Possum's Steak&Seafood Restaurant/Chez Rat de Bois: Closed
The tour guide lady at the Olivier house in the State Historical Park was quite adamant that there was no place local worth eating at except Possums, and the mom of the little girl said the same. So, as it was getting on towards 12:20, we set off to find it. It is a bit toward the New Iberia side of town on Louisiana route 31.
They have a $4.95 lunch Sunday to Friday - 28 choices. The guide warned us that if we got a salad, it would be $1.00 more, so we didn't get one. They have a similar dinner menu for $8.95. They also serve margaritas - chocolate, white chocolate, sour apple, raspberry and cosmopolitan and the waitress said they had available just about anything that we would want to drink .
Favorite Dish: Bob got a stuffed catfish with melted butter, a roll, a baked potato and rice (they give you a roll and rice with everything), and I got "Puff n Stuff" which was a puff pastry stuffed with shrimp, crab and crawfish au gratin, and a stuffed potato (which I would have called twice baked) a roll and rice.
According to the American individual website/review the dish ".. is named after HR Puff N stuff... Let me try to tell you what this dish is all about. 16 layers of this ultra pastry flake crust with the cheese sauce and crabmeat crawfish and shrimp with the 16 more layers on top baked in the sweetest cheese sauce. I dare you to be able to eat half of it without the cholesteral patrol coming to beat you over the heads with billy clubs made of carrots and celery stalks."
Total before tip was $14.00 included iced tea for each of us.
Other possible $4.95 lunches include fried shrimp, broiled shrimp, fried catfish, crab cake, stuffed bell pepper, fried crawfish, half n' half crawfish (half etouffee and half fried), voodoo chicken, fried chicken fingers, grilled chicken breast, grilled catfish, baked stuffed shrimp, seafood au gratin, crawfish bisque, crawfish etouffee, your choice gumbo, seafood stuffed potato, crawfish or chicken or shrimp or chicken AND shrimp fettuccine, grilled chicken salad, grilled shrimp salad, grilled chicken n' shrimp salad, shrimp salad and seafood salad.
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