


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Topics: Family Friendly Restaurants, Philanthropy, Deanie's in Bucktown, Events

Shop Deanie’s Seafood Market for Louisiana Seafood

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Aug 24 2017

Freshest and Best Seafood in New Orleans at markets 

As seafood lovers become more committed to eating local, consumers are realizing to get the best and freshest product, your local seafood market is where it’s at. Whether you’re planning to cook shrimp at home, attempting to grill a whole fish, or hosting a big seafood boil for friends and family during the holiday season, you’ll find top quality seafood by buying locally.

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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's Seafood Market, Louisiana Seafood, Deanie's in Bucktown

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, Deanie's in Bucktown

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