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Louisiana Purchase
Louisiana Purchase

Louisiana Purchase Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://louisianapurchase.ca
  • Phone: (780) 420-6779
  • 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: Cajun, Southern
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Excellent food & service. Informed our waitress that we weren't in a hurry & never once felt rushed."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I've never been unhappy with the food, the service, or the experience at L.P."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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 !"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Everything was too tasty. The server was attentive but didn't hover. The evening was a success."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "service was great. jambalya was cold . disappointing to say the least"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A little noisy given the parking lot and street are so close."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was my second time to LP, and I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. The service was great, as always. The food is always amazing - I literally want to try everything on the menu"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great ambience, excellent food and interesting, varied menu choices."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I love the cozy ambience and comfort foods on the menu."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We have been eating at LP for about 15 years now and love that the food is consistently excellent."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Been to this place 5 times in the last year. I am a big fan of Cajun and this place will not disappoint."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Absolutely no complaints! Wonderful food, great service. Thank you!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Restaurant was super accommodating and flexible with seating, numbers, reservations. Allowed us to bring in our own cake. The food was fantastic, nothing returned, no mix-ups, came out rather quickly. Above all though, it was the service that was extremely exceptional. Can't wait to go back... they have got me as a customer for life :). Plus, it helps, anyone I know who has ever dined here has never had a single bad thing to say."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Four of us gathered to celebrate a Birthday. The staff was very friendly and patient, attentive but not intrusive. The food was very good. We ordered crab cakes, ribs and jambalya. We spent several hours chatting and visiting and never felt like they were wanting us to leave. the music was great, it was the first thing one diner noticed. Not only was the food southern so was the music. I had dined here before but the others hadn't. I think we will all return either together or separately ."
    Dined on 7/5/2014