Middendorf's
Seafood shack featuring fried catfish
Seafood · $$
The Zagat Review
4.6
Food
4.0
Decor
4.3
Service
 
This "laid-back" seafood "institution" on Akers' "beautiful Lake Maurepas" has been "wowing locals and tourists alike" for decades with its "legendary" "thin-cut" fried catfish ( "greaseless, golden wafers of weightless wonder" ) and fresh gulf offerings; a "friendly" staff perks things up in the no-frills interior, but insiders advise "eat out on the deck with the cool lake breeze and water view."
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hours Closed Today
Chevron
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
location 30160 U.S. 51, Akers, LA 70421, USA phone +1 985-386-6666 website middendorfsrestaurant.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Fried thin catfish
Barbecued oysters
Broiled flounder
Insider Tip
Only open Wednesday to Sunday (for lunch and dinner), so don’t strike out on the long drive on other days.
Known For
Kids
Outdoor seating
Zagat Mentions of Middendorf's
Google Reviews
4.4
(621)
As always a great place for some very Cajun seafood. Waitress was polite and not overactive, "too much attention" but was very much at our need when she would notice we needed anything. The broiled Stuff Flounder is to die for. A very filling meal well seasoned and wonderful to the pallet. Would recommend to everyone. If you ever thought about eating there but apprehensive about cost, just wait for a special event, bring the spouse, kids. You won't regret the meal, service, or atmosphere.
Derril Dufrene · March 1, 2018
Got the seafood platter and I was not disappointed. The wait staff was on point Every time we looked up the get their attention they were already walking our way. Very attentive. Drinks were awesome strong.
Patrick Kysar · March 13, 2018
Thin fried catfish has a reputation and it more than measures up. Sadly it's about an hour outside New Orleans, but definitely worth the trip if you're headed that way. Get a spot outside and enjoy the view with a beer and some seafood the way it was intended and you won't be sorry.
Jordan Revon · April 11, 2018