Top Natchitoches Restaurants and Culinary Experiences

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 has a charming downtown Historic District and lots of culinary goodness to offer. Check out our roudup of some must-visit Natchitoches restaurants and culinary experiences.

Top Restaurants in Natchitoches

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. 

Papa's Bar & Grill

Papa's Bar & Grill is located in a historic building dating back to the 1800s. Order up a natchitoches meat pie or Country Cajun Queso to start, before moving on to a scrumptions burger, steak or pasta (we recommend the Cane River Pasta).

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.

Don't-Miss Culinary Experiences

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. Head there for a satisfying meal and stay for live music every Saturday night in their famed Blues Room.

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 Breakfast - 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.

Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival

Did we mention that Natchitoches LOVES meat pies? So much, that there's an annual celebration! The Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival honors the city's speciflty dish in the "Meat Pie Capital of Louisiana." Try meat pies from various vendors and pick your fave!

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