A local name that's practically synonymous with boiled seafood in Bucktown has a new outpost in the Irish Channel.
Deanie’s Seafood opens its new location this week at 2200 Magazine St., at Jackson Avenue, taking over an address that was previously home to Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar.
This new location is called Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen. It officially opens Monday (June 4), serving lunch and dinner daily.
The original Deanie’s in Bucktown and its French Quarter location are known for seasonal boiled seafood next to standards like fried seafood, BBQ shrimp, stuffed flounder and po-boys. The new Magazine Street eatery serves a similar menu with a few modifications, like BBQ shrimp tacos. It has raw oysters and a several versions of chargrilled oysters.
The address holds down a prominent location that had been vacant for many years before the burger joint Charcoal’s built the two-story structure here, opening in 2013. Charcoal's closed last year around this time.
Deanie’s kept the layout largely the same, with a broad, covered gallery for outdoor dining overlooking Magazine Street, and ground floor tables on the sidewalk. The first floor dining room is centered around a long dining bar with a view into the kitchen, extending to a full bar; upstairs, there's a second full bar, more tables and access to the wrap-around gallery.
Deanie’s is one of the longest-lived names for New Orleans style seafood, and its original location remains an anchor for a cluster of restaurants and markets in the seafood hub of Bucktown.
It was started in 1961 by John and Alma “Deanie” Livacari on Old Hammond Highway. The business moved a few times before landing at its current home on Lake Avenue. The Chifici family has run the business since the 1980s. The same family once operated the Uptown restaurant Chifici’s and the Metairie restaurant Gromboli’s, which both subsequently closed.
In 2002, they opened a second Deanie's in the French Quarter, at Iberville and Dauphine streets.
2200 Magazine St., 1713 Lake Ave., 841 Iberville St.
Lunch and dinner daily
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