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Birthday celebration for our son. Great drinks, great wine. As usual, the food was great. My pumpkin soup could have been warmer. Three out of four ate the lamb chops. Fantastic is the word. Choc. Dessert was good, coffee was hot and strong. Our waiter was attentive. Place was busy. He had the room to serve. Still did a great job. MoreOpenTable Diner -
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Not far from the Gulf of Mexico, Vermillion River, and Atchafalaya Swamp is Lafayette, Louisiana. The town's closeness to these bodies of water makes fresh-water fish and seafood among the most popular foods. Restaurants in Lafayette specialize in Cajun and Creole styles of cooking, which were originated by the people who settled here generations ago. Cajun classics like gumbo, red beans and rice, and po'boys are all popular. In Lafayette, you'll also find classic American burgers and Southern dishes like chicken-fried steak. Be sure to try beignets, a deep-fried Louisiana pastry. Topped with powdered sugar or served with dipping sauces, these are eaten for breakfast and dessert.