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I will be spending 3 days in Baton Rouge, will have a car so travel isn't a problem. Looking mostly for dinner recommendations. Have heard that Pat's in Henderson might be good.

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  1. What type of food are you looking for? There is a wide variety in and around Baton Rouge.

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    1. re: psaprop

      I'll eat just about anything at any price - cajun or southern food being my preference - and if there's an outstanding seafood place so much the better.

    2. For creole-influenced, slightly regional food, try Mansur's or Juban's. Galatoire's now has a BR location (can't comment, haven't been).

      1. There's an Indian place in Baton Rouge which is the only thing I miss about my evacuation there. It is called, I think, India Restaurant, and is on Essen Rd, between I-10 and I-12. Tsunami is a cool location, but I never actually ate anything there (they have a rooftop bar on one of the big buildings downtown). People said it was good.

        I should say, Baton Rouge treated us very well when we were in exile, and I didn't get a chance to try Masur's or Juban's. There was another place that always intrigued me as well, called Brandt's Maisonette on Government St.

        You might search on the South board, I found this thread that might be helpful:
        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/308825

        1. My husband ate at J. Alexander's -- best prime rib ever! (He brought me home about 2 oz., which he sauteed in butter so I could have a taste.)

          1. I grew up in Baton Rouge. Mansur's on the Boulevard is excellent new Creole cuisine and one of the places where anybody who is anybody in Baton Rouge dines. Galatoire's Bistro is very good, albeit not the exact same menu as the original in the Quarter in New Orleans. Don's Seafood on the Airline Highway has been around forever and has very good more-Cajun oriented food. Also Ralph and Kacoo's is very good and another Baton Rouge establishment. Many claim that Uncle O's on the corner of Millerville Road and Harrells Ferry Road has the best gumbo in town. It is a small mom-and-pop joint. Down the Airline Highway in Gonzales is Sno's which has very good Cajun-oriented cuisine. Best advice is to ask any locals that you meet. Eating in Louisiana is one of our great pasttimes, and everyone has their own idea of the best restaurants. There are so many restaurants in Baton Rouge that it would be hard to experience the entire depth and breadth of the cuisine in 3 days. Enjoy your trip, welcome to Baton Rouge, and, as we say, "Laissez les bons temps rouler!"

            1. You must try Juban's!!! It's is phenomenal and has great atmoshpere which you wouldn't think with it being in a strip mall. It's on Perkins near Southdowns. Di Gullio Brothers underneath the underpass on Perkins has great Italian food. Kamado's off of College is great for sushi. There are a number of great greek places too, Albasha and Serop's were my favorites when I lived there.