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Apr 14, 2010 03:06 PM

Baton Rouge - NOLA I-10 Road Food Recommendations

I'm flying into BTR and driving from there to NOLA. Is there any stop I need to take food-wise along the 88 miles??? I'm willing to go off-highway for some local eats as well. Thanks!!!

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  1. Have a light breakfast then drive 90 minutes to NOLA for lunch at Galatoire's, Emeril's or Commanders. Better yet Casamento's, Lil' Dizzy's, Drago's, Charlie's Seafood, Cooter Browns, Crabby Jacks, et al. Don't waste your time on I10 with all the good stuff in NOLA. Bon appetit.

    Crabby Jacks
    428 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70121

    Casamento's Restaurant
    4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

    Emeril's Restaurant
    800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Galatoire's Restaurant
    209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

    1. honestly, there isn't much on the drive from BR to Nola worth eating. Like Littleman said, it would be best if you saved your appetite.

      1. If you're at all interested in trying good boudin you'd better get it before you reach NOLA.

        1. The only thing that comes to mind as kind of on the way is Middendorf's, famous for catfish and worth the detour.

          1. Cafe des Amis, Briaux Bridge, LA

            Here are some reviews from a New Orleans food group.

            3 Replies
            1. re: speyerer

              Unfortunately, Breaux Bridge is not on the BR-to-N.O. road

              1. re: hazelhurst

                Whoops! Another senior moment, sorry.

              2. re: speyerer

                cafe des Amis is west of Baton Rouge heading towards Lafayette. Oak Alley on the River Road has a great restaurant. Hymels for seafood in convent. These are side trips. BR has tons of great restaurants - depends on price point and what you have in mind. Jubans is top tier.

                Hymel's Restaurant
                15805 River Rd, Hahnville, LA 70057