Southern-Style Eatery, Louisiana Charlie’s, Now Open

Louisiana Charlie’s is now serving up authentic mesquite barbeque and Creole/Cajun cuisine at their new Mardi Gras-themed outpost, located in Seaport Village’s Carousel District.

With roots in the Bayou State and decades of combined restaurant industry experience, owners Shanda and Eric Laurent first debuted Louisiana Charlie’s in Long Beach’s Shoreline Village in 2014.

Paying homage to their families’ heritage, Louisiana Charlie’s quickly carved out a name for itself by way of authentic homestyle cooking and southern hospitality.

Southern-Style Eatery, Louisiana Charlie's, Now Open

At the San Diego location, guests can expect a casual, counter-service eatery with plenty of scenic al fresco seating.

Taking an “old school” approach to barbeque, a massive offset barrel pit sits out front of Louisiana Charlie’s storefront; utilizing the wood-burning rotisserie smoker, tradtional BBQ favorites—like baby back ribs, beef brisket and pulled pork sandwiches— are cooked low and slow to perfection.

Louisiana Charlie’s menu highlights include:

Gumbo Fries 

A twist on the official state dish of Louisiana—a hearty, flavor-packed stew—these Gumbo Fries are loaded with shrimp and sausage, served on a bed of cheesy-Cajun fries.

Jambalaya 

Another distinctively Orleanian entrée, Louisiana Charlie’s Creole-style Jambalaya is brimful with pork sausage, chicken, shrimp, tomatoes and the “holy trinity.”

Crawfish Etouffee 

Crawfish tails smothered in Louisiana Charlie’s signature rich-and-spicy roux, served with rice and garnished with green onions.

Po’Boy Sandwiches 

The po’boy sandwich is a Louisianan staple with storied roots. At Seaport’s new eatery, Po’Boy varieties run the gamut from Shrimp and Catfish to Oyster and Beef Hotlink, all served on a toasted French roll and dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickle & remoulade sauce.

Seafood Boils 

Ranging from Cluster Snow Crab to Shrimp, Mussels, Clams or Crawfish, Louisiana Charlie’s fresh-from-the-market Seafood Boils are flavored with a secret blend of Cajun spices then tossed in a mixture of garlic butter and Cajun seasoning. Each served with potatoes, corn on the cob and pork sausage.

Alligator Legs 

A regional delicacy, the Laurent’s have alligator meat flown in from Louisiana on a weekly basis for this menu requisite. The gator legs are generously seasoned, battered in buttermilk and deep-fried until golden.

Cocktail and desserts!

In addition, Louisiana Charlie’s will soon roll out a program of carnivalesque cocktails, alongside a lineup of southern-style desserts and old-fashioned treats such as beignets, banana pudding, cobbler and more.

See you there

Louisiana Charlie menu

Louisiana Charlie’s is located at 849 W Harbor Drive, Building #55, San Diego, CA 92101. Open daily from 10:30AM–8:30PM.

For more info, visit the website here and follow them on Instagram.

See you there, San Diego!

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