Over the years these restaurants have built their reputation by serving spectacular dishes and combining that with an extraordinary dining experience. Their dedication to serving the best food is what sets them apart from the rest. In no particular order, here are 11 wildly famous restaurants in Louisiana that are worth a visit.
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1. Commander’s Palace
Tucked away in the New Orleans Garden District, Commander’s Palace has been Louisiana landmark since 1893. Renowned chefs like Paul Prudhomme, Tory McPhail and Emeril Lagasse all launched their careers in this kitchen. Located at 1403 Washington Avenue New Orleans LA 70130
For over 80 years, Herby-K’s has been serving up their own spin on classic dishes. They’re known for their Shrimp Buster, flattened shrimp po’boy with a secret red sauce. Located at 1833 Pierre Avenue Shreveport, LA 71103
A wonderful family owned fine dining restaurant in Baton Rouge, it’s the best place to go if you’re in the mood for a steak. Located at 3739 Perkins Road Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Right in the beautiful historic district in downtown Lafayette is the oldest bar in Lafayette, Antlers. Established in 1921, they're much more than a bar. Their menu has some amazing Cajun and Southern food that’ll have you coming back for more. Located at 555 Jefferson Street Lafayette, LA 70501
Famous for their thin fried catfish, Middendorf’s has been a staple in the Manchac area for all things seafood. Get a plate of Alligator bites for the table, you won’t regret it! Located at 30160 Hwy 51 S. Akers, LA 70421
The oldest family owned restaurant in the country, Antoine’s has been serving up world-class cuisine in a luxurious atmosphere since 1840. Each one of their 14 dining rooms have a unique history, so be sure to ask for a tour when you visit. Located at 713 St. Louis Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Over a hundred years old and still amazing. You can always count on Galatoire’s for an amazing dining experience. Located at 209 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Prejean’s has been feeding the Lafayette area for over 35 years and it’s definitely worth the trip. No matter when you go, breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing experience. Located at 3480 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy. Lafayette, LA 70507
9. Steamboat Bill's
Voted the best crawfish in southwest Louisiana, Steamboat Bill’s is the place to go for amazing seafood. Steamboat Bill’s has multiple locations in Lake Charles, Deridder, and Alexandria, so you’re never too far from delicious seafood.
10. Jacques Imo's
Don’t let the sign confuse you, this place is one of the most unique restaurants in Louisiana. Jacques-Imo’s has been serving up their own spin on Creole and Cajun dishes since 1996. Come for the food, stay for the atmosphere. Located at 8324 Oat Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
11. Louie's Cafe
Just outside LSU’s campus is the best little diner in Baton Rouge. It’s the perfect place to go for traditional diner food. Located at 3322 Lake Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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