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Brenda's Diner

409 W. Pershing, New Iberia, LA - (337) 367-0868
What a gem! This is the sort of restaurant we pray to find. Hard-crusted pork chops are audibly juicy inside, with an earthy tenderness that will have you gnawing to the bone. The chicken has a more fragile crust; its juices burst forth at first bite. Once inside the tiny home, you feel the warmth of honest hospitality.
100% Approval Rating (11 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Shrimp Stew
Sample Plate
Fried Chicken
Pork Bones
Fish Po-Boy
Turkey Necks
Smothered Cabbage
Red Beans
Peach Cobbler
Chicken Stew
Pork Chops
Gumbo
Crawfish Etouffee
Shrimp Fettechini

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (10)
Roadfood.com Editor
" What a gem! As we ate our way through lunch of fried chicken, fried pork chops, red beans with sausage, rice and gravy, candied yams, and smothered cabbage, we looked at each other and smiled ear to ear. This is the sort of restaurant we pray to find. Each dish ..."   [Read More]
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Rachel Crawford
December 24, 2012
"Previous reviewers have detailed the charming atmosphere, and the welcoming demeanor of the owner and staff, of Brenda's, so I will skip straight to the food. My family and I went there for the first time today and, I can assure you, we will return. Between us, we ..."   [Read More]
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Brent Soirez
October 26, 2005
"I'm originally from New Iberia, LA, moving to NC in '87. Have been a happy viewer of Roadfood.com for a few years and after doing a web search for LA found that only Brenda's Diner was listed in my hometown. I had never heard of Brenda's Diner until my search at ..."   [Read More]
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Brian
March 05, 2011
"The small converted house in a rundown neighborhood was deceiving as I drove up. Inside, Brenda's is quaint and charming, and I was greeted with warm smiles from Brenda and her daughter. I ordered the fried chicken for lunch, which was as good as any I’ve had, ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

409 W. Pershing, New Iberia, LA
(337) 367-0868

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A pork chop ready to spurt juice at first bite.
"A pork chop ready to spurt juice at first bite."
Michael Stern





A south Louisiana classic: red beans with discs of sausage. This version is unique to the pepper country of New Iberia because it is H-O-T!
"A south Louisiana classic: red beans with discs of sausage. This version is unique to the pepper country of New Iberia because it is H-O-T!"
Michael Stern


Looking at this picture, we can practically hear the skin crunch on this four-star chicken. That's rice and gravy on the side.
"Looking at this picture, we can practically hear the skin crunch on this four-star chicken. That's rice and gravy on the side."
Michael Stern


It really doesn't matter if you like cabbage or not; Brenda's version, smothered cabbage, is a whole other kind of food, as savory as sausage.
"It really doesn't matter if you like cabbage or not; Brenda's version, smothered cabbage, is a whole other kind of food, as savory as sausage."
Michael Stern


Brenda Placide pauses a moment for a picture during lunch hour.
"Brenda Placide pauses a moment for a picture during lunch hour. "
Michael Stern


Among the many pictures and mementos on the walls is this image of saying grace. Brenda's is indeed home-like.
"Among the many pictures and mementos on the walls is this image of saying grace. Brenda's is indeed home-like."
Michael Stern


A wall in the dining room depicts Brenda's family and the highlights of their lives.
"A wall in the dining room depicts Brenda's family and the highlights of their lives."
Michael Stern


If you are waiting for an order to go, the front room has this folksy bench for relaxing.
"If you are waiting for an order to go, the front room has this folksy bench for relaxing."
Michael Stern


Notice of Brenda's security system is posted on the front door.
"Notice of Brenda's security system is posted on the front door."
Michael Stern


There is nothing fancy about Brenda's restaurant, outside or in. But this humble diner serves some of the best soul food in Cajun country.
"There is nothing fancy about Brenda's restaurant, outside or in. But this humble diner serves some of the best soul food in Cajun country."
Michael Stern



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