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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bar
“Locally owned and operated, fun bar scene with extensive Bourbon and Draft menu, elevated Cajun fare. Reservations recommended tho there's usually room for a few more at the bar.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Char-grilled oysters and stuffed shrimp are my go to and they make a mean old fashioned cocktail. I prefer the ambiance of the bar area but regular dining area is nice also. Make sure you go to Don's on Johnston and not downtown, very different vibe.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“Our favorite local pizza parlor. They offer seafood pizzas as well as other local toppings on a thin crust. We really like the Bon Temps Rolls appetizer as well as the spinach and artichoke dip. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorite Vietnamese spots in Lafayette and try their sister restaurant, Blu Basil, for something a little more upscale and with more menu options”
  • 4 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Old fashioned burgers here. Great spot. They don’t serve fries, but their burgers make up for it”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you go here, You must get the Lamb and or the Thai Ribs with the Corn Grits as at least one side, I usually get them as both of my sides ;) ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Drive through available. Always busy. Carry out only. Specialty meats, frozen items to take home, boudin balls, stuffed fried pistolletes.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“GREAT FOOD, VERY CONSISTENT. AUTHENTIC CAJUN FOOD AT IT'S BEST! CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ALONG I-10 JUST MINUTES AWAY.”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Locally owned and excellent! Eat in or take home prepared full meals or snacks. Fresh and frozen entrees, side dishes, prepared meats, deli etc...Great butcher shop with fresh seafood. A little bit of everything”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Best crawfish in the area! Just a mile down the street from Judice Inn on Johnston Street. Only open during crawfish season except for Sundays when they serve a excellent BBQ dinner for lunch time! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“GREAT BREAKFAST AND ATMOSPHERE IN AN OLD RESTORED DEPOT WAREHOUSE. AWESOME PLACE ALL AROUND!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Drive-thru and pick up already-boiled crawfish (while in season, ~Dec - Apr). Much better prices than in a sit-down restaurant and it tastes fantastic! They do it right!”
  • 1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
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“New Orleans style dining and one of our favorites. No need to travel to the busy Cresent City to get a taste of New Orleans! Located directly across the street from Judice Inn.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Great tastes, large portions, down home cooking. Open for lunch Monday thru Saturday 10am - 2pm. Eat in, take out, call in. Plate lunches less than $10 or grill items available”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“If you need a fast food, drive through option, I would have to recommend Cane's chicken fingers.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our favorite Thai place in Lafayette (there are several other great ones) and the Massaman curry is my personal favorite"”
  • 1 local recommends