The Top Local Restaurants In Houma, Bayou Country

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The South is well known for taking food very seriously, and Louisiana is famous for both Cajun and Creole cuisines. The city of Houma, Lousiana is no exception, being home to some of the country’s tastiest cooking. Indeed, many head South to feast on crawfish, crabs, gumbos, oysters and more. We explore the most stunning restaurants in Houma.
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Big Mike’s BBQ Smokehouse

Pulled pork

The American South is known for having the best barbecues in the country, and places like Big Mike’s BBQ Smokehouse are the reason why. It’s impossible to go wrong with the blue cheese burger, and the pulled pork is delicious. Whether you are in the mood for turkey, chicken, sausage, brisket or pulled pork, they have it all. The restaurant is also very family friendly and the service there one of the best in Houma. It gets often busy, so finding a table might be hard at times, but it is definitely worth the wait.

Cristiano Ristorante

Launched by an Italian-American couple, Cristiano Ristorante has an old house’s atmosphere, serves excellent food and has great service. The almond crusted fried duck, the fried calamari with lemon caper aioli, and the chicken parm come highly recommended.

Boudreau & Thibodeau’s

Boudreau & Thibodeau’s Cajun seafood restaurant aims to recreate a light-hearted atmosphere. The walls and tables are covered with jokes, the staff is very friendly, the atmosphere casual and relaxing, and the authentic Cajun cuisine is always tasty. Boudreau & Thibodeau’s Cajun Cookin’ is also sincerely committed to supporting local communities, and therefore in the kitchen, they only use high quality local products of the season.

Boudreau & Thibodeau’s, 5602 W Main St, Houma, LA, USA, +1 985 8724711

Bayou Delight Restaurant

Fried chicken

Bayou Delight Restaurant is a local favorite and a must-try is their perfectly seasoned and crispy Southern fried chicken. This dish pairs perfectly with a cold beer served in frosted mugs. The staff is very attentive and the restaurant itself reflects Southern charm and hospitality. The portions are large and reasonably priced.

A-Bear’s Cafe

A-Bear’s Cafe serves the best of local food. The staff is very welcoming and helpful and the food is outstanding. Their most beloved chicken and sausage gumbo is already worth the trip to A-Bear’s Cafe. Make sure to leave some room for their pies. Always rich and flavorful, guests can feel the passion that has been put into their delicious home cooked meals.

1921 Seafood

Seafood stew

Looking for some great seafood without the fine dining experience? Then 1921 Seafood is your best bet. It is one of the best down-to-earth “holes in the wall” in town. The fish they serve is always fresh and tasty, and they have quite a variety of options. Whether it is local blue crab, grilled oysters or spicy boiled shrimps that guests end up choosing, they cannot go wrong. The staff is also friendly and attentive and will show guests how to crack the crabs if they see someone struggling. 1921 Seafood is a local seafood spot that makes whoever tries their food want to return in no time.

1921 Seafood, 1522 Barrow St, Houma, LA, USA, +1 985 868 7098

Song Phi Nong Thai Restaurant

Traditional Pad Thai

Song Phi Nong Thai Restaurant serves the most authentic Thai food in Houma. The restaurant was created by two brothers, Somporn and Yupha, who moved from Song Phi Nong, a small village in Thailand, to Houma: the name translates as“two siblings.” Luckily, their mother brought with her a knowledge of recipes that they now use in their cooking, aiming to share their passion for Thai food with the local community in Houma. Their classic pad thai is excellent. Panang and green curry dishes also come highly recommended.

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