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Dinner in Lafayette, Louisiana

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junqueondunlavy Sep 15, 2009 01:01 PM

Ideas for dinner when I won't tolerate touristy spots?

  1. c
    cajungirl Sep 21, 2009 01:41 PM

    Try the crabcakes and the white chocolate bread pudding at Cafe Vermilionville.

    1. N.O.Food Sep 15, 2009 07:58 PM

      Riverside Inn is my favorite restaurant in lafayette. Des Amis is touristy and isn't great. Charley G's is good. I'd go to T' Coon's for a plate lunch, but there's tons of good plate lunch places.

      1. j
        jolieblonde Sep 15, 2009 04:11 PM

        Fezzo's for real Cajun food (in Scott, which is part of Lafayette parish); Poorboy's Riverside Inn for a good dinner; Southside Bakery for their serious hamburgers; Jolie's or Blue Dog Cafe; everyone raves about Prejean's but having grown up a couple miles behind it I can say it isn't the end all be all; for an authentic Lafayette "plate lunch" try Noah's on Ambassador Caffery; best poboys at either Olde Tyme Grocery or Chris'; zydeco brunch at Cafe Des Amis; there are plenty of others...but these will get you started! Ask your server to recommend their favorites, too.

        1. mrsfury Sep 15, 2009 01:32 PM

          We had lunch here once & the food was very good.

          http://www.cafedesamis.com/?page_id=14#

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          1. re: mrsfury
            BayouTeche Sep 15, 2009 02:03 PM

            My current Lafayette dinner rotation:

            Pamplona, Charley G's and Marcello's

            1. re: mrsfury
              nikinik Sep 15, 2009 04:15 PM

              I love Cafe des Amis, but if they can't tolerate a tourist spot, this probably isn't the place for them.

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