Where To Eat

Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana

Bayou Fresh & Wild Seafood Market

4509 Cypress Street, West Monroe
Lunch specials like Red Beans and Rice, Shrimp Etouffee, and Seafood Gumbo. Market selections like mahi mahi, shrimp, red snapper, grouper, oysters, and more are also available for purchase.

Cascio's Italian & Cajun Eatery

305 Finks Hideaway Road, Monroe
This old fashioned eatery is great for families and serves homemade Italian dishes and seafood. Order the homemade cheese sticks. The kids will love them.

Catfish Cabin

1400 Louisville Avenue, Monroe
This local favorite has been serving appetizing seafood dishes like gumbo, baked fish, and fried fish since 1972. The combination plate gives you a taste of fried catfish, oysters and shrimp. Their grilled shrimp are available for those watching their waistlines. Offering whole catfish, and no meal is complete here without mouth-watering hushpuppies. You can even buy the batter to take home.

Catfish Charlie's

2329 Louisville Avenue, Monroe
Try their thin and crispy fried catfish, or get it grilled, blackened, or wrapped up in a taco. For a variation on the fish, order the grilled tilapia with a side of authentic jambalaya . Shrimp boiled or fried are superb, as well as the burgers and steaks on the menu. Order yours with the grilled veggies! Also, they serve up boiled crawfish when in season.

Chef Eric Johnson & Company

222 Blanchard Street, West Monroe
Chef Eric is offering a daily hot lunch dish, specialty salads, pasta dishes and take home meals. Adding flavors from throughout Louisiana, he shows his diverse experience to provide a new standard in culinary services. They have a banquet facility, are available for catering, and even offering a delivery menu.

Cheniere Shack

7975 Cypress Street, West Monroe
Fried oysters that are plump and juicy, thin strips of catfish filets fried to perfection and seasoned just right, hot boiled crawfish when in season -- all will make you want to smack your lips! Enjoy their freshly made desserts such as coconut cream pie topped with a luscious meringue, their lemon icebox pie, a southern favorite, or their melt-in-your mouth pecan pie.

Copeland's of New Orleans

3851 Pecanland Mall Drive, Monroe
This Louisiana original offers wide choices of menu options. Famous for Eggplant Pirogue, Shrimp & Tasso Pasta, po-boys, and marinated crab claws, oh, and the biscuits on the side melt in your mouth. Don't miss out on the Best of the Delta Sunday Jazz Brunch Brunch with a dash of Cajun flavor. Finish up your meal with an order from the cheesecake bakery. Try the Original Praline, White Chocolate Hazelnut Cream or Chocolate Fudge Brownie.

Cormier's Cajun Catering & Restaurant

1205 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe
Grab a picnic table and enjoy their spicy crawfish or famous pig sandwiches. Try the boiled crabs, when in season. Open during crawfish season, typically January through July 4.

Crawfish City

3426 Cypress Street, West Monroe
No need to look long at the menu - it's all about crawfish here. But there are shrimp and oysters, too. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty, you have to when you're peeling crawfish. Open during crawfish season.

For the Love of N'awlins

1534 Hwy 594, Monroe
Home of the "Roux-Ga-Roux," a heaping plate of fish, shrimp, oysters, crab, crawfish, hushpuppies, and seasoned fries. Order half if you aren't up for the challenge. This unassuming diner also offers cajun specialties like etouffee and jambalaya, along with po-boys, hamburgers and the sloppy roast beef.

Mohawk Seafood Tavern Restaurant

704 Louisville Avenue, Monroe
This longtime local favorite is famous for gumbo, fried fish, raw oysters, shrimp po-boys and shrimp delight salad. Looking for something a bit lighter, try some of their grilled fish options. You'll love the casual atmosphere.

Moon Lake Marina

231 Moon Lake Rd., Monroe
Located on the Ouachita River, this bar and grill offers Tuesday steak nights, Friday night is shish-ka-bobs and fish plates. You can always get a good hamburger or hot dog. If you are playing or fishing on the river or just driving up, this is a great casual place to relax. Open April 1st to Halloween.

River Grille

2538 River Landing, Monroe
On the bayou in the neigborhood, this quaint grill has po-boys, specialty sandwiches and salads. Their steaks, seafood and distincitve cajun dishes are a treat to the palate. Come casual as all their friends do! Get a Bloody Mary with vodka marinated vegetables, it’s a true southern delight!

Riverside Coney Island

710 Walnut Street, Monroe
More than the usual Coney Island experience. When crawfish season hits, this is the place to be with outdoor dining and live entertainment nightly! It's a Cajun trip. Good gumbo and daily plate lunches are served throughout the year, as well as fried Snickers, Twinkies and Oreos. You'll find something for everyone.

Ron's Cajun Boudin

1502 S. 2nd Street, Monroe
Grab a meal to go or get boudin by the pound for the whole family. Ron serves a variety of flavors of boudin as well as burgers, hot dogs, and turkey legs.

Scott's Catfish & Seafood

2812 Cypress Street, West Monroe
Locals love the casual atmosphere! The Bond family dish up fried catfish, gumbo, crab cakes, Catfish Louisianne - etouffee over catfish and rice - and the award-winning Orleans Crab Sauce over pasta with shrimp or chicken. Enjoy tasty southern side options like white beans, steamed vegetables, turnip greens, and dirty rice.

Southside Coney Island

1411 South 2nd Street, Monroe
Serving up burgers, chili dogs, fries, and onion rings. They also serve tamales, tacos, and burritos – all to go!

The Fish House

8823 Hwy 165 Suite 6, Monroe
A seafood restaurant offering traditional favorites like catfish, frog legs and hamburgers. The french fries are fresh cut, so don’t miss out!

Trapp's

113 South Riverfront Street, West Monroe
Enjoy the view of the Ouachita River while you dine. Begin your meal with Mom Bourque’s Seafood Nachos with fried crawfish, grilled shrimp, and white queso. Choose from po-boys, fresh seafood, crab cakes, Cajun favorites, and more!

Warehouse No. 1 Restaurant

One Olive Street, Monroe
Relax along the Ouachita River while you dine in this unique building that was once a cotton warehouse. Start your meal with fresh, hot hushpuppies. Choose from unique options like Jalopeno Cheese Grits and Corn & Crab Bisque or try the Peppercorn Steak, Grilled Salmon, Gumbo, or Citrus Grilled Tuna Salad. If you're really hungry, try the Ouachita River Special, a plate piled high with seafood. Finish your meal with an order of homemade key lime pie.

Willie's Duck Diner

125 Constitution Dr., West Monroe
**TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. Southern country foods are served up along side cajun seafood dishes. Gumbo with duck and andouile sausage to Miss Kay’s mac and cheese are just a sample. Try one of their Signature Sammiches, The Boss Hogg or The Godwin. Pick up Duck Commander souvenirs in the gift shop before you leave!

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