500BestSquareFried Shrimp @ Vera’s

I am not a fan of fried shrimp. When they land in front of me, it’s only because I’m sharing a seafood platter with my wife (who loves seafood platters). She also loves fried shrimp, and she gets all of them while I hoard the fried oysters. So it’s high praise for me to make an exception for the fried shrimp at Vera’s. The size and quality of the shrimp are everything they ought to be. The coating is crisp and nicely seasoned. They even present them beautifully, in a ring around the fries and salad. Worth the trip across the lake for fried shrimp fanatics.

Vera’s. Slidell: 2020 Gause Blvd W. 985-690-9814 .

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  1. Bob Suckow on May 5, 2014

    Have you eaten the fried shrimp at ZIAs? I am a world class shrimp eater and have yet to eat a full serving there. Called buttermilk battered.

    • Tom Fitzmorris on May 6, 2014

      Hello, Bob. . .

      I’m not sure whether you liked them or not.

      Tastefully yours,
      Tom Fitzmorris

  2. Mike F. on November 24, 2014

    Tom, I’m not sure either if Bob liked the Fried Shrimp at Zea’s but it’s my personal favorite at that restaurant. Excellent in my book.