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Deanie's Seafood

1713 Lake Ave, Metairie, LA 70005-1313
+1 504-835-4638
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“boiled potatoes” (30 reviews)
“seafood platter” (61 reviews)
“crawfish balls” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1713 Lake Ave, Metairie, LA 70005-1313
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Reviewed yesterday

Been eating at Deanie's in the French Quarter for years.This is my first visit to the original location in Bucktown.This location will be my first choice from now on.Like the local non tourist atmosphere better.Things are more low key and casual.Also we felt the food...More

Thank PirateJim6956
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My Mother in Law recommend eating at Deanie’s. My husband and I shared a half portion of a seafood platter. It was still way more than we could eat. We also had the fried crab claws and my husband had a cup of gumbo. Everything...More

Thank Kareta M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Deanies was the goto seafood restaurant prior to them expanding a few decades ago. Their fried seafood is ok. The bbq shrimp is good. But id stick to that. Everything else is marginal. Don't get boiled shrimp or crawfish. Normally small and not seasoned well....More

Thank Coradecam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second time to New Orleans and both times we've eaten at Deanie's, which is always on point. This time I went for the Crawfish Etouffe, which was a large portion and very tasty. The charbroiled Oysters we're SO GOOD!! The Legendary Boil...More

Thank amandarenalewis
Reviewed 1 week ago

In search of good New Orleans poboys, my husband and I chose Deanie's randomly for lunch in Bucktown. He enjoyed the fried shrimp poboy, but my best foodie friend and I opted for the "peacemaker" as usual: she ordered the shrimp, and I the oyster,...More

Thank PaddyCake2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the area on a business trip. We actually tried to eat at another recommended restaurant in the area, but the crowd and parking were terrible. Deanie's was also recommended, so we found it. We were seated immediately. Our server was excellent -...More

Thank JAdvisor1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After waiting 30 minutes outside to get a table at the Lake Av. location in Metaire, I obviously assumed the length of the wait was caused by the number of people. The truth is the servers are just so slow. This is the slowest service...More

Thank Venescocia
Reviewed 4 March 2018

cold food and bad service/ management. GO elsewhere - the owner is the one who's son got in a fight and publicity was on national stage vs Seahawks in Seattle..

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 28 February 2018

An old favourite since my first NOLA visit 1989. Still the ‘real deal’ for authentic local seafood and worth the taxi ride to the original location. Great service by Shelley we ate boiled crawfish, broiled jumbo shrimp and wonderful poached crab claws in a delicate...More

1  Thank beachsideguy99
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

After waiting for an hour 15 minutes, received cold fish, twice boiled potatoes stone cold,surly service and management with a “take it leave it” attitude. The restaurant was empty, dingy and really sad excuse for a one-time icon in Bucktown. Good news is there is...More

Thank patrioticamerican1
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Questions & Answers
1 December 2016|
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Response from Deanie's S | Property representative |
HI Kiko, Yes we are open on Monday at both locations, but neither restaurant takes reservations. Hope you enjoy your visit to Deanie's!!
6 March 2016|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Depends on size platter, Giant is about $60, feeds four, Half about $30. Combo seafood platter is about $20.
30 October 2015|
Response from Deanie's S | Property representative |
Hello Paulclive, Unfortunately, no, we do not. We do offer our signature Cajun seasoning mix along with seafood such as fresh and live crab and crawfish (when in season) and Louisiana shrimp at our retail web site, Shop... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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