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Menu was creative and interesting. Smoked salmon appetizer was canned salmon, disappointing. Lemon chicken dish excellent as was the swordfish special. Biggest disappointment was the loud noise inside the restaurant. Nearly impossible to have a conversation. Started on the outside porch but speakers were blaring loud music so requested seat inside. This only turned out to be worse. When we left the speakers on the porch were removed, and it was a very tranquil setting. Plan to go back and will take note of the porch. MoreOpenTable Diner -
Located in the heart of south Louisiana's Acadiana country, Lafayette is the city where Cajun and Creole cuisine originated. Whether it's seafood or freshwater fish, in Lafayette, you can have it baked, boiled, braised, blackened, or fried and seasoned to taste. Locally owned restaurants even serve alligator on their menus, and crawfish is a springtime favorite. Area chefs use fresh local ingredients in all their dishes whether it's a cheeseburger or po'boy. American restaurants serve traditional home-style dishes called plate lunches. Featuring hearty portions and a thick gravy, plate lunches are popular because they are inexpensive and quick. Cafes and bistros serve soups and sandwiches. You can also find French cuisine, Asian-style restaurants, and Mexican food in Lafayette.