Dining January 22, 2019
7 Outstanding Restaurants In Louisiana That Are Known For A Single Menu Item
It’s not uncommon for a restaurant to gain popularity for a single, epic menu item. Once word gets out, people will come from near and far just to try a particular dish, and the extra effort to seek them out can be deliciously rewarding. These seven Louisiana restaurants are famous for a single menu item, and they’re absolutely amazing. Check it out:
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1. Billy’s Boudin & Cracklin
Billy’s may have boudin and cracklins in its name, but this restaurant is famous for another particular must-try menu item: the pepper-jack boudin balls. These marvelous morsels have just the right amount kick to them, and you’ll find yourself wanting more. Address: 523 Apollo Rd., Scott, LA 70583
2. Chicken on the Bayou
If you’re looking for home-cooked Cajun cuisine, Chicken on the Bayou & Boudin Shop is just the ticket. Located in Breaux Bridge, this charming little eatery has some amazing boudin and chicken… but it’s the incredibly popular crawfish étouffée that earns this restaurant a spot on this list. Next time you’re in the area, be sure to give it a try. Address: 2942 Grand Point Hwy. # F, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
A popular little joint over in Lake Charles, Darrell’s has been churning out their famous po’boys since 1985. They make all of their own gravy, BBQ sauce, and jalapeño mayonnaise - and it makes all the difference in the world. Address: 119 W. College St., Lake Charles, LA 70605
It may not look like much from the outside, but don’t let the exterior fool you; this family-run restaurant has been a Shreveport favorite since it opened in 1936. Herby-K’s is known for its famous shrimp buster - a unique spin on a shrimp po’boy that you’re going to love. Address: 1833 Pierre Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103
This casual eatery over in Natchitoches is known for their meat pies, and you need to try one. This family-owned and operated restaurant features both meat and crawfish pies, and they’re so popular that Laysone’s also sells them frozen so you can take a few home with you to enjoy them whenever you want. Address: 622 2nd St., Natchitoches, LA 71457
If you’re looking for fried catfish, look no further. This local landmark has been serving some of the most mouthwatering fried catfish since 1934. You’ll fall in love with the thinly fried catfish after just one bite. Address: 30160 Old US-51, Akers, LA 70421
7. Strawn’s Eat Shop
Strawn’s Eat Shop is famous for its icebox pies. The restaurant has been a Shreveport tradition since 1944, and with three locations, you’re never too far away from a slice of heaven.
Shreveport locations: 125 Kings Hwy., Shreveport, LA 71104 & 7803 Youree Dr., Shreveport, LA 71105
Bossier City location: 2335 Airline Dr., Bossier City, LA 71111
Have you tried any of these dishes? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!