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NOLAGreg Mar 20, 2008 12:54 PM

I have a friend coming in town and wants to get some boiled crawfish next Saturday. Any suggestions on where we can go to sit down and get some good boiled crawfish? We are in the Lakeview area, but location isn't a huge concern.

Thanks in Advance.

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    Carrolltonsnob Mar 20, 2008 01:11 PM

    I miss Jeagers.
    Damn hurricane.

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      Hungry Celeste Mar 20, 2008 01:36 PM

      So go there...the Clearview Parkway location is up & running. http://jaegersseafood.com/

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        Carrolltonsnob Mar 20, 2008 02:00 PM

        Yes that is technically true, but 99% of my enjoyment of Jaegers was the deck, and the sunshine, and watching the pelicans.... Thanks for the memories... I am glad I have them- a whole new generation won't. And I'm too young to be talking like that! Thus, my sentiments about the damn hurricane.

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      JGrey Mar 20, 2008 05:10 PM

      Doesn't Deanie's have it?

      Uptown there's Frankie and Johnny's, and I just saw signs for boiled crawfish at Saltwater Grill. Haven't tried it, though.

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        rockbound Mar 25, 2008 01:16 PM

        How about picking up a few pounds at Big Fisherman at 3301 Magazine St.(uptown) (504) 897-9907 and head over to Audobon Park for a feed?

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          dianalily Mar 27, 2008 12:30 PM

          I second this - Big Fisherman not only has the boiled crawfish, but also potatoes, sausage and corn to accompany your meal. Instead of Audubon, cross Magazine and go to The Fly - it's behind Audubon Zoo, across the train tracks. The Fly is a wonderful park where a lot of families spread a blanket and while away an afternoon while the Mississippi rolls by.

          If you are taking public transportation, use the 'Zine Machine (the #11 RTA bus) to stop at both.

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            JacquiS Apr 6, 2008 09:10 AM

            Hey rock - I just saw this. We're going to be staying just about a mile out of the French Quarter. Where is Big Fisherman? Sounds yummmm....I've been looking for what may be the best place to get a good crawfish boil while I'm down there at the end of the month.

            Thanks

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              JGrey Apr 6, 2008 09:13 AM

              ??? 3301 Magazine St, as stated.

          2. ddavis Mar 25, 2008 04:39 PM

            If you are in the Quarter, both Acme and Felix's had them this weekend.

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              JazzyB Mar 26, 2008 06:05 AM

              Pick up some "select" at K jeans on Carrollton. It's a few doors down from Brocatos so you can also pick up some dessert. We boil our own potatoes/corn before picking up the crawfish. Don't forget the Amber.

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                nolafan Mar 26, 2008 03:04 PM

                We ate at Smitty's Seafood in Kenner the other night. We didn't have the crawfish but lots of people around us were and it looked pretty good. Also, lots of people came in to get crawfish to go while we were there.

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                  jkloni Mar 30, 2008 04:44 PM

                  Kenner Seafood on Loyola Drive.

                  Usually a wait during normal dining times, but going after rush hour or in the middle of the afternoon would work. They have boiled crawfish, shrimp and crabs and raw oysters in addition to all the other menu items. I just found a website for them so you can see the menu. www.kennerseafood.net

                  I'm working out of town and every Thursday or Friday when I fly back into New Orleans, we stop there so I can get seafood. lol

                  Very casual place.

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                    mrsfury Mar 30, 2008 05:41 PM

                    I have never been to Kenner Seafood but have no doubt it's good. The former manager of Kenner Seafood, Anthony, owns a place out here in LaPlace called Pier 51. The boiled seafood is some of the best I've had anywhere. The crabs melt in your mouth (when he has them) and the crawfish & shrimp are perfectly seasoned. He also has a different take on the basic french fry. "Pier potatoes" are potatoes cooked in the seafood boil and then sliced into steak fry size and deep fried. Delicious.

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                    PayOrPlay Apr 6, 2008 05:51 PM

                    Last week we had huge, terrific crawfish at River Pond Seafood, 4701 Airline Dr in Metairie (a couple of blocks west of Clearview, not far from Zephyr Field and the Saints' practice facility).

                    My wife (native born New Orleanian) and I were taken there by some local friends, and we were wowed, and puzzled as to how had never heard of this little shop before. (And I can find only one reference to it on the entire New Orleans board.) Also good shrimps, and excellent crab/corn bisque (it's packaged ready to carry out in the refrigerator but they will heat it up for you). Our friends swore the fried stuff is also great but we didn't have room to try any of it.

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