There's a pretty good reason that Baton Rouge has been voted "Best Foodie City." Actually, there are several good reasons and they all have to do with some pretty darn good restaurants. Let's start with the seafood establishments. The catfish at Crispy Catch comes with homemade batters that will wow you with their real deal south Louisiana flavor. You'll find more than delectable oysters at Acme Oyster House. Additional classic menu items include jambalaya and seafood gumbo. Make sure to check out Café Americain Restaurant & Bar, which is Creole cuisine central. The seafood can be grilled or fried and features a heaping helping of southern spices and sauces. One of the highlights is the fried seafood platter starring catfish and shrimp. And over at the Bonefish Grill, fresh fish is cooked over a wood-burning grill and then smothered in stellar sauces and top-of-the-line toppings.
But seafood is not the only game in town. You'll discover an abundance of excellent ethnic eateries. Albasha Lebanese & Greek Restaurant serves up mouth-watering Mediterranean meals complemented by Greek wine and beer and Arabic desserts. Asian food both traditional and unique is served up at 9 Dragon Noodle House, located near Louisiana State University. And right in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, you'll find tantalizing Tex-Mex with a twist at Aztecas Mexican Cuisine. Enjoy everything from southwest egg rolls to baby back ribs to seared ahi tuna tacos. Of course, these restaurants have just scratched the culinary surface. Get the complete Baton Rouge dining guide at http://www.visitbatonrouge.com/restaurants/.