Before fishermen discovered the edibility of fish, they used each catch as bait for larger species, hoping in the end to hook the biggest fish of all—friendship. Form bonds over fried fish with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of seafood from Randy Montalbano's Seafood & Catering.
At Randy Montalbano's Seafood & Catering, chefs prep a menu of boiled seafood, fried seafood baskets, and po' boys for dine-in, take-out, and catering customers. Guests approach the glass-case deli-style counter to hook fresh catches such as the medium peeled shrimp (market price) or take a seat and enjoy the house specialty Catfish Randy, a fried catfish filet over rice topped with crawfish étouffée ($13.99). Soak up the seasonally fresh taste of the boiled shrimp po' boy ($8.49) or search for pearls in a large fried oyster boxed meal, served with fries and hush puppies ($9.99). Party planners can serve 12–15 friends, family members, or carnivorous houseplants with one gallon of chicken and sausage gumbo ($49.99), one of many generously portioned platters listed on the sea shop's catering menu.
Randy Montalbano's Seafood & Catering
With the amount of fresh and boiled seafood required to meet the needs of their catering requests, dine in and carryout orders, and deli shoppers, it would take two Randy Montalbanos to properly run Randy Montalbano's Seafood & Catering. Luckily, that's exactly what they've got. The restaurant was built on the collaboration between Randy Montalbano, Sr. and his son, Randy Montalbano, Jr., as the crown jewel of the family's three generations in the food-service industry. Above the checkerboard floors of the eatery, display cases show off fresh shrimp, crab, and fish. Patrons can snag live seafood to cook at home, order boiled crab and shrimp to dine in or tote in tidy to-go lunch boxes, or order large platters to cater a football tailgate or a Little Mermaid-watching party.
12740 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815