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Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA

My annual Thanksgiving vacation is coming up and it looks like it will be a driving trip this year.  One of the cities we plan on visiting for a few days is Shreveport, LA.  I know about Strawn's Eat Shop and I can't wait to try their strawberry ice box pie.  Anyone have a "must eat" suggestion for the Shreveport area or northern Louisiana?
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/09 09:04:57 (permalink)
    Cliff,
    Shreveport is a town that rates chains with 4.5 stars.  I was going to say the Olive Street Cafe, but  a friend in the area mentioned it burned down this past weekend.   Herby K's Seafood on Pierre is good and has some good local history.  In a  rundown section of town  but good oyster or catfish poboys and a bunch of other things.  Most of the seafood is fried.  Avoid Ernest's Orleans, had a terrible meal there once.  A local fav seems to be the Blind Tiger, but I don't have a clue about the food or service.
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/09 10:08:34 (permalink)
    crew84row-
    Based on the photos and the menu, Herby K's looks like an excellent suggestion and my kind of place.  Thank you so much!  That's too bad about Olive Street Café.  Hopefully, they will rebuild.
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/09 10:45:01 (permalink)
    If you get to Natchitoches, LA (where they filmed Steel Magnolias) you need to go to Lasyone's for their meat pies!
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/09 11:19:53 (permalink)
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    I have been to Lasyone's previously and will definitely be returning on this trip.  Really enjoyed the meat pies, but especially loved the Cane River Cream Pie.  Thanks for chiming in!   
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/09 12:09:58 (permalink)
    buffetbuster

    Based on the photos and the menu, Herby K's looks like an excellent suggestion and my kind of place.
    Have a Shrimp Buster for me, please!
     
    77+ years in business and still in the same family - impressive!
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/09 15:43:57 (permalink)
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    buffetbuster

    Based on the photos and the menu, Herby K's looks like an excellent suggestion and my kind of place.
    Have a Shrimp Buster for me, please!

    77+ years in business and still in the same family - impressive!
    Now that Shrimp Buster sounds great! In fact, I just had a shrimp Po'Boy from New Orleans Take-Out for lunch. Even got a bag of Zapp's Voodoo chips.

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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/09 15:53:35 (permalink)
    That Shrimp Buster sounds appropriate for a guy named buffetbuster!!!    The late, great Rick Flynn sent me a box of meat pies from Lasyone's after their trip to Alaska.  They were excellent and I'd bet much better when the restaurant prepares them.
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/09 16:17:08 (permalink)
    Buffetbuster,
    Considering that you're heading to Louisiana on your Thanksgiving vacation, and as Louisiana is home to a certain creation involving three-birds, one of which happens to be a large bird called a turkey, and as Thanksgiving is often called Turkey Day, how can you possibly not dine on a Turducken?
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/09 18:30:10 (permalink)
    I second the Turducken note.  What a great Main dish/Centerpiece for a Holiday Feast, even if it is on a picnic table surrounded by Crawdads and Frog Legs.
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/09 18:45:59 (permalink)
    Turducken is not neccesarily a Louisina thing....but a good choice. My boss, who was a butcher, made those in the 90s.
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/10 20:26:25 (permalink)
    buffetbuster

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    Based on the photos and the menu, Herby K's looks like an excellent suggestion and my kind of place.  Thank you so much!  That's too bad about Olive Street Café.  Hopefully, they will rebuild.

     
    " />  That was as close to a crying smiley that i could find at quick notice.
    I do hope that they rebuild too.
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/10 20:30:41 (permalink)
    Ahhh Tur-Duc-Hen, stuffed with crawfish dressing, nothing better for your Thanksgiving table.
     
    or a Turduchen with crawfish jambalaya.
     
    NOTHING beats a Cajun Thanksgiving!
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/10 20:34:35 (permalink)
    also good are:
     
    quaduchen
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    Gooduchen
     
     
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/10 22:28:56 (permalink)
    as far as S'port City - NADA too far north 
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/11 08:10:37 (permalink)
    I may have unintentionally mislead you fine Roadfooders.  We will be leaving for the trip a few days before Thanksgiving and will be spending the holiday in Memphis with friends.  After that, it will be New Orleans, followed by northern Louisiana, before we start driving our way home, making sure we hit Chattanooga for a few days.
     
    Although I will gladly take recommendations for anywhere on this route, the Shreveport area seems to be the hardest to find good Roadfood restaurant tips. 
    post edited by buffetbuster - 2013/10/11 08:12:19
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/15 17:23:28 (permalink)
    While not IN Shreveport, per se, there are a few of the Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ restaurants within a one to one-and-a-half hour driving radius of Shreveport. The closest is Joseph's Riverport Barbecue in Jefferson, TX. Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ is just about a half-hour further.
     
    The suburbs of Shreveport?
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/16 00:59:02 (permalink)
    Are you Going to be anywhere near Breaux Bridge?
    If so, visit Poche's Market, Restaurant & Fish Camp just North of I-10.
    Take a cooler and bring some Andouille home!
    Best there is!
     http://www.poches.com/
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/10/16 23:51:26 (permalink)
    Buffetbuster, We drive over to Shreveport about once every couple of months (75 miles away). I can vouch for the places we have eaten that are roadfood worthy. 
    Fertitta's Delicatessen, 1124 Fairfield Ave.
    Said to be the oldest restaurant in Shreveport.
    On the national register of historic places, invented the "Muffy" a muffaletta and trademarked it.
     
    Jacquelyn's Café, 1324 Louisiana Ave.
    Shrimp salad sandwich and German chocolate pie are really good.
    The old sign is hard to see and we missed it the first time looking for it.
     
    Southern Maid Donuts #5, 3230 Barksdale Blvd.
    A real Shreveport institution. The locals love them and they are good, a sign tells you when they're hot.
    They have photos on the wall from the old Louisiana hayride where Elvis performed in early career.
     
    Papa and Company, 545 E. Washington St.
    They make homemade hamburger buns and po-boy bread, the burgers were really good.
     
    Kim's seafood and po-boys, 901 Benton Rd.
    Asian husband and wife had places in new Orleans and south texas both destroyed by hurricanes.
    Po-boys and crawfish egg rolls are really good. Boiled crawfish are really good when in season.
     
    And my 14 year old daughter said I have too tell you about the crawfish bisque at Ralph and Kakoos. She has made me take trips to Shreveport just for the bisque. I don't think of the place as roadfoody but it could be I guess.
     
    TTM's of the BBQ places in Texas are good ones. If you wanted to travel that far and I had to choose I would go for Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ. The best ribs I have eaten and my daughter loves them also. My 15 year old son loves the turkey here. 
     
    post edited by Texascajun - 2013/10/16 23:54:47
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/11/10 21:21:42 (permalink)
    BB, in addition to the ones I added above we went Saturday evening with a friend to Homer Louisiana. This is a true Roadfood restaurant. The Mother and grandmother of some of the employees ( its a family business ) still runs the place. They are open Thurs. - Sat. I think 5-10
     
    Port au Prince restaurant on the south side of Lake Claiborne. It serves all you can eat whole and filet catfish with house cut fries, hush puppies, a really good coleslaw, and some great beans that they call bean soup. They also have homemade pies and cakes. We had catfish filets with the fixins and I had strawberry cream cheese pie which was really good. My friend had a steak dinner which he let me try a piece and it was good but he likes his steaks extremely rare and I like them medium.  He said it was great.
     
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/11/20 04:47:34 (permalink)
    Well, this trip once again got side tracked by work.  I wasn't able to take as many days off as this trip would have required.  Instead, my girlfriend and I will be splitting a trip equally between Nashville, Memphis and Chattanooga.
     
    Still, this thread was certainly not a waste of time.  I am determined to visit Shreveport next year and will revivie this thread then.  A big thanks to everyone for the helpful suggestions, especially Texascajun.  I can't wait to try them out!
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/11/20 06:07:49 (permalink)
     That Shrimp Buster sounds appropriate for a guy named buffetbuster.  that Shrimp Buster sounds appropriate for a guy named buffetbuster! great Rick Flynn sent me a box of meat pies from Lasyone's after their trip to Alaska.
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/11/20 17:33:41 (permalink)
    I hate the trip got side tracked. That area is a really good eating area. A lot of styles converge there, from bbq, to southern, to Cajun. Have fun on the trip you do take -- I know you will.
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2013/11/20 17:36:29 (permalink)
    Thanks so much Texascajun!  I do have the feeling that there is some really good food around Shreveport waiting to be eaten. 
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2014/06/11 14:02:48 (permalink)
    Back on! 
     
    My trip to Shreveport is now scheduled for late July.  It won't be hot now will it?  Still looking for suggestions for anything around Shreveport and anywhere else in northern Louisiana is fair game.
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2014/06/11 14:06:55 (permalink)
    Texascajun

    BB, in addition to the ones I added above we went Saturday evening with a friend to Homer Louisiana. This is a true Roadfood restaurant. The Mother and grandmother of some of the employees ( its a family business ) still runs the place. They are open Thurs. - Sat. I think 5-10

    Port au Prince restaurant on the south side of Lake Claiborne. It serves all you can eat whole and filet catfish with house cut fries, hush puppies, a really good coleslaw, and some great beans that they call bean soup. They also have homemade pies and cakes. We had catfish filets with the fixins and I had strawberry cream cheese pie which was really good. My friend had a steak dinner which he let me try a piece and it was good but he likes his steaks extremely rare and I like them medium.  He said it was great.


    I was just doing a little reading about this place and it looks to be a fantastic suggestion, just the type of place I was looking for.  Thanks so much for this and I can't wait to eat here!
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2014/06/12 03:01:55 (permalink)
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    Back on! 
    My trip to Shreveport is now scheduled for late July.  It won't be hot now will it?  Still looking for suggestions for anything around Shreveport and anywhere else in northern Louisiana is fair game.

    The Temperature will be around 100 and the HUMIDITY will be higher than that!
    Pack Deodorant!
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2014/06/30 14:03:26 (permalink)
    Wanted to expand this a little....
     
    Looks like I may also be spending time in Monroe and Alexandria, LA, so if anyone has suggestions, I would love to see them.  Thanks!
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2014/06/30 14:37:58 (permalink)
    In Alexandria, there's The Cottage.  Local lunch place.  Been around for a long time.  Good creamed soups.  Limited pie selection though. 
     
    I've heard Restaurant Cotton in Monroe has a  draft beer list of southern crafts beers, but I've never been there, so can't opine on the food.  For good coffee try the Corner Coffeehouse in West Monroe, on Blanchard off Thomas Road. They have a shop next door that sells cupcakes, that Southern specialty--cookie cake--and some interesting daily sammie specials.
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    Re:Looking for recommendations in Shreveport, LA 2014/07/01 08:10:01 (permalink)
    crew84row-
    Thanks so much!  Those sounds like excellent suggestions.  Of course the words pie selection will always catch my eye!  And I need to find out firsthand what is a cookie cake.
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