The Most Fun Restaurants in Baton Rouge

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Home to contemporary Creole cuisine, Baton Rouge champions Southern hospitality and cooking, with a dining scene ready to rival that of New Orleans. Creative chefs and local produce draw diners from all across the state. Baton Rouge burgers get served in fried cheese. Corn fried oysters simmer in a range of enticing sauces. Carefully crafted cocktails and long lunches offer amazing views of Downtown. Live it up with fine dining, or keep it casual and combine dinner with local music. But which are the most fun restaurants in Baton Rouge? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We’ve found the most entertaining eateries from all across the “Red Stick,” to make dining out here even more memorable. Book now for a night to remember at one of these fun restaurants in Baton Rouge.

Restaurants:Restaurant 1796, Cocha, Rouj Creole
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Global, International, Creole
Neighborhoods:Saint Francisville, Baton Rouge

Restaurant 1796

$$$$·American·
Saint Francisville
462 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Restaurant 1796 is a short trip north from Baton Rouge to the historic town of St Francisville. It’s part of the Myrtles Plantation, purportedly one of the most haunted homes in AmRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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Cocha

$$$$·Global, International·
Baton Rouge
333 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
Downtown’s Cocha is combining the elegance of creative, modern cuisine with the informality of merry gatherings with friends and family. Huge, communal tables encourage conversatioRead more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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Rouj Creole

$$$$·Creole·
Baton Rouge
286 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Rouj Creole is one of those restaurants that’s as much about the overall experience as it is about the food. And the food is amazing: hot frog legs with house buffalo sauce, perfecRead more
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Mansurs On the Boulevard

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Baton Rouge
1,139 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
Some of the best restaurants are those that have kept customers coming back over and over. Mansurs has been doing just that since 1989. The fun thing about Mansurs is that guests cRead more
98% recommended

City Pork Brasserie & Bar

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Baton Rouge
415 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Regularly rated amongst the top restaurants in Baton Rouge, City Pork isn’t (as the name suggests) all about the pig. In fact, the aim of the restaurant is to showcase the local inRead more
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Texas de Brazil - Baton Rouge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
2,614 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Anyone looking for fun restaurants in Baton Rouge can’t go wrong with an “all you can eat” option. Texas de Brasil is one of the best. The Brazilian steakhouse is a great concept fRead more
87% recommended
Special Occasion in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

BRQ Restaurant

$$$$·Barbecue·
Baton Rouge
685 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
BRQ has taken the spirit of the perfect barbeque and distilled it into a warm and relaxing restaurant. With a multitude of awards, and a host of loyal customers, BRQ takes the compRead more
100% recommended
Best Food in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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Stab's Prime Steak & Seafood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
628 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Stab’s Prime Steak and Seafood offers just that: some of the finest, freshest seafood and quality cuts of USDA prime beef. For those looking for an additional shot of excitement wiRead more
93% 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
A sibling of the iconic Juban’s restaurant, Adrian’s is a more casual affair boasting a raw bar and a range of specials. Even the location has a relaxed feel, situated beneath the Read more
94% recommended

The Little Village - Airline

$$$$·Italian·
Baton Rouge
1,462 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
It’s hard to say what’s more fun about the Little Village- the food or the fascinating history. Its origins lie in card games and gambling, but once locals got a taste for the famiRead more
95% recommended
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Bistro Byronz Willow Grove

$$$$·Southern·
Baton Rouge
314 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Stylish yet casual, this Willow Grove bistro aims to be a real neighborhood joint. This was the ethos of the original Byronz which was a mom-and-pop sandwich shop in the early eighRead more
96% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Ruffino's

$$$$·Steak·
Baton Rouge
1,305 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Ruffino’s is probably one of the most fun restaurants in Baton Rouge for anyone who happens to be an LSU alumnus. They've bedecked the entire restaurant in LSU paraphernalia, makinRead more
95% recommended
Good for Groups in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Beausoleil Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Baton Rouge
476 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
For those that have never been to a restaurant where the grits are as elegant as the foie gras, Beausoleil is the place to go. A chef-driven menu overseen by a master of French butRead more
88% recommended
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Juban's Creole Restaurant and Caterer

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Baton Rouge
303 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Is there anything more satisfying than a real community eatery with a warm, Louisiana welcome? Juban’s offers all that and more. Billed as contemporary Creole cuisine, Juban’s has Read more
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Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Baton Rouge

$$$$·American·
Baton Rouge
320 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
Zea promises “classic American fare infused with mouth-watering international flavors.” No surprise, really, considering the inspiration for their unique and popular rotisserie braRead more
92% recommended
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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Baton Rouge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
1,574 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Sullivan’s is a Mid City South treat, offering up superb steak in upscale surroundings. Unlike most steakhouses though, Sullivan’s like to keep things fun with a range of events inRead more
92% recommended
Notable Wine List in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Superior Grill - Highland

$$$$·Mexican·
Baton Rouge
178 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Happy Hour
  • Hot Spot
A festive atmosphere and some of the best Mexican food in town make Superior a regular haunt for those looking for fun restaurants in Baton Rouge. Regular events include live musicRead more
100% recommended
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Stroubes Seafood and Steak

$$$$·Seafood·
Baton Rouge
1,140 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
A fun night in Baton Rouge either starts or finishes Downtown. Stroubes makes sure that night is well fueled with both food and drink, all of which celebrates local ingredients andRead more
93% recommended
Great for Lunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

18 Steak

$$$$·Steak·
Baton Rouge
1,215 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
Is there anything more fun and exciting than heading to an exclusive resort and dining out at a high-end restaurant? For those who like to lap up the life of luxury, 18 Steak at L’Read more
83% recommended
Steak in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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The Little Village - Downtown

$$$$·Italian·
Baton Rouge
1,336 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Like its Airline sibling, the Downtown location of Little Village is just as exciting both in its culinary offerings and its unique heritage. Seafood stuffed steaks sit alongside fRead more
95% recommended
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