Big Momma’s Fine Food: 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.
Waterfront Grill: 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 Rakhee, shrimp in a spicy cream sauce with mushrooms and fresh vegetables over pasta.
Braiz’n Bar and Grill: Family owned and operated restaurant that serves delicious and unique tacos and burgers.
Catfish Cabin: This local favorite has been serving appetizing seafood dishes like gumbo, baked fish, and fried fish since 1972. The combination plate gives you a taste of fried catfish, oysters and shrimp. Their grilled shrimp are available for those watching their waistlines. Offering whole catfish, and no meal is complete here without mouth-watering hushpuppies. You can even buy the batter to take home.
Kravins: Family-owned restaurant offering wings, chicken strips, burgers, catfish, and more. Yum!
The Kitchen: 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 popular breakfast, burgers & Salads!
Kayla’s Kitchen: 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.
Danken Trail: They’ve been serving their tangy sauce with beef, turkey or sausage for over 30 years. Try their ribs, that are painted with a sweeter sauce. Step out and try the fried fish in The Corral! Finish your meal with a serving of hot peach cobbler.
Enoch’s Pub and Grill: An Irish pub with a Louisiana attitude! This old-world pub in the heart of Monroe is famous for its hamburgers. One of the local favorites is The Blarney Stone Blue Cheeseburger topped with cheese, blue cheese dressing, and bacon. So good it melts in your mouth.
Fieldhouse Bar & Grill: 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.
Magic Grill: Try their Mr. Ray’s famous fried chicken, hot fresh rolls, chicken salad sliders and 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: 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.
Not Just Pie: 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.
Ray’s PEGE: 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.
The Creamery: 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.
Warehouse No. 1 Restaurant: 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 Jalapeno Cheese Grits and Corn & Crab Bisque or try the Peppercorn Steak, Grilled Salmon, Gumbo, or Citrus Grilled Tuna Salad. Finish your meal with an order of their homemade key lime pie.