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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” (31 reviews)
“seafood platter” (64 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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1 - 10 of 455 reviews

Reviewed 3 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 15 February 2018

The host was very friendly when we arrived. The place was packed but we were seated immediately. The wait staff was very courteous and friendly. We ordered the half seafood platter. It was more than enough for two people. They are serve boiled potatoes (hot...More

Thank lindilou
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Grew up eating here, moved to Atlanta, and we always stop by for a bowl pf potatoes, a seafood platter, and their stuffed artichokes are a MUST when we come back home. They usually have a wait, but it’s worth it. Great family atmosphere and...More

Thank Nicki M
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

It was your average seafood place until my friend pulled a hair out of her baked stuffed shrimp dinner. It became a little less appetizing after that. The baked stuffed flounder was acceptable but nothing great. Wait staff was great even though it was one...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Met family here and had a tasty and very filling seafood dinner. Favorites were the platter, crab quartet, stuffed sole, and crawfish etoufee. Not inexpensive nor fancy -- but plentiful and fun.

Thank W.H. D
Reviewed 17 December 2017

The wife and I drive from Youngsville La to come eat here. This location is much more convenient than the NO location, the boiled potatoes appetizers are very good and we really enjoy driving to Metarie to eat here.

Thank Todd L
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Really enjoyed our last visit. Enjoyed the gumbo and fried seafood. They have an awesome lunch menu. The portions are large and the atmosphere is casual and fun.

Thank mamanine
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Questions & Answers
30 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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!!
5 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
US$10 - US$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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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