Top Ruston Restaurants and Culinary Experiences

Ruston is part of the Delta Delights Culinary Trail in northern Louisiana where sweet peaches are queen and a bustling college town offers delicious dining.

Mitcham Farms Peach Icecream

You have to try the Mitcham Farms Peach Ice cream... seriously.

Ruston's Beau Vines restaurant creme brulee

Leave room for dessert like creme brulée at Beau Vines restaurant in Ruston.

Long country roads, pine forests and rural charm await visitors to the Delta Delights Culinary Trail located in northern Louisiana. In the middle of it all is Ruston, a college town with a reputation for producing the state’s (some might say the world’s) best peaches. You’ll find plenty of those on this trail, plus more than a few Southern favorites on the menus. Explore some of Ruston's best restaurants and culinary experiences below.

Top Restaurants in Ruston

Beau Vines Steakhouse 

Beau Vines is a fine dining steak house offering premiere cut steaks over an open fire grill. They also take their sweets seriously — leave room for desserts such as the deep-fried Oreos or their silky Crème Brûlée. Dessert sometimes carries over to breakfast - they serve one of the best Sunday brunches in north Louisiana. Try the filet mignon Beau Vines Benedict or the delectable Crème Brûlée French Toast!

Sundown Tavern 

Sundown Tavern is known for its eclectic decorations and relaxed atmosphere. Located in historic downtown Ruston, it’s the perfect place for a long lunch or enjoying cocktails on the patio. They’re locally famous for the turkey melts and impressive Bloody Marys.

Log Cabin Grill & Market

Log Cabin Mesquite Grill offers some of the best mesquite-grilled meats in all of Louisiana. The relaxed atmosphere as diners fill themselves up with melt-in-your-mouth food definitely leaves customers happy. You have got to try the ribs brisket for a real taste of mesquite barbecue, and don’t pass on the sensational sauce. Your taste buds will be jumping for joy. 

Portico Bar & Grill

Portico’s large menu truly has something for everyone – from flavorful Honey Sriracha Shrimp Tacos and Caribbean maxi to comforting Southern-style Bone-in Pork Chop and Chicken Fried Steak. Whatever you choose, it’s best enjoyed paired with live music and a top-notch beverage. Enjoy dinner on the open-air patio on a cool night for an ideal dining experience.

Don't-Miss Culinary Experiences

Mitcham Farms Peach Store 

Even if you’ve only ever heard of Ruston, there’s a good chance you already know about its peaches. The city and its surrounding farmland are famous for the fruit. One of the fest’s best-known names, Mitcham Farms Peach Store, has Ruston tradition running through it. Not only can you stop in for the sweetest peaches in Louisiana, but also peach ice cream, fudge, and countless other peach treats and products. There’s not much more satisfying than looking out over this local peach orchard enjoying homemade ice cream on a Louisiana summer day.

Utility Brewing Co.

At Utility Brewing Co., you’ll get the best of both worlds – beer and pizza! Soak up your brews with scratch-made pizzas like the Smokey Pig, Silver Fox, American Dream or the ever-controversial Pineapple Pie. Can’t make up your mind? You can even build your own! If you’re looking for something lighters, they’ve got salads, but if you’re really looking to indulge, the Nutella Pizza is a must-try.

Louisiana Peach Festival

Ruston is famous for its juicy, sweet peaches. Every summer, the fruit is honored at the Louisiana Peach Festival where locals and visitors from all over get to enjoy live music, local art, and of course those perfect peaches.


Learn about even more Ruston restaurants and culinary experiences on the Delta Delights Culinary Trail.