Tony’s Seafood in Baton Rouge = B- Rated Boudin
Ambiance: WOW! This place is impressive. Tony’s Seafood is, essentially a destination. In addition to a huge fish market (where they have a tank of live catfish which they will skin and prepare right in front of you) and hot foods deli, and store selling all sorts of prepared seasonings and frozen specialty foods, this place has a huge factory attached that produces the famous Louisiana Fish Fry brand of dried seasoning blends for cooking, gumbos, cobbler’s, fish fry, and sooooooo much more. Worth a stop for sure.
Location: 5215 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, LA St. John Street, Lafayette, LA 70805
Price: $3.29 lb.
Presentation: You’ll get your link at the hot food end of the store and they’ll put it in a Styrofoam container.
Casing: A bit thick and rubbery.
Meat/Rice Ratio: More rice than meat (though the ratio is pretty close to even).
Texture: Moist with plenty of whole grains of rice, pieces of onion, and mashed pork.
Overall Flavor: This is a good link, but not a great link. The seasonings are not complimentary and, while there is a lot of meat, id doesn’t have a meaty taste.
Comments: This place has it all and is totally worth a stop when you’re in Baton Rouge or just passing through town. They do a huge lunch business, a huge crawfish business, and a huge fresh fish business. Check them out. And, check out the assessment of their boudin ball below.
Reviewed November 2010