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Baton Rouge Travel Guide



By   WirelessPhreak      Saturday, November 12, 2016      Labels:  
If you have one week in Baton Rouge especially around Mardi Gras here is a locals guide to good eats, good parades, and good times.
Food:
George’s (11am-11pm) This restaurant/bar is the quintessential local bar, and like almost everywhere in Louisiana servers outstanding food. Many people who have moved from Baton Rouge make it the first and last place they eat when there at home. The Shrimp Po Boy is the best I have ever had, but you cant go wrong with anything on the menu.
Bet-R-Grocery (7am-9pm) Just down the street from George's Bet-R-Grocery is a local supermarket that has all the local Louisiana flavors, What stood them apart was the delicious Deli in the back.  We stopped in for a quick breakfast and for $1.45 you wont get a better breakfast sandwich.  There biscuits where so good and the Grits are super flavorful.
The Chimes (11am-2am) There are not enough words to explain how good this place is.  Located just off the LCU campus, (there are two other locations), the atmosphere food and beer is hard to replicate. They probably make the best burger I have ever had and the fried pickles and alligator was super yummy too.
Louisiana Lagniappe (5:30pm-9pm) This was hands down the best meal I had on our trip. It is an upscale restaurant in Baton Rouge Absolutely delicious, wide variety of seafood, reasonable prices and excellent service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and return when I'm back in the area.
Raising Cain’s (10am-3am) If your coming home from a mardi gras parade or just want a quick bite Raising Cain's is a good choice. They are a typical fast food restaurant but where they shine is they specialize in just chicken fingers. You don't have a million choices on their menu just chicken fingers, fries or cole slaw. 
Coffee Call (6am-2am) Last but not least you need to try beignets when your in Louisiana and my favorites where at Coffee Call. They have not only beignets but the easier to eat Belgium fingers, and much like Rasing Cain's they focus on making the best beignets.
Zeeland Street  (7am-2pm) The locals place for breakfast. It's not fancy but everyone knows each other and food is great.  In fact Zeeland family has owned it for ever.
Sites:
Louisiana “New” State Capitol (8am-4:30pm) The tallest state capitol in the United States the New Luisiana State Capitol is a must see attraction.  Your tour here can be made even better is you study on the King Fish Governor Huey Long's assassination that took place in the second floor hall way.  You can still see the bullet holes n the marble.
Louisiana “Old” State Capitol (10am-4pm) One of the coolest old building I have ever seen.  It has been beautifully restored and the winding stair case and stain glass celling is breath taking.  You have to watch the movie about the history of the capitol.  With out giving away to much it was produced by Disney and will truly surprise you.
The Cajun Village My friends favorite beignets and fun eclectic grouping of unusual gift shops.  This place is in the middle of no where but worth the trip.
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center (9am-5pm)
Angola Prison Museum (8am-4:30pm)

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