Restaurants in Baton Rouge, LA

Northwest of New Orleans on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge — Louisiana’s capital — is a wellspring of Cajun food: boudin sausage, crawfish pie, gumbo, po boys, and etouffes all are standard menu items. Not all the good eats are in restaurants. In fact, some of the most delicious dishes are sold from butcher-shop counters and from take-out stands and convenience stores. The little-appreciated influence of Italian food in southern Louisiana can be savored at Anthony’s Italian Deli and at Cannatella Grocery, the latter famous for its muffuletta.

Baton Rouge’s Most Famous Dishes

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

Crawfish

Broad basket holds sauce-brushed chicken wings along with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks ... must-eat Buffalo honor roll

Wings

Puffy square pastries blanketed with powdered sugar

Beignets

Mountainous sandwich holds pastrami, egg, French fries, cole slaw, and a tomato

Sandwiches

Baton Rouge’s Best Restaurants

City Pork

BATON ROUGE, LA

Tony’s Seafood Market and Deli

BATON ROUGE, LA

Coffee Call

BATON ROUGE, LA

Close view of split-open boudin sausage shows the rice-to-pork balance of ingredients
Cannatella Grocery

BATON ROUGE, LA

Elsie’s Pie and Plate

BATON ROUGE, LA

Anthony’s Italian Deli

BATON ROUGE, LA

Triplet’s Blue Store II

BATON ROUGE, LA

Christina’s Restaurant

BATON ROUGE, LA

Parrain’s Seafood

BATON ROUGE, LA

Poor Boy Lloyd’s

BATON ROUGE, LA

Neon window sign shows a boiling cauldron ... Cajun country boudin
Jerry Lee’s Kwik Stop | Cajun Country Boudin Sausage

BATON ROUGE, LA

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Golden-crusted, irregularly-shaped bite-size pieces of cracklin are eaten off the paper bag in which they were purchased.

Cajun Cracklins; the One True King of the South

King of the South Cracklins rule throughout the South. They are the star ingredient in many cornbreads; they are fantastic strewn into a barbecue sandwich at Perry’s Pig in Augusta,...

Rugged mix of meat, rice, and spice inside a smoked boudin link

Louisiana Cajun Country Boudin Sausage

West of New Orleans from Baton Rouge to St. Charles and from the swamps of Avery Island to the prairies of Evangeline Parish, hundreds of places sell boudin sausage....

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