Mini road trip outside of NOLA
My husband and I will be in NOLA for a week and are renting a car to check out the area outside of NOLA. We will be leaving New Orleans, head to Lafayette on route 90, stay in a cabin in Breaux Bridge, and drive through Baton Rouge on our way back to New Orleans. Any suggestions in great food options/restaurants on these routes? We would also be interested in things in NOLA that are hard to get to since we will have a car. Thanks for your help.
Spahr's in Des Allemands is well known for their fried catfish. I liked their seafood gumbo better.
You're in season to get off Highway 90 at Jeanerette and make it to the Yellow Bowl, well known for crawfish etouffee.
I always recommend Soop's in Maurice for their lunch special and their gumbos. Authentic shrimp and okra gumbo without the roux. Great seafood gumbo, as well as chicken and sausage gumbo.
Also in Maurice, Villager's Cafe for poboys! The pot roast poboy knocks it out of the park!
Have fun. I wish I were down there at this time of year.
We did a similar route, awhile back.
We were told to try B&C Seafood, in Vacherie, on our way back from Baton Rouge. It was fun and tasty.
However, this recommendation was driven, in no small part, by the fact that we were visiting the Laura plantation that morning.
The River Road is fascinating!
B & C Seafood Market & Cajun Restaurant
2155 Highway 18
Vacherie, LA 70090
Café des Amis
140 East Bridge Street
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
416 Hawks Rd
Rayne, LA 70578
Hymel's Seafood Restaurant
8740 LA 44
Convent, LA, 70723
3105-A Main Hwy.
Breaux Bridge, LA 70617
Soop's Seafood & Steak House
8218 Maurice Ave.
Maurice, LA 70555
Spahr's Seafood Restaurant
1400 W Tunnel Blvd.
Houma, LA 70360
8400 Maurice Ave.
Maurice, LA 70555
19466 Hwy 182 W
Jeanerette, LA 70544
I would skip Poche's. In New Orleans, since you have a car you could go to Ralph's on the Park, Patois, or Dick & Jenny's.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions! We were also thinking about getting Vietnamese outside of the city: Ding phuong for banh mi or Pho tau bay restaurant.