Louisiana Purchase Downtown
Cajun and Creole cuisine and southern hospitality in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere.
Crispy Crab Cakes
Fresh Crab, bell pepper, green onion, corn and spices fried to a golden brown and topped with mango salsa. Served with spiced rice and sauteed vegetables
Fried Green Tomatoes
Thick slices of green tomatoes breaded in cornmeal and bread crumbs, fried to a golden brown. Served with a chili-garlic aoli
Tomato rice with ham, chicken, smoked sausage and peppers, topped with one Cajun spiced shrimp. Choice of creole sauce or tomato-tequila salsa
I loved Louisiana Purchase friendly wonderful experience ☺ I had Swampsticks alligator kabobs which have the texture of chicken but the taste is just amazing can't wait to go again The ambiance is what I can only describe as totally awesome an experience I will treasure thanks to my wonderful fiance Raimo for the wonderful memories Dar
I have been going at least a couple times a year since they opened in 89, started out really good and has improved over the years. The room has far more ambiance than most, food is always very good as is the service. The downtown location is the place to sit, take your time and enjoy.
Been here many times and will always come back. Fantastic food and service!
Very good service and the waitress was very pleasant
Outstanding food. Good service. Much smaller and quieter than the one on St. Albert trail.
The staff were very friendly and the food was amazing! I would definitely go back!
Our supper was an evening out that had been much anticipated after all the covid lockdown. It was our 33 wedding anniversary and most years we would go to Louisiana Purchase for a fun and tasty supper. No tasty to be had this year.....
It seemed like any appetizer that we requested, they were out of. The Cajun shrimp and crabcake were all gone so we settled for the beer-battered shrimp (that were MEH) and Dem Bones (which were divine!).
My husband had the Pasta Larocca, which was sadly lacking. It ended up being a giant bowl of pasta with a sparse smattering of seafood. I guess $30 buys a lot of pasta.....
I had the Scarlet Salad which was hugely disappointing as well. Very little vinaigrette, no pecans or cherry tomatoes. Mostly it was a sad plate of pear and onion with a crumble of goat cheese.
Very disappointed indeed. The ambiance and staff are still fabulous, but the food was sadly lacking. Will have to think long and hard about ever going back....
Such a cool atmosphere and vibe . Great staff. Better food
Great food, service was attentive, but not intrusive, been before, will go back.
We went to Louisiana Purchase for Valentines Day dinner. I have not been there in several years. The place itself hasn't changed much if at all and it really could use an update. Even if it was just new carpet that would help. It is well past its best before date.
Service was ok, it took a quite a while to get our meal, the waitress apologized several times claiming the kitchen was backed up. Maybe so but I did notice several other tables that ordered after us get their meals sooner. The seafood gumbo was excellent as was the pecan crusted brie. The entrees were average and my dining partner's fish was overcooked.
Overall an acceptable meal however I wouldn't give it much more than just average. Open Table doesn't have the ability to rate with half stars otherwise this would be a 2.5 star review rather than 3.
We went to Louisiana Purchase for dinner on Valentine's Day. The restaurant was full, but they had done a good job spacing the table's out. All wait staff and floor manager's were always masked, making one feel safe. We ordered two appetizers, the Fried Green Tomatoes and Crab Cakes. The tomatoes could've been tastier, but then in the midst of -25 C in Edmonton it is very difficult to get them fresh, so I am sure they're delicious in the Summer. However, the Crab Cakes were very tasty. Well spiced and perfectly cooked. The "Satisfaction Plate" which has Jambalaya with seafood was very good, but the Etoufee was fantastic. The drinks were also well made and we had a wonderful experience. The waitress was very friendly, but wasn't overpowering with her attention. All in all a very good experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant for Louisiana food.
We loved our experience at Louisiana Purchase. The food was delicious and the service was top notch. The manager checked in during our meal to make sure we were well taken care of which was nice. We will definitely be back.
Went for Valentine’s Day and it was great! So much food we had leftovers and it was delicious
Excellent food excellent service!! ❤️❤️
We came in to support the restaurant during such a hard time due to covid. I must mention the young server was wonderful. Very polite and professional. The problem arose at the end of our meal.
We finished eating and we were trying to enjoy and glass of wine and digest. Then we noticed the lights being shut off, music turned off, and the kitchen staff were staring at us through the window. The manager put his coat on and stood there. We had only been there for 1.5 hours. We were not even done our glass of wine! I have never been treated like this as a customer. It was beyond rude and to be honest, I probably won’t be back. We had a large bill and deserved to finish our glass of wine. It’s really too bad because we hadn’t been out in awhile and were completely forced out the second we paid our bill.
Very sad to see this treatment from a business we used to love going to.
Trying to squeeze in a great meal before another lockdown my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner date. The restaurant guest were well spread out and everything was fine.
Great ambience and great food. Services was excellent and very friendly.
Wonderful atmosphere and unbelievably delicious food it was so hard to choose! Definitely try the swamp stick even if you are a little leery about alligator… It taste delicious. Catfish jambalaya even the pecan pie without standing
We’ve dined here numerous times and have always had a great dining experience.
We had an excellent supper the food was very good and they followed all covid restrictions.
Friendly, welcoming staff, excellent background music selection. Food was done to order. We will go again.
We’ve never had a bad experience here. The food and atmosphere are always ten out of ten
Food and service were wonderful, exactly what we expect when we dine here. They are following Covid protocols so we felt safe to be dining in. Highly recommend for a nice evening out.
Favourite restaurant in town! Excellent, authentic New Orleans cuisine, friendly staff and amazing service.
I had not been there for a while. The food was certainly not as good as I remember. I would have trouble recommending it at this time.
From the moment we walked in the staff were excellent. Emma was our waitress & is an excellent server. She was patient & gave good suggestions as I couldn't decide between all the good food options. The food was delightful & couldn't have been improved upon. Portion sizes were large so there was no room for desert. Next time! There will definitely be a next time!
Food was good. Portion of the blackened salmon on the special was small, and it was plated on a lunch size plate rather than my companions dinners.
This place was Amazing. The food was fantastic and a great dining experience. I can't wait to go back
As always, the food was great! Never disappointed when coming to this restaurant!
the food was disappointing and pricey.
server was amazing.
Drinks were good.
Adhering to all Covid rules.
Excellent food, atmosphere and service. Highly recommend.
Always a good meal here. 30 years plus in Edmonton and an great experience every time. Love the food and the service was amazing.
Good food ....great deal on Wednesday wine ..!!
Favourite restaurant in town! I've tried almost every dish on the menu and loved them all. Great atmosphere, great service, excellent food.
Awesome! Just glad you guys are open still
Great food and excellent service. I would highly recommend Louisiana Purchase. I will be coming back for sure.
The decor has been updated a bit over the years but the food is still fantastic! The music, the ambiance and the service all combine to make your experience terrific! The Louisiana Jambalaya is always my go-to dinner.
Amazing! We always love this place! It never disappoints! We will definitely be back!
The food is always good in Louisiana Purchase. It is very obvious that they have spaced out the tables more due to Covid-19. They have made their effort to keep the customers and staff safe!
Louisiana Purchase Downtown does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Louisiana Purchase Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 420-6779.
Louisiana Purchase Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 1258 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.