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Strawn's Eat Shop

125 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA - (318) 868-0634
Posted By Cliff Strutz on 8/5/2014 7:52:00 AM
First opened in 1944, Strawn's Eat Shop is one of Shreveport's oldest and most iconic restaurants. They are open for three meals a day, seven days a week. In the morning, locals fill the place for their fluffy pancakes and "build your own" omelets. At lunch and dinner, the daily specials are the way to go. My thick slab of meatloaf with a tangy red gravy came with sides of glazed carrots, real mashed potatoes and flavorful roasted broccoli.

No matter what time of day, most diners finish their meal with pie. I saw tall slices of chocolate and banana pies that looked tempting, but for a first timer, you need to order the strawberry ice box. The homemade whipped cream topping isn't overly sweet and is frothy to the tongue. A generous layer of fresh strawberries are left in wide, half and quarter pieces and are held in a thin, almost cracker-like crust that easily breaks apart when fork pressure is applied. This is a great slice of pie! And if they have peach ice box available (it is seasonal), the juicy nature of this fruit works even better in the pie.

Strawn's spacious back dining room has an eye-catching collection of colorful murals that fill every square inch of wall space. These include local high school mascots peacefully sharing a table, an ancient Greek scene and even George Washington declaring his love for Strawn's pie. If you have ever wondered what it would look like if John Wayne, ZZ Top, Gandhi and Marilyn Monroe dined together, here you would have your answer.

One word of warning about parking: if you park in front of the building, you will eventually have to back out onto busy Kings Highway. Unless you have mobility issues, I recommend parking in the back, where there is plenty of room, but it will require you to climb two sets of stairs.

There are two other locations nearby. Strawn's Eat Shop Too is at 1673 E. 70th Street, while Strawn's Eat Shop Also can be found at 2335 Airline Drive in Bossier City.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Strawberry Ice Box Pie
Meatloaf
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Strawberry ice box pie is what deservedly made Strawn's famous.
"Strawberry ice box pie is what deservedly made Strawn's famous."
Cliff Strutz





Good Southern cooking.
"Good Southern cooking."
Cliff Strutz


The peach ice box pie is spectacular!
"The peach ice box pie is spectacular! "
Cliff Strutz


The daily lunch specials are on a big sign above the grill.  There are also daily dinner specials.
"The daily lunch specials are on a big sign above the grill. There are also daily dinner specials."
Cliff Strutz


One of the many colorful murals inside Strawn's.
"One of the many colorful murals inside Strawn's."
Cliff Strutz


I'm guessing this mural isn't based on a real event!
"I'm guessing this mural isn't based on a real event!"
Cliff Strutz


What a bargain!
"What a bargain!"
Cliff Strutz


The signage out front makes Strawn's easy to spot.
"The signage out front makes Strawn's easy to spot."
Cliff Strutz


The back entrance to the Kings Highway location.
"The back entrance to the Kings Highway location."
Cliff Strutz



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