Where to Eat in Alexandria: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Lean Nau

Along the banks of the Red River, deep in the heart of Louisiana, Alexandria is eager to share its heritage with visitors. The Alexandria Zoological Park, features the "Louisiana Habitat," showcasing the famous Louisiana marshes and swamps and their native residents, including alligators and cougars. Explore the beaches and bayous of the Kisatchie National Forest, a popular hiking and camping destination, or stay in the city and catch the impressive annual Central Louisiana Mardi Gras parade.
Things to do in Alexandria

1. Pamela's Bayou in a Bowl

33 Macarthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303-3646 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 318-528-8839
Excellent
92%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 132 reviews

Pamela's Bayou in a Bowl

Reviewed By More4Step

The food at Pamela’s Bayou In a Bowl appears simple, but the flavors have remarkable depth. Pamela’s is known best for its NOLA flair on southern cuisine dishes and the reputation is well deserved. Some of the produces used at Pamela’s are harvested from local farmers in the Central Louisiana, and the corn bread and cake dessert are served warm crafted with real vanilla cream icing. Pamela’s offers something for the whole family tastebuds. The restaurant is both clean and tidy—despite having limited space and more customers than can fit inside at one time—and all the staff members there greeted my companion and me with smiles as warm as the southern goodiness they serve there. I would thoroughly recommend Pamela’s to anyone with a tummy needing to be filled with a lot of yumminess. I know I'll certainly be returning often!

2. Wildwood Pizza

1260 Texas Ave Ste H, Alexandria, LA 71301-4853 Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 318-448-7121
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Wildwood Pizza

Reviewed By clumbermom1 - Lafayette, Louisiana

We ate rather late in the evening, but the food was good and fresh. I had a salad and my friends had pizza. The meals were served quickly (which was great because we were really hungry!) Nice friendly staff and pleasant atmosphere. I would definitely return.

3. Cajun Landing

2728 N Macarthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303-4227 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 26 +1 318-487-4912
Excellent
63%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 490 reviews

Cajun Landing

Here at Cajun Landing we would like to offer you a Enjoyable Dinning experience for you and family. Stop in to see us today.

Reviewed By Travelgurl1956 - Littleton, Colorado

This was a very relaxed evening, dining at Cajun Landing. From the deep fried rolls, crunchy and hot, to the charm of the wait staff, this was a memorable dining experience.

The Pontchartrain chicken, with a seafood mushroom sauce was so original and tender. The Catfish Blackjack embodied the authentic taste only found in Louisiana. The dessert menu was quite tempting, but the meal was filling, leaving no food morsels behind!

The casual atmosphere made our travel day attire welcome and the Mardi Gras music and decorations gave us a New Orleans feel, despite being miles away. Come with an appetite to the Cajun Landing.

4. Spirits Food and Friends

1200 Texas Ave, Alexandria, LA 71301-4837 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 9 - SGD 22 +1 318-445-4491
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 194 reviews

Spirits Food and Friends

Spirits is not your average restaurant. Since opening in the Garden District on the corner of Texas Avenue and Jackson Street in 1967, it has evolved into an Alexandria institution, a place where you can enjoy great food, great service and great live music in Central Louisiana. Always fresh and unique, our menu features fresh gulf seafood, burgers, poboys, pasta dishes and our famous Spirits salads. Spirits also has an extensive selection of domestic and imported beers in bottles and draft, a diverse wine list and a fully stocked bar for your favorite cocktail. Featuring free live music every Wednesday, we take pride in showcasing Central Louisiana's local musicians. Spirits also books national touring bands on Friday and Saturday nights. Check our calendar regularly as shows are added throughout the month. And Spirits offers a FULL catering menu. No event is too large, and we offer a plate lunch menu as well. Spirits Food & Friends is YOUR restaurant and your place between work and home. So come in, eat, drink and experience what we have to offer

Reviewed By Nursedeb3 - Farmerville, Louisiana

The Spirits salad with grilled shrimp and the pepper jelly vinaigrette is an all time favorite. That and the fried green bean appetizer are all that I ever order, but anticipate that all offerings are just as tasty. Servings are large and good for sharing.

5. Oriental Wok

6 N Bolton Ave, Alexandria, LA 71301-7402 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 318-448-8247
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Oriental Wok

Reviewed By 625sherylh - Alexandria, United States

By far the best chinese food in Alexandria. They have great lunch specials. I love their Tiny Spicy chicken. Their portions are really large.

6. Verona Italian Restorante

3805 Halsey St, Alexandria, LA 71301-3770 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 318-445-1500
Excellent
71%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Verona Italian Restorante

Reviewed By MsKatie2013 - Alexandria, Louisiana

I really enjoy Verona's food, atmosphere and customer service each time I go. My favorite dish is the lobster ravioli. Oh, the lobster chunks!!! and sauce!!!! Yum!!!! The house dressing is excellent. It's sort of a red, tomato, Italian type dressing, difficult for me to describe, but is so fresh and delicious on the fresh salads served. I love to treat myself to a glass of Proseco as well. The rolls have such a wonderful yeast smell with a touch of cheese on top. Of course I have to have an expresso and cannoli for dessert. Take time here and savor everything! It is well worth it. I had the orange liqueur today that was at no cost to complete the meal after eating everything I could possibly hold. The lady who waited on us was so friendly as was the staff who served the salads and rolls. Real Italian food!!! Not fast food and a great place to chill out as if I was sitting near the square in Sorrento, Italy.

7. Outlaw's Barbecue

818 Macarthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303-3117 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 318-443-8723
Excellent
44%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 190 reviews

Outlaw's Barbecue

Reviewed By Joseph N - Minden, Louisiana

My family and I recently stopped for lunch at 1 PM. They were out of ribs and somehow lost my son's hamburger order. When they did finally make the burger, they made it wrong. Management seems more interested in hanging out and visiting than running the restaurant. May try again, but will more likely go to Chinese Kitchen

8. Texas Roadhouse

1464 Macarthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71301-4022 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American, Steakhouse Dinner, Lunch +1 318-445-7800
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 107 reviews

Texas Roadhouse

Legendary Food, Legendary Service

Reviewed By K L - Dallas, Texas

Ordered out from our Hotel after a late check in. Never did take out at Texas Roadhouse before, but I sure would do it agian at this location. The customer service was outstanding. Our food was not only ready when expected, the server went through our entire order to make sure we had everything correct. They even gave us a complentary soda and made us feel welcomed. Very impressive handling for a take out experience.

9. Caro's Authentic Mexican and Caribbean Cuisine

1412 Metro Dr, Alexandria, LA 71301-3424 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 318-445-1783
Excellent
85%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Caro's Authentic Mexican and Caribbean Cuisine

Reviewed By Trenda B - Pollock, Louisiana

Food was delicious. Chips served hot with a great habanero salsa on the side to add to your regular salsa. Nice little porch area to sit on when cool. Find that they need larger air conditioning unit inside in this Louisiana Heat! Highly recommend the food.

10. Word of Mouth Cafe

918 Foisy St, Alexandria, LA 71301-8049 Takeout, Seating American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch +1 318-528-8702
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Word of Mouth Cafe

Reviewed By BKPaints - Dallas, Texas

Stopped here on our way down to New Orleans and what a perfect lunch spot! We had read reviews on restaurants in the area and Word of Mouth nailed it! The owner/chef was super nice to talk to and had great recommendations for places to go on our trip!

We had a pressed sandwich and wrap for lunch to keep it light but next time we will for sure order the bread pudding! Everyone was ordering the pot roast which is also on our list for next time.

Must stop shop if you're passing through and right off the highway a block or two.

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