Restaurants in Louisiana

No state has a more distinctive cuisine than Louisiana. From spectacular seafood feasts in the Creole palaces of New Orleans to boudin sausage and cracklin’ munchies in the butcher shops of Cajun country, it’s a taste-buds orgy so different than the rest of America that it’s almost like visiting a foreign country. Effulgent po boys are a Crescent City essential, as are oysters every-which-way and café au lait with beignets. Outside the city, look for crawfish, meat pies, and country-style gumbo. To the north, flavors become more typically Deep South and meat-and-three restaurants abound.

Louisiana’s Most Famous Dishes

Broad dish holds crawfish with corn, potatoes, mushrooms, and sausage.

Crawfish

Two tubes of delicate French bread sandwich gravy-sopped roast beef and garnishes

Po Boys

Sliced-open, crisp-fried boudin ball shows moist, spicy insides

Boudin

A dozen raw oysters on the half-shell

Oysters

Louisiana’s Best Restaurants

Hansen’s Sno-Bliz - Ginger Sno Bliz
Hansen’s Sno-Bliz

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Tujague’s - Chicken Bonne Femme
Tujague’s

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Cafe du Monde

NEW ORLEANS, LA

A small, round loaf of bread laced with cheese and jalapeno sausage
Bourque’s Supermarket

PORT BARRE, LA

Borden’s

LAFAYETTE, LA

Dwyer’s Cafe

LAFAYETTE, LA

Big, pearly hunks of crab imperial swaddled in creamy sauce, perch atop a short stack of crisp-fried green tomatoes.
Café des Amis

BREAUX BRIDGE, LA

D.I.’s

BASILE, LA

Brenda’s Diner

NEW IBERIA, LA

Middendorf’s

AKERS, LA

Cafe Reconcile

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Boudin King

JENNINGS, LA

Galatoire’s

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Gumbo Shop

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Earl’s

LAFAYETTE, LA

Sal & Judy’s

LACOMBE, LA

Que Crawl

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Upperline

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Self-enclosed, portable crawfish pie
Don’s Specialty Meats

SCOTT, LA

Creole Lunch House

LAFAYETTE, LA

Meche’s Donut King

BREAUX BRIDGE, LA

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