Seafood in Uptown & Riverbend

This famed catfish joint has been around since 1943, so they're doing something right. You may think a 70-plus-year-old restaurant would be old-school, and in some ways Barrow’s is: the menu is basically limited to fried catfish and some sides. But the fry on that fish is light and delicious, and the setting is airy and modern.

Barrow's closed after Katrina, but returned to the city after a 13-year hiatus. The amount of money you pay determines how much catfish you get: $21 gets you the largest plate, which consists of around eight fillets – more than enough to split between two.