1. The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar
This amazing seafood restaurant located on the New Orleans Lakefront is a wonderful place to enjoy some of the finest seafood you’ve ever had. Overlooking beautiful Lake Pontchartrain, this locally owned and operated restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, as well as breakfast on the weekend, so swing by and enjoy the view!
Address: 7900 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124.
2. Warehouse No. 1
Located in Monroe’s historic downtown district, Warehouse No. 1 has been a popular eatery since it opened in 1980. Overlooking the scenic Ouachita River, you’ll quickly fall in love with this place. From seafood to steaks, there’s something for everyone on the menu.
Address: 1 Olive St., Monroe, LA 71201.
3. Palmetto’s on the Bayou
Palmetto’s on the Bayou has it all: good food, great scenery, and an inviting atmosphere. Overlooking beautiful Bayou Bonafouca, Palmetto’s menu features classic Cajun, Creole, and Southern-inspired dishes you’re sure to love.
Address: 1901 Bayou Ln., Slidell, LA 70458.
4. Brisbi’s Lakefront Restaurant
Featuring classic New Orleans cuisine in a contemporary setting, you can’t go wrong with a meal over at Brisbi’s. The views of Lake Pontchartrain at sunset are simply mesmerizing.
Address: 7400 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124.
Middendorf’s has been feeding locals since it was established in 1934. This historic restaurant is famous for its thin fried catfish, and when you decide to eat here, you absolutely must try it!
Address: 30160 Old US-51, Akers, LA 70421.
6. Port Au Prince Cross Lake
Featuring beautiful views of Cross Lake, you won’t soon forget a meal over at Port Au Prince Restaurant. This family-run restaurant was selected as the "Best Catfish Shack" in Louisiana according to
Louisiana Life Magazine, so be sure to give it a try. Address: 5301 S Lakeshore Dr., Shreveport, LA 71109.
7. Waterfront Grill
Established in 1997, this casual restaurant has some of the most brilliant sunsets you’ve ever seen. Overlooking Bayou Desiard, you’ll certainly have a memorable meal at this amazing restaurant.
Address: 5201 Desiard St., Monroe, LA 71203.
This family owned and operated restaurant has been delighting locals in the Natchitoches area since 1983. Overlooking Sibley Lake, the sunsets over the lake will certainly make for a memorable meal.
Address: 5948 Highway 1 Byp., Natchitoches, LA 71457.