Opelousas (French:les Opelousas) is a small city in and the parish seat of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States. It lies at the junction of Interstate 49 and U.S. Route 190. The population was 22,860 at the 2000 census. Although the 2006 population estimate was 23,222, a 2004 annexation should have put the city's population above 25,000. In the 2010 census, but the population shrank to 16,634. Opelousas is the principal city for the Opelousas-Eunice Micropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 92,178 in 2008. Opelousas is also the third-largest city in the Lafayette-Acadiana Combined Statistical Area, which has a population of 537,947.
Things to do in Opelousas
4.5 based on 79 reviews
Now I have been living in Louisiana for 50 years and have traveled from one end of the state to the other. Lived in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Shreveport. There are many fine poboy places in Louisiana but Mama's is hands down the best! I love that soft bread with shrimp just big enough they don't fall out but not so big you can't close the bun. The fries are great, too, but I can't do that much Tony's so I have them leave it off the fries, which they cheerfully do. The service is friendly and efficient and the food is good. Where else you gonna get a funnel cake outside of a festival?!! They have em at Mama's every day. I would rather eat here than any five star in New Orleans with the possible exception of Ruth's Chris and Commander's.
Now I live three hours away from Opelousas but when I am within 2 hours of lunch or dinner time, I will eat early or wait late to eat at Mama's when driving through. Can't recommend it high enough.
4.5 based on 16 reviews
Java Square is a full service coffee shop serving espresso coffee drinks such as lattes and cappuccinos, blended iced coffees. Our staff of trained baristas strives to pull the perfect shot, steam the most velvety milk and pour the most perfect foam for your individual favorite cup of coffee. We offer muffins ,bagels, brownies, sandwiches, and more. We believe you come to our shop to get the best, and you deserve the best!!
If you are a coffee lover, this is definitely the place to go!!! They also sell sandwiches and baked goods. Java Square used to be an old bank, the bank's vault is still located in Java Square and you can even sit in it and enjoy your coffee. It has the friendliest workers! It's a beautiful little coffee shop located in the beautiful part of Opelousas, Louisiana. 5 stars!!
4.5 based on 76 reviews
The food,atmosphere, and Cajun hospitality were amazing! In fact, our group experience tastes of the "Best of the Bayou Land!" The Cajun Girl sandwich was absolutely delicious and a definite cause to drive back from Texas. Barry, Greg, Heather and Craig made our time worth it! They welcomed us and worked hard to serve us.
4.5 based on 56 reviews
I am from this area. When Billy's went solo and no longer served Ray's boudin is the moment that I lost interest. Billy's boudin is edible, but not in the top 20 stops for good boudin in South Louisiana. Not much Cajun seasoning or flavor. Skip over and go to Port Barre's own local market and put some top notch boudin onto your tongue instead. The pepper jack boudin balls are fairly good. And they charge for little packs of crackers too where no other establishment around here does (that I know of).
4.5 based on 48 reviews
Friends brought us here. Not fancy. Somewhat rundown. Half pizza parlor, half billiard parlor (pool hall)--to eat go into the door on the left. Looked like a good place to eat (a lot of cars). Three of us had Ferdie's Special--wow--a fantastic pizza. My wife had Deluxe Breadsticks--great. I am tempted to give this place a 5 based on the tastiness of the food, but will have to knock it down to 4 (the place would benefit from a major facelift, but that might take away from its legitimate character as a great good food eatery.) (They have been in business since 1988. They must be doing something right).
4 based on 76 reviews
Local food Eaten here twice and it was good Staff was very friendly and made me feel is was very welcome Defintly a good place
4.5 based on 36 reviews
If you are looking for unique sandwiches, then this is the place to visit. Most of the sandwiches are named after celebrities and are very tasty. There are salads and more. If you like bread pudding, you will love the bread pudding here.
4.5 based on 24 reviews
Fried chicken, salads, sides, GUMBO (yes we love their gumbo), fried catfish sandwich, their fried catfish and fried shrimp are all awesome! They season to perfection, if you are Cajun, if you are not, it may be too spicy for the "faint of heart"! We are not crazy about their French fries because they tend to be soggy. Other than that no complaints, even their new mashed potatoes...YUM! Go to Mama's and try their food!
4 based on 41 reviews
On our way from Lafayette to Marksville, picked up a late dinner. Rated highly on Trip Advisor but no idea why, service was ok but not very fast, chips & salsa were ok and 2 for one margaritas, but the chicken in the quesadillas looked and tasted Boiled (rather than blackened or grilled over a slow heat) and hubby's combo plate wasn't much bette, and the refrigerator beans tasted a bit old!?!
4.5 based on 15 reviews
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