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Guidebook for Baton Rouge

Michael

Guidebook for Baton Rouge

Food Scene
Great variety of food, including vegetarian options. At night, Chelsea's features some of Baton Rouge's best live music.
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Chelsea's Cafe
2857 Perkins Road
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Great variety of food, including vegetarian options. At night, Chelsea's features some of Baton Rouge's best live music.
This cafe' prepares farm-fresh daily specials and always have two soups and three sandwiches (meat, veggie, and paleo).
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Magpie Cafe
3205 Perkins Road
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This cafe' prepares farm-fresh daily specials and always have two soups and three sandwiches (meat, veggie, and paleo).
A local favorite for Mexican and margaritas.
Zippy's Burritos Tacos & More
3155 Perkins Road
A local favorite for Mexican and margaritas.
Great Italian and central European food in a romantic atmosphere.
Pinetta's European Restaurant
3056 Perkins Road
Great Italian and central European food in a romantic atmosphere.
Baton Rouge's favorite Thai restaurant.
Rama Restaurant
2919 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge's favorite Thai restaurant.
A local coffee shop in one of Baton Rouge's best-loved neighborhoods.
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Garden District Coffee
2008 Perkins Road
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A local coffee shop in one of Baton Rouge's best-loved neighborhoods.
Fantastic plate lunches.
Zeeland Street
2031 Perkins Road
Fantastic plate lunches.
Local Italian food and a great Sunday brunch.
Digiulio Brothers Italian Cafe
2903 Perkins Road
Local Italian food and a great Sunday brunch.
Locally owned franchise of a sandwich shop that's way better than Subway.
Jimmy John's
3043 Perkins Road
Locally owned franchise of a sandwich shop that's way better than Subway.
Beer and pizza and a projector screen for the sports fan.
Schlittz & Giggles
2355 Ferndale Avenue
Beer and pizza and a projector screen for the sports fan.
Haven't been to this one yet.
Rock-n-Sake Bar & Sushi
3043 Perkins Road
Haven't been to this one yet.
Artisanal hotdogs and tater tots. Get the Jay Ducote Dog.
Frankie's Dawg House
2318 Cedardale Avenue
Artisanal hotdogs and tater tots. Get the Jay Ducote Dog.
Locally-owned Cajun restaurant.
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Parrain's Seafood Restaurant
3225 Perkins Road
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Locally-owned Cajun restaurant.
A New Orleans transplant.
Acme Oyster House
3535 Perkins Road
A New Orleans transplant.
Craft burgers and local beer.
Burgersmith
3613 Perkins Road
Craft burgers and local beer.
Baton Rouge's flagship fine dining establishment. Has a great bar if you just want a drink.
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Juban's
3739 Perkins Road
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Baton Rouge's flagship fine dining establishment. Has a great bar if you just want a drink.
LSU's flagship bar and grill. Get the gumbo. On Sundays, get the boudin omelet.
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The Chimes
3357 Highland Road
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LSU's flagship bar and grill. Get the gumbo. On Sundays, get the boudin omelet.
Everyone's favorite local coffee shop.
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Highland Coffees
3350 Highland Road
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Everyone's favorite local coffee shop.
Best burgers in town until Curbside Burger truck returns (they now serve at Barcadia in New Orleans if you head that way).
Fat Cow Burgers & Salads
4350 Highland Road
Best burgers in town until Curbside Burger truck returns (they now serve at Barcadia in New Orleans if you head that way).
One of Baton Rouge's more popular (for those in the know) Vietnamese joints.
Sa Dec Kitchen
1124 Marque Ann Drive
One of Baton Rouge's more popular (for those in the know) Vietnamese joints.
Another of the most popular Vietnamese places among foodies.
Dang's
12385 Florida Boulevard
Another of the most popular Vietnamese places among foodies.
Baton Rouge's best Indian.
Bay Leaf Indian Cuisine
5160 South Sherwood Forest Boulevard
Baton Rouge's best Indian.
Best sunset in the city. Decent sushi.
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Tsunami Sushi Baton Rouge
100 Lafayette Street
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Best sunset in the city. Decent sushi.
Best fried chicken you'll ever have. Seriously. Also Baton Rouge's oldest restaurant.
Chicken Shack
Best fried chicken you'll ever have. Seriously. Also Baton Rouge's oldest restaurant.
Best place to get boiled crawfish while they're in season. Otherwise, I recommend the prime rib poboy. It's my favorite sandwich ever.
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Sammy's Grill
8635 Highland Road
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Best place to get boiled crawfish while they're in season. Otherwise, I recommend the prime rib poboy. It's my favorite sandwich ever.
Some say it's the best gelato in town.
Bacio Di Roma LLC
128 West Chimes Street
Some say it's the best gelato in town.
Baton Rouge's best confectioner. Homemade chocolates, scones, cakes, tortes, and more.
Strands Cafe
226 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge's best confectioner. Homemade chocolates, scones, cakes, tortes, and more.
New, locally-owned cold-press juice bar.
3043 Perkins Rd
3043 Perkins Rd
New, locally-owned cold-press juice bar.
House-made meats and charcuterie go into delicious sandwiches or on a board in Baton Rouge's newest restaurant sensation.
2363 Hollydale Ave
2363 Hollydale Ave
House-made meats and charcuterie go into delicious sandwiches or on a board in Baton Rouge's newest restaurant sensation.
Best Greek restaurant in Baton Rouge. Locally owned and operated.
5703 Essen Ln
5703 Essen Ln
Best Greek restaurant in Baton Rouge. Locally owned and operated.
Great local coffee shop famous for its artisanal cake balls.
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Brew Ha-Ha!
711 Jefferson Highway
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Great local coffee shop famous for its artisanal cake balls.
Baton Rouge's hidden gem featuring modern takes on Italian cuisine. Locally owned by a friendly husband and wife team. Tell them we sent you.
Nino's
7512 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Baton Rouge's hidden gem featuring modern takes on Italian cuisine. Locally owned by a friendly husband and wife team. Tell them we sent you.
Baton Rouge's best and most authentic Chinese food.
Omi
7951 One Calais Avenue
Baton Rouge's best and most authentic Chinese food.
Asian fusion fast food.
Pei Wei
3535 Perkins Road
Asian fusion fast food.
Lot's of vegetarian friendly lunch options.
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MJ'S café
672 Jefferson Highway
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Lot's of vegetarian friendly lunch options.
Essentials
This local, independent grocery store is just down the street.
Bet-R Neighborhood Market
2812 Kalurah Street
This local, independent grocery store is just down the street.
The nearest big-box superstore.
Walmart Supercenter
3132 College Drive
The nearest big-box superstore.
Louisiana's first Trader Joe's recently opened just down the street from us.
3535 Perkins Rd
3535 Perkins Rd
Louisiana's first Trader Joe's recently opened just down the street from us.
Shopping
A local athletic store with a regular running club,
Varsity Sports Baton Rouge
2055 Perkins Road
A local athletic store with a regular running club,
Local gift shop.
The Royal Standard
2877 Perkins Road
Local gift shop.
Locally-owned bookstore.
Cottonwood Books
3054 Perkins Road
Locally-owned bookstore.
Locally-owned pharmacy.
Bolton Health Mart
2958 Perkins Road
Locally-owned pharmacy.
Everything Else
Local Barber Shop.
Noelie Harmon
2295 Hollydale Avenue
Local Barber Shop.
LSU! LSU! Only about two miles by foot from the house.
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Tiger Stadium
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LSU! LSU! Only about two miles by foot from the house.
Local salon.
2265 Christian St
2265 Christian St
Local salon.
Historic plantation home near LSU. Seeing something grander requires leaving the city.
Magnolia Mound Plantation
2161 Nicholson Drive
Historic plantation home near LSU. Seeing something grander requires leaving the city.
Go to the top, see the city and the river.
State Capitol Park
Go to the top, see the city and the river.
Great gallery run by the university.
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LSU Museum of Art
100 Lafayette Street
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Great gallery run by the university.
Locally-owned massage parlor.
The Massage Emporium
240 Laurel Street
Locally-owned massage parlor.
An upscale nail salon promises catering to women only, featuring all-natural products and offering services in a cozy setting that includes slipcovered wingback chairs and throw pillows.
2931 Perkins Rd
2931 Perkins Rd
An upscale nail salon promises catering to women only, featuring all-natural products and offering services in a cozy setting that includes slipcovered wingback chairs and throw pillows.
Local yoga studio.
One Heart Yoga Center
340 Saint Joseph Street
Local yoga studio.
Whole Foods
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Whole Foods Market
7529 Corporate Boulevard
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Whole Foods
Locally owned supermarket with the best king cakes in town come carnival time.
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Calandro's Supermarket (Mid-City)
4142 Government Street
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Locally owned supermarket with the best king cakes in town come carnival time.
Local bakery and lunch spot featuring allergen free foods.
Truly Free Bakery & Deli
4321 Perkins Road
Local bakery and lunch spot featuring allergen free foods.
Farm-to-table food with lots of dietary options (loads of vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and allergen-free meals).
7474 Corporate Blvd
7474 Corporate Blvd
Farm-to-table food with lots of dietary options (loads of vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and allergen-free meals).
Baton Rouge's best whiskey bar, with excellent cocktails.
Lock & Key Whiskey Bar
5110 Corporate Boulevard
Baton Rouge's best whiskey bar, with excellent cocktails.
Drinks & Nightlife
Local martini bar. Allows smoking indoors.
Duvic's
2854 Kalurah Street
Local martini bar. Allows smoking indoors.
"Irish" sports bar with a full menu.
Ivar's Sports Bar & Grill
2954 Perkins Road
"Irish" sports bar with a full menu.
Great cocktails. Has a ping-pong table and a shuffleboard. Can get full of hipsters. Smoke free!
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The Radio Bar
3079 Government Street
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Great cocktails. Has a ping-pong table and a shuffleboard. Can get full of hipsters. Smoke free!
My favorite local dive bar.
Slinky's
144 West Chimes Street
My favorite local dive bar.
Downtown's best bar - smoke free!
Red Star
222 Laurel Street
Downtown's best bar - smoke free!
Baton Rouge's largest selection of draft beers.
Pelican House
2572 Citiplace Court
Baton Rouge's largest selection of draft beers.
Arts & Culture
Baton Rouge's gallery located in City Park.
Baton Rouge Gallery - center for contemporary art
1515 Dalrymple Drive
Baton Rouge's gallery located in City Park.
Great museum on Louisiana's history.
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Capitol Park Museum
660 North 4th Street
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Great museum on Louisiana's history.
Great gallery and planetarium.
Louisiana Art & Science Museum
100 South River Road
Great gallery and planetarium.