One of the hardest aspects of relocating and moving is finding a good place to eat and enjoy yourself. I've taken some time to put together a list of my favorite places to eat in the Monroe, LA area, and hope you enjoy these restaurant choices as much as I do!


4911 Pecanland Mall Drive in Monroe
Open Daily at 10:45, Sun-Wed close at midnight, Thur-Sat close at 1a.m.

An old reliable in my book, great wings (with bone), fries and Bloody Marys.

Athena Greek and Lebanese

1530 Hwy 165 in Monroe
Open Mon-Thur 11-9, Fri & Sat 11-10, Sun 11-8
(no website)

When you’re hungry for a different taste, this is the place to go featuring Greek and Artesian food. I personally like the olive leafs. I recommend going on Friday nights when you’ll get an extra treat: belly dancers!

Cheniere Shack

7975 Cypress Street in West Monroe
Open Mon-Thur 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10
(no website)

Great convenience for us west-siders and everything is good to eat there.


301 Constitution Drive in West Monroe
Open Daily at 10:45, Sun-Thur close at 11, Fri-Sat close at midnight

Although this is a chain, it is a great one; I love their food!

Cracker Barrel

309 Old Constitution Drive in West Monroe
Open Mon-Thur 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sun 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

This place is perfect for the family. It has just about anything at any time for anyone and shopping too!

Doe's Eat Place

300 Washington Street in Monroe
Open Mon-Sat 4-10
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Delightful, tender, thick cuts of meat! They have an absolutely tasty syrupy seasoning they add that is out of this world. Love, love the filets! NOTE: Make sure to call ahead for reservations.

El Sombraro

407 Constitution Drive in West Monroe
Open Mon-Thur 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11

If you are looking for a nice clean Mexican restaurant with gracious waiters/waitresses and friendly management, you have arrived! Plus I think they have the best margaritas in town. Monday nights they have 2 for 1 margs & draft beer, Tuesdays kids eat free, Wednesdays and Thursdays are also 2 for 1 for their margs.

Genusa's Italian Restaurant

815 Park Avenue in Monroe
Open for Lunch: Mon-Fri 11-1:30
Open for Supper: Mon-Sat 5-10

Best Italian food that I've found out here!

Hibachi Grill Sushi & Buffet

120 Blanchard Street, Suite A in West Monroe in the same strip mall as Hobby Lobby and Office Depot (across from Wal Mart on Thomas Road)
Open Mon-Thurs 11-9:30, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9

It doesn’t look like much on the outside, but when you walk through the doors, you’ll find graciousness and a spread like you wouldn’t believe! This place has just about everything including fresh shrimp and I have enjoyed everything that I have tasted there…I’m not kidding!

Logan’s Roadhouse

201 Constitution Drive in West Monroe
Open Sun-Thur 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11

Tasty food with super deals after 10 p.m.

Longhorn Steakhouse

4461 Pecanland Mall Drive in Monroe
Open Daily at 11, close Sun-Thurs at 10, Fri-Sat at 11

Terrific food, service and atmosphere all at a reasonable price! They have fantastic filets too.

Mohawk Tavern Seafood Restaurant

704 Louisville Avenue in Monroe
Open Tues-Thurs 11-9 and Fri-Sat 11-4

This is a favorite with many locals and was established in 1952. They have a wide array of menu items and they have take-outs.

Olive Garden

4781 Peacanland Mall Drive in Monroe
Open Sun-Thur 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11

One of my all time favorites! I love their salads, minestrone soup and calamari!!


109 Park Avenue in Ruston
Open Mon-Thur, Sun 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-9:30

Good food and good times.


1301 N 19th Street in Monroe
Open for lunch Mon-Fri 11-2, Mon-Sat the bar opens at 4 and for dinner at 5.

It is recommended to call them to fax or email you a current menu and it is a good idea to make reservations. If you are looking for absolutely wonderful food served with style in a delightful atmosphere…this is your place!

The Fish House

8823 HWY 165 in Monroe
Open Mon-Sat 11-9, Sun 11-2
(no website)

In my opinion, these guys have the best crab legs in town! Casual dining inside or out.


2219 Forsythe in Monroe
Open Mon-Sun 11

I recommend their Crabmeat Mousaka.

Waterfront Grill

5201 DeSiard Street in Monroe
Open Mon-Thur 11-9, Fri-Sat -10

Located down the bayou from ULM and my recommendation is their steak or seafood menu items. Yummm. My very favorite is their melt-in-your-mouth, mouth watering Catfish DeSiard. You just can't go wrong with that choice, believe me!

I hope this list is useful in helping you find your favorite local hotspot! For more information about Monroe and surrounding communities, please visit the Communities page. Additionally, I've put together a handy guide to the local lingo, which is helpful to newcomers to the area.

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