Posted in Louisiana Dining January 26, 2018 by Jackie Ann These 11 Restaurants In Louisiana Have Enormous Portions That You’ll Absolutely Love When you go out to eat, you expect to have a decent sized portion, right? Well we’ve found some of the best restaurants in the state serving enormous portions you’re absolutely going to love. During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date. 1. BBQ West BBW West/Facebook David L./Trip Advisor Robert and Diana Lewis opened BBQ West in 2000 and have spent years perfecting their menu. Over the years, they’ve expanded to locations in Monroe and West Monroe, and today they currently run the Lake Charles location. Serving huge portions of brisket, ribs, chicken, sausage and all the traditional sides, this place is finger-licking good. (2618 Derek Dr, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70607) 2. BRQ BRQ/Facebook BRQ/Facebook You can have it all at BRQ. Specializing in all different types of BBQ, from the Carolinas, Texas, Missouri and Tennessee, no matter what type of BBQ you like, you’ll find it here. Generous portions in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere make this a perfect spot to enjoy a meal with family and friends. (10423 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809) 3. Catfish Charlie’s Catfish Charlie’s/Facebook Catfish Charlie’s/Facebook If you’re in the mood for seafood, there’s no other better place than Catfish Charlie’s. Their best seller is their thin & crispy catfish, but you can’t go wrong with their crawfish étouffée, seafood gumbo, or even a juicy burger. (Two locations: 2329 Louisville Ave, Monroe, LA 71201 and 4015 Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA 71203) 4. Crawdaddy’s Kitchen Crawdaddy’s Kitchen/Facebook Crawdaddy’s Kitchen/Facebook Crawdaddy’s Kitchen has been a Shreveport favorite for more than 15 years. This family-run restaurant serves authentic Cajun dishes all in a casual family-friendly atmosphere. You better come hungry, because the portions are pretty generous! (9370 Mansfield Rd, Shreveport, Louisiana 71118) 5. Le Bistreaux Le Bistreaux/Facebook Laura D/Trip Advisor Waffle lovers, this one’s for you. Le Bistreaux serves more than 20 different waffles, both sweet and savory. Everything is prepared using only the best products from local businesses with available. Open seven days a week, which is convenient because once you try them, you’ll be back for more. (5803 Coliseum Blvd, Suite H, Alexandria, Louisiana 71303) 6. Marilynn’s Place osimajorusaf/Trip Advisor Crystal R/Trip Advisor Marilynn’s Place, named after the owner Robert Baucom’s mother, serves up heaping portions of delicious New Orleans style food. From shrimp and grits to fried crawfish, their menu is mouth waveringly good. (4041 Fern Ave, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105) 7. Pamela’s Bayou in a Bowl Pamela’s Bayou in a Bowl/Facebook More4Step/Trip Advisor Enjoy some delicious home cooking over at Pamela’s Bayou in a Bowl. They’ve got mouthwatering chicken and seafood, plus all the tasty sides you’ll love. The portions are huge, the food is fresh and the atmosphere is inviting. What more could you ask for? (33 MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, Louisiana 71303) 8. Poche’s Anthony Nalli/Zomato Mike F./Foursquare Poche’s has been a Cajun tradition since 1962 and it’s been quite the popular spot for locals ever since. This family-owned business serves up delicious Cajun dishes that are some of the best around, and you can pick up some of their specialty meats from the smokehouse to take home so you can have Poche’s whenever you want. (3015 Main Hwy # A, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517) 9. Portico Kenny O./Foursquare Portico Restaurant & Bar/Facebook Portico’s menu features a wide range of everything from seafood and steak to delicious burgers and salads. There’s something for everyone here. Visitors can also enjoy live music, outdoor dining and an extensive beer and wine menu. (Portico has two locations: 2230 Tower Dr, Monroe, Louisiana 71201 and 1821 Northpointe Ln, Ruston, Louisiana 71270.) 10. Roux 61 Roux 61/Facebook Roux 61/Facebook When their original location in Natchez opened in 2013, it didn’t take them long to open a second location in Baton Rouge. Brothers Jason and Brian Lees have a knack for cooking up delicious Southern food that will blow your taste buds out of the water. (8322 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810) 11. Russell’s Marina Grill Russell’s Marina Grill/Facebook Russell’s Marina Grill/Facebook Russell’s Marina Grill has been a New Orleans tradition since 1985. Their homemade dishes made with quality ingredients have kept them around for 30 years, and we think they’ll be around for 30 more. Their onion mum is quite popular but you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu! (8555 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124) Have you ever eaten at one of these restaurants? Let us know in the comments below!