Opelousas Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Opelousas

April 14, 2018 Almeta Stockton

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

1. Mama's Fried Chicken

508 E Landry St, Opelousas, LA 70570-6128 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 337-948-9203
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Mama's Fried Chicken

Reviewed By Ike H

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.

2. Java Square

103 W Landry St, Opelousas, LA 70570-5133 Seating, Takeout Cafe SGD 7 +1 337-678-1055
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Java Square

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!!

Reviewed By Michealmonster

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!!

3. Crawfish House and Grill

1214 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570-5975 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 337-948-0049
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Crawfish House and Grill

Reviewed By PastorBC - Nacogdoches, Texas

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. Billy-Ray's Boudin

904 Short Vine St, Opelousas, LA 70570-7377 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Billy-Ray's Boudin

Reviewed By DeJean - Opelousas, Louisiana

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).

5. Pizza Shack Incorporated

1242 Edith St, Opelousas, LA 70570-5917 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 337-948-4838
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Pizza Shack Incorporated

Reviewed By HERMAN C - Lafayette, Louisiana

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).

6. Soileau's Dinner Club

1618 N Main St, Opelousas, LA 70570-6619 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 337-942-2985
Excellent
45%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 76 reviews

Soileau's Dinner Club

Reviewed By Frank K - Eindhoven

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

7. Back In Time

123 W Landry St, Opelousas, LA 70570-5133 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff American Lunch +1 337-942-2413
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

Back In Time

Reviewed By Danny L - Lafayette, Louisiana

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.

8. Mama's Fried Chicken

2307 Jake Dr, Opelousas, LA 70570-7707 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner +1 337-948-6262
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Mama's Fried Chicken

Reviewed By dpamdc - Leonville, Louisiana

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!

9. La Hacienda

5693 I 49 S Service Rd, Opelousas, LA 70570-0749 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 337-942-2262
Excellent
41%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
9%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

La Hacienda

Reviewed By N0rmalee - Bossier City, Louisiana

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!?!

10. Yamato Steakhouse of Japan

1434 Heather Dr, Opelousas, LA 70570-7716 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 337-678-3238
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Yamato Steakhouse of Japan

Reviewed By Frank K - Eindhoven

This restaurant reminded me on my stay in Japan The sushi is so good en fresh One of the best japanse restaurants i encountered outside Japan

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