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Louisiana Purchase

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995 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Cajun
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Fine Southern Cooking since 1989.
Cajun and Creole cuisine and southern hospitality in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cajun, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM;


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Friday - Saturday: 4:30 PM - 10:30 PM, Sunday: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Phone number
(780) 420-6779
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
104 - Avenue
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Parking details
On site parking, right outside door.
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Public transit
Adjacent to main bus routes.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 995 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I hadn’t been here for a long time but decided it would be a good choice for lunch with my friend and was not disappointed. The food was so delicious and the service was outstanding! And the chocolate pecan pie too good for words!! I am so glad we went there and will not wait so long before returning.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Delicious food, and the service was wonderful. They made you feel welcome. They were attentive and quick

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Arrived a little early but our reservation was good, we were seated given menus and asked if we would like drinks. I ordered the satisfaction plate which was great but did notice the the price was the same but the portion was smaller than the other times I had ordered it, it was good though. Never had a bad meal at LP

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We dine out once a month with our friends, and make a point to try different restaurants. We thought the food was good, ambiance was a bit dark and tables were a bit crowded. Also noisy - much louder than other restaurants we’ve been to. It felt more like a pub or family restaurant. Bill was more than we were anticipating as well - most expensive night out we’ve had thus far. Overall - dinner and restaurant was good. Not fabulous, and not terrible. Just good.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Louisiana never disappoints, an excellent night, the staff were outstanding and the food matched the service. Will always return to this downtown gem

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Had lunch with a friend....soup, sandwich and a dessert.
The food was great.
The service was very friendly and prompt.
Overall it was a very nice lunch experience.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

At this point, the Louisiana Purchase has become somewhat of a local institution. It remains a casual and friendly establishment with a reliable menu, good food, great staff, and a New Awlins vibe. It might have been the Thursday night, but we did not find it too crowded. For a party of 7, including 2 children, we found the service prompt & responsive, food delivery hot & tasty, and overall ambience conducive to an extra pre-dinner cocktail (try the Buffalo Sour). We sampled a variety of appetizers and entrees off the menu. You'll want to try the Alligator Swampstick once, but it is the other offerings that make the food experience a genuine enjoyment. We highly recommend Dem Bones, Boudin Sausage, Alley Kat Beer Battered Sesame Shrimp and Crispy Crab Cakes for appetizers. As for entrees, we ordered Fried Chicken and Waffles, Southern Fried Chicken, Cherry Cola BBQ Ribs, BBQ Pork Tenderloin, and the Fried Eggplant & Vegetable Creole. None of the dishes were overly spicy. They were served hot with generous portions, and full of flavour. The only order that did not live up to expectation was the BBQ ribs--they were bland and almost tasteless. In fact, I would advise the kitchen wizards to look at Dem Bones as inspiration for the Cherry-Cola BBQ Ribs (perhaps a better glaze is needed because the concept is a seller). But, what the heck do we know. We are gourmands, not chefs! We will be returning to the Louisiana Purchase, and we recommend to you and yours as a dining option. You will not be disappointed...unless, you are a whiner. If so, then go anyway, for there are dishes for whiners too. They're in the back of the kitchen and require a little detergent and elbow grease.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This was our first visit. We were very impressed with the quality of the food. The service was great. Can not wait to go again

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

U was the most impressed with our personable waitress Nicole. Next the decor and music makes me think of New Orleans. The seafood in the linguine dish was so-so but the salad and green fried tomotoes wee excellent.

I was disappointed that no one wished me son a happy birthday or asked if we were celebrating anything. I had made mention of the birthday on the on line reservation.

Overall a nice supper and friendly service.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We had a very relaxing dinner, next time I would definitely request a upper level table, the chairs on that level looked a lot more comfortable, ours were hard. Food was outstanding even though the portions, in my opinion were small. If you are paying over $30 for ribs, I would expect a full rack, Not a 1/3 - 1/2 rack at best.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

this is our favorite go-to when we are in Edmonton. It is a perfect place for date night! it has never disappointed. thank you for the continued high quality food and experience!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

There were three servers in total working on a Saturday night and they all seemed quite busy. Took a bit to be greeted at the front door but the quality of service was still excellent throughout and the food and bill both came in a timely manner. Excellent appetizers, however the crab in my entree didn’t taste as fresh as it has at other Edmonton locales. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was very good with lots a options on the menu, however i feel they were very understaffed as the hostess seemed to not be there only 3 servers for approximately 60 people. It took upwards of 15 minutes to get our drinks to the table ( bartender appeared to be working the bar and kitchen) 1.5 hours to get our food and 1 drink.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food is tasty, a little spicy. For anyone that enjoy cajun, check it out. My only negative is that it is a little pricey, for a special occasion and you are not concerned about spending money you will enjoy this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Been wanting to try this place for a while and finally got the chance. It did not disappoint. Ordered the swamp stick (alligator) to start. The sauce was great but I found the meat tough. My main was the seafood jambalaya. Delish. Only complaint and it's a small one. It would be nice if they precracked the crab legs as they are co eres in sauce and rice. Hubby had the chicken/rib special. He enjoyed it. We wanted to save room for dessert so we never finished all of the rice. Waitress packed it up and informed us that it's really good for breakfast with a fried egg on top. She did not lie. So good the next day. For dessert we shared the chocolate pecan pie. I prefer the original but this is a close second. My complaint with this restaurant is the same I have in everyone one that is at this price point and uses paper napkins!!! Please just no. When I'm paying $30 a plate I shouldn't be using the same napkins as McDonald's. At this price point clothe napkins should always be a must. Would I eat here again? You bet! Can't wait to try more items on the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Service was great, and so was the food! Can’t wait to come back!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Loved it. Best meal we have had in a while. Staff was awesome and food to die for.
Atmosphere was cozy and authentic

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The service is always great. The food is delicious. The menu has so many fantastic sounding options, but I keep coming back for the cherry cola ribs and Bon Ton Poulet. Yumm.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

First time here even though it's been around awhile and so have we!
What a nice surprise to find a great restaurant with prompt service, friendly atmosphere, a server that was attentive but not intense, good hot food prepared perfectly and in abundance. We went with friends and never felt rushed but our food came in good time and all the timing was spot on. Three of us had the fried chicken which was superb. Very tender and tasty, delicious buttermilk mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing and vegetables. Could have used a few more veggies and maybe a little less meat but I'm not complaining. My husband had their jambalaya and said it was excellent.
All in all a great meal in a great restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

As always, the food and service was excellent. We have visited this restaurant several times and they never disappoint. Thanks for the great experience, our family recommends this fine establishment!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Food is consistently good - flavour, temperature, choices. Service is attentive but not smothering. I'm not a drinker but my table mates always find something they enjoy. Prices okay for evening menus. It is a bit loud but then you don't have to worry about others overhearing your conversation. Overall one of my favourite places to go.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Restaurant has been a staple in Edmonton for years. Getting tired, nothing special. Better Cajun choices in Edmonton.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

A neat restaurant with delicious southern food! A bit pricy but worth it for the most part. Service was great and atmosphere is cool!

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Food and service was terrific! A bit pricey. Would go back for special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband picked this restaurant for his birthday at first when I looked at their menu online I was skeptic because I thought all of their meals will be spicy . I have a lot of food restrictions but to our surprise they have variety of selection . They have GF menu as well . Authentic Cajun food . Service was great ,amazing food and nice ambience . I ordered the steam boat jambalaya and it was perfect . All of us enjoyed our meal from appetizers to the main course . We will definitely go back again and I highly recommend .

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I would strongly recommend Louisiana Purchase to anyone. Be it, before an Oiler game, a friends get together, or date night, Gus and his team will provide great food, great atmosphere, and great service. I have been to Louisiana Purchase about 6 times now, and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Very good food and service was great

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was Absolutely memorable!! As was everything else. Make sure you leave room for desert. Definitely on my go back again list.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

It was my fiancé‘s birthday and his parents as well as my parents and my children were all together… I was the only one that had experience your restaurant before so I was very excited to bring experience to my family! It turned out to be a fabulous evening, thank you so much for everything. My parents and my fiancé‘s parents were very impressed as well as my children. We will definitely be back in the future.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

We really enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. We only come there for special occasions . I would like to come more frequent but the prices are are a little high for a seniors income.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Portions are too small for what we paid, rice in jambalaya was mushy and dish was full of broken middle shells, salad was so small it looked to be half the size. Maybe a 3/4 cup of lettuce.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We found the service was excellent. Our server was attentive, polite, engaged and seemed to genuinely care about customer service. The food is a bit over priced, but good.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Service was good, food was good, there is ample parking out front and it is quiet enough to visit.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Was great if you like spicy food! My husband loved it I thought it was too spicy but good it’s pretty pricey for what you get

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The food is authentic food, the service was excellent, nice room.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Lots of seating, not too loud, perfect for a dinner with friends. Everyone was happy with what they ordered. Lots of options, and very tasty. Thank you

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food and enjoyed the Half price wine as the Thursday special. Wheelchair accessible - not sure about the washrooms. .

Need to go back and sample the rest of the menu.

Thanks for a great afternoon

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

One of my favorite places to eat over the years. Have been here many times and will continue to come back for the food quality and service. Great taste! and the new Fried Green tomatoes are a must to try.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Great evening right from the welcome from the manager to the waitress not rushing us as we caught up with our friends. And the gluten free was truly gluten free

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Food and service were excellent . Went out for my birthday.

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