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Winter Restaurant Guide 2016: Seafood 

click to enlarge Acme Oyster House serves raw oysters on the half-shell.

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Acme Oyster House serves raw oysters on the half-shell.

Acme Oyster House
724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309- 4056; Harrah's New Orleans, 8 Canal St., (504) 708-2409; www.acmeoyster.com
The Peace Maker po-boy piles fried shrimp and oysters on French bread and dresses it with Tabasco-infused mayonnaise. The "10 napkin" hot roast beef po-boy features house-cooked chuck roast served debris style. Reservation policies vary by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Basin Seafood & Spirits
3222 Magazine St., (504) 302-7391; - www.basinseafoodnola.com
The small plate menu includes oysters, boudin balls and mushroom and grits. Butternut squash risotto is served with jumbo lump crabmeat and sage brown butter. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Bevi Seafood Co.
236 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 885-5003; 4701 Airline Drive, Metairie, 504-488- 7503; www.bevi- seafoodco.com
The Peacemaker po-boy includes fried shrimp, roast beef debris and Swiss cheese. The Smokey Oyster fills French bread with fried oysters, smoked Gouda and pastrami bacon. Boiled crawfish and crabs are available. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Bistro Orleans
3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 304-1469; - www.bistroorleansmetairie.com
The Des Allemands catfish platter features thin-cut, wild Des Allemands catfish, french fries, coleslaw and French bread. Raw oysters are served on the half shell. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar
7900 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 284-2898; - www.thebluecrabnola.com
A pair of pan-sauteed jumbo lump crabmeat cakes are served with remoulade. Barbecue shrimp and grits features jumbo shrimp sauteed in spicy rosemary-garlic butter sauce served with a cheese biscuit and stone-ground grits with cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Bonefish Grill
4848 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 8, Metairie, (504) 780-9964; www.bonefishgrill.com
The menu includes fish such as salmon, tuna, mahi and sea bass as well as steaks and chops. Bang Bang shrimp features crispy fried shrimp served with spicy cream sauce. Wood-grilled sea bass is topped with sweet mango salsa. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Borgne
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 613-3860; - www.borgnerestaurant.com
Chefs John Besh and Brian Landry's rustic-style fish house serves oysters harvested from Caminado Bay. Oysters Avondale are topped with Parmesan, garlic and breadcrumbs. Swordfish pastrami is served with black-eyed peas, Napa cabbage and Creole mustard. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Bourbon House
144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; - www.bourbonhouse.com
The seafood house has a raw bar offering oysters and chilled seafood items. The bourbon barbecue shrimp po-boy features bourbon, rosemary, garlic and black pepper sauce and comes with french fries. Gulf fish on the half shell comes with new potatoes, balsamic-glazed red onions and lemon beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Brisbi's Lakefront Restaurant & Bar
7400 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 304-4125; - www.brisbisrestaurant.com
Tuna tartare nachos top chips with yellowfin tuna, sweet pepper jelly vinaigrette and Champagne wasabi aioli. Fish tacos are topped with cilantro-lime pico de gallo, feta and horseradish cream sauce and served with sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards and checks. $$

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
429 Decatur St., (504) 522-5800; - www.bubbagump.com
Shrimp New Orleans is large peeled shrimp broiled with butter, garlic and Creole spices and served with rice. Grilled salmon and vegetables are topped with garlic-herb butter and capers and served over jasmine rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Buster's Place
519 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 809-3880; - www.bustersplaceonline.com
Buster's serves raw and char-grilled oysters topped with garlic butter and Parmesan. The char-grilled Colossal burger piles bacon, sauteed onions and mushrooms and American, cheddar and Swiss cheeses on a sweet mesquite bun and is served with French fries. Blackened redfish Pontchartrain is served with crawfish-mushroom sauce on a bed of rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cate Street Seafood Station
308 S. Cate Ave., Hammond, (985) 340-3891; - www.catestreet308.com
Blackened redfish is topped with crawfish and pepper Jack cream sauce and served with two sides. Southwest sashimi features thinly sliced fresh salmon that is rolled around snow crab and jalapenos and topped with guacamole, green onions and smelt roe. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri. Credit cards. $$

Charles Seafood
8311 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 405-5263; www.facebook.com/charlesseafood14
Crabmeat-stuffed trout is served with salad and a side. The Pontchartrain platter includes fried trout, fried shrimp, soft-shell crab, jambalaya grits and salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Corner Cafe
3316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 454-1008
The seafood platter for two includes two cups of gumbo, stuffed jalapeno poppers, onion rings, crab balls, stuffed shrimp, baby soft-shell crabs, popcorn shrimp, fried shrimp, fried oysters, fried catfish, salad and hushpuppies. The seafood platter po-boy is filled with shrimp, catfish, oysters and crab balls and served with french fries. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Crab Trap Seafood Restaurant
105 Peavine Road, LaPlace, (985) 224-2000
The menu includes boiled seafood, barbecue shrimp or crabs, fried seafood platters, po-boys and more. Flounder is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat, topped with barbecue sauce and served with salad and a side. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

De-No Seafood
505 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 362-4608; - www.denoseafood.com
Blackened redfish is topped with lump crabmeat and drizzled with butter sauce. Shrimp De-No features fried shrimp tossed with angel hair pasta in crawfish cream sauce. De-No's also serves boiled crawfish, crabs and shrimp with sides of corn, sausage and potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Deanie's
841 Iberville St., (504) 581-1316; 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-4141; www.deanies.com
The giant seafood platter includes shrimp, catfish, oysters, stuffed crabs and crawfish croquettes. Barbecue shrimp comes with a baguette and salad. No reser- vations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Desire Oyster Bar
Royal Sonesta New Orleans, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2281; www.sonesta.com/royalneworleans
Firecracker oysters come with chili cream, corn maque choux and green tomato chow-chow. The Bayou Benedict features poached eggs, fried green tomatoes and crawfish hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Don's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
126 Lake Drive, Covington, (985) 327-7111; 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-1550; - www.donsseafoodonline.com
Zydeco shrimp features fried shrimp on a bed of cabbage topped with sweet and spicy pepper jelly sauce. Don's Original Jacked Up Oysters are char-broiled with bacon, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese on top. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Drago's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 888-9254; Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., (504) 584-3911; - www.dragosrestaurant.com
Drago's signature char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. Lobster Empire is a whole Maine lobster stuffed with oysters and mushrooms in onion cream sauce and served with pasta. No reservations. N. Arnoult Road: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Poydras Street: Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Elysian Seafood
St. Roch Market, 2381 St. Claude Ave., (504) 323-9123; - www.elysianseafood.com
Louisiana crab cake is served with Meyer lemon caper cream and potatoes. Ceviche is made with Gulf fish and served with flatbread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Frankie and Johnny's Restaurant
321 Arabella St., (504) 243-1234;- www.frankieandjohnnys.net
The casual eatery offers fried seafood platters, raw and char-grilled oysters and boiled shrimp, crabs and crawfish. Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crabs and okra. Reservations accepted Sun.-Thu. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

French Market Restaurant
1001 Decatur St., (504) 525-7879; www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com
The restaurant offers boiled crawfish and an array of seafood dishes. St. Philip tomatoes features fried green tomatoes topped with spicy crawfish pepper sauce. Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, butter and Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Friends Coastal Restaurant
407 St. Tammany St., Madisonville, (985) 246-3370; www.geauxfriends.com
Redfish on the "half-shell" is a blackened, skin-on redfish fillet topped with lump crabmeat and Key lime beurre blanc. Jack-Leg chicken features fried chicken breast over jambalaya topped with pepper Jack cheese and seafood gumbo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tues-Fri. Credit cards. $$

GW Fins
808 Bienville St., (504) 581-3467; www.gwfins.com
Scalibut includes halibut, sea scallops, sugar snap peas, lobster risotto and pea shoot butter. Yellowfin tuna is seared rare and served with sticky rice, Asian vegetables and sweet soy butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

The Galley Seafood Restaurant
2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955; www.thegalleyseafood.com
Fried chicken is served with salad and a side. Blackened or grilled redfish is topped with grilled shrimp and crabmeat and served with potatoes and vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Half Shell Oyster Bar & Grill
3101 Esplanade Ave., (504) 298-0504; - www.halfshellneworleans.com
Char-broiled Voodoo Blue oysters are topped with bacon and blue cheese. The fried seafood platter includes shrimp, fish, oysters and crab balls. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Jack Dempsey's Restaurant
738 Poland Ave., (504) 943-9914; www.jackdempseys.net
The namesake Jack Dempsey platter for two includes gumbo, shrimp, catfish, crab balls, redfish, crawfish pies and two sides. The menu also offers po-boys and an array of broiled or fried seafood items. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Jaeger's Seafood and Oyster House
901 S. Clearview Parkway, Jefferson, (504) 818-2200; - www.jaegersseafood.com
Char-broiled oysters are topped with garlic, butter, Parmesan and breadcrumbs. The menu includes boiled seafood, grilled fish, po-boys, seafood platters and more. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Johnny Trauth's Seafood Bistro
2121 25th St., Kenner, (504) 471-0808; www.facebook.com/johnny-trauthsseafood
Seafood fettuccine features shrimp, crawfish and jumbo lump crabmeat in Alfredo sauce. Char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Kenner Seafood
3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, (504) 466-4701; - www.kennerseafood.net
The menu includes boiled seafood, raw oysters, grilled and fried fish and more. Breaded shrimp are placed over angel hair pasta, topped with provolone, Parmesan and red gravy and come with salad and garlic bread. The seafood bread loaf is stuffed with fried shrimp, oysters and catfish. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Luke
333 St. Charles Ave., (504) 378-2840; - www.lukeneworleans.com
Chef John Besh's seafood restaurant is inspired by the French and German cuisines of the Alsace region. P&J oysters are stuffed with Gulf shrimp and blue crab. Grilled swordfish is served with kale, salsa verde and cauliflower puree. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Middendorf's
30160 Highway 51 S., Akers, (985) 386-6666; www.middendorfsrestaurant.com
Chef Horst Pfeifer's rustic seafood house is known for thin-sliced, cornmeal-crusted fried catfish, served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. Barbecued oysters are served on the half shell. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar & Fish House
512 Bienville St., (504) 309-4848; 3117 21st St., Metairie, (504) 833-6310; www.facebook.com/mredsoysterbar
The Fish House seafood platter for two includes butterflied shrimp, Gulf oysters, Des Allemands catfish, stuffed crab and onion rings. Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, butter and Parmesan and served with toasted French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Oceana
739 Conti St., (504) 525-6002; www.oceanagrill.com
Redfish Oceana is topped with mushroom-crawfish cream sauce and served with vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes. Cajun jambalaya pasta features shrimp, alligator sausage, fettuccine and bell peppers in Creole sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Peche Seafood Grill
800 Magazine St., (504) 522-1744; - www.pecherestaurant.com
Chefs Donald Link, Stephen Stryjewski and Ryan Prewitt's James Beard Award-winning restaurant is a rustic-style seafood house. Whole redfish is grilled over an open flame and served with salsa verde. Spicy ground shrimp is served with noodles. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com
Barbecued oysters are flash-fried and served with Crystal barbecue sauce and house-made blue cheese dressing. Hickory-grilled redfish is topped with sauteed jumbo lump crabmeat and served with lemon butter sauce and Pontalba potatoes with tasso and wild mushrooms. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

The Red Maple
1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 367-0935; - www.theredmaple.com
Oysters Credeur are smoked, bacon-wrapped, deep-fried oysters served with sweet chili-avocado sauce and tarragon aioli. Seared rare tuna tops a salad of mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, carrots, scallions and avocado-wasabi vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Restaurant des Familles
7163 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point, (504) 689-7834;- www.desfamilles.com
The menu includes char-broiled oysters, gumbo, fried seafood platters and more. Alligator-stuffed mushrooms are served with alligator sauce piquante. Redfish Marcel is a lightly battered and fried fillet served with sauteed mushrooms, crabmeat and grilled shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Royal House Oyster Bar
441 Royal St., (504) 528-2601; - www.royalhouserestaurant.com
Sauteed crab claws are served with lemon-butter-garlic sauce and garlic croutons. Char-grilled oysters are topped with oyster-butter glaze and three types of Parmesan and are served with garlic croutons. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Salvo's Seafood
7742 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, (504) 393-7303; - www.salvosseafood.com
The seafood house serves a jumbo shrimp plate featuring a dozen butterflied shrimp with fries, potato salad or coleslaw. The blackened catfish plate includes sauteed potatoes, corn on the cob, salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Seither's Seafood
279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1116; - www.seithersseafood.com
Blackened fish is served in fried tortillas with pico de gallo, sour cream and avocado. Char-grilled oyster pasta features oysters, garlic butter, lemon, Parmesan and mozzarella over linguine. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Smitty's Seafood
2000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 468-1647
Smitty's seafood boat features fried shrimp, fish and oysters, stuffed crab, French bread and french fries. Boiled seafood options include boiled crabs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Stingray's Restaurant
1303 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 443-4040; www.stingraysseafoodrestaurant.com
Sweet potato hushpuppies are topped with brown sugar and condensed milk. Cajun seafood pasta combines sauteed oysters, shrimp, crawfish tails and crabmeat in spicy Alfredo sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Stuffed Crab
3431 Houma Blvd., Suite B, Metairie, (504) 510-5444
Crab au gratin features crabmeat in cream sauce topped with cheddar cheese and is served with garlic bread and soup or salad. The menu includes seafood platters, po-boys, burgers, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar
4338 St. Charles Ave., (504) 293-3474; www.superiorseafoodnola.com
Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, herbs, butter and Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Big Easy barbecue shrimp are sauteed with onions, garlic, herbs, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce and served with French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Vazquez Seafood & Po-boy Restaurant
515 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 893-9336; - www.vazquezpoboy.com
Cuban specialties include roast pork served with black beans, rice and fried plantains. The pressed Cuban sandwich is filled with ham, chorizo, Swiss cheese and pickles. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Voleo's Seafood Restaurant
5134 Nunez St., Lafitte, (504) 689-2482
The Big Boy seafood platter for two features fish, shrimp, oysters, stuffed crabs, crab claws, stuffed shrimp, frog legs, crawfish tails and soft-shell crab. Seafood pizza is topped with shrimp, crawfish, crab, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, mozzarella and tomato sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Zimmer's Seafood
4915 St. Anthony Ave., (504) 282-7150
The combination seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters and catfish, french fries, bread and salad or coleslaw. Fried seafood po-boys include oysters, shrimp and catfish on Gendusa Bakery bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.–Sat. Credit card. $




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