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Best Barbeque shrimp in NOLA

Greyhoundgrrl Jan 18, 2007 10:15 PM

I am a Loyola-NO grad and have fantastic but hazy memories of the heavenly, butter-smothered barbeque shrimp of New Orleans. It's been 14 years since I have had them and I am considerably better off financially than I was as a student. I am taking the Mister down to NOLA in June for an orgy of food and music, and need a recommendation for where to get the best BBQ shrimp. We are going to do Jacques-Imo's, Herbsaint, Commander's brunch, Cochon for lunch, and Casamento's for oysters for sure, plus $1.25 cocktails at Ms. Mae's (someone please tell me that Ms. Mae is still there, pouring drinks into the gullets of cops and bus drivers!!)

Thanks!

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    NOLAFrank Jan 27, 2007 06:38 AM

    Mr. B's hasn't reopened, but should be by June. I like the BBQ shrimp there better than the version at Manale's. Emeril has a great version that 's totally different and they're already peeled!. I love the BBQ shrimp poboy at Liuzza's By the Track, but it's a totally different flavor (and small shrimp) than what you're talking about.

    BTW, Casamento's isn't open during June (they close every year from Memorial Day through Labor Day).

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      charve1 Jan 26, 2007 02:11 PM

      bourbon house on bourbon street is excellent for BBQ shrimp. also like the BBQ shrimp at grillot's in mandeville, but the service is pretty slow.

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        TJ47 Jan 24, 2007 09:43 AM

        Liuzza's by the racetrack for a more casual neighborhood place. Was open at jazzfest so I assume it still is.

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          eddhead Jan 20, 2007 03:29 AM

          oh my, the best bbq shrimp i have had in a while was at the besch steakhouse in harrah's.

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            bbares81 Jan 19, 2007 07:27 PM

            Ms. Mae's is the same and hopefully always will be...in their two nights ago...spent 12 bucks, was solicited twice by druggies...it was good to be home again.

            I would include dick and jenny's if you have never been...great list of restaurants though.

            Pascale's Manale is still the best shrimp in my book, and unlike Mr. B's, they are open.

            1. CEfromLA Jan 18, 2007 10:45 PM

              We LOVE Mr.B's.
              According to their website (as of yesterday) they're hiring, so that's a really good sign!

              I hoping for some of their BBQ shrimp when we visit for Mardi Gras!!

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                Spencer Jan 18, 2007 10:21 PM

                Man, I can't say, as I've not eaten them at all the places that I've heard were good. Mr. B's is the best I've had. Not sure if they have reopened or not.

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