If you are like most of us here in Louisiana, eating at a locally owned restaurant is a top priority. We had fabulous food all over the state, so why would you EVER eat at a chain?

Only in Louisiana has some family owned restaurants that should be on everyone's bucket list for a great meal, in a state that is known for it's great meals. Have fun eating out at these awesome places y'all!

  • Antoine's, 713 St. Louis Street, New Orleans. Built in 1840 by the Alciatore family and one of the most famous restaurants in the United States
  • Don's Seafood, six locations, in Lafayette, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington, Denham Springs, and Metairie. Opened in 1934 by Don Landry, and still owned by the Landry family.
  • Casamentos, 4330 Magazine St, New Orleans. Opened in 1919 by Joe Casament, and still run today by his grandsons CJ and Joseph.
  • Fertitta's, 1124 Fairfield Avenue, Shreveport. John and Mary Fulco opened the oldest continually operating restaurant in Shreveport in 1927, and their family still serves up their famous muffulettas.
  • Galatoire's, 209 Bourbon Street New Orleans. Founded in 1905 by Jean Galatoire, one of the most beloved restaurants in the world is still run by his decedents. Fine dining paradise in the French Quarter.
  • Herby-K's, 1833 Pierre Avenue, Shreveport. The home of the famous Shrimp Buster was opened in 1936 by Herbert Johnn Busi Jr, and his family is still serving up the famous dish to this day.
  • Judice Inn, 3134 Johnston Street, Lafayette. The legendary hamburger haven was opened in 1947 by Alcide and Mark Judice. A Lafayette family tradition.
  • Lea's Lunchroom, 1810 Hwy 71, Lecompte. Mr Lea Johnson's pies were so well known that he even made an appearance on the 'Tonight Show' with Johnny Carson in 1989.
  • Poche's, 3015 Main Hwy, Breaux Bridge. The darling of the Food Network and Cooking Channel was started in 1962 by Mr. Floyd Poche and his wife Karen. They serve authentic cajun cuisine in a casual setting seven days a week.
  • Brennan's, 417 Royal Street, New Orleans. Mr Owen Brennan and his family opened the famous pink building in the French Quarter in 1946, and they still serve their signature bananas foster to this day.
  • Angelo Brocatos, 214 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans. This celebrated ice cream spot was almost destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, but you can still order fresh made cannoli and gelato in the building that was opened in 1905 by Mr. Angelo himself.