If you're an avid seafood lover, you are going to love the Original French Market Restaurant. We have the best seafood in New Orleans French Quarter. You don't have to take our word for it. Follow us on Facebook and see what our guests are saying about it.
Every day, we serve fresh, locally sourced seafood, provided by the most trusted suppliers in Louisiana. However, we have to warn you that you will never view seafood the same as you do now once you eat seafood at OFMR. When you combine the freshness of our seafood with our from-scratch recipes, leading chefs, and experienced cooks; you're in for something truly special!
What Kind of Seafood Do They Have in the French Quarter?
One thing that almost all of our guests have in common is that they love our appetizers! Large enough for a family, scrumptious enough to be fought over; the Original French Market Restaurant has the best seafood appetizers in town! This, in addition to our other menu items, sets OFMR apart as the place to eat the best seafood in New Orleans French Quarter.
If you haven't viewed our menu yet, you can do so any time on this website. Just click "Menu" in the menu bar on this website. Choose from the following menu appetizer items while you wait for your meal:
- BBQ Shrimp
- Fried Alligator
- Fried Crawfish Tails
- Louisiana Crab Cakes
- Shrimp and Crab Dip
At the Original French Market Restaurant, when we say we're all about seafood, we mean it! You can see it reflected even in our soups and salads. For example, if you're on a diet or just in the mood for something light, we offer several delicious seafood-based soups and salads that will fill up even the biggest bellies. You can choose from:
- Crawfish Bisque
- Spicy Seafood Gumbo
- Smoked Salmon and Arugula
- Shrimp and Crab Salad
- Fried Oyster Wedge
- Shrimp and Crab Remoulade Avocado
- Dinner Salad with Fried Catfish
We also offer a large seafood dinner menu including the following items:
- Alligator Sausage
- Popcorn Shrimp
- Blackened Catfish
- Fried Catfish
- Fried Oyster
- Seafood Platter
- BBQ Shrimp and Grits
- Shrimp Maque Choux
- Swamp Platter
- Crawfish or Shrimp Etouffee
And we're just scratching the surface! Needless to say, OFMR has the best seafood in the New Orleans French Market.
Where to Buy Fresh Seafood in New Orleans French Quarter
The Original French Market Restaurant prides itself on being a 100% scratch creole kitchen. That means everything we make is from scratch! We will never serve our guests canned sauces, powder mixes, or frozen desserts; we make all of our sauces, breadings, and desserts from scratch! This ensures quality to our guests, freshness, and the best tasting seafood in the French Quarter.
Staying true to OFMR's early days, we still buy all of our seafood fresh from the best local fishers in the gulf every day. This way, we're able to guarantee our seafood guests that they're getting the freshest quality of seafood available- from the Atlantic to your plate.