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Best Place For Fresh Shrimp............

Littleman Sep 22, 2008 10:16 AM

Can you help with some locations for fresh shrimp in NO. I will be in FQ but I will have my own car. What about Big Fisherman. Thanks.

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    phyllisstein RE: Littleman Sep 22, 2008 12:32 PM

    Well, the "Best Place" - the Shrimp Lot in Westwego - is not all that convenient to the FQ, nut if you're willing to drive, it's totally worth it. If not up for the drive, I'd say Big Fisherman or K-Jean's on Carrollton in Mid-City are your best bets.

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      Shiloh RE: Littleman Sep 22, 2008 12:35 PM

      big fisherman will have fresh shrimp but they're usually a little on the pricey side. for freshness and bang for the buck, i haven't found a place that beats the vendors in the shrimp lot on the westbank, which is located here:


      1. sirvelvet RE: Littleman Sep 22, 2008 12:49 PM

        Third the shrimp lot in Westwego. There are a couple of other places not too far away, like Cajun Seafood on Claiborne and Zimmers on St. Anthony. Zimmers also has tasy po boys and fantastic marinated crabs.

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          pilaf RE: Littleman Sep 22, 2008 02:15 PM

          You can't beat the shrimp lot for freshness. But far closer (only a few minutes drive from the FQ), and darn close in quality, is Cajun Seafood on N. Claibourne mentioned by sirvelvet. Try the fried chicken too.

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            Tonto RE: Littleman Sep 22, 2008 07:05 PM

            Farmers Markets

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              JazzyB RE: Tonto Sep 23, 2008 03:23 AM

              Schaefer and Rucich in Bucktown.

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