Louisiana January 13, 2019
8 Unexpectedly Awesome Restaurants In Louisiana Worthy Of A Pilgrimage
In a state renowned for its food, the bar is set pretty high for restaurants in Louisiana. We’re so used to dining on dishes that are overflowing with bold flavors that finding a new spot that stands out can be quite a task. While these eight eateries are a bit off the beaten path, they are certainly worthy of a pilgrimage to chow down on the delicious meals they serve. Gas up the car and get ready to set out on an epic food trip that will make your taste buds explode.
1. Cecil’s Cajun Kitchen
For deliciously authentic Cajun cuisine, a stop at Cecil’s is a must. This casual restaurant has a family-friendly atmosphere and a menu that features everything from stuffed crabs to juicy burgers. Address: 120 W 1st St., DeRidder, LA 70634
2. East Gate Barbecue
If you find yourself in Morgan City, then you need to pop on over to East Gate Barbecue. Low and slow is the motto here, and you’ll fall in love after just one bite. Address: 7516 Highway 182 E, Morgan City, LA 70380
3. Festival Tacos
When you’re craving for tacos, Festival Tacos is just the ticket. This authentic Mexican and seafood grill has been around since 2011, stealing the hearts of Leesville residents and all those who visit. Address: 11934 Lake Charles Hwy., Leesville, LA 71446
4. Mommie Jo’s
Located down in Cut Off, this hidden gem is one of the best neighborhood restaurants around. Nestled on the banks of Bayou Lafourche, you can sit on the back patio and gaze out at some magnificent views while feasting on good old-fashioned Cajun cuisine. Address: 15617 W. Main St., Cut Off, LA 70345
Tucked away on the banks of the False River in New Roads, Morel’s has been around since 1926. The dining room offers stunning views of the river and the menu is filled with delicious dishes like debris po’boys, lasagna, gumbo, and much more. Address: 210 Morrison Pkwy., New Roads, LA 70760
6. Peppers Pizzeria
Peppers has been a favorite for over a decade, and it’s certainly worthy of a pilgrimage. This locally owned and operated pizza joint has some of the most mouthwateringly good pies you’ll ever taste, including unique pizzas like their signature jambalaya pizza (pictured above). Peppers has two locations: 600 W. Third St., Thibodaux, LA 70301 and 541 Corporate Dr., Houma, LA 70360.
7. Rabideaux’s Sausage Kitchen
From deli meats to boudin and cracklins, there’s something for everyone here at Rabideaux’s. You might want to bring an ice chest with you, because you’re going to want to stock up on all their specialty sausages. Address: 105 US-165, Iowa, LA 70647
Located on Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island, Starfish is a great pit stop when you’re traveling down to Grand Isle. This no-frills restaurant is all about flavor, and you can expect some of the freshest seafood around when you dine at Starfish. Address: 3027 LA-1, Grand Isle, LA 70358
Have you ever dined at any of these restaurants? Are there other under-the-radar restaurants that are worth tracking down? Let us know in the comments below!