Top Restaurants and Culinary Experiences in Natchitoches

Explore Natchitoches' quaint culinary scene and get a taste of a local staple - the Natchitoches meat pie!

Batchitoches Meat Pie

Sink your teeth into a flaky, savory Natchitoches meat pie.

Natchitoches may be known for the delicious meat pie, but there's even more culinary goodness to offer in this charming area of central Louisiana.

Must-Taste Restaurants in Natchitoches

Cane River Commissary

The Cane River Commissary is a must-visit in the Natchitoches area. Not only should you try their delicious dishes, but make sure to experience their Zydeco Breafkast - complete with live music and dancing. Classics like jambalaya, creole pasta, po'boys and of course meat pies are a hit at this fun spot.

Lasyone’s Meat Pie Kitchen

Lasyone’s in downtown Natchitoches presents a welcoming atmosphere with a variety of soulful, Creole cuisine. The meat pies, a mixture of beef and pork, are fried until golden brown and the Cane River Pie is layered in rich chocolate and decadent cream.

Merci Beaucoup

Known for their Cajun Baked Potato and Bread Pudding, Merci Beaucoup in downtown Natchitoches is a welcoming establishment that offers casual dining with friendly service. Merci Beaucoup is open for breakfast and lunch and caters to groups and private parties. 

Mama’s Oyster House

With authentic Louisiana food in a casual atmosphere, Mama’s Oyster House is located right next door to its brother restaurant, Papa’s Bar & Grill on Front Street next to the Cane River waterfront in downtown Natchitoches. In addition to live music every Saturday night in their famed Blues Room, Mama’s also features a wide variety of sandwiches, po’boys, fried seafood, and steak!

Maglieaux's Riverfront Restaurant

Maglieaux's offers an intriguing menu full of tasty options like gumbo, ettouffee, shrimp & grits, pastas, wraps, sandwiches and more with nice patio views of the Cane River.

Pioneer Restaurant & Pub

The Pioneer Pub is unique in that it is housed in a historic 1830s building. This casual watering hole offers specials like steaks, pub burgers, fried seafood and boiled crawfish when in season.


Learn more about the fantastic culinary traditions in the Red River Riches Culinary Trail.