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Lunch near Houmas House

dj715 Apr 9, 2008 05:14 PM

Will be visiting this plantation on a Saturday before heading to the airport for a early evening flight. Need a lunch recommendation. Any ideas?

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    bbares81 RE: dj715 Apr 10, 2008 08:53 AM


    THe Cabin Special is the best thing on the menu (sub red beans for black eye peas if you wish)...Buttermilk Pie for dessert.
    Only a mile away from Houmas House...if you have time you should stop at the Cajun Village on the way back to the interstate on LA 22 I think. http://www.thecajunvillage.com/

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      mrsfury RE: bbares81 Apr 10, 2008 09:06 AM

      I have heard good things about the Cabin Restaurant. We plan on going soon.We recently went to the Cajun Village. It's a nice place to spend the day. There's a student section in the ceramic shop where everything is discounted. I bought a ceramic mini king cake. It's so cute. Oh and don't eat at the restaurant in the Cajun Village. It's not good.

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      Hungry Celeste RE: dj715 Apr 10, 2008 09:12 AM

      Doesn't it have an on-site restaurant, Latil's Landing? I'm pretty sure it has a casual, lunchtime cafe as well. http://www.houmashouse.com/restaurant...

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        Rum Runner RE: Hungry Celeste Apr 22, 2008 08:46 PM

        The on-site restaurant is dreadful.

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        StBernardGirl RE: dj715 Apr 11, 2008 02:34 PM

        Cafe Burnside is on the property of Houmas House. I ate there a few weeks ago and the food was delicious. Here's the website: http://www.houmashouse.com/media/Burn...

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          lillidalla RE: dj715 Apr 11, 2008 07:00 PM

          The Cabin gets another nod. My husband and I had lunch there after touring Houmas House. It's been quite a few years ago, but I still remember it as being wonderful. I would classify it as a combination of Southern Home Cooking and Cajun.

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            Big Easy RE: dj715 Apr 25, 2008 06:53 AM

            Hymel's Seafood Restaurant is a local institution on LA44 just a few miles from Houmas House. Very casual, butcher paper-on-formica-table type place, but some of the best fried seafood you've ever tasted.

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