Louisiana Purchase
Louisiana Purchase

Louisiana Purchase

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://louisianapurchase.ca/
  • Phone: 7804206779
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM;


    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Friday - Saturday: 4:30 PM - 10:30 PM, Sunday: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Cajun
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music on Saturday Nights 8:00pm-10:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 104 - Avenue
  • Public Transit: Adjacent to main bus routes.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On site parking, right outside door.
A word from Louisiana Purchase
Fine Southern Cooking since 1989.
Cajun and Creole cuisine and southern hospitality in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Louisiana Purchase reviews from OpenTable diners
140 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (90)good for groups (79)special occasion (78)neighborhood gem (68)romantic (42)great for lunch (29)hot spot (24)great for outdoor dining (19)late-night find (17)kid-friendly (15)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (5)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Always a pleasurable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We,ve been dining at the Louisiana Purchase for over twenty years. The service, ambiance, and especially the food has always been very satisfying and consistent. I've been bringing friends and family to the restaurant for years, and will continue to endorse and enjoy this wonderful gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went with a group for a birthday party, and the service, food, and atmosphere was wonderful!! Everyone was really impressed :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    robbiedoo
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Everything was perfect! Will definitely return. Great ambiance, delicious food, good server, overall a 10/10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • ;(
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I saw this place on a recent episode of "You Gotta Eat Here". I was excited 2 try Alligator! My friend said, "I ate there lots! U will get a gud meal!" He was the most disappointed! He used 2 order the Jambalya & he did, again. It was NOT LiKe the one I saw on tv. I wondered if the camera adds 10 pounds! I ordered the Swampstick & Mimosa Salad Somebody forgot the dill dressing?! The Alligator/Swampstick was fun enough! From that appetizer I thought we would have a gud experience. My friends Jambalya had more rice than anything. My observation. His experience tied with history. He has already refused 2 go back, again. My son enjoyed the Special. I scolded myself 4 NOT choosing the Special 2. My friend regrets saying Yes
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  • foodieapproved
    Meandthefoodsnot
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food, wine, service, and music was excellent. If you are reserving a table for 2, ask for a larger table. We were seated at a table that was too small for 2 people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    southerngoodness
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was great and the service was very good also. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious every step of the way!
    silveradoguy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I had been wanting to try this resturant for a while and I regret not Coming sooner. Every member of our group absolutely loved it and we will definitely be back. I had the southern fried chicken and it was accompanied by the best stuffing I have ever had. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfaction
    DGRobb
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I am a sucker for the Satisfaction plate. Have had other things on the menu, all very good, but I love the variety and flavours of the Satisfaction. Named when the Rolling Stones visited years ago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Truly Good Time!
    BeaumontFoodie412
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    How wonderful it is to dine in a restaurant that does everything well. From the excellent care and attention received from our waitress, who not only moved us to a better table at her suggestion but also offered that elusive 'constant yet discreet care' that is so hard to find these days, to the outstanding food (a hot, savoury alligator skewer, followed by an outstanding Catfish Po'Boy and perfect Mint Julep), the Louisiana Purchase truly earns its reputation as one of Edmonton's long standing excellent establishments. Yes, the prices are a bit higher than similar establishments. However, you do receive what you pay for, if not more. They simply do everything well, without appearing too, and that is why I will be back as soon as I can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Restaurant
    divinefood
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This past weekend was my first time at Louisiana Purchase. This is by far one of the BEST restaurants I have ever eaten at. The food was fabulous, the staff was warm and friendly. The music and atmosphere was fantastic. There is nothing I would change about this hidden gem. I will definitely be making this a regular place to go back to. Keep up the great work!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I chose Louisiana Purchase for my birthday dinner with friends after having dined there once before. I was quite impressed with the friendly and extremely attentive service, considering we were a group of ten people. The restaurant brought my dessert with a sparkler in it after hearing it was my birthday and the staff sang to me along with my friends. The food was delicious and well-portioned. The evening was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem!
    Sooner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great customer service, was great to see the manager or owner walking around talking with customers. Great food. Servers were very friendly and seemed to really enjoy being there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great chicken; horrid jambalaya!
    2sisters
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Since seeing Louisiana Purchase on TV, my sister wanted to go there to check it out. As she is from out of province, there aren't many opportunities. We were seated promptly and drink orders were taken. We took our time to order, as we wanted to take advantage of the experience. Our server was very patient. We chose the Swampstick as appetizer, and I had the Southern Fried Chicken, while my sister ordered the Louisiana Jambalaya with creole sauce. The Swampstick was very small for the price, and we found the marinade to be very salty and overpowered the rest. The jambalaya had a burnt taste to it, and my sister was only able to eat about 1/4 of it. My chicken was fantastic, but $26.50 for two breaded chicken breasts is too pricey.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent food & service. Informed our waitress that we weren't in a hurry & never once felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Woody
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The Louisiana Purchase proved to be the perfect spot for a business lunch. It had great food and service plus a positive vib that helped facilitate my business lunch with a touch of confidentiality. It was a success.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently above average
    RaginCajin
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I've never been unhappy with the food, the service, or the experience at L.P.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding AGAIN !
    Leonessa
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    For several years I have been enjoying lunch and dinner at the LA Purchase. Reliably the food and service is top notch ! My only problem is forcing myself to choose an entre other than one of my favourites to experience new tastes and to change it up a bit ! Having been to New Orleans I can honestly say the LA Purchase brings a little piece of NOLA to Alberta !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    Sherry
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you like food with excellent flavor and generous portions, Louisiana Purchase is a great choice. The only negative was the fact that they ran out of the special when we tried to order it. Sherry
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Touch of the South
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you want to have a change of dining experience and an opportunity to have some wonderful cajun flavoured dishes this is the place to go. I recommend it for its ease of accessiblity, ambiance, service and the chef and his staff do an awesome job of preparation and presentation of the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • well seasoned
    LittleI
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Enjoyed the well seasoned grilled steak and salmon. Steak was grilled well (medium rare) but salmon was a bit over cooked. We tried the alligator meat skewers, it's not bad but wouldn't order it again (not very special to me).
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yumm
    biteatnight
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Everything was too tasty. The server was attentive but didn't hover. The evening was a success.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Ange
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went here for my husbands birthday with a group of 9 people and the service was great. The waitress was friendly and very attentive! My dad has celiac disease and eats a gluten free diet, and while they didn't have many choices, the waitress knew exactly what he could eat. They even brought out a small dessert with a sparkler for my husband. The food was delicious and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not perfect
    VisitorToEdmonton
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were three of us for dinner. Two of the meals were great. But the Louisiana jambolia was rather bland and mostly rice. $18 is a lot to pay for a plate of rice. The crab cakes were great and the dessert was great. We also had great service. I would go back but I would avoid the jambolia.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!!!
    Reginadiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I usually am only in edmonton once or twice a year, however after accidentally happening upon it on one of my trips, my girlfriend and I now visit every time I am in town. The food is amazing and the music and decor has made it a little taste of the south. We will continue to visit as we are determined to try everything on the menu at least once. We look forward to our next visit!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with the hubbie
    MeganK
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Thought we'd treat ourselves-husband is already on holidays and I had an early workday so lunch at Louisiana Purchase- haven't been here for awhile and regretted that as it was an outstanding lunch- had the satisfaction plate and the seafood boudin- both were very nicely executed-the satisfaction plate was massive and lots of layers of flavours-will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect!!
    cyd170
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went for our first wedding anniversary, could not have asked for more! It was absolutely perfect!! Both the food and the service were amazing. A little pricy, but worth every penny!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    CrocsnGators
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Excellent food was met by excellent vibe at this great little neighborhood gem. I have been wanting to go to this restaurant for awhile now, and my expectations were not only met, but also, exceeded by the experience I had their. The alligator appetizer is a must have!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointments
    kosmo99
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    service was great. jambalya was cold . disappointing to say the least
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  • 2dineout
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I have been to Louisiana Purchase many times for lunch. If you like the taste of New Orleans this is the place to go. The food is always great as is the service. I had the Jambalaya it was excellent. I will be back when the craving for Cajiun food comes upon me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lackluster Service
    Gr8Food
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The Food was outstanding but what really brought the whole mood down was the service. Our server seemed very flat and unpleasant which made our dinning experience quite uncomfortable.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was delicious, lots of flavor with a little bite. Enjoyed the pecan pie for dessert, very tasty & not sweet.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and awesome service
    Hmai
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My mom was visiting and I took her out for a date night and we haven't stopped raving about Louisiana Purchase! Nice place, comfortable and clean with great decor and feel. The fried chicken was amazing and my mom loved the oysters! Very fresh. Also, onsite parking <3
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio is small but nice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    A little noisy given the parking lot and street are so close.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a second go for sure
    divinemisskitty
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Going on the web site prior to visiting, I was worried the appetizers would be small. Thankfully, they were larger than the photos and great. We had the alligator skewer and crab cake. For dinner I had the southern fried chicken. It was amazing; everything on the plate was perfectly seasoned and a perfect temperature. My husband had the cherry cola ribs, and while they fell off the bone, he felt they weren't as flavourful as other venues. While I would order the chicken again, he wouldn't order the ribs. The drinks were reasonably priced, the ambience was nice. It filled up while we were there, but the tables are spaced enough apart you didn't feel crowded. Service was "okay." The waitress was knowledgeable, but lacked a personality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mike
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Went to this restaurant for the first time. The pasta was outstanding and my daughter had the alligator bites and really enjoyed them. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great little place!
    newfoodie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    It was our first time here. My husband and I decided to try something new for our anniversary and were blown away! The food was delicious, service was impeccable, and their Cajun Caesars are to die for. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wedding Anniversary
    Alexandre
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    My wife and I could not have chosen a better place to celebrate our 2nd Wedding Anniversary. From the moment we arrived to the moment we asked for the bill the experience was amazing. The food was outstanding!! I am from Brazil and I love barbecuing (Churrasco). I loved each dish I tried and I have plans to go back there and try other incredible different options in the near future. I real great place to go and have a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Saw this restaraunt on You Gotta Eat Here and they were right you. The catfish was done well the fish was cooked right it was moist and the blackening spice was mild and not to hot, the vegtables were cooked just right with a little bit a crunch to them but still tender and were tossed in a honey butter and fresh dill. This was a great find in my experience and you need to eat here.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Always good
    Dan212
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    It's been a few years since our last visit. The menu changed a little since the last time. The kids tried the new fried chicken and loved it. It's how fried chicken should be. I had the stuffed boudin. Excellent as always. The portions have also increased to extra generous leaving no room for dessert. Our server was friendly, attentive and not over bearing. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Have not had a menu item that hasn't been anything but fantastic! Service was awesome and very friendly. Management takes a very active interest in the dining experience. The music is great (& not too loud). Great place. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic