New Orleans Seafood Restaurants You Have to Try

February 15th, 2019 by

Spicy Cajun Jambalaya with shrimp in a pan.

You’ll find no shortage of great New Orleans restaurants when you visit this city, and incredible seafood is just one of the namesake foods you must try, in addition to a legendary New Orleans brunch. When you consider the fact that nearly every restaurant you come across serves seafood, your only trouble will be choosing which one to try! Thankfully, Ray Brandt Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here for you with a few of our favorites to make that decision a little easier. From an exciting atmosphere to great restaurants and bars, Bourbon street has it all!

Oceana Grill

At Oceana Grill in New Orlean’s French Quarter, you can try the best crab cakes and gumbo available in the area. Host a private party or grab a bite on your own in one of seven iconic themed rooms, like the LaFourche Room with its underwater theme. If you want to try a little bit of everything, a great option is the Fried Seafood Platter, which comes piled high with fried oysters, catfish, and shrimp. Don’t have time to dine in? They deliver! You can order online right from your hotel.

Casamento’s Restaurant

“Home of the Big Easy Platter,” Casamento’s is one of the oldest seafood restaurants in New Orleans. It has been around since 1919 when it was founded by Joe Casamento, an Italian immigrant from the small island of Ustica. A few highlights to try are their signature Pan Bread, Oyster Loaf, and, of course, the Big Easy Platter. It feeds four to six people and comes with 1.5 dozen oysters, one pound of crab claws, and 12 to 15 pieces of catfish, all atop a bed of french fries. Think you can handle it? Stop by their quaint restaurant with floor to ceiling ceramic tiles to prove it! Please note that Casamento’s is closed Monday – Wednesday.

Cajun Seafood

Looking for a truly authentic New Orleans Po-Boy? You’ll find it at Cajun Seafood. There are three locations across the city, so there’s no reason for you not to make it in! They’re family owned and operated, and have dedicated themselves to providing the best of the best in quality, fresh seafood. There are 15 different Po-Boys on their menu, including beef and turkey for those who don’t like or can’t eat seafood. You should also try their amazing boiled seafood. They even have a raw menu with a variety of fresh fish, crabs, and oysters for you to take home.

Red Dog Diner

You might think you’ve left New Orleans and headed to the countryside when you eat at Red Dog Diner with its homespun yet sophisticated interior. However, their head chef is a New Orleans native, so you know you’re getting authentic dishes. They have more than just seafood on the menu, but we highly suggest you try the Crab and Bacon Dip, Chorizo Mussel Bowl, or the Clams and Spaghetti.

If you are in the mood for a different New Orleans treat, explore our favorite pizza places today!

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