Seafood at Middendorf's

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December 29th 2005
Published: December 29th 2005
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The Original Middendorf's
There is a place north of New Orleans called Pass Manchac or as the locals call it "Manchac." Pass Manchac is the home of Middendor's - a wonderful seafood restuarant that has been there longer than most people can remember. Pass Manchac is a small waterway that connects Lake Ponchartrain to Lake Maurpaus. On a thin sliver of land is the town of Pass Manchac. Residing on that land is Middendorf's. This is a small, crowded, noisy seafood restaurant that serves great seafood. There are no big signs that say "Authentic Cajun Food" or any such tourist nonsense. This is a real, local restaurant that serves great food. For generations, people from New Orleans (home of a few good seafood restaurants :-) ) have taken the 45-minute drive north to find. People from the north lake region have also frequented this place.

The specialty is fried thin-sliced catfish filets. These are great. So are the shrimp, oyster, crawfish, crabs, and everything else on the menu.

The atmosphere is casual - quit casual. Don't wear a tie or put on airs. Come and enjoy real food served by some real people.

Dinners are in the $10-$15 range. I had the fried shrimp and thin-slice catfish. Several people in our group had the seafood platter. Everyone ate everything with great satisfaction.

Middendorf's is on Interstate 55 north of New Orleans
Middendorf's - Pass Manchac
(30160 U.S. 55 - 504 386-6666


6th February 2006

nothing but the truth
8th March 2006

Greatest Fried Catfish Ever
I am 40, from New Orleans and have traveled the world. I always try seafood every place I go to, but have never tasted fried catfish that can match up to Middendorf's.
14th March 2006

As a former native born New Orleanian, I remember it well. Jim and I will be going to Madisonville, La., in April. A trip to Middendorf sounds like a fine idea. THANKS!
1st December 2007

Do not like catfish as a rule, but stop at Middendorf's every time I pass through the area. BEST Catfish in the country!!!!!! And don't forget the oyster stew
19th June 2008

Great Fried Soft Shell Crabs
We always have our family get together's to celebrate any birthday we can find as an excuse to all meet at Middendof's to enjoy their wonderful fried foods. Soft Shell Crabs are a must. They have never been fried better then to have Middendorf fry them in their friers. The crabs come out so crunchy and fried perfectly. No other restaurant can fry them that perfectly, and we have tried all over Louisiana.

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