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Finding the Best Eats in St. Mary Parish Louisiana

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.

There is a large variety of dining establishments available all throughout St. Mary Parish, especially in Morgan City. From seafood entrées, to Asian-infused delicacies, many locals and out-of-town visitors enjoy the rich eating experiences throughout the parish.


Morgan City, Louisiana
East Gate Barbecue Restaurant offers a phenomenal local dining experience with a full range of fully roasted slow cooked choices. All meats are prepared in their wood-burning pit and cooked to perfection. Their extensive menu includes a variety of meats such as chicken, beef and pork. These mouthwatering tasty treats can be enjoyed with their side dishes, starters and phenomenal bread pudding dessert (a Louisiana tradition). They also offer po’boy sandwiches.

For a true Cuban flair in a dining experience, Latin Corner Restaurant offers the community many authentic Latin American dishes in a friendly atmosphere. They offer a variety of daily specials that include a traditional Cuban sandwich, steak sandwich, chorizo sandwich, along with a “Cuba Libre” Ropavieja sandwich.

As a different twist on eating establishments in southern Louisiana, Bingo’s Chinese & Seafood Cuisine Restaurant offers a unique menu for the region. Along with tasty seafood dishes, the restaurant also has an extensive Chinese cuisine menu. They offer Chinese dishes including beef with orange sauce, along with shrimp and chicken dishes. They also have sweet-and-sour crabs and crab Rangoon, po’boy sandwiches, seafood platters, fried fish and fried shrimp. In addition to traditional pork eggrolls, they also serve fries and onion rings.

To enjoy high quality Mexican cuisine, Tampico Mexican Restaurant & Cantina is actually at two locations in Morgan City. They offer an extensive Mexican menu that includes fajita quesadillas, stuffed jalapenos, fajita nachos and homemade tortilla soup. Local favorites include the shrimp ranchero burrito and chimichangas, along with the Burrito Delmar stuffed with shrimp. They offer an extensive lunch menu that includes combination platters and a long list of available margaritas and a fried ice cream dessert.

Franklin, Louisiana
For a true taste of the goodness of Cajun cooking along the Louisiana coastline, the Forest Restaurant in Franklin has been serving spicy cuisine for over four decades. Their menu includes Louisiana seafood entrées and fresh fried shrimp dishes along with raw and fried oysters. They offer a substantial menu of American and Cajun dishes Monday through Saturday. Berwick, Louisiana Situated on Bowman Street in Berwick, Bayou Lagniappe offers phenomenal seafood dishes designed to satisfy that home cooking craving. They also serve an extensive array of po’boy sandwiches, seafood platters, salads, burgers and more. Don’t leave without trying their home-style gumbo.

St. Mary Parish offers a wide assortment of eating options along the Louisiana coastline. Click here to read more about Louisiana’s coastal restaurants

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