Deanie’s ranks among Best Seafood Restaurants

New Orleans magazine readers vote Deanie’s in Top 3

Deanie’s Seafood is proud to be recognized by readers of New Orleans Magazine as one of the Best Seafood Restaurants in New Orleans and a favorite place for Boiled Crawfish. In a city known for seafood and one of the culinary capitals of the world, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants’ two locations were selected as the No. 2 Best Seafood Restaurant in New Orleans and as the No. 3 Favorite Place for Boiled Crawfish in New Orleans Magazine’s “Tops of the Town 2016.”

New Orleans Magazine readers were surveyed on their favorite local personalities, sports teams, shopping and entertainment venues, dining and more. Allen Touissant, who died in 2015, was chosen as New Orleanian of the Year.  Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants have ranked in the top 3 favorite seafood restaurants in the annual “Tops of the Town” survey for the past 10+ years, and have also been honored among favorite places for raw oysters and boiled crawfish. New Orleans Magazine will celebrate “Tops of the Town” honorees and the publication’s 50th anniversary during a soiree at Generations Hall. 

Photo by Eugenia Uhl, courtesy of New Orleans Magazine

“If hot shellfish and cold beer were a form of currency, Deanie’s Seafood would be the Federal Reserve of Bucktown. Famous for its formidable portions and family-friendly pricing, the Deanie’s dining room is packed nightly with locals and visitors digging into the convincing traditional flavors of this lakefront legend,” New Orleans Magazine describes Deanie’s in a past “Tops of the Town” writeup.

“The summit of the menu is called the ‘giant seafood platter,’ which is loaded with fried oysters, shrimp, catfish, soft shell crabs and crawfish balls. It weighs several pounds and of course should be shared by at least two people. Frying is only the beginning of the story here, however. Patrons can track the seasons by which type of local seafood is being piled onto overflowing trays, with crawfish now making its annual appearance. There are always entrées such as stuffed flounder, bayou seafood salad topped with crabmeat and boiled shrimp and Bucktown boil pizza with shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat baked on a crust with mozzarella and white sauce. Meanwhile, peppery, buttery New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp has become a bestseller.”

Since opening in 1961, Deanie’s has become nationally known for offering fresh Louisiana seafood prepared with Deanie’s Signature Creole Seasonings, including fresh and fried Oysters, Shrimp, Blue Crab and Crawfish. Family-owned and operated for the past 55 years, Deanie’s was the first restaurant in New Orleans to earn certification through the “Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood” program administered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, a program that ensures consumers they are enjoying the freshest local seafood from Louisiana waters.


“We are so grateful that Deanie’s customers take the time to show their appreciation of Deanie’s through surveys such as Tops of the Town, and we look forward to serving New Orleanians for years to come,” said Barbara Chifici, proprietor of Deanie’s Seafood. “It is always an honor to be considered among the best of so many wonderful dining establishments in the city of New Orleans.”

Serving more than 1 million customers per year, Deanie’s Seafood operates two restaurants in the New Orleans area, including its original restaurant and seafood market located in Bucktown and a second restaurant in the French Quarter. Customers can order from Deanie’s Seafood Market online at for fresh Louisiana seafood and prepared items shipped anywhere in the United States, .

To learn more about Deanie’s Seafood, visit us at or call the restaurant directly at 504-834-1225.


For nearly 50 years, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants and Market have been serving huge portions of the best boiled, broiled and fried seafood in New Orleans. Deanie’s operates a thriving seafood market and catering business as well as two successful restaurants in the New Orleans area, the original location at 1713 Lake Ave. in the quaint fishing village of Bucktown (Metairie) and a second location in the heart of the historic French Quarter, located at 841 Iberville St.

In 2014, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants became the first in the greater New Orleans area and the second (Bucktown) and third (French Quarter) in the state to earn Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, guaranteeing its customers and patrons that the seafood they enjoy is natural, sustainable and sourced from Louisiana waters.

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