Hamburgers and Seafood?! I'm game!
All around the Nola area you can find New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Co. locations, and with good reason. This low frills fast dining establishment is capable of putting a very solid product in front of you fairly quickly at a good cost. Did I mention there’s free ice cream?!
The menu all looked so appealing but Chas had been here before so he made a few suggestions. We started off with some mozzarella sticks, I ordered the One-Handed BBQ Shrimp Po-Boy, and Chas and Val split a Breaded Shrimp Platter.
These mozzarella sticks are huge and delicious. Super fresh from the fryer and clearly hand breaded on premises. Nice Structure to them on the exterior while the cheese inside was gooey and fabulous.
Chas and Val’s sampler had Fried Shrimp, Hush Puppies, Cole Slaw, and the standard fries that are served here which come covered in a garlic herb sauce. The shrimp you could also tell was freshly breaded on site and was seasoned differently than the mozzarella sticks. They were delicious. The hush puppies had a nice flavor to them as did the slaw. These fries are really great. Very heavy garlic flavor and just so enjoyable.
I got the One-Handed Shrimp Po-boy by Chas’ suggestion, and it did not disappoint. I also had a side of those delicious fries, but this sandwich was unlike others I have had in the area. Firstly, it is BBQ shrimp in a po-boy which is not typical at all. Secondly, it was a chunk of French bread loaf that was hollowed out and stuffed with the BBQ shrimp as opposed to it being sliced and served like a hoagie. This sandwich was very good. Crusty, flaky bread stuffed with this New Orleans staple dish (which has nothing to do with BBQ by the way) was a homerun.
We collected our free ice cream and hit the road after that! The platter and sandwich both around $13 and a $5 app and this was a super enjoyable lunch.
Land and Sea
No brainer here. New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Company – Didn’t Suck!