Don't Miss Dishes - Red River Riches Trail

The Red River Riches trail will tempt your taste buds from Shreveport to Alexandria.
By Jay D. Ducote
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Shrimp Buster from Herby K's in Shreveport
The Shrimp Buster from Herby K's in Shreveport is the ultimate comfort food.

From diners to white tablecloth dining, you'll find it on the Red River Riches trail.

Herby K’sShreveport

Walking into Herby K’s is taking a step back in time. The restaurant started in 1936 when Herby turned the family package store into a full-on eatery. Herby K’s has been serving seafood and other delicacies to loyal patrons ever since. Make sure to get the famous Shrimp Buster with the signature sauce. It has been on the menu since 1945!

Strawn’s Eat ShopShreveport

Strawn’s Eat Shop proudly proclaims to be home of the icebox pie. Give one a try and you’ll understand the magic of this dessert. They have a full menu of breakfast, burgers, sandwiches, and specials, but it is the slice of pie that will keep you coming back. The strawberry pie is heaven in your mouth and one of the primary reasons that Strawn’s has been named the most iconic restaurant in Shreveport!

Kim’s SeafoodBossier City

As one of the best places to get seafood in north Louisiana, Kim’s Seafood is doing it right in a whole lot of ways. From boiled crawfish during the season to crawfish eggrolls year-round, Kim’s lives up to their reputation of putting smiles on diners faces. And if you’re looking for a po’boy, you won’t find better portions or better quality than Kim’s.

Fertitta’s DelicatessenShreveport

Papa Fertitta knows his olives. The Fertitta’s olive mix, olive oil, and marinated olives are all delicious on their own, but what you really need to try at the delicatessen is a pressed muffuletta! Go for the original “Muffy” and you’ll get a 40 year old recipe with savory mustard, cold cuts, multiple cheeses, and the famously addictive olive mix. Bring a friend because the large is big enough for two!

Kitchen Warehouse: Grilled Cheese BarAlexandria

Alexandria’s Kitchen Warehouse presents itself as an impressive culinary store. Bring a blank check or a credit card and you can do some damage stocking up your kitchen! But you don’t have to do go hungry while you shop. The grilled cheese bar inside Kitchen Warehouse is open for lunch and features sensational sandwiches to tickle your inner childhood. Try the Red Goat: red pepper pesto and goat cheese on sour dough!

Sentry GrillAlexandria

The Sentry Drug Store captures a piece of American history. The people-first, local business is a cornerstone of downtown Alexandria. They are more than just a drug store though. Sentry Grill offers up breakfast and lunch options including some of the juiciest burgers in central Louisiana. Their famous Pattie Melt shouldn’t go unnoticed an neither should any of the other Sentry Grill daily specials.

Diamond GrillAlexandria

Originally a jewelry store in downtown Alexandria, the Diamond Grill now exists as one of the finest restaurants in central Louisiana. The relaxed dining in an incredible atmosphere keeps locals and visitors alike coming back to Diamond Grill for a taste of succulent steak. Also not to be missed are the fried green tomatoes topped with Gulf shrimp and drizzled with house-made remoulade sauce.

Lasyone’sNatchitoches

Since 1967 Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant has been serving up soulful Creole Cuisine including their world-famous Natchitoches meat pies. The pies are stuffed with a mixture that is 80% beef and 20% pork then deep friend until golden brown. Lasyone’s also serves up crawfish pies for those who want a different taste of the bayou. There is plenty of other great fare on the menu, but the meat pies are truly a food you need to try before you die!