Where To Eat

Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana

Alley Gators Bar & Grill

100 Horselake Road, Monroe
Located inside Bayou Bowl, they offer burgers hot off the grill, chicken strips, fries and more.

Arena Billiards Bar & Grill

1411 Thomas Road, West Monroe
Serving hot dogs, hamburgers, and fish baskets. After you eat, you can rack 'em up on one of their 14 Diamond pool tables.

BBQ West

4900 Cypress Street, Suite 9, West Monroe
Try the fall off the bone ribs and keep the napkins handy as it gets a little messy, but oh so good! They slow cook their BBQ sauce to enhance the flavors. The beans are meaty with a little hint of smoke. Also enjoy smoked turkey, BBQ beef, chicken, or sausage on their homemade po-boy bread with a side of gravy. Stop by on Thursday night for Steak Night.

Cilantro Organic Bistro

1211 North 18th Street, Monroe
A tempting soup, wrap, salad, and sandwiches are offered daily, yet you don't have to worry about your waistline. You'll be eating healthy and never know it. Stop in to enjoy homemade fresh soups like cream of spinach, clam chowder and specialty wraps with fresh fruit of the season or avocados. All ingredients are organically grown, so no concerns here. Just enjoy the fresh roasted garlic, multi-grain or gluten free breads.

Daily Harvest

1105 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe
Locally owned and operated deli serving sandwiches, wraps, salads & soups and bakes their muffins, cookies & homemade breads daily. They use natural sweeteners and no preservatives in baked goods. You can also order a healthy drink from the juice bar.

Daily Press

2899 Sterlington Road, Monroe
A unique coffee shop offering epresso and mkshakes to go! Or stop in for their fresh salads, pressed po-boys,or serve yourself frozen yogurt. Their coffee specials and baked goods warrant a trip to stop in.

Daq's Wings & Grill

2217 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe
Stop by with friends for wings that are marinated for 24 hours before cooking. They dole them out in a variety of flavors and hotness! Burgers are ½ pound of meat and can be served regular or open faced smothered in gravy with hand battered fries and onion rings.

Fieldhouse Bar and Grill

1510 Sterlington Rd, Monroe
This local watering hole provides several large screen televisions with a variety of sports. The menu offers choices like a straight from the ballpark Wrigley Hotdog or five specialty half pound burgers. Or try the lighter side menu with salads and quesadillas. Dads and kids can enjoy a booth with their own TV to entertain the kids while Dad can watch his sport of choice. Onion rings, sweet potato fries or Cajun corn can complete any meal. Stop by before or after any of the ULM games as it is conveniently located not far from campus.

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.

Frenchie's Wagons

113 Smith Street, West Monroe
For a great meal on the run, try their delicious ham, beef, or shrimp po-boys, plate lunches and burgers. Don't forget a side of fries or onion rings.

Great American Grill

400 Mane Street, West Monroe
Start off with an appetizer of Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms or Quesadillas Pontchatrain. Choose from entrees like Seared Medallions of Beef with Burgundy Wine Sauce or Linguini Genovese. For dessert, try the Bananas Foster or Bread Pudding. Located inside the Hilton Garden Inn.

Hoof & Fin Restaurant

301 Highway 80 West, Calhoun
Offering burgers, po-boys, seafood, pasta and steaks, along with daily lunch specials like hamburger steak or fried chicken.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Portico Bar & Grill

2230 Tower Drive, Monroe
Old décor meets new in this chic, trendy spot. A great place to get together with friends and try great salads, steaks, seafood, and their sweet potato fries. Pastas, fish, shrimp and even po-boys are on the menu. Their house dressing is one you'll want to try again.

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.

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.

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 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!

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 Pickle Barrel Pub

1827 Avenue of America, Monroe
The menu is good for a laugh, but the food is seriously good. Sample such options as the 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, Ika and Tina Tuna, or be a Politician and build your own specialty. Choose from their large selection of imported beer. Live music offered on many nights and weekends.

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!

Trio's

2219 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe
A popular meeting place among the hip local crowd. Make a selection from the pizza menu or try the Trio's Pasta, alone or add chicken or shrimp. Also on the menu are Crabmeat Musaka, Greek salads, po-boys and burgers. Don't miss their daily special and NOLA style brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

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