By Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Dining in Monroe - West Monroe
From po' boys to Catfish DeSiard, Monroe - West Monroe's culinary scene will please your palate.

With help from more than 70 local restaurants, Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana has built a reputation for great-tasting food and one-of-a-kind eateries.

Whether you crave fresh Louisiana seafood or great Southern-style home-cooking, you’ll find a local restaurant to satisfy your taste buds.  Grab lunch at one of our mom-and-pop hot spots and enjoy the best burgers and po' boys in the area.  Or loosen your belt to enjoy a plate of classic fried chicken with creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, and maybe some butterbeans “like Mama used to cook.”  Yum!

Be sure to top it off with a piece of mouthwatering pecan pie or cobbler.  If you’re looking for a lovely place to wind down over a nice dinner, consider one of our riverside choices.  Waterfront dining here offers more than just that good Louisiana food – it also provides a first-hand taste of our region, known as Sportsman’s Paradise.  Enjoy a view of the beautiful Ouachita River or Bayou Desiard, as you taste dishes like the Ouachita Special or Catfish DeSiard.

Want to try a Louisiana classic?  Sample a Cajun dish like jambalaya and hot Gambino bread, or consider a peppercorn steak.  You will remember your evening spent relaxing near the water while enjoying good Southern cuisine. Many say our food is simply good for the soul.

Grab a Monroe-West Monroe Visitors Guide and eat like a local, making your way from one mouth-watering restaurant to the next.  We guarantee you won’t leave hungry!