• Welcome to Spahr’s Seafood!

    Spahr's Seafood History


    Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant was founded in 1968 on the outskirts of New Orleans in the small fishing community of Des Allemands. The surrounding bayous provided the seafood that founder Bill Spahr used to develop Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant into an icon in southern Louisiana. Still locally owned and operated by family and friends Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant strives to use the freshest local seafood and serve our guests with genuine southern hospitality.


Protect our estuary.

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Community Partnerships

BTNEP's  Annual GULF Tournament

BTNEP’s Annual GULF Tournament

Community– a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.

Bayou Country Children's Museum's Night at the Booseum!

Bayou Country Children’s Museum’s Night at the Booseum!

Part of our company values is to support our communities. We are very thankful for the relationships and partnerships that we are able to build. Our commitment goes beyond financial contributions and fundraising. The real rewards come from rolling up our sleeves and working side by side with the organizers and volunteers. Cleaning up our bayous, volunteering at festivals or just serving refreshments at the park…these efforts stimulate prosperity and give our team an added sense of purpose beyond what we do at the workplace. It’s very inspiring and fun.

Bloody Mary Station at the Haven Gala

Bloody Mary Station at the Haven Gala

We would like to thank the organizations in which we have donated our time, monies, or efforts. It’s an honor to support you and we appreciate that you consider us in these partnerships. It’s what community is about.

Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program
Bayou Community Academy
Bayou Country Children’s Museum
Bayou Lafourche Clean Up
Central Lafourche High School
Chackbay Volunteer Fire Department
Chef John Folse Culinary Institute
Delta Waterfowl
Des Allemands Booster Club
Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department
ED White High School
Ellender High School
Evergreen Junior High School
H.L. Bougeois High School
Hahnville High School
The Haven Gala
Houma Night Out Against Crime
Louisiana Restaurant Association Bayou Chapter
Manning Passing Academy
Nicholls State University Athletics
Nicholls State University A + Scholarship Gala
Paddle Bayou Lafourche
Raceland Upper Elementary School
Raceland Volunteer Fire Department
Rougarou Festival
St. Genevieve Church
St. Gertrude Catholic Church
South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center
Terrebonne General Medical Center’s Fakier Open
Terrebonne High School
Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce’s Thibodeauxville
Thibodaux High School
Thibodaux Main Street’s Big Boy Cook-off
Thibodaux Running Group
Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department
Vandebilt Catholic High School

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Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program


The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary is located between the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers in south Louisiana. Bayou Lafourche separates this complex into two basins, Barataria Basin to the east, and Terrebonne Basin to the west.

Barataria Terrebonne Estuarine System

In 2011 we partnered up with BTNEP in an effort to help raise awareness of our rapidly disappearing local estuary. We decided to organize a golf tournament that not only raises awareness to this program, but helps financially support some of their many efforts to save our estuary. We are happy to say that all proceeds go directly to the foundation and we have already raised over $40,000 through this annual golf tournament.


Remember, if you live, work, or play in the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary or are one of the millions that use its resources across the nation, you have a vested interest in its restoration.

Call Lisa to register for our 4th annual GULF tournament at 985-212-2764. The tournament is at Sugarland Country Club in Raceland on September 12th.


Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program is a partnership of government, business, scientists, conservation organizations, agricultural interests, and individuals for the preservation, protection, and restoration of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary in southeast Louisiana.

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Happy Birthday Mr. Bill


Happy Birthday Mr. Bill! We couldn’t be here without you. Thank you for all of the things you have done and will do for us! From teaching us how to fry catfish to how to peel crabs, you are our family, our friend, and our teacher. Thank you Mr. Bill!

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Video by Brock Gomez



Spahr’s Seafood from Brock Gomez on Vimeo.


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How do you peel your crabs?

Everyone has a different way of peeling their crabs. Here is our founder Bill Spahr demonstrating how he peels crabs. Let us know if you learned something new or if you have a different technique you would like to share on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/spahrs.

Spahr’s Crab Peeling from Brock Gomez on Vimeo.

Bill Spahr, founder of Spahr’s Seafood, shows you a quick and easy way to peel crabs.



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Teacher Appreciation!

Educator1As the school year comes to a close and we all participate in the celebration of our student’s achievements, let us not forget those who have guided them. We at Spahr’s Seafood want to show our appreciation to those dedicated and passionate professionals who teach and mentor our area youth. For your hard work and dedication to our future, we Thank You!

We appreciate every hour you spend away from your own families to work for our kids.
We appreciate all the days you stay late, or come in early, and all the nights you miss your favorite shows because you’re grading homework.
We appreciate every hour you spend in meetings, planning and discussing and preparing and assessing.
We appreciate your expertise and the education and training that makes you singularly qualified to do what you do.
We appreciate your willingness to put up with all of our questions, concerns, emails, calls, and your amazing ability to deal with every parent – from the hovering helicopters to those you never see.
We appreciate every cup of morning coffee you miss, every bathroom break you don’t get, every rushed step you take to meet the demands of your days.
We appreciate the care you take to make sure our kids know their value is more than a test score.
We appreciate every tear you spare them by not heaping pressure on them, even while you have to worry about how those scores will affect your own evaluations.
We appreciate the time you take to talk to our kids, and get to know them – in the cafeteria, on the playground, at the drinking fountain, in the specials classes, at the office.
We appreciate the sense of family and community this creates for our own kids, and especially those who may not have those connections outside of school.
We appreciate the personality, the joy, and the love you bring into the school.
We appreciate the example you set for our children, of the value of education, of being safe, respectful, and responsible.
Thank you! For every single thing you do.Educator

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Mardi Gras!

mardi grasMardi Gras is a week away…but some of us have been preparing and celebrating since Twelfth Night.

Did you attend Hercules in Houma or Thibodaux’s Ambrosia Parade? If you have plans to hit the city to see Rex or if you plan to stay local…make sure to bring plenty of crawfish sacks for your beads, hydrate, and have a designated driver if necessary.

Some of our local parades are definitely worth a look. The Lockport parade runs on Saturday March 1st. lockportThe Des Allemands parade runs on Sunday March 2nd (a good stop on your way to Endymion). And if you haven’t been to Gheens on Mardi Gras day…you are certainly missing out!

No matter how you Mardi Gras…be safe! And when Fat Tuesday is all said and done for 2014…come visit us at Spahr’s on Ash Wednesday.

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Giving Thanks!

Well, it’s here. It kind of snuck up on us, but we’re starting to feel it. Fall has arrived! The years pass by faster and faster, mostly because our lives keep getting busier and busier, especially during this time of the year. We start worrying about Christmas coming up, who we have to buy for, and how we will buy for them all! There is so much to do that we start to forget what the season is really about, and we skip over a very important holiday with a very important meaning.

November is a month of Thanks. It’s a time to reflect on all that we have been given and all that we have been blessed to be able to give. In the restaurant industry especially, it’s difficult to remember to take a breath and give thanks. It’s one of the busiest times of the year! This in itself is a reason we should give thanks. So, this is what we are doing. We are stopping, taking a breath and giving thanks for all the great things we have received, experienced and accomplished this year.


“I am most thankful for my two sets of parents. My biological parents, who made sacrifices to give me a better opportunity by sending me to America, and my foster parents, for providing me with education and teaching me the good values in life. I am also most thankful for my wife, family, friends, and co- workers that have contributed to the success and happiness in my life. Thank you everyone.” -Chef Minh Le, Company Executive Chef

“I am thankful for the sacrifices Jesus gave for us, my family, my wife and my Spahr’s family.” -Kellie Frickey, Kitchen Manager (Des Allemands)

“I’m thankful for my family…and my job, because when my family aggravates me, I have a great place to go!” -Katey Martin, Key Server/Bartender (Houma)

“Thankful for a happy, jumping dog to greet me every day when I get home.” -Blair Tabor, Server/Bartender (Thibodaux)

“I’m thankful for the support of my two sons & their families, my mother’s continued good health and especially for my health that enables me to keep working.” -Dorothy Anthony, Catering Chef

“I’m thankful for all my learning experiences over the past year. I’ve grown in many ways, and I have become stronger. Thank you, Spahr’s!” -Genevia Washington, Kitchen Manager (Houma)

“I thank God for waking me up every day in good health.  I’m able to work one job, still go to school, and plan for my future.  When you’re thankful for where you are in your life, God has bigger and better blessings for you.” -Betty Edwards, Server (Des Allemads)

“The thing I am most thankful for is TIME, because that is what I get to spend with my wife, four beautiful babies, family and friends. We get so little time on Earth, so we should be thankful for every minute and strive to enjoy it all.” -Brent Roger

“Thankful for working at Spahr’s and the wonderful bloody mary’s they serve.  I’m thankful for the guests who show appreciation towards my cooking.” -Trimichael Cooks, Cook (Thibodaux)

“I’m thankful for life…that I get to wake up and experience it every day.” -Marchal Daniels, Cook (Houma)

“I am thankful for a loyal crew, my management team that is always encouraging, and the opportunity to make a living pursuing my passion.” -Chris Emery, General Manager (Des Allemands)

“I’m thankful for my family being together for the holidays, because most of us live at least an hour or more away from each other. I am also thankful for direct port nitrous injection, ball bearing turbos and all aluminum lsx blocks.” -Paul Villemarette, Restaurant Manager (Thibodaux)


“Thank you to all who have dined with us over the past 45 years! We could not have stayed in business this long without you. We take pride in our food and our people, so we appreciate all the love and support for what we do. We look forward to another 45 years!”

-Spahr’s Seafood Company

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Welcome to our New Website!

South Louisiana is a land like no other. Not only is our language, cuisine, and music different from the rest of the world, but our family traditions are unique as well. It is our goal at Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant to provide our guests not only with great cajun cuisine, but a one-of-a-kind cajun experience as well. Our menu relies on the bayous and local fisherman, our Lounge has weekly swamp pop and zydeco bands, and our catering department is prepared to meet the needs of your next family gathering or company event.

Thanks for your interest in Spahr’s, and we look forward to showing you a great time!

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