Re:Any good seafood boils (crab, shrimp) within 30 minutes of downtown New Orleans?
The restaurants I'm most familiar with are in neighboring Jefferson Parish, what 's part of what we call Greater New Orleans, or the Metro area.
Charlie's Seafood - 8311 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, LA (504 ) 737-3700 This is owned by chef Frank Brigtsen who's best known for his uptown restaurant "Brigtsen's"
The Galley Seafood Restaurant 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA (504)832-0955
Bozo's (oysters on the half-shell, boiled shrimp) 3117 21st St., Metairie, LA (504) 831-6666
This is on 90W, in Marrero, LA opposite direction from the other restaurants mentioned above, but excellent for their boiled crabs:
Sal's 1512 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA (504) 341-8112
I think foodbme's recommendation of looking up Tom Fitzmorris' website at nomenu.com is good, he has reviews of several restaurants, listed by cuisine, and neighborhood and also a daily call in radio show Mon-Fri (1350 am) from 3-6 which you can stream from his website. Imagine, 3 hrs. of recipe swaps, restaurant reviews and recommendations- anything the caller wants to talk about -