The rustic interior, reminiscent of 1920s and '30s Louisiana fish camps, is the perfect backdrop for shrimp gumbo; spicy boiled shrimp; fresh Gulf fish; cold smoked-and-grilled tuna; and a lemon icebox pie that will make you fall in love with New Orleans all over again. Except for freshwater catfish and Canadian mussels, all the seafood comes from the Gulf of Mexico and often straight from the fishermen. Produce and pork are also local. Near Harrah's Casino, Grand Isle
is generally packed, but it's worth the wait (which also gives you an excuse to spend some time at the elegant mahogany bar).