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Great Food in Jefferson Parish Louisiana

Great Food in Jefferson Parish Louisiana

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.

The communities of Jefferson Parish are diverse. They include Grand Isle, Harahan, Gretna, Kenner, Harvey, Metairie, Marrero, Westwego and John Lafitte. They offer a variety of cuisines from American food, to Asian, Creole and Cajun, seafood, Mediterranean, Italian another dining experiences. Some of the best barbecue food in the Deep South is available in Jefferson Parish.

Quality eating is enjoying the experience of the flavor senses. This includes tasting the rich and exciting Cajun and Creole flavors, and inhaling the aromas of quality made étouffée and gumbo. The best foods are those that can tease the taste buds.

With a location so close to the Gulf of Mexico, and the rich waters of the deep Bayou country, Jefferson Parish has access to the freshest seafood. It is bought daily from the local fisheries and farmers market and prepared at the finest eating establishments in the parish.

Seafood
For the ideal family atmosphere, check out Acme Oyster House for a kid friendly experience. They offer the best gumbo, po’boys, seafood entrées and charbroiled oysters in Metairie. While visiting Lafitte, Louisiana, it is important to make a stop at Boutte’s Bayou Restaurant. For over four decades, they have been serving some of the finest Louisiana seafood including stuffed flounder, seafood gumbo and soft shell crab. In addition to that, they serve roast beef po’boys, a local tradition, along with fried chicken. Some of the finest Crawfish Stew with rich Creole seasonings is offered at New Orleans Food and Spirits located in Harvey, Louisiana. For an exciting dining experience, visitors and residents enjoy the crabmeat stuffed eggplant dish dripping with Lafayette sauce. Classic dishes include traditional po’boy sandwiches in numerous seafood varieties including oyster, shrimp and catfish. To get a true taste of how the locals eat, head off to Galley Seafood Restaurant to enjoy crab, shrimp and boiled crawfish. It is one of the few places in Metairie to experience grilled, blackened or fried seafood. They also serve grilled and raw oysters, soups, gumbos, and a variety of Creole dishes. They are situated comfortably in old Metairie, on Metairie Road.

Louisiana Cuisine
Chad’s Bistro is located just minutes away from Causeway Boulevard in Metairie, on Esplanade Avenue. They serve phenomenal classic Italian dishes, Louisiana seafood dishes, and other true traditional Louisiana cuisine. Recognized for their famous shrimp and corn bisque, Chad’s Bistro offers an extensive wine list and a relaxing atmosphere.

Vega Tapas Café in Metairie offers exceptional small plate cuisine to enjoy a variety of flavor sensations in a single sitting. They use only the finest local ingredients and offer seasonal menus and a casual, warm atmosphere. This true Spanish cuisine allows a rewarding dining experience where many different enjoyable dishes can be tasted within one meal. Open for business for nearly two decades, the restaurant offers visitors and residents of Metairie true tapas tradition, and a wonderful adventure in eating.

The easiest place for residents and out-of-town visitors to find traditional red beans and rice is at Fausto’s Bistro on Veterans Boulevard, located in the heart of Metairie. However, their main menu consists mostly of Italian and Sicilian dishes along with traditional Louisiana cuisine, including marinated crab claws, and crabmeat seafood balls.

These restaurants are longtime favorites with the locals that offer a true representation of exactly how the Louisiana natives enjoy their food. Click here to read more about Louisiana’s coastal restaurants

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