Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall
Lafayette's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
It’s our favorite date night place. The food is always fabulous and the cocktails are phenomenal!! The cocktails are fresh with each season & they are always consistent. I love all the small plates. Great way to try several items on the menu. 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.