Opelousas - Perfectly Seasoned

Food, Dining and Nightlife

Opelousas isn’t called the Spice Capital of Louisiana for nothing!  Nestled in the heart of Cajun Country, the city is famous for its contributions to the culinary world and to kitchen pantries all across the globe.  See where spice legend Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning is made, where Lou Ana Cooking Oil is produced,  learn how to mix your own spices at Targil Seasoning, Inc. or stop by Savoie’s  Sausage Grocery, an Opelousas institution since World War II, and taste real Cajun smoked sausage, tasso and other Cajun delights.  In a hurry?  Try the original “fast food combo” such as boudin, cracklins and hog’s head cheese from one of our meat markets and locally owned grocery stores.

Dine where internationally-famous chefs Paul Prudhomme and Tony Chachere learned their culinary secrets and discover why our Cajun and Creole dishes are second to none.  Our culinary heritage is centuries old and is derived from the French, Spanish, African and Native Americans.  Crawfish étouffée and bisque, jambalaya, shrimp Creole and gumbo are commonly served up at local restaurants.  Don’t forget to treat yourself to some of Opelousas’ famous Soul Food dishes, such as smothered pork chops, collard greens and corn bread.  Don’t forget the dessert!  Sweet potato pie, blackberry cobbler and bread pudding are a must.

Spice up your adventure with some new dance moves!  You can learn the Cajun two-step or a lively Zydeco side-step.  Opelousas, and the surrounding area, have an abundance of music and live entertainment venues.  Head west of Opelousas on U.S. Highway 190 to the Miller’s Zydeco Hall of Fame formerly Richard’s Club for a taste of a rural Zydeco dance hall.

Live concerts are held year-‘round in Opelousas.  From big name entertainers representing every musical genre performing at Evangeline Downs Racetrack, Casino and Hotel’s Events Center to local French, Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, R&B and Country bands at the Music & Market series held every spring and fall.

Below is a sampling of restaurants and nightlife offerings.  Whatever your taste buds desire, Opelousas has it! 

Arpeggios Lounge & Event Center
204 N. Main St, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-407-5188

Back In Time
123 W. Landry St, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-942-2413

Bellard’s Poultry & Crawfish
405 S. Bullard St, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-948-9877

Benny’s Home Cooking
806 South Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-948-6533

Billy’s Boudin
904 Short Vine St, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-942-9150

Bosco’s Specialty Meats
15595 US 190, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-948-0000

Brew & Scoop
415 Creswell Lane, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-678-3660

Butler’s Spudz & Salad
1323 Goodloe St., Opelousas, LA 70570
337-678-3606

Café 5696 (Inside Holiday Inn Hotel)
5696 I-49 N. Service
337-948-3300

Chicken King
219 E. Prudhomme St, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-942-9224

Chickory’s at the Palace Cafe
135 W. Landry St. Opelousas, LA 70570
337-678-0984

Coby’s Classic Cuisine
1631 N. Main St. Opelousas, LA 70570
337-678-0984

Crawfish Corner
529 S. Union St., Opelousas, LA 70570
337-407-2529

Crawfish House & Grill
1214 S. Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-948-0049

Creswell Lane Restaurant
1018 Creswell Lane, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-948-4787

Duos Cajun Corner
840 US 167, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-628-0123

Fast & Lucy’s Pub
2232 Creswell Lane Ext Opelousas, LA 70570
337-594-3000

Spotted Horse
2232 Creswell Lane Ext Opelousas, LA 70570
337-594-3023

The Cajun Buffet
2232 Creswell Lane Ext Opelousas, LA 70570
866-472-2466

The Café
2232 Creswell Lane Ext Opelousas, LA 70570
866-472-2466

Sweet Lucy’s Soul Food
647 Hall Street, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-678-3311

Fat Belly’s Diner
317 East Jefferson St. Opelousas, LA 70570
337-942-5445

Frank’s Poboys
603 East Landry, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-678-3032

Guillory’s Seafood Express
4916 I-49 N. Service Rd, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-678-1806

Herbert’s Boudin & Cracklin
4932 I-49 Frontage Rd, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-948-8828

Java Square Coffee Shop
103 W. Landry St, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-678-1055

Jerica Marie’s Unique Eats & Treats
1022 Hayward Street, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-418-8833

Joe’s Sandwich Shop
1633 W. Vine St, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-942-5163

Kelly’s Country Meat Block & Diner
1531 S. Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-942-7466

La Hacienda
5693 I-49 S. Service Rd., Opelousas, LA 70570
337-942-2262

Lavergne’s Cajun Kitchen
1030 Prejean HWY, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-678-9468

Mama’s Fried Chicken
2307 Jake Drive, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-948-6262

Mama’s Fried Chicken
508 E. Landry St, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-948-9203

Meche’s Meat & Supermarket
1508 W. Landry St., Opelousas, LA 70570
337-942-2089

Mikey’s Donut King
952 East Landry, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-942-2128

Pearl’s Kitchen
8247 HWY 182 Opelousas, LA 70570
337-594-8899

Pedro’s Taco & Tequila Bar
5675 I-49 South Service Road, Opelousas, LA
70570
337-678-1781

Peking Buffet
817 Creswell Lane, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-407-9909

Pizza Shack
1241 Edith St, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-948-4838

Ray’s Grocery Plus
6028 HWY 182 Opelousas, LA 70570
337-942-9077

Rita Mae’s Café
925 W. Vine Street, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-678-0866

Ruby’s Sweets & Treats
4941 HWY 182, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-407-5180

Savoie’s Foods
1742 LA-742, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-942-9955

Sebastien’s West End Seafood Market
1538 W. Landry St, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-407-0780

Smoothies & Things
1239 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-563-9427

Soileau’s Dinner Club
1618 North Main Street, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-942-2985

Sonya’s Donuts & Deli
1416 Jean Kayla Blvd, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-942-7143

Toby’s Little Lodge Restaurant
132 Toby’s Ln, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-948-3800

Varsity Grill
704 Creswell Lane, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-948-4494

Yamato’s Steakhouse of Japan
1434 Heather Drive, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-678-3238

Yam’s Country Pies
430 E. Grolee St, Opelousas, LA 70570
337-948-4553

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