Places to eat in Louisiana

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    Huck Finn’s Café: Bad Beyond Belief in New Orleans

    by DAO Written Nov 13, 2015

    A restaurant should never serve food that almost breaks your teeth while you are eating. A bone? No – it was my rice! How could any place with as much promise and hype be this bad? With advertising outside promising Po-Boys, Gumbo, Blackened Alligator and Jambalaya, I was very excited and walked in. Near the entrance are several glass aquariums with baby gators and turtles. I was lead through the massive sports bar to a table near the kitchen. And then I did 2 stupid things. One was that I ordered food and the second was that I ate it.

    My starter of Boudin Balls tasted like deep fried crap. It’s advertised as ‘A southern pork sausage with rice, rolled, panko breaded, and deep fried, served with remoulade.’ The essential word here is ‘fried’. I think they left it in the fryer and forgot about it. The Buffalo wings tasted of old chicken that was tough and probably out of date. Then my main meal.

    The dish is called ‘A Taste Of New Orleans’. They must mean the sewer system or some bricks, or both. Advertised as ‘Crawfish Etouffee, Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, served with French bread;. Essentially they have taken some poor quality, mass produced swill that they have thrown into 3 tiny bowls. They then took rice, partially cooked it and threw it on the top. To turn this mess into a potentially tooth destroying solid mass of mess, they placed it under a heat lamp for way too long. After I injured my tooth, I found the rest of the meal inedible.

    New Orleans has some very good restaurants. This mass-produced swill factory will never be one of those. They truly don’t give a damn about the quality of their food.


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    Steamboat Warehouse & Restaurant: History all around you while you dine

    by TheTravelSlut Written Feb 5, 2013

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    This unique dining venue features fine cuisine in a casual atmosphere with an ambiance from the past.

    The restaurant is a converted real warehouse from 1819 that originally was dockside to the Opelousas River that was a point for wagontrains headed west and steamboats headed north and east.

    The place now combines the rustic atmosphere of historic past with great regional cuisine that defines Louisiana.

    Be sure to take time to check out all the history and artifacts within the walls.

    Favorite Dish: Catfish Diane ($19.95) was superb both in taste and presentation. Stuffed with crabmeat and shrimp and then broiled golden brown and topped with a creamy seafood sauce with fresh bluepoint crabmeat. Served with choice of potato, vegetable, or green salad and bread.

    You can also always add Diane sauce to any dish for $4.95

    A historic marker site Lots of history inside Lots of mementos from the past You can always find a Mardi Gras theme Original nails from 1819 preserved
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    Mother's: Fantastic real experience

    by rowdy_rod2 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    There was a line to get in when we got there, but after going through to order you take you ticket and sit then the food is brought to you. It was a good place with normal Cajun food without all the glitz. Pretty good I should say, but the seating was a little bland.

    Favorite Dish: I tried the sampler. the Jambalaya was the best in my opinion, and thats because most places cant make Gumbo as well as me...but I still always try it.

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    Le Cuisine des Maman: Great Creole/Cajun Food in Lafayette

    by Basaic Written Jan 13, 2010

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    I love Creole/Cajun food and the restaurant on the grounds of Vermillionville has great food served buffet style. It is all you can eat too. I think it was about $12, and was worth every penny.

    Favorite Dish: Great seafood and a superb shrimp chowder.

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    Lee's Cajun Cafe: Great Cajun Seafood in Ruston

    by Basaic Written Nov 15, 2009

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    Lee's Cajun Cafe was hard to get to because of all the construction along US Highways 63 and 167. It also did not look like much from the outside. The menu has a variety of Cajun fare leaning heavily towards seafood. The decor is a combination of sea and sports. Nice wood paneling, fishing nets, etc. I ordered the Seafood Gumbo. The staff was efficient and friendly. The waitress, Amanda, was much cuter than the photo may indicate. This place is definitely worth a visit.

    Favorite Dish: I had the Seafood Gumbo which was nicely spiced and very tasty. Portions were okay; but it was so good I wanted more.

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    Commanders Palace or any fine dining property: Do Lunch

    by lcostello Updated Mar 4, 2009

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    This is a legendary restaurant, but the same tip applies to others. I am always trying to cram in restaurants on my frequent, brief trips to New Orleans. This is my only destination where food is a main attraction. It is not so much the dishes, but the overall dining experience that I crave. I have resorted to catching lunch at some expensive establishments. At Commanders Palace I can receive the excellent service and food quality at lunch, at a considerable savings over dinner.

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  • GW Fins: GW Fins

    by Scubaboles Updated Sep 25, 2008

    The atmoshere was great. I was under the impression that this was a locals spot. The food was great, although I don't fee it was worth the money. Our waitress was professional and highly informative.

    Favorite Dish: Shrimp & Grits The sauce used was smooth and had a surpurb flavor. I personally thought it would have been better with more seasoning.
    Sauteed Lemon Sole was good. The fish had no fishy taste. $24.50

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    El Gato Negro: Mexican Restaurant in the French Quarter

    by ArenJo Written Mar 1, 2008

    I thought the restaurant was expensive and didn't think the food looked too good, but man, it tasted great!!! If you really love Mexican food, this is the only place I saw in the French Quarter where you can grab some. It's right next to the French Market.

    Favorite Dish: The dip with beans, cheese, jalapenos, and chorizo is really good!

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    Liuzza's in Mid City: Look for the neighborhood places.

    by CajunLady Written Feb 21, 2008

    Have the best plate lunches, just like my momma cooked for us growing up. Get away from the touristy places. Try local NO flavor..

    Favorite Dish: White beans and rice, their veal cutlet, and roastbeef po-boy... But have to say I believe everything on their menu would be tastefully great.

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    Little French Restaurant*: Don't Miss The Gambo

    by drakaro Written Sep 15, 2007

    *Little French Restaurant is not the name of the place but I'm gonna tell you how to get there. I think the street name was Royal street but I'm not sure. Just by Canal street. When you walk out from Acme Oyster House you take a Right. When you get to the first street you take a Right. 3 maybe 4 restaurants down the street you will see big sign GAMBO on your Right side. Inside is not 5 stars but the food...hmmm. The best Gambo in town.

    Favorite Dish: Gambo

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    Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans: You Can Almost Feel Satchmo Sitting There

    by Basaic Written Aug 3, 2007

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    New Orleans must be one of the nmost appropriate places possible to have a Hard Rock Cafe. Not that people like Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong were into hard rock; but NO is home to some great music. The Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans has his trumpet on display. The food was great, the staff friendly, and the atmosphere was electric. I really did keep looking for Louis.

    Favorite Dish: The Cajun Food was great. Try some Gumbo and a grilled cheese sandwich.

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    Studebaker's Restaurant Bar: Great Seafood Buffet in Rayne

    by Basaic Written Jul 20, 2007

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    The decor and ambience in Studebakers was not so impressive; but the waitress was very friendly and helpful and the food was great. I was there when they had a seafood buffet. Catfish, an outstanding shrimp creole and a very tasy gumbo. Sorry, no photo. Maybe next trip.

    Favorite Dish: The shrimp creole and the gumbo (I had thirds).

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    A Mixture of Cultures

    by keeweechic Updated Sep 26, 2006

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    The Cajun culture centres around cooking and eating. Each ethnic group has retained food traditions, and even within the various groups, traditions vary from area to area, and family to family. The cuisine is quite diverse and often very complex emanating from over 300 years of mixing cultures. The French contributed sauces (sauce piquante, étouffée, stews, bisque), sweets (pralines which was modified French confection with pecans instead of the original walnuts), and breads (French bread, beignets or square doughnuts with powdered sugar, and corasse, fried bread dough eaten with cane syrup). The Spanish contributed the jambalaya (a spicy rice dish like the paella). The Africans added okra which was either barbecue or deep-fat fryed. The Spanish then Okra with added hot spices and in soups. The Germans, who were in Louisiana prior to the Acadians, added their sausages (andouille and boudin) and "Creole" or brown mustard. The influence of the Caribbean came in the form of the bean and rice dishes of red beans and rice and congri (crowder peas and rice). Native Americans donatee filé and a liking for corn bread.

    Gumbo which is closely identified with South Louisiana combines African, European and Native American cultures. This dish so closely identified with South Louisiana, melds African, European, and Native American cultures.

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    Cafe Du Monde: Beignets

    by grandmaR Updated Nov 15, 2005

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    Before Hurricane Katrina you could get beignets at any one of seven Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stands in the New Orleans Metropolitan area.

    The original Cafe du Monde has reopened after Katrina, but I don't know about the other locations.

    Favorite Dish: French Market, 800 Decatur Street, New Orleans, La, 70116 Open 24 hours a day, closed 6pm December 24, opens 6am December 26 504-525-4544

    Riverwalk Marketplace, One Poydras, Suite 27, New Orleans, La, 70130 Open Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 8am-7pm 504-587-0841

    New Orleans Centre, 1400 Poydras, Suite 572, New Orleans, La, 70112 Open Mon-Fri 7am-8pm, Sat 9:30am-8pm, Sun 11:30am-6pm 504-587-0842

    Oakwood Mall, 197 Westbank Expressway, Suite 54, Gretna, La, 70053 Open Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm 504-587-0849

    Lakeside Mall, 3301 Veterans Blvd, Suite 104, Metairie, La, 70002 Open Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm 504-834-8694

    Esplanade Mall, 1401 West Esplanade, Suite 100, Kenner, La 70065 Open Mon-Sat 8:30a-9pm, Sun 10:30am-6pm 504-468-3588

    Veterans Boulevard Location, 4700 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, La, 70006 Open Mon-Thur 6am-11pm, Fri open 6am thru Sun 11pm 504-888-9770

    Menu board at the Original Cafe du Monde Beignets on left - Bob in Cafe du Monde on right
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    Cafe Du Monde: More Than Just A Doughnut

    by vandi Updated Oct 22, 2005

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    Open air cafe at street level. Lots of tables. It's special because it's the only place in the world where I've had a beignet which is better than a doughnut and has to be experienced to be believed !
    Located in the French Quarter. No reservation neccessary.
    You can buy souvenirs, coffee cups, Beignet mix etc.

    Favorite Dish: Beignets. French style doughnut, cooked while you wait on mass production. The best coffee to boot !
    Beignets (fried, rectangle-shaped doughnuts covered in confectioner's sugar) and delicious, exceptionally strong cafe au lait (dark-roasted coffee cut with chicory to take out the bitterness, and blended with 100-percent whole milk). Black coffee and iced coffee are also available, as are fresh-squeezed orange juice, regular and chocolate milk, and soft drinks.
    Relatively cheap place for breakfast or afternoon tea.

    Cafe Du Monde Oh yum ! Beignets. Standard cup.
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