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07/13/09Provided by Citysearch
On a recent trip to New Orleans ate here based upon Man vs Food and recommendations from locals. I had great expectations that turned into a major disappointment. We ordered the seafood platter. Instead of bread or rolls theyserve red potatoes at each table which are tasty. But I've never eaten seafood fried that hard before. It was so hard that it was stabbing my gums. Needless to say I will never eat there again. Dined there during a weekend festival and I believe the prices were inflated due to the large number of tourists. Don't waste your money.
02/15/09Provided by Citysearch
I was born and raised in LA. and I know my seafood. I saw Deanies Restaurant on the ""MAN AGAINST FOOD"" show on the travel channel and I saw this humongous seafood platter like I had never seen before, I live approximately 160 miles from Metaire LA., but I knew I had go to Deanies to see what it was all about. Valentines Day rolled around, programmmed my GPS for Deanies and I was rolling.Had to wait 35 minutes to get inside because of the holiday. once inside, the magic began with the server wanting to know if my fiance and I were local after she greeted us, when I told her of how I found out about Deanies and how far we had traveled, she said ""I have got to make you all A local "" so you will come back. We had to try the small seafood platter and the bbq shrimp,crab claws. my fiance also had the shrimp dinner.
The quality, taste and quantity of food for the dollar was great. The service at Deanies was past excellent, when the server asked us were we ready for dessert, we told her we had no room left and she gave us a handfull of hershey kisses, her personality was bubbly and she was very attentive the entire time we were there.
THE FOOD AND SERVICE WERE GREAT.....NUFF SAID
Recommended!!!!!My first visit was in Dec. 2007 after seeing the advertised history of the original Bucktown location. Atmosphere is simple, perhaps to attract business folk, but softened with a bit of photography of Bucktown and vintage looking Barqs, Dixie, Jax and Falstaff art. I chose to eat at the bar since I was alone to leave the tables for groups.Menu pretty much looked like typical seafood restaurant w/fried, blackened, & grilled options. I decided to try the 6" Bucktown Boil pizza w/onion rings. Onion rings came out first, no one know what "small" means. Wow!!! Large rings stacked in a tower of deliciousness w/a hint of hot spice & buttermilk. Hand battered on premises, not from frozen. Crispy and delicious. Although I didn't taste a yeast flavor from the crust, was enjoyable, crunchy outside & soft inside. The seafood was very tender & tasted fresh with a mild hint of spiciness. Staff was very friendly & attentive. Looking forward to trying the dinner menu.
01/12/08Provided by Citysearch
My whole family is from Louisiana, so I know good seafood when I am tasting it, and this is not it.
This seafood is bland and tastes pre-packaged. Even the boiled seafood didn't have enough seasoning to taste like something befitting the state. I can't imagine why it should be as popular as it is among visitors to New Orleans unless they are just buying the hype and don't know better. I have bought better seafood out of gas stations. Sadly, this is not even an exaggeration. I nibbled off of a number of items had at the table: crawfish prepared four ways, fried calamari and my dish of stuffed flounder, and found everything to be average to below-average tasting.
The service also left something to be desired. I can't remember the last time I stared at a glass of water for so long. I cannot in good faith recommend this place. Try Drago's for good seafood (unless you would RATHER have a foot-high plate of tripe than a tasty and satisfying meal).
11/09/05Provided by Citysearch
If you're looking for a place for no thrills, kid-friendly sample of seafood this is your place. Although it was recommended in AAA magazine, we'll pass next time. The food was decent, the service reminded me of a greasy spoon diner place and the ambience--what ambience--a teenage hangout?
08/15/05Provided by Citysearch
We went to Deanies twice during this trip to New Orleans. The BBQ shrimp was out of this world!!! Could have eaten it every day!! I will be finding that recipe!!! They serve you with spicy new potatoes rather than the traditional rolls before your meal. They were delicious and quite a nice change of pace. The second day we had the shrimp po-boy which also was quite delicious.
I highly recommend trying this spot. The prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere is great for families or couples.
06/01/05Provided by Citysearch
It was recommeded to us by a lady working at our hotel. I thought this place was great, but when I first walked in I was a little thrown off by the atmosphere. Very loud, clanky dishes; it reminded me of a high school cafeteria. They bring out boiled potatoes to eat while you are deciding what to order, and they are wonderful. I knew then we hadn't made a mistake by staying. I also had some calamari- it was the best I've ever had, fried to perfection. The waiter was very abrupt and in a hurry, but we never went without anything we needed. I wouldnt recommend this for a romantic night out, but the food was excellent.
08/28/04Provided by Citysearch
Boiled shrimp are amazing and the boiled potatoes you get instead of bread are delicious. That is where it ends. The fried seafood platter for $18 is all catfish and there is no seasoning on the fried fish. Very greatsy and heavy tasting. Good cold beer. Overall, just get the boiled shrimp.
- General Info
- Deanie’s Seafood in the French Quarter is a local institution ranked as one of the best restaurants in New Orleans for seafood. Deanie’s menu includes fried seafood, including the Giant Seafood Platter, New Orleans barbeque shrimp, charbroiled oysters, raw oysters, boiled crawfish and shrimp, gumbo and more. Located one block off Bourbon within walking distance of downtown hotels and attractions. One of three Deanie’s locations in New Orleans, it offers fresh local seafood prepared with housemade recipes and Deanie’s signature seasonings in a casual, friendly atmosphere. The French Quarter restaurant has been featured on the Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food” and the Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” Deanie’s offers private dining space for corporate events, meetings and socials with two dining rooms and an outdoor courtyard offering flexible menu options to deliver an authentic New Orleans dining experience.Deanie’s Seafood in the French Quarter is a local institution ranked as one of the best restaurants in New Orleans for seafood. Deanie’s menu includes fried seafood, including the Giant Seafood Platter, New Orleans barbeque shrimp, charbroiled oysters, raw oysters, boiled crawfish and shrimp, gumbo and more. Located one block off Bourbon within walking distance of downtown hotels and attractions. One of three Deanie’s locations in New Orleans, it offers fresh local seafood prepared with housemade recipes and Deanie’s signature seasonings in a casual, friendly atmosphere. The French Quarter restaurant has been featured on the Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food” and the Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” Deanie’s offers private dining space for corporate events, meetings and socials with two dining rooms and an outdoor courtyard offering flexible menu options to deliver an authentic New Orleans dining experience.
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- French Quarter
- French Quarter - CBD, Central Business District, French Quarter
Deanie's Seafood Restaurant in the French Quarter
Deanie's Seafood French Quarter
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Parking: Lot, Free
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Southern, Caterers, Family Style, American, French, Take Out, European, Seafood, Continental, Cajun & Creole
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Pets Allowed: No