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Add Gulf Shrimp for a Tasty, Healthy Twist to Your Summer Cookout

Push the burgers and ribs aside and make room for something special. We’re offering tips for summer BBQ Season, Deanie’s-style: Grilling the Perfect Shrimp. 

The Fourth of July marks the beginning of summer cookouts. This year, resolve to add a tasty, healthy twist that will wow your family and friends while showing off your culinary chops with a Louisiana flair. Fresh and nutritious Louisiana shrimp is available year-round; however, the special flavor of shrimp barbecued on your outdoor grill can only be enjoyed in the more temperate months.

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Deanie's Earns Two Where Y'at '2019 Best of the Big Easy' Awards

Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants were recognized with two top honors in New Orleans Where Y’at Magazine’s “Best of the Big Easy 2019” Awards. Deanie’s ranked No. 1 as Best Restaurant for Boiled Seafood in New Orleans for the second-consecutive year as well as being selected by Where Y’at readers among the top three seafood restaurants in New Orleans for the sixth-consecutive year.  

In regards to Deanie's best seafood restaurant status, Where Y’at Magazine says, “Since Deanie’s has been recognized as a New Orleans favorite since 1961, you know their seafood is to die for, especially their seafood platter.”

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Deanie’s Seafood One of Few Markets in New Orleans with Full-Service Restaurant


Today, we’re known as one of the best places for boiled seafood and best New Orleans’s seafood restaurants, but back in 1961, Deanie’s was the first seafood market to open its doors in the quaint fishing village of Bucktown, located along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.

"This is a local hang, 100%! If you want a taste of real New Orleans, Deanie's is a spot that you need to go to."
Customer Review, Google My Business

Deanie’s in Bucktown, located at 1713 Lake Ave. in Metairie, is one of only a handful of restaurants in the Greater New Orleans area with a seafood market adjacent to the restaurant, offering customers the opportunity to purchase the same fresh, locally sourced seafood Deanie’s uses to create their authentic New Orleans cuisine.

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What makes Louisiana seafood so important to New Orleans


Anyone who has grown up in Louisiana can tell you that locals do not just love seafood, we love local seafood. The abundance of high quality seafood in the area is a huge part of the fascination with New Orleans cuisine.

Seafood has always been an important aspect of Louisiana's heritage and it is commonly found on the table in local households. Not only do Louisiana locals care about where the seafood on their plate comes from, so do consumers nationally. According to Foodable, a restaurant and hospitality-focused digital network, "seafood consumption" has seen a 49.2% increase in online mentions year over year, and consumers want to know where their seafood is sourced.

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Easy Shrimp Recipes for Shrimp Season  

One of our Louisiana seafood favorites in season during the summer months is deliciously fresh Gulf Shrimp! Luckily we’re at the beginning of shrimp season right now, so they’re both readily available and at the peak of freshness and flavor. Shrimp are easy to find at seafood markets, grocery stores, and by . Perfect for your backyard summer barbecue party or Fourth of July celebration, these easy shrimp recipes are sure to please your friends and family all summer long!

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Building A Seafood Legacy Out of Bucktown Seafood Market with ‘Tiny Restaurant’

NEW ORLEANS—(May 22, 2019)—The Chifici Family, local owner/operators of Deanie's Seafood Restaurants, is celebrating its 37-year anniversary running New Orleans' favorite seafood restaurant, the original Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Market in Bucktown.

The Chificis have built a locally owned, family-operated business employing more than 300 New Orleanians and serving nearly 1 million visitors and locals annually. Deanie’s Seafood Proprietor Barbara A. “Mrs. Barbara” Chifici runs Deanie’s Restaurants with five of her seven children. The business now includes three locations in New Orleans, a successful catering business, plus a fresh seafood market and online seafood business, Shopdeanies.com.

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Featuring Head-on Shrimp in a Savory Blend of Butter, Lemon, Garlic and Herbs

New Orleans always does things a little differently. Even the “barbeque” in the city’s famed New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp bears only a slight resemblance to traditional barbeque found in any other part of the country.

New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp is a local favorite—Juicy, bright and spicy head-on Gulf shrimp smothered in a deep, savory delicious blend of butter, lemon, garlic and herbs & spices. Served with a crusty baguette, a bib and plenty of napkins, our BBQ Shrimp has more than enough fresh flavor to satisfy any seafood lover.

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enter to win a $75 Gift Card to deanie's for mom

Deanie's Seafood is looking forward to Mother's Day with a special contest to show love to all the mothers out there. Tell us what makes your mom so special to be entered to win a $75 gift card for your mom to one of Deanie's Seafood Restaurants' three locations in New Orleans. 

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New Orleans Restaurant's Seafood Platter features Bounty of local seafood

Deanie’s Seafood values the traditions that started in Bucktown more than 50 years ago and carries them through all of Deanie's Seafood restaurants to this day. And nothing says classic Deanie’s quite like our Giant Fried Seafood Platter. According to Gayot, “Seafood is found all over New Orleans, but one place is synonymous with classic Southern fried seafood, and that's Deanie’s.”

The Giant Fried Seafood Platter has been around since soon after Frank and Barbara Chifici purchased the original restaurant and seafood market in 1982. Back then, it was called the Captain’s Platter.  We'll let you in on the secret to perfectly fried seafood.

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A bisque is a rich, creamy soup of French origin based on a strained broth of crustaceans such as lobster, shrimp, crab and crawfish. Crawfish bisque is a unique and traditional Louisiana dish. Unlike a French bisque, which is cream based, a Louisiana crawfish bisque is a roux-based soup (flour and butter mixture) incorporating crawfish meat, sauteed green pepper, onions, celery and garlic, and crawfish heads stuffed with crawfish dressing.

Despite its long Louisiana history, only about a dozen restaurants in New Orleans still serve crawfish bisque, according to Tom Fitzmorris, food critic and longtime host of The Food Show on WWL Radio. Today, Deanie’s Seafood’s three locations offer crawfish bisque using Deanie’s Proprietor Mrs. Barbara Chifici’s personal recipe based off the traditional River Parishes version of this soup. The restaurants also serve seafood & okra gumbo, crawfish étouffée, and a variety of seafood-focused soups du jour. We’ll walk you through how to make a New Orleans crawfish bisque.

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