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Barrow’s, Closed Since Katrina, Is Finally Bringing Back the Catfish

It’s taking over LA Smokehouse

The original Barrow’s Shady Inn
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Just when it seemed that Gabrielle might be the final post-Katrina restaurant comeback (it’s been 13 years since the storm), Barrow’s is now plotting its return, Todd Price reports.

The restaurant, originally called Barrow’s Shady Inn, opened in 1943 and made a name for itself with its fried catfish (fried catfish was the only entree and potato salad was the only side at the original location). Its new name celebrates that: Barrow’s Catfish.

Barrow’s Catfish will take over the spot that housed LA Smokehouse on Earhart at Carrollton with an expanded menu (fried shrimp, crawfish bread, gumbo, and more) and plans to open its doors on June 1.

LA Smokehouse closed its doors following an electrical fire in August 2017. At that point, the owners had hoped to reopen though they admitted the future was uncertain.

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Barrow's Catfish

8300 Earhart Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana