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!

Applebee’s

4911 Pecanland Mall Drive in Monroe
318.398.7319
Open Daily at 10:45, Sun-Wed close at midnight, Thur-Sat close at 1a.m.
www.applebees.com

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



Athena Greek and Lebanese

1530 Hwy 165 in Monroe
318.855.8153
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
318.396.9754
Open Mon-Thur 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10
(no website)

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



Chili’s

301 Constitution Drive in West Monroe
318.323.7112
Open Daily at 10:45, Sun-Thur close at 11, Fri-Sat close at midnight
www.chilis.com

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



Cracker Barrel

309 Old Constitution Drive in West Monroe
318.325-5505
Open Mon-Thur 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sun 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
www.crackerbarrel.com

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
318.737.7169
Open Mon-Sat 4-10
Doe's Eat Place Facebook

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
318.322-4404
Open Mon-Thur 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11
http://elsombrerowestmonroe.com/home/2428745

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)
318-651-7666
Open Mon-Thurs 11-9:30, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9
www.hibachigrillwestmonroe.com

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
318.361.9961
Open Sun-Thur 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11
www.logansroadhouse.com

Tasty food with super deals after 10 p.m.



Longhorn Steakhouse

4461 Pecanland Mall Drive in Monroe
318.387.1221
Open Daily at 11, close Sun-Thurs at 10, Fri-Sat at 11
www.longhornsteakhouse.com

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



Mohawk Tavern Seafood Restaurant

704 Louisville Avenue in Monroe
318.322.5481
Open Tues-Thurs 11-9 and Fri-Sat 11-4
www.mohawktavern.net/

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
318.322.8450
Open Sun-Thur 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11
www.olivegarden.com

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



Ponchatoulas

109 Park Avenue in Ruston
318.254.5200
Open Mon-Thur, Sun 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-9:30
www.ponchatoulas.com

Good food and good times.



Sage

1301 N 19th Street in Monroe
318.410.9400
Open for lunch Mon-Fri 11-2, Mon-Sat the bar opens at 4 and for dinner at 5.
http://restaurantsagemonroe.com/

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
318.807.0876
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.



Trio’s

2219 Forsythe in Monroe
318.387.3577
Open Mon-Sun 11
www.triosrestaurantmonroe.com

I recommend their Crabmeat Mousaka.



Waterfront Grill

5201 DeSiard Street in Monroe
318.345.0064
Open Mon-Thur 11-9, Fri-Sat -10
www.waterfrontgrill.com

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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