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Jan 4, 2011 10:31 PM

Fried Flounder in Downtown/FQ?

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!


Gulf Coast Restaurants
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

      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:


      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?

        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.