The Best Cheap Eats in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge has fastened its way to becoming Louisiana’s foodie city of choice. Restaurants from Scotlandville to West River Oaks celebrate Cajun and Creole flavors, plus the mixed populace brings a healthy infusion of Greek, Italian and Mexican flair, too. But where can diners eat out on a budget? Welcome to our Tastemaker list. We’ve rounded up the best value restaurants in Baton Rouge, so diners can save a few bucks and still enjoy a great meal out. Great Louisiana cuisine doesn’t have to break the bank. Small plates shared amongst friends at town center joints provide a great way to indulge in southern flavor while keeping it cheap. Head out to Hidden Grove for BBQ joints where portions get so huge, two people can share easily- cutting the cost in half. Let us guide you through the best cheap eats Baton Rouge has to offer so you can book a table tonight- without worrying about the bank balance.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Baton Rouge, Adrian's Restaurant and Bar, City Pork Brasserie & Bar
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Fusion / Eclectic
Neighborhoods:Baton Rouge
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Baton Rouge

$$$$·American·
Baton Rouge
309 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

One of the most popular restaurants in Baton Rouge, Zea serves up tasty meats cooked in a French style open flame rotisserie. Crispy and caramelized offerings include half a chicken, twice-cooked duck...

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Adrian's Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·American·
Baton Rouge
299 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays

Part of the ever-popular Juban family of restaurants, South Baton Rouge’s Adrian’s is a chic, yet relaxed addition to the family dining scene. From the charming exterior which gains the illusion of se...

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City Pork Brasserie & Bar

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Baton Rouge
458 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual

Those searching for the soul of Louisiana cuisine should certainly include City Pork on their journey. Seasonally inspired and focused on local produce including duck, rabbit, and seafood, City Pork o...

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Fit for Foodies in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Cocha

$$$$·Global, International·
Baton Rouge
448 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Cocha was one of the first restaurants in Baton Rouge to combine the farm-to-table ethos with globally inspired New American cuisine. It has now gained quite a following, in part due to being relative...

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Best Overall in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

BRQ Restaurant

$$$$·Barbecue·
Baton Rouge
747 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Groups

Although barbecue is, at its core, one of the simplest cooking techniques, getting it right time after time is a real skill. BRQ manages this and more every night, offering a range of Southern favorit...

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Great for Brunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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The Gregory at The Watermark

$$$$·American·
Baton Rouge
380 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Romantic
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

The Gregory is next to the lobby of the luxurious Downtown hotel, the Watermark. It takes up the space of the old Bank of Louisiana building, however, there’s no need to take out a loan to eat here. T...

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Notable Wine List in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Beausoleil Coastal Cuisine

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Baton Rouge
42 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Cozy
  • Fit for Foodies

Baton Rouge has a burgeoning chef-driven dining scene, and Beausoleil is at the forefront of that dining revolution. The chef here combines their training as a master chef with Puerto Rican influences...

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Stab's Prime Steak & Seafood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
633 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

“Steak and seafood” is a timeless combo, and in a city famous for the quality of its fish and shellfish, it’s no wonder there are so many restaurants doing it so well. Stab’s is taking it to a whole n...

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Bistro Byronz Willow Grove

$$$$·Southern·
Baton Rouge
400 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch

A casual, bistro-style eatery that’s become a Willow Grove mainstay, Byronz has come a long way from a family-run sandwich shop to a restaurant serving some of the most popular cheap eats Baton Rouge ...

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Neighborhood Gem in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Rouj Creole

$$$$·Creole·
Baton Rouge
370 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

A sibling restaurant to the popular City Pork and City Slice, Rouj Creole focuses on, no surprise, Creole cuisine, but with influences from all over the world. So, diners can enjoy fusion dishes like ...

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Great for Brunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Doe's Eat Place

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
825 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups

Established in 1941, Doe’s has been a part of Greenville culture for decades. A steakhouse and so much more, Doe’s has a laid back, welcoming atmosphere, and serves up some of the most superior meat i...

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Kid Friendly in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Superior Grill - Highland

$$$$·Mexican·
Baton Rouge
205 reviews
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Described as being like walking into an episode of American Pickers, the quirky yet welcoming décor of Superior is just one of the things visitors love about it. Famous for fajitas and margaritas, the...

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Best Overall in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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Kalurah Street Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Baton Rouge
517 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch

The head chef at Kalurah Street Grill had free reign over the menu when it first opened, and that’s culminated in a menu brilliantly blending both local and international flavors. Small plates range f...

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Great for Brunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Baton Rouge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
1,685 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date

Sullivan’s is Mid City South’s swinging steakhouse, with a vibrant atmosphere beloved by locals. They put on regular gastronomic events such as steak tasting or whiskey trails, and there’s a fixed pri...

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Romantic in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Ruffino's

$$$$·Steak·
Baton Rouge
1,596 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

An Italian restaurant so confident in its food, it offers cooking classes, Ruffino’s is a well-established part of the Highland community and a popular dining destination. Traditional in style, both i...

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Steak in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Texas de Brazil - Baton Rouge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
2,973 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

The churrascaria revolution has made its way to Baton Rouge. Texas de Brazil is an endless steak and salad buffet experience, making enjoying the unique qualities of Brazilian steak all the more affor...

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Most Booked in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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Mansurs On the Boulevard

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Baton Rouge
1,304 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

There’s no need to pay for both dinner and a show; at Mansurs, you can get both. A live pianist regularly accompanies dinner, making for a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere. As well as mood music, ...

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Best Overall in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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The Little Village - Airline

$$$$·Italian·
Baton Rouge
1,426 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem

The Little Village has a colorful and heartwarming history, and the current owners try and carry on the original tradition of good times and good food that started decades ago. Beautiful décor is the ...

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Social Southern Table and Bar

$$$$·Southern·
Lafayette
510 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Big, curved leather seats and long tables confirm the restaurant's name: this is a great place to get cozy with friends. Social Southern encourages the sharing of good food and drinks with friends and...

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Great for Brunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Christinas Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Baton Rouge

When it comes to cheap eats Baton Rouge clearly ahs plenty to offer. Sometimes, all diners want is a quick bite for lunch, yet still satisfying, and that’s where Christina’s absolutely excels. Priding...

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