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Myran's Maison de Manger

1023 Neblett Street, Arnaudville, LA - (337) 754-5064
Posted By Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on 9/26/2012 10:35:00 PM
When we travel, we are tourists. We willingly accept that label, because it's a simple fact. But like many tourists, we don't always want to be around too many of our own kind. Myran's Maison de Manger (Myran's Eating House), in Arnaudville, is just the place for those times when you want to be the only outsider in the joint. It's a local restaurant (not a "Cajun" restaurant) that tries to appeal to local tastes.

Which is why so much of the menu is devoted to burgers, fried chicken, Tater Tots, chicken tenders... you know the drill. But it doesn't take much inspection to also find on the menu things like catfish poboys, fried oysters, pistolettes, and crawfish and corn chowder. Visit during crawdad season and you'll see every diner at every table seated before a heaping mound of bright red mudbugs.

Locals do not generally eat a few crawfish; they eat pounds of them, seasoned medium or extra spicy. If it's crawfish season, that's the dish we urge you to get. With endless beers or iced tea there's no better way to spend a warm, moist bayou evening than snapping apart the little creatures and sucking the meat and juices from their DayGlo shells.

A boiled crawfish dinner comes with boiled corn and potatoes, and it's surely enough food, but that shouldn't prevent you from ordering some rice dressing too. A bowl of this highly seasoned grain would also make a splendid main course. We understand many folks come to Myran's for boxes of chicken to go but, this being crawfish season, we did not get to sample, or even see, any. And we were too stuffed to hit the outside ice cream window.

Myran's Maison de Manger is brightly lit, there's a TV blaring in one corner, and service is as casual as at your neighborhood luncheonette. Tables along the back windows, however, look out over Bayou Teche, which is probably a better view than can be obtained at your local luncheonette.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Boiled Crawfish with Veggies
Rice Dressing
Crawfish & Corn Chowder
Shrimp Poboy
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That's a serving of boiled crawfish for one! They do love their mudbugs around here.
"That's a serving of boiled crawfish for one! They do love their mudbugs around here."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





Rice dressing is an explosion of flavor.
"Rice dressing is an explosion of flavor."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


We recommend beginning a meal at Myran's with a bowl of chowder, either shrimp and corn or (as above) crawfish and corn.
"We recommend beginning a meal at Myran's with a bowl of chowder, either shrimp and corn or (as above) crawfish and corn."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Myran's is situated right on Bayou Teche.
"Myran's is situated right on Bayou Teche."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


There's nothing self-conscious or showy about Myran's. It's simply the casual place in town for locals to stop in for a meal of what's, to them, ''regular'' food, and, to us, the primary reason we came to this area.
"There's nothing self-conscious or showy about Myran's. It's simply the casual place in town for locals to stop in for a meal of what's, to them, ''regular'' food, and, to us, the primary reason we came to this area."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


If you yearn to escape the mass of fellow travelers, Myran's Maison de Manger is just the ticket.
"If you yearn to escape the mass of fellow travelers, Myran's Maison de Manger is just the ticket."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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