The American home of Creole and Cajun cookery, Louisiana’s dining scene is rich with tradition, flavour and complex culinary influence. Although New Orleans remains the state’s prime dining destination, the city of Baton Rouge is quickly catching up with its more renowned neighbour. These ten must-try restaurants in Baton Rouge serve local and international cuisines in beautiful settings, and offer a slice of local culture.
The Little Village serves up a selection of Italian and Creole dishes, often fusing the two schools of cookery together. Specials change daily and operate on a three-week rotation. Fish stuffed with seafood, fried chicken with beans and spaghetti bolognese all feature on the list.
The Little Village, 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, +1 225 218 6685
George’s Restaurants counts three sites in its steadily growing empire, though the original is situated on Baton Rouge’s Perkins Road. The portion sizes on offer are simply astounding, burgers, main plates and infamous Louisiana Po’boys are served with barely contained fillings. Po’boys are a state-defining dish that Louisiana is all too proud to show off. They appear like a normal American sub-sandwich but are, in fact, served on French-style baguettes. Fillings include surf, turf and surf n’ turf so it’s easy for guests to find their perfect selection.
George’s, Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, +1 225 343 2363