Where To Eat

Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana

Appletree Café

2934 Cypress Street, West Monroe
Located inside Blessings Bookstore. Enjoy their homecooked meals in a refreshing atmosphere.

Best Buy Soul Food

2952 Renwick Street, Monroe
Try the CC Burger with down-home sausage, a fried egg and cheese. Other choices include the King Kong, Godzilla, or Big Daddy burgers along with soul food options like smothered chicken, pork chops, mac n’ cheese, and turnip greens.

Big Momma's Fine Foods

1118 S. 2nd Street, Monroe
Daily plate lunches with good Southern vegetables like real mashed potatoes, butter beans, candied yams, greens (mustard and turnips), corn and black-eyed peas. Fantastic fried chicken and smothered pork chops too. You can't leave without trying some of Big Momma's hot water cornbread. And for dessert, a big piece of homemade cake, cobbler or pie.

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.

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.

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.

Granny's Family Restaurant

3110 Louisville Avenue, Monroe
In the mood for some good country cooking? Then pull up a chair and try a home-style plate lunch with choices like fried chicken, beef tips and rice, fried pork chops, black-eyed peas, smothered squash, okra and tomatoes, lima beans and hush puppies.

Granny's Family Restaurant #2

2510 Cypress Street, West Monroe
In the mood for some good country cooking? Then pull up a chair and try a home-style plate lunch with choices like fried chicken, beef tips and rice, fried pork chops, black-eyed peas, smothered squash, okra and tomatoes, lima beans and hush puppies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Smith Street Coney Island

302 Smith Street, West Monroe
Famous for their homemade chili, made fresh daily. You'll love it!

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 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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