"Best Seafood in the Nation?" Morgan City by atufft

Morgan City Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 60 photos

Morgan City is in Cajun Country

Situated on the Gulf Coast about 90 minutes west of New Orleans, Morgan City's chief fame has been oil exploration. The original off-shore oil derrick is at a museum there. Oil is still king, but this clean and pleasant town is also home to a venerable collection of vessels that ply the gulf of Mexico in search of shrimp, oysters, and other seafood. Plus, Morgan City is right close to the largest fresh water bayou in the nation, and so it receives more than its share of crawfish and frog legs.

Morgan City has a well-protected old town.

Behind a substantial seawall, the old downtown center sits. It's rather hard to find, relative to the long boulevard of gas stations and fast food restaurants most tourists that greet the visitor leaving the highway. To find the old town, find your way below the bridge. Not much is really of interest here, but on the other side of the seawall, shrimp and other seafood can be purchased directly from the fisherman.

Local restaurants serve Cajun seafood...

Don't expect high class ambience, but for the seafood lover, Morgan City is a treasure. Down home places like Susie's Seafood serve up buckets of freshly boiled shrimp, crab, and crawfish, as well as frog legs, and tradition Cajun favorites like boudin. The prices are to die for...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Excellent access to gulf seafood
  • Cons:Hard for tourists to navigate the streets
  • In a nutshell:Morgan City is a must see place to those who love great seafood
  • Last visit to Morgan City: Jan 2006
  • Intro Written Jan 5, 2006
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  • phm3c's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2006 at 1:03 PM

    Great fresh seafood is hard to find. Your experience makes me want to check out Morgan City. Thanks for the tip!


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