3322 Lake Street
Situated just off the north end of LSU’s campus, Louie’s Cafe is a favorite watering hole for the late-night crowd. Shuffle in after a night out and replenish yourself with a loaded waffle, side of juicy, succulent ham, and seasoned hash browns. Louie’s is the epitome of a classic diner: black-and-white checkered floors, torn red leather stools at the counter, and the roughness of a place well-loved. Pop in and place your order. Your stomach will thank you.
4385 Perkins Road
This dog-friendly pub is frequently busy, and for good reason -- with over 80 beers on tap and over 200 bottled options, The Bulldog has something for all the beer lovers in your life. Sidle up to the food counter in the corner and try The Bulldog’s beloved bacon- and cheese-smothered waffle fries or their signature Tex-Mex egg rolls. Once you grab your food, take a seat on a couch or head out to the bar’s signature beer tap fountain in the courtyard. Stop by for Wednesday pint night to stock your kitchen with quirky take-home pint glasses while you mingle with locals and their pups.
2561 Citiplace Court
A popular local Greek and Lebanese chain, Albasha has been serving up the best Mediterranean food in the greater Baton Rouge area for years. Each location has friendly staff, heaping portions, and delicious flavors. Try the fall-off-the-bone lamb shank, consistently delicious gyro platter, or the eggplant moussaka -- each with a side Greek salad and pita. As you linger over your meal, don’t forget an order of sweet and nutty baklava. The flavorful dishes are perfect for a casual, quality meal with friends.