The city of Leesville has been an important player in history as it was the "Neutral Strip" between the United States and Spain in the 1800's. Today, Leesville is the perfect town to experience the Deep South — you'll get alligators, plantation life, and a balmy climate. Steeped in culture, yes, but the city is experiencing a modern surge now with contemporary American restaurants. Look for dishes like steak tartare with a pine nut gremolata sauce or Wagyu short ribs served with peas and onions. Or try the Mexican nachos topped with refried beans, lettuce, homemade salsa, jalapeños, and choice of meat. For something more upscale, Italian is a surprising option. There is chicken fettuccine Alfredo, seared broccoli stalks, and fresh iced tea cocktails.