Acme Oyster House - New
724 Iberville Street – 504
locations in Louisiana plus one in Sandestin.
Anna's Pies - Lake
2323 Moeling Street, 70601 - 337 436-1166
African-American entrepreneur produces 40 different flavors
of pies and cakes with her son Carl. Anna tells us the most
popular pies are Sweet Potato and Pecan although her Rum
Cake has also garnered a lot of attention. They are happy
to accept custom orders and they ship all over the US. I
stopped in on a Saturday afternoon. While the bakery is
located in an old tin building that somewhat resembles an
aircraft hangar. An elderly black gentleman was holding
down the fort ... baking pies and greeting walk-in
customers. I selected a personal size Sweet Potato Pie for
$1.50. In the great Louisiana tradition of Lagniappe (a
little somethin' extra) I was given a free personal Pecan
Pie. He said he could do this because the crust on one edge
was slightly burnt. Asking for my honest opinion, he asked,
"If you don't think this tastes just like Grandma used to
make, call me long distance and I'll pay for the call."
Needless to say, I didn't have to make the call; the Pecan
Pie was outstanding ... freshly made with a homemade, sweet
and crunchy crust. Don't let the run down appearance of the
neighborhood scare you off. A trip to Anna's is well worth
the adventure. Anna's Pies are sold at other outlets
throughout SW LA ... including at the Lake Charles Ice
Pirates Hockey games!
Babineaux Slaughter House - Breaux Bridge
Babineaux Road - 337 332-1961
Restaurant & Buffet - Madisonville
US Highway 90 East - 985 758-9006
Catfish and boiled crabs.
Bayou Boudin & Cracklin - Breaux Bridge
W. Mills Ave. - 337 332-6158
historic B&B café attached to a series of cabins along the
Bayou Teche. Famous for their boudin, cracklin and
Bayou Black Drive - 985 876-4879
Their Cajun platter features fish, shrimp, frog, oysters,
crawfish and gator served with a tasty Boudin Ball.
Benoit's Country Meat
Highway 1 South - 225 749-3869
Closed Sundays, open Monday through Friday from 8am – 6pm
and Saturday from 8am – 1pm. A second location at 5712
Commerce Street in St. Francisville (225 635-3122). "Fresh
meats, homemade specialties, and country-style service."
Smoked sausage, Po boys and plate lunches are offered along
with boudin balls, andouille, tasso and gumbo. You can even
get hot tamles here. John and Verbie Benoit supervise the
smoking of 1200-1500 pounds of meat per day in the winter
Bergeron’s Boudin & Cajun Meats - Port Allen
Highway 415 - 225 338-0921
Best Stop Supermarket,
The – Scott
Highway 93 North - 337 233-5805
1986, Robert Cormier opened The Best Stop in his hometown of
Scott (just west of Lafayette). Today, it’s not just friends
& neighbors lining up for a few hot links of spicy boudin;
customers from all over the world now purchase about 10,000
pounds of boudin from them each week. The sign out front
("Quality Meat, Boudin, Liquor") pretty much says it all,
y'all. Cormier told the SFA what makes his boudin so
special: "It’s the pride that we put in our work and
quality meat and we do it the same way every day for 20
years. We’ve never changed anything because people—the
customers tell us not to change anything because you might
mess it up."
Fisherman Seafood – New Orleans
Magazine St – 504 897-9907
too touristy seafood joint and fish market. Dive in!
Bilello's – Houma
Main Street – 985 872-2220
Billeaud’s Meat & Grocery – Broussard
E. Main Street - 337-837-6825
Bon Creole Lunch Counter – New Iberia
East St Peter Street – 337 367-6181
Boys! Open Monday through Saturday 11am-9pm; Sunday
11am-2pm BBQ only.
Boudin King - Jennings
Division Street - 337 824-6593
- Port Barre
Saizan Street - 337 585-6261
"Home of the Original Jalapeno Sausage Cheese Bread".
Shannon and Chad Bourque manage this fine establishment,
which has been serving the area for many decades. The
business was founded by their grandfather, who is remembered
by one and all as "The Boss" and who is pictured throughout
the store, on the company's product packaging, and on the
store's business cards. In our very first visit to
Bourque's, we discovered three products that deserve our
highest rating --- the Original Jalapeno Sausage Cheese
Bread, the homemade spicy beef jerky, and Bourque's
delicious pork boudin (a A+ rated meat product on
www.boudinlink.com). I told my wife that the cheese
bread should be called "You Gotta Be Kidding Me!" bread. It
is so darn good you will surely be mumbling "You Gotta Be
Kidding Me!" as you work you way through this 3-course meal
in a loaf. order all three products (and many more) from
Borque’s website listed above. We guarantee you will not be
Boutte's Bayou Restaurant
Boutte Street - 504 689-3889
Casual dining for over 25 years. Seafood is the specialty.
Brocato, A. Ice Cream – New Orleans
N. Carollton Avenue – 504 486-1465
Cabin, The - Gonzales
Highway 44 - 504 473-3048
"World Famous Chicken and Andouille Gumbo.” Open 7 days a
week. The building was originally one of the slave quarters
from the old Monroe Plantation. Seafood, steaks, generous
Po-boys served daily. Sample the Po-Boy called a Pirogue,
named for a bayou canoe (it’s about as large!). A large
loaf of bread is hollowed out and filled with shrimp, fried
fish and oysters. Yum!
Cafe Des Amis -
East Bridge Street - 337 332-5273
Breakfast is great here --- and certainly out of the
ordinary. Try the "Oreille de Couchon" (translates to Pig's
Ear) or the larger, Cajunized version of a beignet dusted
with powdered sugar. The boudin here is very good.
"Couche-Couche" is a cereal dish of cornmeal and bacon fat
served with milk and cane syrup for a unique taste. Don't
miss the tasty andouille cheese grits and wash it down with
a kicked up Bloody Mary that will have you shouting
Cafe Du Monde - New
Decatur St - 800 772-2927
World Famous for Beignets and Cafe Au Lait; a New Orleans
Café Vermilionville – Lafayette
W. Pinhook Road - 318 237-0100
There's no restaurant in Lafayette where you can't wear
jeans. For evidence: Vermilionville. Hands down the premier
elegant restaurant in town, people still show up in shorts
to check out what the chef has going that week. The menu
changes according to the freshest available ingredients.
Lafayette's first inn, founded in 1818, offers a wide
selection from duck to lamb to steak and seafood, prepared
decadently and like nowhere else. A mix of New Orleans
imagination, the Cajun trinity and sky-is-the-limit flavor,
this is the finest fine dining in Acadiana.
Cajun Boudin Stop – Opelousas
Hwy 167 N - 377 826-5951
Cajun Cafe - Lake Charles
Street - 337 439-3722
Voted best plate lunches in SW LA for the last few years.
Cajun Claws - Abbeville
Charity Street – 337 893-9437
Camelia Grill - New
626 South Carrollton Avenue – 504 309-2679
the St. Charles streetcar out to this classic diner in New
Orleans famous Garden District.
Casamento's - New Orleans
Magazine Street - 504 895-9761
Central Grocery - New
923 Decatur St – 504 523-1620
Check out the Muffaletta sandwich!
Charlie T's Specialty Meats - Breaux Bridge
Berard Street - 337 332-2426
everyday from 6am-6pm. Boudin, andouille, tasso ...check 'em
Charlie's Steak House - New Orleans
Dryades Street - 504 895-9323
Tuesday - Friday for lunch and dinner and dinner-only on
Saturday from 5pm - 10:30pm
Check-In Check-Out Deli - Slidell
Old Spanish Trail - 985 641-9773
the beaten path but worth the trip, this former Conaco Gas
Station serves up a mean Po Boy with somewhere near 20
different kinds to choose from. Go for the shrimp or roast
beef varieties --- both are said to be mighty tasty.
Chef Roy's Frog City Cafe
Point Highway - 337 334-7913
Fried frog legs or frog legs etoufee. Oh yeah, they have
crawfish, too! Chef Roy Lyon's knows his stuff.
Chez Jacqueline – Breaux Bridge
East Bridge Street - 337 507-3320
Chop’s Specialty Meats - Broussard
1019 Albertson Parkway - 337 837-6446
Chris' – Lafayette
Moss Street – 337 237-1095
boys and gumbo are the specialties here.
Cochon – New Orleans
Tchoupitoulas Street – 504 588-2123
Country Ridge Express – Opelousas
I-49 North Service Road, Exit 17 - 337 942-8828
Crazy About Crawfish – Breaux Bridge
Rees Street – 337 332-3071
Crescent City Brewhouse –
Decatur St – 504 522-0571
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, the Brewhouse
serves up live jazz nightly, great microbrews and good food
Crescent City’s Creole
2 lbs ground turtle meat
(available at many seafood markets. Your butcher may need
to grind the meat.)
1 jumbo onion, finely
2 celery ribs, finely
1 green bell pepper,
1 tablespoon coriander
1 tablespoon marjoram
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon Italian
½ tablespoon garlic
1 tablespoon chopped
1 tablespoon white pepper
2 cups cooked black beans
4 tablespoons tomato
1 quart chicken stock
6 oz dry sherry
4 bay leaves
1 cup brown roux
½ cup diced fresh
½ lb. shaved smoked Gouda
tortilla chips (for
In a large saucepan,
saute vegetables in 2 oz cooking oil until soft. Add the
turtle meat and cool until browned. Add all spices, tomato
paste, sherry, diced tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes on low
heat. Add chicken stock, holding back 2 oz) and brown roux
and cook for 10 more minutes. Simmer on low heat until
thick. Add the remaining chicken stock to thin if
necessary. Garnish with black beans, smoked Gouda and
D.I.'s Restaurant -
Evangeline Hwy - 337 432-514
Crawfish, Fresh Seafood, and Steaks and live Cajun music.
Open Monday through Friday for lunch and Tuesday - Saturday
Domilise Sandwich Shop
- New Orleans
Annunciation Street - 504 899-9126
true blue collar dive known for their excellent seafood or
sausage Po Boys. Someone once said this joint is "So
Outdated It's Glamorous." Serving folks in Uptown NO for
more than 70 years. Open Monday - Saturday for breakfast,
lunch and dinner. You may want to order up a po-boy for all
three meals! Try the "Pepper Wiener" ... something like a
Crecent City chili dog. You'll bark for joy! Closed
Don's Seafood Downtown, The Original – Lafayette
E. Vermilion - 318 235-3551
Before and throughout the revitalization of Downtown, Don's
stood as a draw to break off the Johnston Street drag and
grab a taste of what makes Lafayette great. Dating back to
1934, Don's Seafood is often imitated but never duplicated.
From their lunch specials that are amazingly affordable and
overwhelming, to their dinner choices that run the same,
their fresh selection of seafood and steaks and killer gumbo
is a champion in any division.
Don’s Specialty Meats – Scott
I-20 Frontage Rd - 337 234-2528
located in Carencro at 104 Hwy 726. Open every day
Dunbar's - New Orleans
Pine Street -
located in the on-campus cafeteria of Loyola University Law
School. Katrina can wreck buildings but can’t ruin good
food. Open 7am-5pm.
Dupuy's Oyster Shop -
Main Street - 337 893-2336
Dwyer's Cafe – Lafayette
Jefferson Street - 337 235-9364
Best in Home Cookin'" is the motto at Dwyer's. They have
been open since 1965. Fresh shrimp salad and good gumbo (try
the chicken and sausage variety). Affordable plate lunches
are offered daily.
Earl’s Food Center – Lafayette
Verot School Road – 337 237-5501
Edwina’s Cajun Cooking –
to Zam Swamp Tours
Kraemer Bayou Road - 985 633-7881
Authentic Cajun setting, Edwina’s serves seafood, catfish,
gumbo, and gator. Lunch and dinner 7 days a week
Eunice Superette – Eunice
Highway 91 - 337 546-6041
First & Last Chance Cafe – Donaldsonville
Railroad Avenue - 225 473-8236
since 1921, serving griddle-cooked burgers and homemade
onion rings. Yum ... Pass the ketchup, please!
Floyd’s Grocery – Opelousas
Hwy 357 – 337 948-9328
Frank’s Restaurant – New Orleans
Decatur Street – 504 525-1602
Dixiedining blog review:
Franky and Johnny's Po
Arabella Street - 504 899-9146
of the finest Po Boys in all of Louisiana; give them a try!
Fremin’s Food & Furniture - New Iberia
F West Admiral Doyle Drive – 337 365-6657
Grayson's Barbeque – Clarence
Hwy 71 - 318 357-0166
9am-8pm Monday through Saturday; ‘til 7pm on Sunday
Guidroz Food Center – Lafayette
E. Simcoe St – 337 235-5757
Opens at 7:30am
Gumbo Shop - New Orleans
630 St Peter St - 504 525-1486
Hackett's Cajun Kitchen -
Gerstner Memorial Boulevard - 337 474-3731
Voted the best spot in Lake Charles for plate lunches, their
Cajun-Creole menu features Boudin. Casual setting, open
Monday – Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Hansen's Sno Bliz - New Orleans
Tchoupitoulas Street - 504 891-9788
Hansen family invented the shaved ice machine in 1939. Ask
for a little condensed milk on the top if you like your
shaved ice with a more creamy texture. Call ahead for
summertime hours. This place is a national treasure. Get
to Hansen's next summer and CHILL OUT!
Hawk’s Crawfish Restaurant – Rayne
Hawks Road - 318 788-3266
words --- boiled crawfish! If there's a place that fits the
title out of the way, it's Hawk's. It's the way-out crawfish
haunt for lovers of spicy, juicy and huge mudbugs. Located
in the wilds of Acadia Parish, you'll have to travel down a
wooded road -- "just as you think your lost, you're just
about there!" They offer other seafood selections, but in
the throes of a good season, it's hard to find anyone not
pinching a few plump tails.
Hebert’s Meat Market & Slaughterhouse – Abbeville
West LA Highway 338 – 337 893-5688
Hebert’s Specialty Meats – Maurice
E. 71st Street – 918 298-8400
Herby K's – Shreveport
Pierre Avenue - 318 424-2724
Locally famous "hole in the wall" has served many famous
people; in business at the same location since 1936;
specialty of the house is the "Shrimp Buster"; tacky
atmosphere, small menu, and low prices; Open Monday –
Thursday, 11 am – 9 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11 am – 10 pm.
Many claim this is the very best seafood in all of
Hollier's Cajun Kitchen -
Street – 337 527-0061
Cajun cooking, steaks and seafood just 3 blocks North of
I-10. Rocking chairs on the front porch. Daily lunch
buffet. A seafood buffet is offered on Wednesday, Friday
and Saturday nights. House specialties include a good
seafood gumbo, crawfish etouffee, and Angus beef steaks.
Frog legs, catfish, boiled crawfish and Po-boys also
featured. Open for lunch and dinner Monday – Saturday and
lunch only on Sunday.
Hymel's - Paulina
State Highway 44 - 225 562-9910
Pronounced "EE-Mels," this joint was once a 1950's dance
hall. Check out the boiled crabs and shrimp.
Jacques-Imo's - New Orleans
8324 Oak Street - Uptown - 504 861-0886
Great Fried Chicken and Creole-style Bouillabaisse.
Jay's BBQ - Baton Rouge
Sherwood Forest Blvd. - 225 293-1232
Family owned since 1954. Po-boys and fine smoked meats
served for lunch and dinner Monday – Saturday. Closed
Jerry Lee’s Kwik Shop - Baton Rouge
12181 Greenwell Springs Rd – 225 272-0739
say it’s the best boudin in town. Open Monday through
Friday from 5am-5pm; Saturday until 3pm.
Joe Cobb Bossier Bar-B-Q - Bossier City
McCormick St - 318 221-6512
Serving Q in downtown BC since 1952.
Joe's Dreyfus Store
Restaurant - Livonia
Maringouin Rd West - 504 637-2625
Johnny's Po Boys - New
Louis St - 504 524-8129
"Even My Failures are Edible" claims Johnny DeGrusha, Sr. on
the carry-out menu. A New Orleans tradition located in the
French Quarter, Johnny’s is rated one of the top value
restaurants in the U.S. by Good Housekeeping magazine.
Established in 1950, Johnny's serves breakfast and lunch six
days a week. The Po-Boys are the specialty ... although
they also serve up a good Jambalaya or Red Beans and Rice at
affordable prices. Lovers of meat should try the Judge
Bossetta sandwich made with ground beef and Italian and hot
sausages. A homemade Bread Pudding is offered for dessert.
Open Monday-Thursday 8am-3pm and Friday to Sunday
8am-4:30pm. Highly recommended.
Johnson’s Boucaniere –
St. John Street – 337 269-8878
the tradition (and recipes) of the former Johnson’s Grocery
Joint, The - New Orleans
Poland Ave - 504 949-3232
Josephine’s Creole Restaurant – St. Martinville
S. Main Street - 337 394-8030
Joyce’s Supermarket – St. Martinville
South Main Street - 337 394-5204
Juban's - Baton Rouge
Perkins Road - 225 346-8422
Creole cuisine served in a New Orleans style atmosphere.
Open for lunch and dinner, Monday - Friday; dinner only on
Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Judice Inn – Lafayette
Johnston St. - 318 984-5614
Judice Inn has been serving the best hamburgers in town
since Lafayette had dirt roads as major traffic arteries. At
one point, the city was practically run from the back booth
of the burger joint. One bite of their burgers, with that
special spicy sauce and a helping of grease so generous your
bag will be see through, and you'll see why. Plus their
milkshakes are dynamite. You won't even mind the lack of
Keller’s Bakery – Lafayette
Jefferson Street – 318 235-1568
La Bella's (Catering and Deli)
Jefferson Hwy - 504 466-4675
Great muffalettas and jambalaya!
Restaurant – Donaldsonville
Claiborne Street - 225-473-1232
and Chef John Folse hosts "A Taste of Louisiana" on PBS.
Located at the lovely Bittersweet Plantation. Don't miss
the magnificent Andouille Crusted Scallops with a sauce of
pureed Greens. Follow it with the Coconut Pie for dessert.
Lagneaux's Chevron – Lafayette
S. Fieldspan Road - 318 981-1054
During the week, Lagneaux's offers daily plate lunches
ranging from pork steaks and pork steak sandwiches (imagine
a huge chop slipped between two pieces of white bread) and
stuffed pork roast with all the sides and even desserts. The
gas station and convenience store sells lots of merchandise
at a good price, plus they have their own meat market --
offering deer processing, boudin, beef jerky and cracklins.
Their plate lunch menu is simple, homey grub. Sunday
barbecue is worth noting. Tender chops, chicken, decent ribs
and deer sausage are served with five sides. Not the choice
of five sides, but five -- potato salad, cole slaw,
cornbread dressing, baked beans, rice dressing -- sides!
Lagneaux’s Restaurant & Meat Market – Lafayette
Ridge Road – 337 984-1415
Lasyone's Meat Pie
Kitchen - Natchitoches
Street - 318 352-3353
Located in the town where "Steel Magnolias" was filmed,
Lasyone’s is famous for award winning meat pies and Cajun
style Dirty Rice, Red Beans and Rice and Catfish Filet
platters. Save room for the "Cane River Cream Pie" for
dessert. Open Monday – Saturday from 7 am – 9 pm.
Lea's Lunch Room
Highway 71 South - 318 776-5178
Great homemade pies! Lea’s was once featured on the
Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Definitely worth the
short drive from Alexandria.
Legnon's Boucherie - New Iberia
Jefferson Terrace - 337 367-3831
Tuesday to Friday from 7am-5:30pm and Saturday from 7am-1pm.
LeJeunes Bakery – Jeanerette
Main Street – 337 276-5690
Liuzza'a - New Orleans
Bienville Street - 504 482-9120
Mandina's - New Orleans
Canal Street - 504 482-9179
daily at 11am; Sundays at noon. Po boys and red beans and
rice alongside traditional Italian fare. Harry Connick, Jr.
swears by the Po boys.
Mary Ann's Cafe - Lake
Broad Street - 337 436-9115
Billed as a "True '50's Diner", they claim to have the best
fresh hamburgers in the South. You can order a regular
burger or "Old Fashioned" with onions (cooked inside the
meat), along with fresh, thinly cut onion rings or french
fries. Try the New Orleans style beignets. There is also a
pretty good Fried Catfish on the menu. Open for breakfast
and lunch, Monday - Saturday.
Mid-City Lanes Rock n
Bowl - New Orleans
Carrollton – 504 861-1700
very unique experience, this place combines bowling, live
rock n’ roll, and New Orleans-style cuisine. The menu
includes a wide variety of Po-Boys along with alligator,
catfish, Gumbo, and jambalaya. Sides are highlighted by
Cajun fries and a Crawfish quesadilla. Finish off your
evening with some New Orleans Bread Pudding. Open Thursday
through Sunday. Call for hours of operation.
Middendorf's - Pass
30160 Hwy 51 South - 504 386-6666
Don't miss the thinly sliced Catfish Filets. Wash it down
with an ice cold Dixie Beer.
Mosca's - Avondale
4137 Highway 90 West - 504 436-9942
Original chef once worked for gangster Al Capone. He lived
to tell the tale, so the food must have been exceptional!
Mother's - New Orleans
401 Poydras - 504 523-9656
daily 7 am – 10 pm. First opened its doors in 1938 and
continues to be a favorite of locals. Nothing fancy … just
great food. Highly recommended!
Mulate's Cajun Restaurant
- Breaux Bridge
325 West Mills Avenue - 337 332-4648
There’s also a location in New Orleans.
New Early’s Food Store – Scott
St. Mary Street – 337 234-4592
every day ‘til 8:30pm
NOLA - New Orleans
Louis Street - 504 522-6652
Old Tyme Grocery – Lafayette
W. St. Mary St. - 318 235-8165
not for the best Po Boys in town -- crispy chewy bread and
huge portions -- Old Tyme's panache could rely solely on the
fries. Huge wedges of tater, deep-fried to greasy
perfection, they are served in a medium-sized bowl (think
cereal). This noisy slice of heaven pulls in all
demographics. Their seafood Po Boy selections are a treat.
Parasol's Restaurant & Bar – New Orleans
Constance Street - 504 899-2054
Irish pub with great Roast beef Po boys.
Parkway Bakery – New Orleans
Hagan Avenue – 866 755-9842
Pascal's Manale - New Orleans
Napolean Ave - 504 895-4877
Known for their BBQ shrimp and oyster bar.
Pat's Fisherman's Wharf -
Henderson Levee Road - 337 228-7512
Paul's Pirogue – Carencro
East St. Peter Street - 337 896-3788
Peltier’s Specialty Meats – New Iberia
Jane Street - 337 364-4366
Pig Stand - Ville Platte
Main Street - 337 363-2883
Poches Market - Breaux
Main Highway - 337 332-2108
Poor Boy Lloyd's - Baton
Florida Street - 225 387-2271
Specializing in seafood and Po-boys, Poor Boy Lloyd’s is one
of Downtown's oldest restaurants. Breakfast and lunch
served Monday – Friday. Daily lunch specials.
Poor Boy's Riverside Inn
Tubing Road - 337 235-8559
seafood and gumbo at this popular locals hangout. Good
service and fair pricing make this place at hit. Baked
oysters, fried fish, stuffed flounder, or fresh crabmeat
sauteed in butter. It's hard to go wrong here in the heart
of Cajun country.
Port Au Prince – Homer
State Hwy 146 - 318 927-6792
Port of Call - New Orleans
Esplanade Avenue - 504 523-0120
burgers! Featured in the Spring 2005 issue of the "Oxford
Poupart’s Bakery – Lafayette
West Pinhook – 337 232-7921
wonderful bakery, they also serve breakfast, lunch and
dinner. Eat in or carry out. Closed Monday.
Praline Connection - New
542 Frenchman – 504 943-3934
Located just off the French Quarter, the specialty here is
"Creole Soul Cuisine". The lunch menu can feature fried
chicken livers, meat loaf, chicken (baked, stewed or fried),
smothered pork chops, smoked sausage, turkey necks and
wings, Gumbo, Po boys and BBQ ribs. Side dishes include
crowder peas with okra and rice, red beans and rice, and
greens (collard, mustard or cabbage) and cornbread is served
with all entrees. The expanded dinner menu offers stuffed
bell peppers, crawfish etouffee, and much more. Fried
softshell crawfish, alligator sausage, and hog's head cheese
make for some unusual appetizers. Although dapper waiters
are sharply dressed with ties and 40's style black hats,
Praline Connection offers a casual atmosphere. Travel and
Leisure magazine has noted: “This friendly, lively
restaurant is the hottest spot for cooking in the
Southern-Creole mode.” Open for lunch 11 am – 4 pm; dinner
from 4 pm – 10 pm. Highly recommended.
Prejean's - Lafayette
167 N - 318 896-3247
Award winning Cajun cuisine.
R & O Seafood – Metairie
Metarie Hammond Highway - 504 831-1248
Kitchen - Iowa
Highway 165 - 337-582-3184
Lunch only. Boudin and stuffed pork chops are good choices.
Save room for a slic of homemade sweet dough pie for
dessert. Dine at a picnic table outside.
Randol's Cajun Restaurant
Kaliste Saloom Road - 337 981-7080
Cajun dancehall featuring live music, great food and dancing
... Opens at 5pm ... Music starts at 6pm.
Rees Street Market - Breaux Bridge
Rees Street – 337 332-2243
Richard’s Meat Market – Abbeville
Park Avenue – 337 898-0836
Richard's Seafood Patio –
1516 S. Henry Street - 337 893-1693
First opened for business in 1957. Order the Boiled Crabs -
some of the best in the South! Famous for Boiled Crawfish!
Opens at 5pm Monday through Saturday.
Rivershack Tavern - New
River Road - 504 834-4938
Robin's - Breaux
Street - 337 228-7594
Rocky and Carlo's – Chalmette
West St. Bernard Highway - 504 279-8323
Famous for their "Wop Salad," made with garlic, onion,
olives, peppers, artichokes, cheese and more.
Ruby's Cafe – Eunice
Walnut Street – 337 550-7665
Shrimp and crawfish; the shrimp etoufee is said to be
Shawn’s Cajun Meats – Lafayette
Verot School Rd – 337 984-0920
have a second location called Shawn’s Cajun Meats, Too in
Delcambre. The address is 210 W Hwy 14. Phone:
Sid-Mar's Restaurant and Bar – Metairie
Formerly Sid-Mar’s of Bucktown (pre Katrina)
North Turnbull Drive – 504 831-9541
Reopened in 2010, Sid-Mar’s has a new location but same
“Bucktown” tradition. Sid-Mar's serves boiled crawfish
(in-season), fried oysters and shrimp, Po boys and a pretty
Soileau's Dinner Club
North Main Street - 337-942-2985
Established in 1937, Soileau's is famous throughout Acadiana
for hand-cut ribeyes, homemade stuffings, and Cajun
specialties, Char-broiled steaks and chicken. Lunch is
served daily until 3 p.m. Clarence Soileau was elected to
the Louisiana Restaurant Hall of Fame in 2001. Try the
gumbo, a Po-boy, or the tempting shrimp and crabmeat
casserole. The "Catfish Opelousas" is a signature dish -
the mudcats are expertly grilled and then topped with a mix
of crabmeat and crawfish.
Soop's – Maurice
Maurice Ave. - 337 893-2462
over the Vermilion Parish line, Soop's offers excellent
down-home flavor at very reasonable prices. Although the
spot looks like a long mobile home from the outside, it's
surprisingly roomy when you step inside. But that doesn't
keep it from being packed on a Friday or Saturday night. The
seafood platters and gumbo are excellent, but the
overflowing shrimp Po boys are a real treat.
Suire's – Kaplan
13923 Highway 35 South - 337 643-8911
Suire's slogan is: "If you want country cooking, come to the
country." Located in an old grocery store (with an ice bin
out front) just south of Kaplan, Suire's serves up some of
the best local gumbo. The portions on the seafood platter
are big enough to make a "skinny man fat and a fat man
weep." Their cuisine -- turtle sauce piquant, alligator
poboys, homemade tarts and pecan pie, catfish topped
etouffee -- has received rave reviews in The New York Times
and The Dallas Morning News.
T-Boy’s Slaughter House - Ville Platte
Pine Point Rd – 337 468-3333
Grocery store with their own line of seasonings and homemade
T-Sue's Bakery - Breaux Bridge
1046A Henderson Highway - 337 228-2492
Phillip "T-Sue" Roberts makes some of the finest breads in
all of Bayou Country. If you're looking for fresh bread to
build your own Po boy creation, this is your place.
Tiny Prudhomme’s House of Meat & Café – Broussard
N. Morgan Avenue – 337 326-4603
Trahan Foods – Rayne
N. Arenas St – 337 334-3162
Victor's Cafeteria - New Iberia
West Main Street - 337 369-9924
Villager's Café – Maurice
Maurice Ave. - 337 898-1554
Villager's Café offers very good “poor” boys,
way-too-generous helpings of big fat fries, chewy crispy
bread, and great fried shrimp.
Warehouse No. 1 - Monroe
Street - 318 322-1340
Famous Hushpuppies and catfish right on the riverfront.
Willie Mae's Scotch House
- New Orleans, LA
Ann Street - 504-822-9503
is a tiny Soul Food joint in the Treme neighborhood of New
Orleans, about a 20 minute stroll from the French Quarter.
Kerry Blackmon, Willie Mae’s great-granddaughter, sticks
with the Soul Food standards of smothered pork chops, crispy
fried catfish, bread pudding, etc. Collard greens, flavored
with bits of real bacon, are another sure bet at Willie
Mae's. Wash it all down with a tangy lemonade!
Yellow Bowl - Jeanerette
State Highway 182 West - 337 276-5512
business since 1923, and home to some mighty fine Louisiana
seafood. Be sure to try the Crawfish Bisque!