1. Artmosphere Bistro
This amazing little Lafayette bistro is an excellent spot when you’re looking for a great meal with a great atmosphere. Casual, friendly, and authentic are just the beginning of what comes to mind when you dine at Artmosphere Bistro. From karaoke to zydeco dance classes, there’s always something going on here!
Address: 902 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA 70501
2. Birdman Coffee & Books
If you find yourself in St. Francisville, do yourself a favor and have breakfast at this neighborhood eatery. You’ll be welcomed like one of the family and the atmosphere is so comforting, you may never want to leave.
Address: 5687 Commerce St., St. Francisville, LA 70775
When it comes to hot dogs, Bruiser’s is the place to go. From the colorful decor to the delicious food, you’ll quickly find yourself here week after week to try everything on the menu.
Address: 1904 Front St., Slidell, LA 70458
4. Herby K's
This family-run restaurant has been a Shreveport staple since 1936. Known for their shrimp buster, you simply have to order one when you go.
Address: 1833 Pierre Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103
5. Jacques-Imo’s Cafe
From the busted up truck out front (that you can dine in!) to the amazing menu, everything about Jacques-Imo’s exudes quirkiness. The menu is an eclectic mix of Cajun, Creole, and Southern cuisine with their own unique, Jacques-Imo’s spin on things.
Address: 8324 Oak St., New Orleans, LA 70118
6. Marilynn’s Place
Don’t let the outside appearance fool you; this former gas station has some of the best Cajun-Creole cuisine in Northern Louisiana! From crawfish étouffée to po'boys, the portions are huge and the staff is an absolute delight.
Address: 4041 Fern Ave., Shreveport, LA 71105
7. Rivershack Tavern
The building itself has been around for over a century and you’ll be able to feel the history of the place when you walk in. The menu is filled with Cajun classics and the atmosphere is charmingly rustic.
Address: 3449 River Rd., Jefferson, LA 70121
8. Spuddy’s Cajun Foods
Nestled in the heart of plantation country, you can count on Spuddy’s for a delicious, home-cooked meal. The portions are huge and the menu has something for everyone.
Address: 2644 Highway 20, Vacherie, LA 70090
9. Yvette Marie’s Cafe
This hidden gem in Baton Rouge is a delightful little spot to grab a delicious lunch. From salads to daily specials, you honestly can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
Address: 1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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