It’s been a long time coming, but Barrow’s Catfish is just about back. The Hollygrove spot has been shuttered since Katrina, but it’s finally re-opening this Friday (albeit in a new building, not the original Shady Inn). As we pointed out in our rundown of new food spots in the pipeline around town, Barrow’s will bring its much-loved, slightly spicy fried catfish to hungry Hollygrovers and a few Gert Townies starting this Friday (July 6).
The family of original owner Billy Barrow Jr. hopes to use the restaurant to connect New Orleans with a bit of its past.
“From 1943 until Hurricane Katrina, if you thought catfish, you thought Barrow’s, and it reopens this weekend,” stated a release about the restaurant’s reopening.
The new Barrow’s will have a menu that moves beyond its deep-fried roots, but catfish will still be the restaurant’s signature dish. Barrow’s opens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:45 a.m. and will start serving immediately thereafter. Barrow’s regular hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, staying open an hour later on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant will be closed on Sundays.
What do you think? Are you excited to get your Barrow’s fix again?