Metairie >Food & Dining > Deanie's Seafood
1713 Lake Ave, Metairie, LA | Directions 70005-131330.018665 -90.123104
Mon-Thu 9am-8pm ; Fri 9am-9pm ; Sat 9am-9pm ; Sun 9am-8pm
HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. I WILL NEVER RETURN TO THIS PLACE AGAIN. The owner was a complete douche and how she is in the service industry I will never know if this is how she treats her customers. God bless her soul. First of all we get there to celebrate my aunt’s birthday we had family from out of town and local about 25 of us total. So we get there and tell the hostess the number in our party and she tells us it would be a while which is fine with us so we all order drinks at the bar. Still enjoying ourselves until 1hour and a half have passed and we are still not seated. Then they call for one person of our party to come to the front my sister does and she is then told that even though they have just sat a party of 12 together they could not do it for us. We would have to seat in 3 different tables in 3 different areas (8 at one table, 8 at another one, and 9 at the last table) and on top of that they could only do 2 checks per table so we needed to sit together the way we would be paying. So when my sister came back to the group my aunt was like no let me see what they are really talking about. She goes to the front to ask what we needed to do to only get attitude from the owner and this classless woman had the nerve to say “ If you want to eat here this is what you are going to have to do” at this point we are still holding it together . My aunt was like we will just do it but after she came back to the group and begun to tell us what had happen everyone was like hell no we will never spend our hard earned money in a place like this and left. 2 hours of my life in a classless, rude, unprofessional, business that I will never return in life and all 25 of the other guest feel the same way. We went to another seafood place and had a Blast and the waitress got over $100.00 in tips.
it is my favorite place in new orleans area..... always go there when visiting family. never had one complaint about it
Holy cow!! A place to remember! – Great food.... huge portions. Well worth the money and the drive to get there.
Definitely would recommend this place to anyone that likes seafood. It will be a meal to remember, especially if you get the seafood platter.
Service is great......
My Wife's Mouth was Burned by a Lump of Cayenne – I came from out of town expecting some good seafood at a reasonable price. My wife ordered the Shrimp Po Boy and nearly jumped out of her seat when she began spitting said it felt like her mouth caught on fire. She nearly threw up at the table. We discovered a ball of thick undisolved red Cayenne Pepper. It burned her tougue so badly, it grew extremely red with a tiny cut. She later had a rash in her mouth.
The wait person did bring milk which helped her some. I asked for the manager on duty and after a while a lady whose name I cannot remember showed up and said that sometimes this happens because the batter is not thoroughly mixed and it sometimes has Cayenne balls. Her tone was matter of fact and uncaring. When I reminded her that a restaurant's reputation is important, she agreed to take $3.00 off the bill and marched off.
Any quality restaurent would have comped the sandwich, if not the meal, expressed real concern and apologized. Instead we all felt like we had done something wrong in complaining.
My first and last time there was a very bad experience.
Great seafood in Metairie – My girlfriend,Debra, and I were in town for a wedding.I was told if I wanted seafood that Deanies was the place.We went downtown first,big mistake,but we finally found the one in Metairie.There was a line but we were glad.Meant there was something people wanted.WE were seated in about 20 to 30 minutes but that was good for the ammount of people waiting.We got to order,I had the 1/2 seafood plate and Debra had a schrimp po-boy.We were both surprized to the ammount of food on our plates.Debra had ordered a cup of gumbo and I didn't.After she got her's I couldnt take the aroma any more,I had to have a taste and it was the best gumbo I ever had.I ordered me a bowl but wish I could have ate it from the pot it was in.I know that Deanies is high on our list of restaurants and we would make a trip from Mobile just to eat seafood there.I have been there only once and know of nothing bad to say about the place.I do know if your looking for good food give Deanie's a try.Glad we did.We will be going back many more times.Glad Debra has relatives all over that area.Thank you for a wonderful meal...Al and Debra
Better than the Rest! – My husband and I have been eating at Deanies since they opened the restaurant side...they also have fabulous fresh seafood in the market next door. We get the seafood platter and end up taking food home...I don't think any three lumberjacks could consume that much food in one sitting, especially when it is accompanied by the delicously cold draft beer! The service is comfortable and neighborly, the prices are extremely reasonable, the ambience is DEFINITELY N'Awlins, and the waiting lines move quickly! Best place for introducing friends to REAL Louisiana hospitality and food.
HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE – I ordered pinot grigio, got chardonnay... server just tried to pass it off as what I had ordered. Raw oysters were not freshly shucked, they were dried out, warm, and had a green color to them. Boiled crawfish were overcooked and seemed as if they were sitting in dirty luke warm water for hours. BBQ shrimp were undercooked and the server forgot to put our order in... again, no apology or explanation. The server was extremely rude and would start walking away as you were speaking (several times). Everyone in my party has worked in the service industry for many years. We were shocked and disappointed. I live in NOLA and will not be returning. I actually feel sick this morning just thinking of this meal and experience. Really wish I would have just got something fried, but, being that they own a seafood market next door to the restaurant, you would assume the seafood would be fresh. However, we all know what happens when we assume...
Want It, Need It, Gotta Have It! Incredible – Got there at 5:00; wait was 10 minutes. SERVER: Herb - the best! Ask for him when you go; you won't be sorry! APPETIZERS: Fried Artichoke Hearts -- with shaved parmesan and homemade ranch dressing for dipping - dressing so fresh and different, went to their market next door and they went to the kitchen, got a pint of it for me - THAT almost NEVER HAPPENS! All PERFECT! Fried Calamari - best we've ever had; seasoned and fried to perfection - even if you don't like calamari, you gotta have it! Husband had the 1/2 seafood platter - a flyer at the store showed a picture of the 1/2 seafood platter labeled "The Highest Point in Louisiana" and that's an understatement! ENORMOUS and INCREDIBLE! I had the stuffed flounder - stuffed with crab dressing - perfectly sweet and spicy - FLAWLESS! Even the house salad and baked potato were more than a cut above in freshness and flavor! We've lived in New Orleans all of our lives, eaten seafood at more places that we can count and DEANIE'S is by far the best seafood (fried or boiled) we've ever experienced. Ate until we couldn't breathe anymore and walked out with THREE (3) packed to go containers! Left at 6:30 and the lobby was jam packed; I guess they knew about the incredible food there too! Convinced yet? I thought so! BTW, I'm not responsible for making you crave what I just described; trust me, you can't get there fast enough!
horrible – Don't know what I was doing getting a hamburger at Deanie's anyway, however, it came out ice cold. Ordered a salad instead, by the time I finished the salad, the server returned with a new burger (which I DID NOT ask for.) She said the manager wouldn't take the burger off the ticket. I had only taken 2 bites of the ice cold burger before requesting something in lieu of it, and the manager insisted on trying to get me to pay for it. After biting into an ice cold piece of beef, the last thing I wanted was more beef. Service was fine...manager was a complete douche...I guess I was the wrong color to gets me a refunds. I told the manager he could eat the second burger.
Slow service. Must of taken 3 hours to eat for 3. – I was visiting my old home town New Orleans from Los Angeles and of course you have to have New Orleans seafood. I have been to Deanies a few times and it was wonderful, delicious. But this time it was just horrible. We had a table of 3 and it must of taken us 3 hours to eat. They must of been understaffed or something. I ordered the crabmeat remoulade which is normally delicious with a nice amount of crabmeat but this time the amound of crabmeat was so puny. I mean really "wheres the meat"? I also ordered the bbq shrimp which is normally so damn delicious but this time something was seriously lacking. It had a burnt left on stove too long taste. Disappointing.
My oysters were about 1.5 hours late and the waitress also told me that they left them in the refrigerator for me to keep them cooled because she forgot to retrieve them. Oh how lovely dried up raw oysters.
The worst of the experience was the waiting, It took forever for the food. I mean we must of sat for like 45minutes waiting for our food after our appetizers. By the time our food arrived we were not hungry anymore and just got to go boxes.
Than the $120 bill came.
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