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Lasyone's Meat Pie Kitchen

622 Second St., Natchitoches, LA - (318) 352-3353
James Lasyone’s Natchitoches meat pie is a vividly seasoned mélange of pork and beef enclosed in a half-circle pastry crust. It is deep fried until the crust is golden crisp and the moist, seasoned meat inside is steaming hot. Be sure to conclude your meal with a piece of Cane River cream pie -- a variant of Boston cream pie, but with gingerbread instead of white cake.
93% Approval Rating (16 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Cane River cream pie
red beans and sausage
meat pie
Hot Spiced Tea
Crawfish Pie
scrambled eggs
dirty rice
hash browns

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (2)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The meat pie created by the late James Lasyone is a vividly seasoned mélange of pork and beef enclosed in a half-circle pastry crust. It is deep fried until the crust is golden crisp and the moist, seasoned meat inside is steaming hot. Most people get one for lunch, ..."   [Read More]
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Rick Flynn
January 29, 2007
"Lasyone's just keeps chuggin' along. No surprises: a steady production of hearty food just as described and just as expected. My first experience there may epitomize the ideal Roadfood experience. I had just moved to town and nobody on earth had any idea who I was, ..."   [Read More]
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Pat&Claire Barnes
November 25, 2005
"My wife and I had breakfast and lunch here on 11/7/2005. Both meals were excellent. The meat pie (our first) was as described. The eggs and grits were cooked exactly as I like them. The coffee was Community. Lunch was equally great. We ordered from the daily ..."   [Read More]
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Bj
February 12, 2011
"We accidentally found this place; had never had meat pies before but are hooked on them. Of course their red beans and rice are also ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

622 Second St., Natchitoches, LA
(318) 352-3353

http://www.lasyones.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Even though a cup of gravy comes with your meat pie, the pork/beef mixture is moist enough that the gravy is unnecessary.  That is dirty rice on the side.
"Even though a cup of gravy comes with your meat pie, the pork/beef mixture is moist enough that the gravy is unnecessary. That is dirty rice on the side."
Cliff Strutz





Named after the local Cane River, this dessert alone is worth a detour to Natchitoches.
"Named after the local Cane River, this dessert alone is worth a detour to Natchitoches."
Cliff Strutz


The meat pie breakfast comes with two eggs, your choice of grits or Creole shredded hash browns and a meat pie.  I paid $2 extra for the crawfish meat pie.
"The meat pie breakfast comes with two eggs, your choice of grits or Creole shredded hash browns and a meat pie. I paid $2 extra for the crawfish meat pie."
Cliff Strutz


It is called Louisiana hot spiced tea, but is more citrusy sweet.
"It is called Louisiana hot spiced tea, but is more citrusy sweet."
Cliff Strutz


Lasyone's has been a Roadfood standard-bearer since long before the original edition of our book was published. This photo, featuring a papier-mache meat pie hanging in the window, was taken when we first drove through Louisiana in the early 1970s.
"Lasyone's has been a Roadfood standard-bearer since long before the original edition of our book was published. This photo, featuring a papier-mache meat pie hanging in the window, was taken when we first drove through Louisiana in the early 1970s."
Michael Stern


Locals eat meat pies as part of their breakfast, as every table was taken at 9:00AM.  There is an additional dining room to the left.
"Locals eat meat pies as part of their breakfast, as every table was taken at 9:00AM. There is an additional dining room to the left."
Cliff Strutz


Natchitoches is famous for their annual Festival of Lights.  Lasyone's also decorates for the season.
"Natchitoches is famous for their annual Festival of Lights. Lasyone's also decorates for the season."
Cliff Strutz


The streets of Natchitoches are rich with history.  Lasyone's is a vintage eatery that fits right in.
"The streets of Natchitoches are rich with history. Lasyone's is a vintage eatery that fits right in."
Michael Stern



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