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Deanie's Seafood

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1713 Lake Ave, Metairie, LA 70005-1313
+1 504-835-4638
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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849 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the oysters on the half shell to fried crab claws to the seafood platter, you will find authentic New Orleans seafood. portion are generous! Don't be afraid to share. They are great to please customers. They will tailor certain dishes to your taste. The crab au gratin is divine. Service, price, and menu make this a top spot in... More 

Thank Gran7
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. This is my first visit at this location. Friendly service, great food and nice atmosphere! We split a platter and it was still a lot of good food. The price is very reasonable for the amount of food. We highly recommend this location. We didn't have to wait in line. Gumbo was good too!

Thank Patricia M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was slow, food orders inaccurate and food preparation quality low. In a party of 10, only 2 persons in the party was satisfied with the meal. The Gumbo appetizer was delicious, but the fried crab claws were not seasoned well. One person in the party had flounder and it was overcooked. The restaurant overall was not very clean and... More 

Thank Tim D
Covington, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This retaurant was referred to us by our hotel staff. My husband and I shared a seafood combination plate. It was interesting that the appetizer was small boiled potatoes. Our seafood combination plate was average. Our waiter was very nice and accomidating. The gumbo was bland.

Thank Lisa J
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oysters on the half shell the best i have ever had. The catfish basket,(shared)0, the best catfish i have ever had. the catfish is lightly breaded and tastes more like great lakes whitefish.

Thank redwinguno
New Orleans, Louisiana
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get the seafood platter with soft shell crab. The gumbo is pretty good also. Huge servings do not the place to count calories.

Thank ian70119
Thibodaux, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the mainstays in the area for good old fashioned New Orleans seafood. You won't get white table cloths here, but you will get good locally caught seafood in a friendly atmosphere. The line can sometimes be long, but that is for a good reason. Tip: Don't order meatloaf (if they have it). Get fresh seafood. Ask the server... More 

Thank RovingProfessor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome!! Great seafood. Great bartender. Great suggestions. Food delicious. Hot kettle nachos were delicious. Tuna blackened. Redfish blackened. Repeat yes.

Thank lrtr
Deanie's S, Public Relations Manager at Deanie's Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the 5-star review!! Hope you'll be back! More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

-we arrived at 4, there were 5 people at the host stand, we stood there for 20 seconds before anyone greeted us. "oh sorry, we are switching shifts and getting settled" -wait staff standing around most of the time -crawfish etoufee didn't have dark sauce, and tasted a little off. Also found a piece of plastic in the dish. After... More 

Thank Jules5656
Deanie's S, Public Relations Manager at Deanie's Seafood, responded to this review

Jules, we truly appreciate your patronage, and we've shared your feedback with management. Thanks for pointing out our new Happy Hour! We love it when our customers help spread the word. Thanks again for your business! More 

Daphne, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been eating at Deanie's for 30 years. We just made a trip to Metairie for my birthday to enjoy some of our favorite area restaurants. This has always been a favorite for really good seafood. The portions are so large we have started splitting entre's. Love the boiled potatoes they bring to the table. We always have trouble... More 

Thank Dale B
Deanie's S, Public Relations Manager at Deanie's Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Dale! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1713 Lake Ave, Metairie, LA 70005-1313
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Metairie
  • Phone Number: +1 504-835-4638
Deanie's Seafood is loved by locals as one of the "Best Seafood Restaurants in New Orleans" (Gambit Weekly, Times Picayune), "Best Place for Crawfish" and the favorite place for fresh Louisiana seafood prepared in our signature Creole seasonings. For over 50 years Deanie's has been serving huge portions of the best boiled, broiled and fried seafood. Its two restaurants in Bucktown and the French Quarter earned a Zagat food and service rating of "very good to excellent," and its French Quarter private dining spaces are perfect for special events, rehearsal dinner and weddings.

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