There are some hidden gem restaurants in Louisiana that will always have a seat available for you. We’ve found some of the best restaurants where you won’t have to wait for a seat… and even if you did, your patience will be rewarded because the food is just so good.
1. That’s Amore
This isn’t your average pizza joint.. it’s so much better. This is where you go when you’re looking for authentic Chicago or New York style pizza. So the question is, which do you prefer? Find it at 4441 W Metairie Ave, Metairie, Louisiana 70001.
2. Chimi V’s Fajita Factory
Who doesn’t like Mexican Food? Chimi V’s is an absolute must-try if you’re in the Bossier City area. The inside has a funky decor. You’ll find everything from a TARDIS to Christmas lights, and the food is top notch. When the weather is nice, take advantage of the outdoor deck! It's located at 2050 Old Minden Rd, Bossier City, Louisiana 71111.
3. Grayson’s Bar-B-Q
Anyone in central Louisiana will tell you Grayson’s is the best place to get quality BBQ. People will drive hours to get a taste of Grayson’s, and for good reason. Open since 1965, Grayson’s consistency to quality BBQ and friendly service is what has made them thrive throughout the years. Do yourself a favor and give it a try. It's located 5849 Hwy 71, Clarence, Louisiana 71414.
4. Jasmines on the Bayou
Jasmines on the Bayou is a locally owned and operated Cajun restaurant in the Baton Rouge area. They serve some of the biggest portions in the city, so be prepared to come hungry! It's located at 6010 Jones Creek Rd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70817.
5. Mama Reta’s Kitchen
This family-run restaurant serves up the most amazing home cooked meals you’ve ever had. People come to Mama Reta’s when they’re looking for food that’s as good as their mama used to make. This is one of those places that makes you feel like you’re family from the moment you walk in. It's located at 345 Broad Street, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601.
Sushi lovers, this one’s for you. The best sushi in Ruston can be found right here at Raw. Delicious, fresh, top of the line sushi in a cool atmosphere with a friendly waitstaff. It's located at 114 W Park Ave, Ruston, Louisiana 71270.
7. Trio’s Dining
Trio’s is a local favorite in Monroe, and for good reason. Serving up some top of the line steaks, seafood, pasta, and much more. There’s something for everyone over at Trio’s. It's located at 2219 Forsythe Ave. Monroe, La 71203.
8. Word of Mouth Cafe
Word of Mouth is one of the best hidden gems in Alexandria. You’ll find delicious pork tacos, pot roast, cuban sandwiches, salads, and more. Head there for a lunch you won’t soon forget. It's located at 918 Foisy St, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301.
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