Deannie’s Seafood, will unleash boiled and fried seafood, crawfish boil potatoes that arrive at the table in lieu of bread, and mile-high piles of onion rings, on the Garden District when it opens its third location this December.
The newest edition of the perennial seafood favorite will take over the 6,000 square foot, two level spot on the corner of Magazine and Jackson that previously housed Charcoal’s Burger Bar, reports Ian McNulty.
While the menu will be very much the same as the other locations in Bucktown and the French Quarter, the newest Deanie’s is getting a raw oyster bar and a chargrilled oyster station. The new Deanie’s also has a wrap-around balcony.
John and Alma “Deanie” Livacari first opened Deanie’s on Old Hammond Highway in 1961. The restaurant has moved since then and now has locations in Bucktown and in the French Quarter. The Bucktown location opened over 50 years ago. The French Quarter location opened in 2002. The Chifici family has run Deanie’s since 1980.
Blaine Prestenback and Craig Walker, Jr. opened Charcoal’s Burger Bar in 2013, a long six years after they bought the vacant lot. The gourmet burger restaurant served its final burger on May 30, 2017.