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Fried Flounder in Downtown/FQ?

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  • Vel Jan 4, 2011 10:31 PM
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I'm originally from the TX Gulf Coast and have been craving fried flounder for a couple of months, but no such goodness up here in Seattle. But I'm headed to NOLA in a couple of weeks and am wondering if your city has a restaurant that does such a thing? Fried flounder stuffed with crab meat is a Guido's of Galveston classic, and I'm looking for something like that!

Thanks!

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1200 S Clearview Pkwy, New Orleans, LA 70123

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  1. You don't see a lot of flounder, esp. fried flounder on menus around here. I think mostly because its not a fish that is typically available commercially in this area. More of a Mississippi and panhandle fish. Try the BonTon, their fried softshell topped with crabmeat is excellent.

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    1. re: CharlieH

      You don't see it any more. But it was on almost every menu at the West End restaurants. All that's left is my Bruning's Flounderus t-shirt.

      I've seen it as occasional specials at several FQ/CBD restaurants. Go with the leads below and/or make some calls to the main seafood restaurants like Deanies, Jack Dempsey, Red Fish

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      Jack Dempsey's Restaurant
      738 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

      Deanie's Restaurant
      7350 Hayne Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126

    2. your wish is granted -- Pelican Club has a whole crispy flounder dish w/ scallops and shrimp. not stuffed tho, tho, sounds more exotic:

      http://www.pelicanclub.com/menu.html

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      Pelican Club Restaurant & Bar
      312 Exchange Alley, New Orleans, LA 70130

      1. Elizabeth's runs a whole stuffed and fried flounder on their specials menu fairly often. It is stuffed with a seafood bread stuffing, quickly deep-fried and finished in an oven.

        I believe August also has or had a whole stuffed flounder on the menu but I can't remember if it was fried. Have you checked into Jack Dempsey's?

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        Jack Dempsey's Restaurant
        738 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

        1. i think what you are asking for is a classic dish you will find all over new orleans in the many old -style creole restaurants. it is fish(i like specked trout) fried, covered with crabmeat, with a brown butter sauce, sometimes with almonds. i always order it at galatoires. but i think last year i had it at pascal manales.