America’s oldest family-run restaurant has been around since 1840. Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter, generations of New Orleanians have been dining at this delightful establishment for decades. 713 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130.
2. The Chicken Shack
One of the oldest restaurants in Baton Rouge, The Chicken Shack has been around since 1937. They’ve since expanded to two other locations, but the Acadian Thruway is the original location and all three are still family owned and operated. 413 N. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, 3939 Pawtucket St., Baton Rouge, LA 70805, and 8372 Scotlandville Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70807.
3. Cotten’s Famous Hamburgers
If you’re looking for a juicy, mouth-watering burger, look no further than Cotten’s. Established in 1982, this is *the place* to go to in Lake Charles when you’re looking for a hearty burger. Be sure to get a side of onion rings—you won’t regret it. 2001 Oak Park Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601.
4. Fleur De Lis Pizza
You can’t miss this bright pink restaurant over in Baton Rouge. This cash-only pizzeria has been making delicious pizza since 1946. 5655 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.
This little hole in the wall over in Shreveport is the home of the Shrimp Buster, which should be on everyone’s culinary bucket list. They’ve been around since 1936, and their motto is, "If it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it!" 1833 Pierre Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103.
6. Lea’s Lunchroom
Famous for their pies, this little pit stop in Lecompte has been a local favorite since 1928. 1810 US-71 Lecompte, LA 71346.
7. Louie’s Cafe
If you went to LSU, you probably stumbled into Louie’s once or twice. This casual little diner has been feeding hungry college kids since 1941. This classic counter seating restaurant is open 24/7 and serves a delicious breakfast. 3322 Lake St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
8. Mohawk Tavern
Established in 1952, the Mohawk Tavern is the oldest restaurant in Monroe. This family run restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a casual meal in a laid back setting. 704 Louisville Ave, Monroe, LA 71201.
9. The Palace Cafe
Established in 1927, this no-frills restaurant is somewhat of a tradition for locals in Opelousas. From burgers to cajun delicacies, there’s something for everyone on the menu. 135 W Landry St, Opelousas, LA 70570.
10. Strawn’s Eat Shop
Opened in 1958, Strawn’s is the best place to get an ice box pie in the Shreveport area. These famous ice box pies have been featured in Southern Living Magazine and the Food Network. Just one bite, and you’ll be hooked! 125 Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71104.
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