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Louisiana Purchase
Louisiana Purchase

Louisiana Purchase Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://louisianapurchase.ca
  • Email: info@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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Diner Reviews
  • "This Downtown restaurant has great parking and location. The food was terrific, the service impeccable and friendly and the atmosphere truly made the experience amazing. Can't wait to come again soon."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Found it on google maps and it was chosen due to convenience of location for the group I was meeting up with, and I'm SO glad I happened upon it! The food was delicious - all members of my group chose one of the Po'boys, and they were wonderful. The price for entrees' was very reasonable as well(the appetizers were a little on the expensive side - about as much as an entree - but that's probably because they comprised of such delicacies as oysters and alligator, so the price was understandable). Our server was very attentive, and she was constantly filling our water and keeping us hydrated. The ambiance of the place is also really nice- classy cajun place. Overall it was wonderful! Will definitely return. :)"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We had such a great night. Arrived early and had a great server with some banter with the server. We never felt rushed and it was fantastic to be relaxed. My food was a titch cold but tasty nonetheless."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My husband and I recently dined here with friends. There were only 20 other diners there max but the service was lacking. My husband ordered the alagator stick for an appetizer but it was so salty and over sauced that it could have been any meat under the excess of seasonings. All of our entrees were quite delicious, I ordered a side of hush puppies to go along with my main and they didn't show up until I was almost done my main and were still undercooked. I also ordered a piece of cheesecake for dessert that was quite flavourless. I had seen the restraint on You Gotta Eat Here so I was very excited to try the place out but just ended up being disappointed in the end."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My husband and I both enjoyed our dinner at Louisiana Purchase - but it was the appetizer ribs that shone brightest! They were so delicious. We couldn't dissect the exact ingredients of the rib sauce and found the flavor a new experience. We both wished they had these ribs as an entree selection. We'd be back next weekend if they did!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "For as many times as i have been to Louisiana Purchase it never fails to surpass my expectations. Service was great, friendly knowledgeable, quick but not rushed. Food was great. Three diners had the jambalaya and were all pleased with portion size and taste. I had the cottin picken chicken - while it was good I prefer the Chicken Lafitte. I also had the Mimosa salad which is always so delicious. Started with the Caesar drink and house wine which also were very good. Overall no disappointment at all. Would so recommend Louisiana Purchase."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Prices high but lots of food. Too crowded, my first impression"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It has that feeling, but I was pleased to learn that it is a single, locally-owned and operated restaurant. The atmosphere is fun and mousy-much like you'd expect in New Orleans, the service is attentive but not rushed-we never felt that we were being manipulated to leave. And the good is terrific- fresh, tasty, with no fear of spice or heat! And the prices are extremely reasonable. It's definitely a keeper!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the evening. The wife and I both enjoy the food and the ambiance. The waitress was very helpful and honest. We have been there a few times and is our special evening out when we want a little one on one time away from the kids and friends. I have sampled many of the southern dishes from their menu and have been impressed every time. The Catfish was spectacular! If you ever want to know what the true south Georgia tastes like with out having to leave Edmonton, this is the place. Cheers!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Server was very knowledgeable about the menu. Great service, Alley Kat has a special beer brewed for them. Highly recommend Louisiana Purchase."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Have been to Louisiana Purchase a number of times now and the food is always terrific, service is flawless and management is attentive. Look forward to my next visit!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The quality and quantity of the food was outstanding. The food was hot, fast , and lots. The service was very personal and friendly. I've been to New Orleans several times and this is authentic In every way."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Saw this place on you gotta eat here on food network! Looked awesome! And whattaya know, it was awesome And then some!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "it was our first time there and we've been wanting to try them for quite a while. Glad we did. The menu was full of fresh new dishes, different from many other restaurants. The ambiance was set tastefully by warm lighting, background music and roomy seating areas but not too much so as to still be intimate. the food and service were great"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "food was good and well prepared however i did not like the way they did the aligtor. I have had it many time in the southern states and loved it, however this was not very good and was cool almost cold. The rest of my meal was very good."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "as for the food was great and the amount was nice size but would of wanted more of the alligator , and the stuffed sausage was nothing that i would order again it was like baby food in a skin did not taste that well, and the texture was not like sausage expecting some thing more of a sausage type. the table was a bit too small to have two dishes on it and coffee cups.would of like a plate to put the crab shell on."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fantastic experience. Food was extremely flavourful. Will go again for sure!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Was craving some good old Creole and LP did not disappoint. Our waitress was awesome, new the menu inside and out and gave some great recommendations. Don't pass up the Bread Pudding, Mmmmmm! delicious."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Took my daughter and her boyfriend here for dinner. The food was great, a tad salty, but I have yet to find a restaurant that is not. The waitress was unavailable mostly and our glasses were empty most of the time. If the food was not excellent it would have been a bust"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This place is truly a gem in the heart of the city. With the unique menu, it was hard to choose which entree to try. The music a true setting of New Orleans. The service was exceptional for this busy and bustling place. Definatly a place to try over and over again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "There is nothing new here, the menu is authentic Louisiana fair from the 80's and the presentation and preparation is not remarkable. Would I go back likely not."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Went with my husband as he wanted to try the catfish. He ordered the Swampstick and I ordered the Oysters Bienville. He really enjoyed the alligator and I tasted it but with all the spices it was hard to determine what kind of meat you were eating. My oysters were okay, but not the sweet type you get from the cold waters of the Atlantic that I have become accustomed to. He had the blackened catfish and I had the Steamboat Jambalaya. I had a taste of his fish and it was very tasty. Not impressed that I had to dive into my pile of rice with my fingers to find my crab STILL IN THE SHELL. What a mess and not happy having to crack the crab claw etc. they put your seafood on plate and then pile 2 lbs of rice on top. No finger bowl. UGH"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great food and service, however the drink service was a little slow other than that over all was a fantastic meal and would come back and recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The pecan crusted Brie was fantastic! The drinks were good too:)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was my 3rd time to Louisiana Purchase for lunch, but this time really impressed me with the service and memorable lunch. Catch of the day! Beautifully done and great portion."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "It was my mothers 50th and I have a gluten allergy. Sometimes finding a place that will be thoughtful of my allergy and still a great place to celebrate isn't easy. I definitely did my research before choosing. Online there wasn't a drink list, so I asked on an email for one, and received which was already great service. Our waitress was very helpful and when she didn't know she went and asked the chef. I loves that! They made accommodations the whole time for me and there was no feeling like I was an inconvenience to her. We we're very happy with our experience here, the good was great we had three appetizers, all had the cherry cola ribs, and shared dessert which was done very nicely with a sparkler and she felt very special."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, we both loved it! The service was a little inconsistent but the food definitely made up for it! Highly suggest the Blackened Blues Catfish and the Cotton Pickin' Chicken!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food was delicious and would definitely return to try on the rest of the menu. Only wish there was more that one swamp stick in the order and the entrees has a less smaller portion of potatoes or rice"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Was a great experience. The allegator was spectacular!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We went to the restaurant to celebrate a birthday and had a great time. The portions were huge and I ended up taking home what amount to 2 more full meals for me. I had the jambalaya and my friend had the fried chicken. She tells me that the chicken was nice and moist which is something that can't be said about so many fried chicken dinners at local restaurants. Nice selection of drinks and cocktails. A really good meal all in all."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We ordered Dem Bones just to try them and by bone was ice cold inside so I think they must have come frozen. For the music the tunes were good but loud. Food was good but not really good and the deserts were really good. We had the Bread Pudding, not good, Peach Melba Cheesecake which was very good and the Chocolate pecan pie that was very good. The waitress was slow and actually said they were swamped but isn't that always the case at supper time on Saturday? I will go back but not before I have tried many other places."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We found the Louisiana Purchase from searching on the Food Network website and found that it was on 'You Gotta Eat Here'. That was enough to sell us. And we weren't dissapointed at all. My meal was epic... everything about it. I had 'Dem Bones' as a starter and I gotta say, I love smoking/grillin ribs, and I haven't made ones quite this good yet. Soo yummy! Just go there! You won't be dissapointed!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here twenty years ago when we were travelling to Edmonton and we hadn't made it back until this past weekend when we once again had to make a trip to Edmonton and were absolutely impressed that the restaurant was still as fabulous as the first time we ate there. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "While we appreciate efforts to try new things...a sad note that the Outstandingcaesar salad we knew and loved is gone along with the very special scallops in ginger cream sauce. As longtime (from the beginning) customers we thought these two were signature pieces. Perhaps We're not the restaurants target anymore. ?"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Both appetizers were brought out promptly and tasted delicious. Entrees had large portion size without compromising quality. The taste was great. The wait staff were also excellent; easy going, pleasant, and very attentive."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The Cherry Coke Ribs & sweet potato fries are AMAZING. So tender that they fell off the bone when you cut into it. My husband's Jambalya was excellent as well. The pecan pie & chocolate pecan pie were okay. If you're expecting a gooey pecan pie, neither are gooey at all...more like a cake, a little dry. It wasn't horrible, but definitely not what I was expecting...I'll try something else next time."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Eaten here a few times and never regretted it. Will be back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We've only been to Louisiana Purchase once before many years ago and now we're kicking ourselves for not having come sooner and many, many times. From the service, to the ambiance to the amazing food, we enjoyed every aspect of our meal! Every item we tried on the menu was delicious including the shrimp bisque, dem bones, Southern fried chicken and natchez shrimp. Highly recommend Louisiana Purchase!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I took my husband to Louisiana Purchase for his 40th birthday. It was a fantastic experience overall. We had a nice romantic corner table with candle and such. Service was amazing, music playing was fun, the food was fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Hit LP Saturday evening with 3 couples. Nobody was disappointed ! The menu is awesome, the value, portion size and quality of food is outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014