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Jan 1, 2011 07:52 PM

Oysters/Crawfish (non tourist spots) AWAY from NewOrleans, New Iberia,Lafayette etc

We'll be in N'Awlins for 3 days but want to take a road trip somewhere within a few hours for local authentic seafood.NON touristy.

Love some Ideas???????

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  1. I would go to Robin's or Pat's in Henderson for a light lunch and then tour around Lafayette and have an early dinner before you head back. Robin's has a lot of crawfish.

    Get off I 10 at Exit 116 and go E on Henderson Highway to Robin's Restaurant for outstanding comfort food for lunch or dinner. Get off I 10 at Exit 115 in Henderson, LA and go E on Highway 352 to Henderson Levee Road to Pat's Fisherman's Wharf for good cajun food.

    Get off I 10 at Exit 109 in Breaux Bridge and go S on Rees Street or Highway 328 and go to Le Cafe for outstanding Po Boys. Or get Off I 10 at Exit 109 and go N on Highway 328 which is Anse Broussard Highway also to Poche Bridge Road. Go N to Main Highway and Poche Market and Restaurant for good Cajun cuisine for lunch. Poche's is a food lover's dream and serves outstanding plate lunches and offers a large variety of custom cajun food to take home. This is a buffet so you might really like it if you are in a hurry.

    Chelsea's Cafe @ 2857 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 225 - 387 - 3679.
    Parrain's Seafood Restaurant @ 3225 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 225 - 381 - 9922.
    Robin's Restaurant @ 1409 Henderson Hwy., Henderson, LA 337 - 228 - 7594.
    Pat's Fisherman's Wharf @ 1008 Henderson Levee Rd., Henderson, LA 337 - 228 - 7512.
    Le Cafe @ 124 Rees St., Breaux Bridge, LA 337 - 332 - 2500.
    Poche's Market and Restaurant @ 3015 Main Hwy., Breaux Bridge, LA. 337 - 332 - 2108.

    Get off I 10 at Exit 101 in Lafayette, LA then go S on Hwy. 182 which is N University. Go less than a mile to Creole Cafe for good country breakfast or plate lunch.

    Creole Cafe @ 1227 N. University Ave., Lafayette, LA 337 - 266 - 4648.

    Or get off I 10 at Exit 101 in Lafayette, LA and go S on Hwy. 182 which is N University. Go S on University and it becomes W University. Take a right on Johsnton St. and go three blocks and take a right on W St. Mary Blvd.then go one block where you will find Old Thyme Grocery for good road food and the best po boys in LA.

    Old Tyme Grocery @ 218 West Saint Mary Blvd., Lafayette, LA 337 - 235 - 8165.

    Or get off I 10 in Lafayette, LA at Exit 101 and go S on Hwy. 182 which is N University. Go S on University and it becomes W University then it becomes E University. Go to Pinhook and take a right then go about 6 blocks to Blue Dog Cafe for great road food.

    Blue Dog Cafe @ 1211 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 337 - 237 - 0005.

    1. Closer in is Middendorf's at Pass Manchac. It's always been a favorite of mine and it's less than an hour from downtown.

      In Baton Rouge, I second the suggestion of Parrain's.

      1. Between Laffayette & NI are Guiding Star and R & M Boiling Point.

        In Abbeville try Richard's & Shuck's.

        Boiling Point
        2998 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458

        1. There's always Hawk's "in" better _want_ to go, though. It's not exactly on-the-side-of-the-road

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          1. Best crawfish in Acadiana IMHO: Hawk's. Call for hours and direction (or Google) .You won't be disappointed and you may never forget it. Enjoy.

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            1. re: rockbound

              +1 for Hawk's - but when they say "the middle of nowhere", they aren't joking (


              Best Stop in Scott for cracklins (


              Boudin is available in virtually every mom & pop grocery and convenience store in Acadiana, but some of the best are listed here: