Review by: Michael Stern

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 here, 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.

Note: As of September, 2020, the Villager’s dining room is closed, but the drive-through and front-porch pickup window remain open.

Directions & Hours

  • Monday: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

What To Eat

Meatball Po Boy

Oyster Po Boy

Pot Roast Po Boy

French fries

Shrimp Salad

Corn Nuggets

Funnel Cake Fries


Villager’s Recipes


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