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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
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Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Beach
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing. We ran on this place accidentally, and we were pleasantly surprised. They serve spicy potatoes (instead of bread), yummy.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Deanie's is my go to spot when I head to New Orleans, and it did not disappoint one again. They had just reopened from the hurricane, but the food was great. I might have to go back for a second visit on this trip! The...bbq shrimp is my favorite dish here.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 19, 2021

This is a must visit. They really know how to fill you up. Be sure to ask for Jason. He is a 5-Star Server with a billion dollar approach. The place is clean, comfortable, bright, relaxing and very reasonable in pricing. The servings are plentiful...and definitely on point.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 30, 2021

Heard what a great place this was to eat from several people where we were staying. The place was pretty busy so we had to wait a while. Wish we hadn't. I had the rice and beans. The sausage was cut up so small it...was hard to find and impossible to taste. Not good at all. Corn bread was ok. Instead of bread they give you a bowl of boiled potatoes to start the meal. Thought that was pretty weird. Short story the place is expensive and I am not sure why. Service was ok.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed July 17, 2021

As my party was waiting for our table, I sat at the bar to order a drink, the bar tender over looked me and my sister. We even asked for a drink menu . He threw it on the counter and walked by. I tried...to get his attention. However, no successful effort. But when I was sitted. Tiffany our server was excellent, best server. LorettaMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Deanie's S, Marketing at Deanie's Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2021

Hi lorettakent60, we work to always provide great service and we we will address your feedback with our staff. Thank you for your review and we hope you give us another try.

Reviewed May 14, 2021 via mobile

Be aware - Deanie’s in the Quarter is closed right now- so disappointed! Had to go elsewhere, which was fun, but not as good.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed November 14, 2020

We came here from a recommendation and it was so good!! My friend and I both loved our meal and would definitely recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere was fun and I am so glad we stopped here. There were couple, families, business and friends all...in there eating. The waiter was very good and we never had to wait for our drinks to be refilled.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed September 4, 2020 via mobile

I wasn't overly impressed with this place. I didn't hate it, and I didn't love it. I got the lunch menu, which was a trio of soup samples and a stuffed crab with some fries. The soups that I tried were a crawfish etouffe, a...crawfish bisque, and a gumbo. I didn't really care at all for the crawfish bisque, and the gumbo lacked flavor. I did enjoy the etouffe, but even then I've had better etouffe from chain seafood restaurants. The stuffed crab was very rich in flavor. It was good but it wasn't something to rave home about. It was underwhelming, just a pile of seasoned crab meat on a cheap looking metal shell. I did really enjoy the boiled potatoes that they brought to the table before our meal. They were perfectly seasoned and delicious! They were the best part of the meal,as well as the steamed zucchini and squash that we ordered for my 1 year old nephew. I understand that covid has really caused a lot of issues, and this portion of my review does not reflect the score that I gave. I found it a little confusing that EVERYTHING was served in disposable items, cups, utensils, plates, everything. I can understand why restaurants would do this given the current pandemic, however, I do not understand why they were reusing their paper menus, yet throwing away all this other stuff. I found it entirely odd that they will hand off paper menus from table to table, yet they won't wash dishes. Like I said, this didn't affect my score, just something odd to point out. Personally, I try to reduce the amount of waste I contribute, and I was not a fan of being served food entirely on things that had to be thrown away.More

Date of visit: September 2020
614melissai, Owner at Deanie's Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2020

Hi Tummons617, We are sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. However, this review cannot be for this location as we have been closed since March because of the Pandemic.

Reviewed July 19, 2020

We ordered the fried platter. It has shrimp, crab, catfish and a few others things. It was amazing. And, it is gluten free. You won't even notice! The half order is plenty for 3-4 people but if you want your fill it can be shared...with 2 with some leftovers. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 10, 2020 via mobile

We give Deanie’s another try this time I must admit very good me and the wife really enjoyed sharing seafood platter

Date of visit: August 2019
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story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
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Anna J
April 30, 2021|
Response from Stukid |
Parking in New Orleans is always a challenge. Your best bet is to leave your car at the hotel (if they have parking!) and walk/Uber. We stayed downtown, and got free parking voucher by gambling at Harrah's!
rebecca c
July 19, 2020|
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Response from Danny G | Reviewed this property |
I think I would call them and ask for management then check. I think its "iffy" just because of the seafood issue & how to ship it! Frozen might be best way with dry ice! You should ask & they will accommodate you I'm sure!
rebecca c
July 19, 2020|
Response from CJAYNFAMILY | Reviewed this property |
French quarter location is close due to COVID check other locations probably do are call on orders
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Frequently Asked Questions about Deanie's Seafood

Yes, Deanie's Seafood offers takeout services.

Deanie's Seafood is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4