Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant


622 Second St.
Natchitoches LA 71457

Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant is the place to go for an authentic Creole/Cajun cuisine experience. A favorite with the locals and travelers alike, this family-owned and operated restaurant, famous for their meat pies, lets you feel like a real Louisiana native the moment you walk through the door and take in the aroma of good, downhome cookin'.

Though the meat pie is as old as the Civil War, it wasn't until later that James Lasyone made this old time favorite famous. In 1967, Mr. Lasyone rented out the bottom half of a building that once was the home to the Phoenix Lodge #38, built in 1859. While the masons still occupied the top portion of the building, James Lasyone started his Meat Pie Kitchen. He convinced some of the town's ladies to sell him a few of their meat pies. He did a little experimenting and came up with one of his own. People from all over the world have stopped in to try Lasyone's meat pie, from local towns folk to Charles Kuralt, Lorne Greene, Vanna White, Daryl Hannah, and a host of others.


General Information
  • Open Year-Round
  • Family Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Street Parking
Cuisine Served
  • American
  • Cajun/Creole
Dining Type
  • Casual Dining
Restaurant Features
  • Children's Menu
  • No Alcohol Served
  • Take Out Available
Meals Served
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Areas (Louisiana Tour Guide)
  • Area
Culinary Trails
  • Red River Riches