Villager’s

Cajun/Creole | Sandwich Shop
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Villager’s distinct po boys are toasted. Langlinais French Bread, baked in Lafayette, is the foundation for sandwiches that are available full-size or half. Ingredients range from fried shrimp or oysters to sauce-drenched meatballs to the meatless Villager Veggie. When the Roadfood tour ate there, many agreed that the favorite is a pot roast po boy, fully dressed with lettuce, tomato, and mayo, dripping with beef juices that sop the good bread. Cheese is an option, but I felt that cheese actually detracts from the direct deliciousness of the pot roast.

Great side dishes. Continue reading

Villager’s distinct po boys are toasted. Langlinais French Bread, baked in Lafayette, is the foundation for sandwiches that are available full-size or half. Ingredients range from fried shrimp or oysters to sauce-drenched meatballs to the meatless Villager Veggie. When the Roadfood tour ate there, many agreed that the favorite is a pot roast po boy, fully dressed with lettuce, tomato, and mayo, dripping with beef juices that sop the good bread. Cheese is an option, but I felt that cheese actually detracts from the direct deliciousness of the pot roast.

Great side dishes. French fries are atypical chunks rather than twigs: lots of crisp exterior around soft insides. Corn nuggets are little deep-fried fritters with a center of sweet, creamy kernels. For dessert, funnel cake fries are squiggles of freshly-fried state-fair Midway food, dusted with powdered sugar.

Although a sign outside says that Villager’s is “Louisiana’s Best-Kept Secret,” the secret has not been kept so well. It is a small restaurant with far fewer seats than customers, so chances are good you will wait for a place at one of the electrical-spool tables. If you’re too impatient for that, you can call ahead and pick up po boys at a drive-up window.

Dishes to try
Villager’s, Meatball Po Boy
Meatball Po Boy
Must-Try
The meatballs are made here, as is the well-spiced sauce. Top that duet with melted provolone and sandwich them all in a length of toasted French bread and you have a very fine sandwich.
Villager’s, Pot Roast Po Boy
Pot Roast Po Boy
Must-Try
Tender shreds of succulent pot roast would be fully satisfying on their own. Fully dressed and packed into toasted French bread, they make Villager's signature pot roast po boy a memorable sandwich.
Villager’s, French fries
French fries
Must-Try
French fries arrived at our table well before the sandwiches. This was an appetite-challenge, because these bite-size fries, so crunchy along their edges and so creamy within, are nearly impossible to stop eating.
Funnel Cake Fries
Must-Try
Villager’s, Oyster Po Boy
Oyster Po Boy
The well-dressed fried oysters are good, but I wish there were more of them in this po boy.
Villager’s, Shrimp Salad
Shrimp Salad
The nutritionist at our table ordered a grilled shrimp salad and proclaimed it very good. I was too busy eating po boys to find out if I agree.
Villager’s, Corn Nuggets
Corn Nuggets
Corn poppers are like hushpuppies, but with a pocket of moist, sweet corn kernels in the middle.
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday10am - 8:30pm
Tuesday10am - 8:30pm
Wednesday10am - 8:30pm
Thursday10am - 8:30pm
Friday10am - 9pm
Saturday10am - 3pm
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes
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