Whether you’re a culinary connoisseur or consider ramen the ultimate delicacy, Baton Rouge has a wide variety of popular restaurants for all kinds of tastes.

Fat Cow

This burger joint has gained a nice reputation as one of the top places to enjoy quality hand ground Angus burgers made with fresh and local ingredients. Try their signature 120 Burger for a tasty bite of apple smoked bacon, Gruyere cheese, caramelized onion, arugula, sliced tomato and horseradish mayo, and make sure to order the Fat Cow fries tossed with Parmesan and duck fat.

  • 4350 Highland Road, Suite B1
  • Baton Rouge
  • (225) 761-9272
  • fatcowburgers.com

Louie’s Café

 Whether you need a good breakfast before a full day of classes or a late-night snack after a fun night out with friends, head to Louie’s Café — a 24-hour diner that specializes in classic comfort food. This popular place has been a Tiger Town icon since 1941 and features a menu full of home-style goodness.

  • 3322 Lake St.
  • Baton Rouge
  • (225) 346-8221
  • louiescafe.org

The Chimes

Alligator, crabmeat-stuffed mushrooms, fried pickles and blackened shrimp nachos are just a handful of tasty appetizers available to start your culinary adventure at this renowned restaurant and tap room. The menu is chock-full with everything from Cajun favorites to classic fare.

  • 3357 Highland Road
  • Baton Rouge
  • (225) 383-1754
  • thechimes.com

Lit Pizza

Need a place to develop the pizza artisan within you? Check out Lit Pizza where you can explore with an extensive list of fresh ingredients to build that one-of-a-kind flavor suited just for your palate. Throw in a touch of this, a touch of that and anchor it with a savory sauce to craft a creative dish blast fired to delicious perfection.

  • 3930 Burbank Drive
  • Baton Rouge
  • (225) 454-6797
  • lit.pizza


If you’re a fan of chicken fingers, chances are you’ve most likely heard of Raising Cane’s, but did you know the first location opened right outside the North Gates of LSU? Todd Graves (founder, chairman, CEO, fry cook and cashier) received a poor grade on his business plan and was told a chicken finger restaurant would never succeed. With locations now all over the U.S., customers have proven a simple menu is truly finger-licking good.