Restaurants and Culinary Experiences in Ruston

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Ruston is part of the Delta Delights Culinary Trail in northern Louisiana where sweet peaches are queen and a bustling college town offers delicious dining.
By LouisianaTravel.com Staff
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Fresh local Louisiana food at Rosemary's Kitchen in Ruston
Fresh local Louisiana food awaits foodies at Rosemary's Kitchen in Ruston.

Long country roads, pine forests and rural charm await visitors to the Delta Delights Culinary Trail located in northern Louisiana. In the middle of it all is Ruston, a college town with a reputation for producing the state’s (some might say the world’s) best peaches. You’ll find plenty of those on this trail, plus more than a few Southern favorites on the menus.

Top Restaurant and Culinary Experience in Ruston

Beau Vines Steakhouse 

Beau Vines, located in Ruston, is a fine dining steak house offering premiere cut steaks over an open fire grill. They also take their sweets seriously — leave room for desserts such as the deep-fried oreos or their silky Crème Brûlée. Dessert sometimes carries over to breakfast - they serve one of the best Sunday brunches in north Louisiana. Try the filet mignon Beau Vines Benedict or the delectable Crème Brûlée French Toast!

RAW 

RAW is known for creating big city ambiance in charming downtown Ruston. This contemporary sushi restaurant serves up unique sushi rolls and combination make with the freshest ingredients. Let the chef take control and create a unique dish paired with tasty cocktails. 

Rosemary’s Kitchen 

The motto of thus Ruston institution is “Simple. Fresh. Good.” This farm-to-table lunch eatery serves up family recipes made with only locally produced and locally grown ingredients. Step inside for a dish prepared by Rosemary herself or stick with the local favorite chicken salad on homemade bread.

Sundown Tavern 

Sundown Tavern is known for its eclectic decorations and relaxed atmosphere. Located in historic downtown Ruston, it’s the perfect place for a long lunch or enjoying cocktails on the patio. They’re locally famous for the turkey melts and impressive Bloody Mary’s.

Mitcham’s Peach Farm & Peach Store 

Even if you’ve only ever heard of Ruston, there’s a good chance you already know about its peaches. The city and its surrounding farmland is famous for the fruit; in fact, the Louisiana Peach Festival is held in the city every year. One of the fest’s best-known names, Mitcham’s Peach Farm & Peach Store, has Ruston tradition running through it. Not only can you stop in for the sweetest peaches in Louisiana, but also peach ice cream, fudge, and countless other peach treats and products. There’s not much more satisfying than looking out over this local peach orchard enjoying homemade ice cream on a Louisiana summer day.

Pop’s Blueberry Farm 

This Dubach farm has acres of blueberry bushes waiting to be picked! Bring the entire family out for day and go home with a bucket of fresh blueberries and this locally owned farm.  

Learn about even more Ruston restaurants and culinary experiences on the Delta Delights Culinary Trail.