They call it Antique Alley, and you’ll see why when you stroll past the old-fashioned storefronts in the Cotton Port Historic District of Downtown West Monroe. It’s here that you can unearth some truly spectacular finds—we’re talking vintage pocket watches, furniture, glassware, and European furniture—at one of eight antique shops. Then stop by one of the boutiques to get something trendy before treating your taste buds to a plate of mouthwatering Cajun, Italian, or home-cooked fare.
Of course, the one-of-a-kind restaurants in Antique Alley are just four of more than 100 locally owned eateries in Monroe-West Monroe. From down-home cooking to delicious steaks and fresh Louisiana seafood, almost everything is on the menu here. For some dining right along the Ouachita River, bring your appetite to either Warehouse No. 1 Restaurant or Trapp’s On the River. Warehouse No. 1 pairs authentic Cajun fare and steaks with an extensive selection of wines, craft beers, and whiskeys, while Trapp’s On the River serves up juicy burgers and entrees like red beans and rice and fried catfish. If you are looking for a barbeque joint with flavors you'll never forget then we recommend checking out JAC's Craft Smokehouse! Expect your meat to be expertly smoked and crafted to perfection. No matter where you go, you’ll want to bring your appetite.