Hours may not be accurate

New Orleans
Wed10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun10:30 AM - 9:00 PM

30160 Hwy 51

Akers, LA 70421

This homey, bayou-inspired spot is a neighborhood staple and a piece of New Orleans history. Middendorf's has been open since 1935, beloved by locals to this day for it's fresh seafood and authentic Creole flavor. Shellfish reign supreme, whether in the form of spicy crawfish poppers, crispy softshell crab, and shrimp gumbo -- but the real standout is, without a doubt, their thin-cut fried catfish, gloriously crispy and plated over a hearty bed of French fries. It's worth the trek out to Akers, but be forewarned: this popular spot doesn't take reservations, so be prepared to wait a few for a table.