Where To Eat

Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana

Hollywood Snack Bar

1810 Bernstein Park Drive, Monroe
Located on your way to the Zoo, stop in for some home-style cooking with a creole flair. Serving pork chops for breakfast and lunch, you will never leave hungry. Come enjoy plate lunches and specialty dishes of crawfish and shrimp that are tempting to everyone.

Jo-el's Café

2500 North 7th Street, West Monroe
Located in the bottom floor of the Richland State Bank Building, Jo-el is serving up fresh salads, sandwiches and desserts daily, with a few sides of "y'all" mixed in for fun. Signature dishes include a blueberry salad, strawberry salad, and Panini sandwiches. The Judester Hamburger Float, open-faced with grilled onions, cheese, and fries, will fill up any man.

K-Rady Donut & Cafe

1101 Cypress St, West Monroe

Kayla's Kitchen

311 Wood Street, West Monroe
Nestled in historic Antique Alley, this mother-daughter duo cooks up daily plate lunch specials, dessert and tea included. A favorite is their homemade chicken and dressing with side choices like butter beans and squash casserole. For dessert, try the Banana Caramel Pudding or Coconut Delight.

Lea's of Lecompte

319 Louisville Avenue, Monroe
Family-owned and famous for home-made pies, like chocolate, coconut, and lemon meringue. Daily lunch plate specials, ham sandwiches, and their roll-over hamburgers served on homemade sourdough bread, which are 2 for 1 on Friday. They are open daily for breakfast offering eggs, grits, biscuits with gravy, and other traditional Southern cuisine.

Magic Grill

4331 Sterlington Road, Monroe
Try a Magical Po-Boys with a choice of roast beef, ham, fish, turkey, ribeye, shrimp, philly or hamburger, along with a cup of their famous gravy and fresh cut fries. For the kids, there are chicken strips, hot dogs with chili, malts, shakes, and ice cream. Also, they have plate lunches of pork chops, beef tips, fried fish, or red beans and rice. And don't forget to try the homemade onion rings!

Magic Grill

2500 Arkansas Road Suite 1, West Monroe
Try a Magical Po-Boys with a choice of roast beef, ham, fish, turkey, ribeye, shrimp, philly or hamburger, along with a cup of their famous gravy and fresh cut fries. For the kids, there are chicken strips, hot dogs with chili, malts, shakes, and ice cream. Also, they have plate lunches of pork chops, beef tips, fried fish, or red beans and rice. And don't forget to try the homemade onion rings!

Melvyn's Restaurant

1128 Oliver Road, Monroe
You'll feel like a local in this hometown hangout, famous for award-winning, charbroiled, hand-patted burgers and hamburger steaks stuffed with cheese and onions.

Miletello's Sports City Grill

2105 N. 7th Street, West Monroe
Catch the game and a great meal, too. Try the shrimp salad, with dressing so good you'll ask for seconds, or a hand-cut steak, fresh gulf seafood, homemade Italian dishes, and nightly specials. Also serving po-boys, gumbo, and made from scratch desserts, like their Haskell's Donut Bread Pudding.

Not Just Pie

2117 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe
Southern Living Magazine calls this eatery "a diner's delight" where one can get "hypno-pied" by a variety of fresh pies like banana caramel, coconut and chocolate all topped with whipped cream and meringue. But as the name suggests, they serve sandwiches, chili, soups, and quiche along with a mouth-watering roast beef po-boy.

Ole South Diner

4506 Cypress Street, West Monroe
A working man's diner with options like hamburger steak, beef tips and rice, catfish and pork chops. They also serve breakfast starting early in the mornings! Stop by for a taste of the Ole South!

Patsy's Big Top Restaurant & Lounge

2055 Old Natchitoches Road, West Monroe
An all-you-can-eat country buffet and delicious homestyle hamburgers!

Ray's PeGe

8209 DeSiard Street, Monroe
A local favorite since its doors opened in the 60s, this grill is famous for its roast beef po-boys with gravy on the side, and kurly-Q fries. Other great items are the ham, ribeye, or philly po-boys. The open-faced burger is another way to enjoy the gravy! Don't forget to order a malt or shake made from ice cream that's so good, you'll swear it's home-made.

Ray's Pege West

1501 Cypress Street, West Monroe
A local favorite since its doors opened in the 60s, this grill is famous for its roast beef po-boys with gravy on the side, Kurly-Q fries, and open-faced burger. Don't forget to order a malt or shake made from ice cream that's so good, you'll swear it's home-made.

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.

Soups, Salads and Sweets

207 Blanchard Street, West Monroe
Choose from chicken or tuna salad sandwiches or wraps and soups like potato or Baja chicken. Mix up your own salad at the bar full of fresh, healthy ingredients. Finish off your lunch with a gourmet cupcake or brownie, made fresh daily.

The Coffee Bean

2501 Broadmoor Boulevard, Monroe
More than your standard coffee house. Taste the fresh quiche of the day, daily lunch special, or specialty chicken salad. For breakfast, try the homemade muffins and scones.

The Corner Coffeehouse

207 Blanchard Street, West Monroe
Coffee may be on your mind, but you'll love their giant specialty cupcakes and cakes, scones, muffins and cookies. Stop by during Happy Hour from 2pm-6pm for 10% off Espresso drinks and 50% of the Flavor of the Day!

The Creamery

1121 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe
This retro, 50s-style diner is serving up tasty, hand-patted burgers. Get yours with their grilled onions, some of the best in town. And be sure to ask for a malt or shake served in old timey frosted glass.

The Creamery

112 Blanchard Street, West Monroe
This retro, 50s-style diner is serving up tasty, hand-patted burgers. Get yours with their grilled onions, some of the best in town. And be sure to ask for a malt or shake served in old timey frosted glass.

The Kitchen

202 S. 6th Street, Monroe
Open the screen door and take a whiff of some good ol' Southern cooking. They've been serving this community since 1984, dishes like chicken and dumplings, beef tips, hamburger steak, turnip greens and mashed potatoes. Locals come daily for their welcoming smile, a taste of this wonderful comfort food, and their home-cooked breakfasts.

The Kuntry Diner

946 Ole Highway 15, West Monroe
Want something that'll stick to your ribs but is reasonably priced? Stop in here for burgers, po-boys and plate lunch choices such as shepherd's pie, meatloaf and country fried chicken during the week.

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