One of the best parts of living in Louisiana is the diverse selection of amazing restaurants peppered throughout the state. From major cities to tiny towns, there are countless eateries worthy of a visit. If you love food, then you need to add these restaurants to your bucket list for 2019.
1. Bodacious BBQ
Featuring a delicious menu of Creole cooking and finger-licking good Texas-style BBQ, you’re sure to love your experience here. The casual atmosphere and the friendly service combined with the family recipes make Bodacious BBQ a must for 2019. Address: 4706 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71112
2. Bubba’s II PoBoys
This locally owned and operated restaurant has been feeding the Thibodaux community since 1996. It’s one of the best spots in the state to chow down on good old-fashioned Cajun cuisine. Address: 212 East Bayou Rd., Thibodaux, LA 70301
3. The Cabin
Tucked away in Gonzales, this is a truly unique restaurant with a fascinating past and a mouthwatering menu. The restaurant is housed in what was once a slave dwelling from the Monroe Plantation that’s almost 200 years old! From the moment you walk in, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time. Address: 5405 Hwy. 44, Gonzales, LA 70737
4. Cher Amie’s Seafood Restaurant
Though a bit off the beaten path, this delightful, casual restaurant over in the town of Cut Off is known for having some of the best seafood in the area, and it’s certainly worth the extra effort to seek it out and try for yourself. Address: 15628 W Main St., Cut Off, LA 70345
For an authentic Italian dinner, Cristiano is just the ticket. Specializing in northern Italian cuisine, you’ll fall in love after just one bite. Address: 724 High St., Houma, LA 70360
People drive from all across the state for a taste of the food a Dupuy’s, and if you have yet to do so, it’s time you put it on your 2019 bucket list. Tiny but mighty, this timeless eatery has been around since 1869, when Joseph Dupuy harvested his own oysters and sold them for five cents a dozen. Today, the menu features all of your favorite Cajun and Creole dishes and, of course, the world-famous oysters. Address: 108 S Main St., Abbeville, LA 70510
7. Jacmel Inn
If you’re looking to try something new, head over to Jacmel Inn. This restaurant has been a downtown Hammond staple since 1977, with a menu featuring a range of items that draw influences from Italian, Caribbean, Southern, and Creole cooking styles. Address: 903 E. Morris St., Hammond, LA 70401
8. Our Mom’s
Established 2010, Our Mom’s has been a popular neighborhood joint ever since it opened. From burgers to seafood platters, there’s something for everyone at this casual eatery. Our Mom’s has two locations: 205 East Thomas St., Hammond, LA 70401 and 250 West Lee Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70820.
9. Poor Boy’s Riverside
For over 80 years, Poor Boys Riverside has been a beloved tradition for good, hearty meals. This family-friendly restaurant features award-winning seafood dishes, pasta, mouthwatering steaks, and much more. Address: 240 Tubing Rd., Broussard, LA 70518
10. R&M’s Boiling Point
Since 1981, R&M’s has been serving up some of the freshest seafood and finest Cajun cuisine in New Iberia. Its boiled shrimp are legendary, and you’ll be a customer for life after one bite. Address: 6308 Hwy. 90 W, New Iberia, LA 70560
Have you been to any of these restaurants? Are there others you would add to the list? Let us know which restaurant you’re looking forward to trying this year in the comments below!