Fresh seafood was once an elusive delicacy, savored by only the swiftest pelicans and seals celebrating an anniversary. Capture ocean-bound comestibles with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Creole fare at Sammy's Seafood Restaurant.
Nestled in New Orleans' French Quarter, Sammy's Seafood Restaurant dishes a menu of fresh seafood and rich Creole cuisine. Zest taste buds with authentic Louisianan fare, such as crawfish étouffée ($14.75) or jambalaya ($13.90), which mingles shrimp, sausage, and chicken in a pool party of creole sauce. Break into a buttery duo of broiled lobster tail ($33.95) or beef up plates for upcoming strongman competitions with a hefty 12-ounce rib eye steak ($18.90).
Diners can toast amidst wooden walls and crisp burgundy tablecloths in Sammy's interior, or exchange ice-based anecdotes with a frozen piña colada ($6) on the restaurant's shaded outdoor patio as Bourbon Street bustles nearby.
Sammy's Seafood Restaurant
Sammy's Seafood Restaurant sits at the center of the French Quarter, surrounded by 18th-century buildings and iron balconies that personify the district. A candy-stripe awning shields a dining patio, filtering sunrays and airborne Mardi Gras beads while offering a view of Bourbon Street's perennial foot traffic. In this quaint setting, chefs prepare fried alligator and crawfish étoufée, just two of the seafood dishes on the creole-inspired menu. Blackened, fried, and heavily spiced dishes comprise the majority of options, hearkening Cajun preparation techniques. Patrons who dine indoors find themselves in a cozy dining room flanked by wooden walls and a brick fireplace.