The Best Cheap Eats in Baton Rouge

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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.

Restaurants:Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Baton Rouge, Adrian's Restaurant and Bar, City Pork Brasserie & Bar
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Fusion / Eclectic
Neighborhoods:Baton Rouge

Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Baton Rouge

$$$$·American·
Baton Rouge
320 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 chickeRead more
92% recommended
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Adrian's Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·American·
Baton Rouge
297 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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 gainRead more
89% recommended
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City Pork Brasserie & Bar

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Baton Rouge
411 reviews
  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
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 Read more
95% recommended
Best Food in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Cocha

$$$$·Global, International·
Baton Rouge
327 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
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 dRead more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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BRQ Restaurant

$$$$·Barbecue·
Baton Rouge
684 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
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 rangeRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

The Gregory at The Watermark

$$$$·American·
Baton Rouge
350 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 aRead more
87% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Beausoleil Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Baton Rouge
476 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
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 PueRead more
85% recommended
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Stab's Prime Steak & Seafood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
628 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 taRead more
93% recommended
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Bistro Byronz Willow Grove

$$$$·Southern·
Baton Rouge
309 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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 cheRead more
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Rouj Creole

$$$$·Creole·
Baton Rouge
277 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
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 enjoyRead more
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Doe's Eat Place

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
693 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 Read more
94% recommended
Best Food in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Superior Grill - Highland

$$$$·Mexican·
Baton Rouge
178 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Kid-friendly
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 fajitasRead more
95% recommended
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Kalurah Street Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Baton Rouge
445 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
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. Read more
94% recommended
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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Baton Rouge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
1,567 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • 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, andRead more
91% recommended
Notable Wine List in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Ruffino's

$$$$·Steak·
Baton Rouge
1,291 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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. TraditioRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Texas de Brazil - Baton Rouge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
2,596 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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 steaRead more
86% recommended
Most Booked in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Mansurs On the Boulevard

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Baton Rouge
1,135 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 Read more
98% recommended
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The Little Village - Airline

$$$$·Italian·
Baton Rouge
1,462 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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. BeaRead more
96% recommended
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Social Southern Table and Bar

$$$$·Southern·
Lafayette
409 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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 driRead more
94% recommended
Best Overall 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 absoluRead more
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