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Looking for recommendations in Lafayette, LA

Hi all. I posted this on the South board and it was suggested that I post here as well.

I will be in Lafayette next week on business. Actually I will be working in Crowley but I am flying into and staying in Lafayette. I am looking for recommendations for dinners on Wednesday and Thursday nights and may have the opportunity to have lunch on Friday before flying out. I will most likely eating breakfast at the hotel unless there is a breakfast place that shouldn't be missed.

I have read that this is prime Cajun country and I would love to dine at an authentic Cajun restaurant. I also read on Yelp that the Olde Tyme Grocery's shrimp po boys are the best in town. Yay or nay?

Thanks for your help!

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  1. I got some good suggestions here:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/613331

    We had lunch at Riverside Inn a couple of months ago. It was outstanding. Service, food, ambience -- all great. It's actually a few miles south of Lafayette in Broussard but well worth the trip.

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    1. re: ddavis

      Consider Catahoula's in Grand Coteau, 15 minutes north of Lafayette.

      And yes, Olde Tyme is the king of po boys in Lafayette.

    2. Charley G's is still a favorite

      1. My only experience in the area is at Chez Jaqueline in Breaux Bridge. They have a pretty interesting menu that mixes French dishes with Cajun dishes. Might be worth a look. A nice down-home restaurant on a very cute little small-town main street.

        1. Lafayette?With a car?I'd recommend these:D.I.s Restaurant 6561 Evangeline Hwy.W Basile,LA (318) 432-5141.Good Cajun.Music too.Crawfish may be out of season.If not-Hawk's Restaurant Rte.1110 (about 5 mi.off I-10 Exit 83) Rayne,LA (318) 788-3266 W-Sun 5-10.IMHO the best boiled crawfish in LA (again-season may be over). Soop's Restaurant Rte.167 (stay on Johnston St. going W out of Lafayette about 1/2 hour) Maurice,LA (318) 893-2462 .Real solid Cajun food.Others:Cafe des Amis in Breaux Bridge.Prejean's in Carencro.Poche's in Breaux Bridge.R&M Boiling Point in New Iberia.Brenda's Diner in downtown New Iberia.Many,many more.Don't forget to sample boudin at any of dozens of gas stations,markets or meat specialty stores in Acadiana.Enjoy.

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          1. re: rockbound

            so true about the boudin. I did not miss any opportunity on my driving tour of SW LA to eat boudin, a perfect car food!

            1. re: edible complex

              Prejean's serves a wonderful breakfast that is inexpensive

              Crawfishtown USA in Breaux Bridge is pretty good and you still might be able to get crawfish this late in the season

              http://www.crawfishtown.com/

              Pat's Fisherman's Wharf in Henderson is pretty good, it has a great view of the Atchafalaya basin, and they serve alligator shaped french fries hehehe!

              http://patsfishermanswharf.com/

          2. Thank you all for the great suggestions! I love Chowhounders! And, as usual, I have so many recommendations and so little time.

            I will have a car so I will have the opportunity to check out some of the suggestions not in Lafayette. Mimadeli, thank you for the suggestion for breakfast at Prejeans! That will add 2 more meals I can try...sure will beat the Hampton breakfast!

            And rockbound, thanks for the tip about the boudin. I will be on the lookout for it. I have not had it before and am looking forward to trying it.

            Thanks again to all of you. I will report back on where I ate. And if any of you are ever in the Denver area, please don't hesitate to ask for recs on the Southwest board!

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            1. re: Squint

              I'd suggest trying Dwyer's for breakfast or lunch.