Never find yourself in a food rut when in Baton Rouge. Whether you’re looking for a light brunch to start your day or a fancy seafood dinner, here are some of the best restaurants Baton Rouge has to offer.
🍮 Breakfast Restaurants
Batch 13 Biscuits & Bowls takes innovative breakfast food to a new level. Home of the “bonut”, a doughnut-biscuit hybrid, Batch 13 challenges the idea of the modern brunch. From smothered biscuit sandwiches to customizable breakfast and lunch bowls, enjoy a new food experience at Batch 13. Sit at the bar and take in the smells of unique ingredients prepped just for you, or relish in the warm Louisiana weather on the stylish patio. Want to feel good about eating breakfast? Batch 13 donates 13% of Grab and Go sales each quarter to a local Baton Rouge organization, so your breakfast literally changes lives. Open from 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM daily, Batch 13 is located at 4957 Essen Lane.
Coffee Call: Start your morning with Coffee Call, a cafe founded in 1976 that produces original coffee blends and the traditional Louisiana beignet. Don’t let the long line fool you, though. Service at this popular eatery moves fast, and you’ll eat the mouthwatering powder-covered beignets even faster. Coined as the best beignets in Baton Rouge, Coffee Call is the ultimate spot to meet with friends and enjoy this culinary classic. Open 6:00 AM to midnight Sunday through Thursdays and 24 hours Friday and Saturday, Coffee Call is located at 3132 College Drive.
Strands Cafe: Take a stroll through Baton Rouge and you’ll stumble upon Strands Cafe, a traditional European style patisserie just a step away from the Mississippi River at 226 Laurel Street. Relish the sweet croissants, savory scones, and homemade chocolates in this cute boutique-style historic building. Want a taste of home? Strands Cafe also pays homage to Mardi Gras celebrations with delicious King Cakes big enough to serve your wildest celebrations. Strands Cafe is open 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday, and closed Sunday and Monday.
🥩 Lunch Restaurants
City Pork Deli and Charcuterie: Sample house-made meats and condiments from City Pork Deli and Charcuterie. Paying tribute to traditional meat markets, City Pork Deli and Charcuterie specializes in small-batch meat smoking, braising, and slow roasting to ensure the highest quality of local and European favorites. Located at 2363 Hollydale Avenue, City Pork is open 11:00 AM – 8 PM Monday through Thursday, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Friday, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Saturday, and 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Sunday.
Anthony’s Italian Deli has served traditional Italian fare since 1978. Planted in Baton Rouge all the way from Sicily, you know the dishes are as authentic as they come. Anthony’s sources their meat locally and the fantastic cheeses come all the way from Italy, so diners get the best of both worlds. Don’t feel like going out to eat? Anthony’s offers delivery, so you can have genuine Italian food whenever you feel like it. Open 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM Monday through Saturday and closed Sunday, Anthony’s is located at 5575 Government Street.
🍲 Dinner Restaurants
Parrain’s Seafood Restaurant: Savor the local surf and turf at Parrain’s Seafood Restaurant, conveniently located in the heart of Baton Rouge. Choose from a wide selection of beers and enticing seafood options and relax in the southern atmosphere Parrain’s has to offer. From char-grilled oysters to dirty rice to seafood gumbo and more, Parrain’s brings the classic flavors of Louisiana seafood right to your taste buds. Open 111:00 AM- 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM Friday and Saturday, Parrain’s is located at 3225 Perkins Road.
City Pork Brasserie and Bar: Take a seasonal menu mixed with a rustic ambiance and you get City Pork Brasserie and Bar. That’s right – City Pork has another location that acts as a full-service restaurant and bar. With native selections like rabbit and made-from-scratch charcuterie and cheese boards, City Pork Brasserie and Bar was branded Diner’s Choice Award in 2017. Located at 7327 Jefferson Highway, City Pork Brasserie and Bar is open 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Monday through Thursday, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM on Friday, 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM on Saturday, and 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM on Saturday.
Mansurs on the Boulevard: Enjoy a new take on classical Cajun cuisine at Mansurs on the Boulevard. Given the Award of Excellence from 1996 to 2016, Mansurs provides a chill and romantic setting that’s perfect for appreciating the award-winning creole menu. With high-end dishes like veal oscar and charbroiled oysters and a live pianist to soften the mood, Mansurs is the ultimate experience of fancy fish fare. Mansurs is open all day, every day at 5720 Corporate Boulevard #A.
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