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Enjoy Delicious Louisiana Seafood for Lent at Six Savory Spots

09:00 February 19, 2021
By: Staff

1.Chef Ron's Gumbo Shop

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First is Chef Ron's Gumbo Stop on Causeway Boulevard. Its traditional seafood specials are back like the crab cake sandwich and the dirty crawfish mac with fried catfish. But don't leave there without trying the seafood gumbo! 2309 N. Causeway Blvd., 504-835-2022,

2.Ideal Market

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If you're cooking at home, Ideal Market offers fresh seafood and locations all over Greater New Orleans. In addition to low prices and great selections, Ideal Market features dishes ready to take home like Sopa de Mariscos, boiled crawfish, and fried fish. Multiple Locations,


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Next, Casamento's has been serving seafood to New Orleanians for over 100 years. Located uptown on Magazine Street, order a dozen raw with a side of the restaurant's famous oyster chowder … and don't miss Casamento's most popular dish, the Oyster Loaf. 4330 Magazine St., 504-895-9761,

4.New Orleans Vampire Café

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Another way you can add some flavor to your Lenten season is by visiting the French Quarter's New Orleans Vampire Café. It features great seafood options such as: salmon, scallops, and shrimp and grits … enjoy, but just make sure to guard your neck! 801 Royal St., 504-581-0801,

5.Annunciation Restaurant

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Next, Annunciation Restaurant is a Warehouse District hotspot that's great for a special date night. From Oyster and Artichoke Soup to the Trout Amandine, these popular seafood dishes go well with the restaurant's exquisite cocktails and extensive wine list. 1016 Annunciation St., 504-568-0245,

6.Charlie's Restaurant and Catering

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Finally, Charlie's Restaurant and Catering in Violetis a seafood lover's paradise. Just a 20-minute drive from the French Quarter, Charlie's Restaurant has wonderful soft-shell crab, fried catfish, crawfish pasta, and some of the city's best seafood gumbo. 6129 E. St. Bernard Hwy., Violet, 504-682-9057,

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