Charlie’s Seafood Restaurant
[4/19/13 note – Charlie’s closed today. It’s a sad day for the New Orleans community. Below is an account of my last visit there.]
On a recent Saturday, we had lunch with Jeremy’s family at Charlie’s Seafood over in Harahan. I’ve only eaten here a couple of times but each time I do, I am very happy with it. That’s not surprising considering Frank and Marna Brigtsen own and operate Charlie’s Seafood. They haven’t always done so, but they bought the establishment and reopened it in 2009. You can read a brief version of the history of the restaurant on their site.
Charlie’s Seafood is one of those New Orleans seafood restaurants where you can get your po-boy and gumbo fantasies easily fulfilled. Even better is that they have other indigenous dishes to Louisiana that are a little more rare to find around these parts: meat pies, seafood pies and shrimp calas. Charlie’s Seafood also serves boiled seasonal seafood and a full entrée menu. Yum, yum.
Charlie’s Seafood is a little drive from New Orleans – 20 minutes or so from the center of the city, but it is definitely worth the visit.