Louisiana is known for two things, food and festivals.
There is never a shortage of food from any culture or way of life.
Before digging to deep into the food category I must say that every state is unique and the quality of food can vary drastically from area to area. This is common as culture and availability of fresh ingredients change as you travel from coast to coast and inland.
Before listing my favorite places to fill the belly, I would like to give credit to Baton Rouge for “Restaurant Week”. Keep an eye and ear open for any mention of this during the spring and fall. Its an event where the majority of the top restaurants throughout Baton Rouge showcase their favorite dishes at a discount price. Its perfect for date night! Remember, most of the places below participate in Restaurant Week. If you plan on dining out during this time, we highly recommend making reservations as it is an extremely sought after time.
Now for the good part, below we will list some of the best places to eat in or near Baton Rouge.
Click on any restaurant and it will take you to their home page.
Texas De Brazil (you better prepare yourself & definitely try the filet mignon wrapped in bacon)
Ruth Chris (on the pricey side but you can cut the steak with the fork and it melts in your mouth, need I say more)
Doe’s Eat Place (the smallest steak is 2 lbs and they offer some excellent cuts of meat)
Randazzo’s Italian Market (truly Italian as the owner met his Cajun wife to be and moved to Denham Springs)
Geisha (all time favorite)
Tsunami (check out the roof top view)
Kono Grill (American and Sushi food)
Roberto’s off River Road (It may look like a shack but I have never been disappointed by the food or service)
Chimes (try the duck and andouille sausage gumbo)
Breakfast or Brunch:
Another Broken Egg Café (excellent food but get there early to beat the crowd)
Trust me, there are a lot more seafood restaurants to try, it all depends on what you’re in the mood for.
Subs and Salads:
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