Side Trips from New Orleans Restaurants

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  • 1. Prejean's

    $$ | American

    In this cypress house decorated with swamp trees and a large stuffed alligator at the entrance, people gather over red-and-white-check tablecloths...Read More

  • 2. Abita Brew Pub

    $$ | American

    Abita's original brewery is now the setting for meals chosen from a surprisingly lengthy menu of pasta, salads, burgers, and entrées like jambalaya...Read More

  • 3. B&C Seafood

    $ | American

    This small shop and restaurant serves some of the tastiest seafood gumbo around River Road (and there's plenty of competition). Try a dash of...Read More

  • 4. Big John's Seafood Patio

    $$$ | Seafood

    The menu in this barn-style eatery is a mere formality—nobody orders anything but boiled crawfish. In fact, Big John's is open only during crawfish...Read More

  • 5. Café des Amis

    $ | American

    The culinary heart of downtown Breaux Bridge is in this historic, renovated storefront that's a block from Bayou Teche. Locals and visitors...Read More

  • 6. Café Vermilionville

    $$$ | American

    This 19th-century inn with crisp white linens and old brick fireplaces serves French and Cajun dishes to a well-dressed crowd. Among the specialties...Read More

  • 7. Carriage House Restaurant

    $$ | American

    Located in the shadow of the Myrtles Plantation, the Carriage House is a boon to overnighters in the St. Francisville area. The dining room...Read More

  • 8. Charley G's

    $$$ | American

    This clubby, friendly seafood grill is a popular spot for locals seeking a creative and delicious bite. The place is famous for the smoked duck...Read More

  • 9. Clementine

    $$ | American

    The cuisine is as artful as the namesake, folk artist Clementine Hunter, and might be called "nouveau Cajun": it's inspired by local ingredients...Read More

  • 10. Crawfish Time

    $$ | American

    From roughly December through June, when Louisiana crawfish are in season, local families pack in to partake in the outrageous abundance. Order...Read More

  • 11. Creola Cafe

    $ | American

    Tables set with white linens and flowers make this cozy Creole cottage feel more like a favorite aunt's house than a restaurant that seats 24...Read More

  • 12. Dupuy's Oyster Shop

    $$ | Seafood

    This small and simply furnished restaurant has been serving oysters in the same location since 1869. Seafood platters feature seasonal catches...Read More

  • 13. Dwyer's Café

    $ | American

    People jam into this diner as early as 6 am for hot biscuits and grits. Dwyer's also serves red beans and rice, jambalaya, pot roast, burgers...Read More

  • 14. Hebert's Specialty Meats

    $ | American

    A visit to Cajun country is not complete without a stop at Hebert's. This butcher shop is one of several contenders claiming credit for inventing...Read More

  • 15. Johnson's Boucaniere

    $ | American

    This boucaniere (Cajun French for smokehouse) is run by the next generation of the family that operated the iconic Johnson's Grocery in Eunice...Read More

  • 16. Juban's

    $$$ | American

    This upscale bistro with a lush courtyard and walls adorned with art is about 3 miles from the Louisiana State University campus. Tempting main...Read More

  • 17. Latil's Landing Restaurant

    $$$$ | American

    Set in the rear wing of Houmas House Plantation, Latil's Landing is furnished with period antiques and reproductions that put you in the mood...Read More

  • 18. McGee's Landing

    $ | American

    McGee's is a Cajun enterprise that covers all the bases. From its perch on the Atchafalaya levee, it offers a café serving local seafood (they...Read More

  • 19. Mike Anderson's

    $$ | Seafood

    Locals praise the seafood at this busy spot, and rightly so: the food is consistently good, fresh, and served in large portions. The fried seafood...Read More

  • 20. Oak Alley Restaurant

    $ | American

    Open for breakfast and lunch, this small restaurant inside a 19th-century cottage on the grounds of Oak Alley serves a mix of Southern and Cajun...Read More

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