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Great Places to Eat in Iberia Parish Louisiana

When it comes to fine dining eating establishments that offer local Cajun and Creole fare, Iberia Parish is hot. With fields that grow hot chilies for Tabasco on Avery Island, the towns of New Iberia, Jefferson Island, Delcambre, Jeanerette and Loreauville call Iberia Parish home.

Hundreds of years ago, the area was originally settled by the Spanish and then the French. It was then that they blended their Creole and Cajun spices and recipes into what today is recognized as some of the most phenomenal food available. This includes gumbo, étouffée, Boudin sausage, jambalaya, crab boils and crawfish. The instant accessibility to the Bayou and the Gulf of Mexico provides unlimited ample supplies of fresh seafood each day. The surrounding farmlands and sugarcane fields make living in eating in Iberia Parish something to treasure.

Bon Creole Seafoods
Bon Creole Seafoods is located on Saint Peter Street in New Iberia. They offer an extensive lunch counter filled with Creole and Cajun delights. These include seafood baskets, po’boy sandwiches, homemade hamburgers, homemade gumbo, and soup. The atmosphere is quaint, rustic, and an authentic way of living in the true Cajun bayou. Open seven days a week (lunch only on Sundays), Bon Creole offer some of the most authentic regional food in all of Iberia Parish.

Little River Inn
You will find the Little River Inn on Main Street in New Iberia. They have an extensive menu of Cajun seafood, along with an oyster bar and steaks. Appetizers include oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail, crab cakes and seafood enchiladas. Daily soups include chicken & sausage gumbo, seafood gumbo and crawfish bisque. They offer an extensive seafood platter entrée, along with Blue Channel catfish, Cajun catfish, tilapia, fried oysters, bite-size alligator, stuff shrimp, Shrimp Dinners and a full line of crabmeat, poultry and beef.

Bojangles Sushi & Oyster Bar
Bojangles Sushi & Oyster Bar is located on Main Street in New Iberia. They offer an extensive lunch and dinner menu with appetizers that include miso soup, green mussels, tempura, calamari, eggplant miso, onion petals, shrimp tempura, sushi pie and snow crab salad. They offer an extensive array of available sushi that includes the traditional California roll, avocado tuna roll and a spicy salmon crunchy roll.

Bojangles’s main courses include assorted sashimi, hamachi, seared albacore sashimi and tuna supreme. Oyster dishes include fried oysters, charbroiled oysters with garlic butter, and raw oysters on the half shell.

For true Southern hospitality, Clementine located on Main Street in New Iberia offers an extensive menu. This includes sesame seared tuna, meat pies, shrimp cocktail, and fried green tomatoes just for starters. Their appetizers include crawfish wontons, sweet potato burritos, sweet potato fries, duck and chicken sausage gumbo along with okra and shrimp gumbo.

Entrées include blackened tilapia, pecan catfish, chicken or fish tacos, catfish Florentine, gnocchi primavera and crab cakes. Their long list of sandwiches includes mufaletta panini, eggplant panini, shrimp po’boy sandwiches, black and blue burgers, and chicken croissant.

Iberia Parish is rich in history and culture where the present has been blended with the past to create an authentic Southern splendor. The historic districts throughout Iberia Parish add a unique flair to this region of southern Louisiana.

Because Iberia Parish is situated less than two hours west of downtown New Orleans, it is a must stop spot to enjoy Cajun and Creole hospitality. Its inclusive rich heritage is a blend of cultures that include Spanish, French, Acadian, Creole, Asian, African and Native American roots. The long history of their spices and recipes can be experienced in many of the fine dining establishments all across Iberia Parish. Click here to read more about Louisiana’s coastal restaurants.

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