Whether you need to grab a quick bite and get back to work or you have time to sit and leisurely enjoy your meal, you want a place that has great food and great service. Listed below are the 10 best lunch spots in Louisiana that will satisfy with unique, delicious food and a comfortable atmosphere.
This hip and fresh sandwich spot is located in the very center of New Orleans and boy are they good. The menu is concise and the cocktails change frequently, so you’re treated to quite the variety. What more could you want?
Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Fharmacy Nola is a unique lunch spot for foodies where you can satisfy your cravings. Whether you eat inside or outside, you’ll find comfort food with a twist like the lemongrass chicken tacos, house made sausage sandwiches, burgers and fries, and of course, boudin. Open every day except Sunday.
The next time you’re in the Monroe, Louisiana, area, stop by Big Momma’s Fine Foods for some really fine Southern soul food. Don’t let the simple outside fool you because inside is food heaven. This is casual dining at its best, and you’ll see patrons of all types enjoying fried chicken and mashed potatoes, burgers, and tasty Cajun dishes. For a small establishment, they even have gluten-free and vegetarian options. Open every day except Sunday.
Looking for a place where you can get authentic Cajun food? Then look no further. Louisiana Bayou Bistro in Brusly, Louisiana, serves up everything to perfection. If you’re stopping by for lunch, you can try one of the amazing soup and salad combos like the Chicken & sausage gumbo and “Sensation Salad.” If you’re looking for something a little more filling but with fewer calories, try the grilled chicken breast, shrimp, or tilapia. Open daily.
Decorated with George Rodrigue paintings featuring blue dogs, this whimsical eatery serves authentic Cajun food with flair. Hungry diners can choose lunch goodies like one of the amazing gumbos or bisques, salads, or the special lunch menu with features available Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Boudreaux’s Restaurant in Chackbay, Louisiana, is a nice family-style eatery that serves great food with great service. Not a particularly fancy place, Boudreaux’s spend their time and energy making authentic and tasty Cajun food. Talk to any of the locals and you’ll find out where they like to eat, and that’s a good sign.
Opened in 2009, Liz’s Where Y’at Diner in Mandeville, Louisiana, is as unique as the name. Serving breakfast and lunch specials daily, you might find red beans and rice with Andouille sausage, shrimp creole over rice, or crawfish étouffée over rice. Of course, you can start with something yummy like Bourbon Street fried green tomatoes or one of the awesome salads there, but you have to end with Key lime pie or a big slice of “Ooey Gooey Cake.” Multiple award winner and featured restaurant in Food Traveler, Liz’s is open every day and available for rental or catering.
Dine in, take out, or call ahead for pick-up at Mandeville’s Ponchartrain Po-Boys. Family-owned and operated since opening in 2006, you won’t find your typical po-boy sandwiches here. Large and overstuffed, these sandwiches are piled high with shrimp, oysters, Italian sausage, catfish, chicken, soft shell crab, and just about anything you can imagine. Sides include handmade onion rings, fries, gumbo, or macaroni and cheese, and no visit would be complete without their signature bread pudding with rum sauce.
Louisiana’s beautiful Lake Bruin, one of the best-kept secrets in the state, is the place where you can find Fish Tale Grill. Located in St. Joseph, this little out of the way spot is utterly surprising. Quaint and refreshing, you’ll think you discovered food nirvana. Who wouldn’t love fried cheese and killer No Filler Crab Cakes or a BELTCH sandwich (bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato, and cheese)? They also serve po’boys and pizza and have a great kids’ menu. You can’t leave without trying one of the beignets. Open every day except Monday.
With European rotisserie-style cooking as the inspiration for this successful eatery, Zea Rotisserie & Bar is a great place to stop for lunch. With two other locations in Louisiana, the taste for this polished casual restaurant keeps growing. Featuring small plates and shareables, soups and rotisserie items like pork roast with a rosemary garlic sauce or one of their house specialties, pineapple jalapeno glazed chicken, you can’t go wrong. Open every day for your dining pleasure. Find locations all across the state.