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jerseyguy2000 | Aug 30, 2005 01:35 PM

I had to cut back my 3-day trip to 2 days thanks to a certain weather event. But here's my quick report.

Prejean's. It would take years to sample everything on this menu. On my 4th visit here, I quite enjoyed the soft shell crab with crawfish stuffing, crab butter and dirty rice. Some of the most interesting items seem to be on the appetizer section.

Don's Seafood & Steakhouse - Vermilion St. location - I got a crabmeat casserole item which the menu said was one of their most popular. It was good but not amazing. I got a side of seafood jambalaya which had very little seafood and wasn't any better than what you'd get at a New York place.

Black's in Abbeville. I'm not an oyster guy and they were out of crabs, so the menu was more limited than I expected. The crawfish tamales were tasty but not all that crawfish-intensive, fried shrimp loaf was pretty good, fries were ordinary.

Lagneaux's the King Of Seafood. This had the look of an instant classic...but not the food. I loved the location on the outskirts, and as well as the look of the building and its signs - certainly movie-worthy. But the buffet disappointed. Boiled crabs were o.k. Fried chicken and fried alligator were o.k. but too dry. Shrimp dishes had small uninteresting shrimp. Best item was the catfish coutbouillon (sp?) with a nice tomato flavor. I also liked the boudin, less livery than usual. Sweet tea was good.

Lafayette's. This was a fallback choice as I was in a hurry and my other choice, Julien's, was closed on Sundays. But the Sunday brunch was a very good find. The seafood-stuffed quail was quite good. There was an interesting dish with eggplant, egg and what I believe to be roast beef. Catfish was first-rate. I even ventured into salad terrain to try the huckleberry vinagrette dressing. Omelettes with crawfish were available.

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