Thin-fried catfish haven, Middendorf's, is opening a second location near Slidell, just over 80 years after the original opened in Manchac, reports NOLA.COM. People from all over the world, even the Prince of Albert of Monaco, have been making the pilgrimage out to the original Manchac restaurant for years.
According to the report, the restaurant is ready to begin construction later this year on a seven-acre piece of land just off Oak Harbor Boulevard with plenty of room for both the restaurant and parking, says owner Horst Pfeifer in the report. The new restaurant will seat about 300 people, with a “sandy play area with water features for children.” The owners won’t be making many changes to the menu. Unlike the original restaurant, the Slidell outpost will host private events, like rehearsal dinners and business functions.
Pfeiffer mentioned the possibility of adding a second restaurant, with a different concept, to the large plot of land at a later date.
The original Middendorf’s opened in 1934.