Cajun cuisine

Spring is in the air and so is the aroma of spicy, boiling crawfish. All along Louisiana's Coast you'll find restaurants, attractions, and festivals that celebrate this seafood delicacy that is so unique to Louisiana. Whether you want to enjoy them in the great outdoors or around the picnic table with family and friends, there are so many ways to experience crawfish when you visit Louisiana's Coast. 

Lake Charles

Located right at the very center of the Gulf Coast along the Louisiana coastline, St. Mary Parish is true Cajun country. It was back in the 1800s when the early French settlers were attracted to the rich fertile soil to plant and harvest sugar cane. However, this deep bayou country has also served well at providing the community with a rich source of fresh seafood sourced to all the local restaurants. Additionally, with easy accessibility to the deep waters in the Gulf of Mexico, much fresh shellfish and deep-water fish are also available.

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Whether in from out-of-town, or looking to enjoy a local dining experience for the whole family, Jefferson Parish offers a variety of options. Many of these restaurants are ideal for the budget conscious individual, or those looking for family-friendly setting.

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Lafourche Parish Offers a Southern Louisiana Cuisine Experience

Lafourche Parish is situated just a few miles south of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The parish offers a true Cajun dining experience rich in jambalaya, gumbo, red beans and rice, po’boy sandwiches, crawfish étouffée and pecan pie, along with red beans and rice. Recognized for its traditional Southern cuisine, the parish offers a variety of authentic restaurants at every level of eating, from casual to fine dining.

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While many travelers often consider stopping in New Orleans or Baton Rouge to enjoy some of the more famous dining establishments in the state, Louisiana’s western coast offers its own diversity, traditions, spices, and white linen tablecloths dining establishments too. Aside from the numerous roadside eateries, there are many unrivaled eating establishments in Lake Charles that provide all the gastronomic satisfaction a food enthusiast is searching for.

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