Where To Eat

Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana

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.

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 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.

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.

Cotton

101 North Grand Street, Monroe
You will love the creative Southern cuisine of Chef Cory Bahr, a Champion on Chopped, as seen on Food Network, a guest judge on Top Chef New Orleans, and the 2011 Louisiana Seafood King. Start your meal with the Original Muscovy Duck Wraps and then try the North Delta Shrimp Grits or Harris Ranch’ Ribeye. The sandwiches come with a side of Duck Fat Fries, that are not to be missed. You’ll love the atmosphere and the food!

Doe's Eat Place

300 Washington Street, Suite 108, Monroe
Known for their steaks and tamales, you can also sample their homemade chili. Cuts include porterhouse, T-bone, ribeye, filet and sirloin.

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.

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.

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.

Restaurant Sage

1301 North 19th Street, Monroe
Treat yourself to hand-cut-in-house steaks with creole seasoning, Blackened Ahi Tuna, or sea bass with crabmeat and avocados. The modern, upscale atmosphere provides an excellent atmosphere. They are known for a salad bar full of crisp fresh choices and the Red Oak Bar with its excellent wine selection. Reservations recommended for Friday and Saturday.

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!

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.

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!

Vieux Carré Market

1623 North 18th Street, Monroe
This market offers sandwiches, salads, and gourmet daily specials. Browse the take-home grocery or huge selection of wines.

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.

Waterfront Grill

5201 DeSiard Street, Monroe
Resting on the quiet banks of Bayou DeSiard, this restaurant was featured in Southern Living magazine and is known for its grilled entrees and rustic charm. Try the Catfish DeSiard, named for the bayou that flows beneath the deck, or Shrimp Rahkee, shrimp in a spicy cream sauce with mushrooms and fresh vegetables over pasta. Other menu options include the local favorite, Shrimp Remoulade Salad and grilled steaks. For a special occasion, reserve the Dinner Boat on the Bayou for an additional fee. Reservations recommended for Friday or Saturday and for parties of 8 or more.

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