Louisiana folks take pride in cooking at home and passing recipes down to their children and relatives. While we enjoy gathering around a homecooked meal and catching up, sometimes letting someone else do the heavy lifting allows us to be more present with our family instead of worrying about having a kitchen to clean.

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Lafayette is home to hundreds of restaurants that range from traditional Cajun and Creole cuisine to Mexican and Lebanese and everything in between.

Chances are if you are craving it there is a place in town that serves it. Even though we have countless restaurants there are several that no matter when you go, will always have a wait. Here are the 7 Lafayette restaurants that are always worth the wait according to our listeners.

Park Bistro

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The neighborhood bistro that has captured the hearts of Lafayette is always worth the wait. From the incredible service to fantastic food, drinks, and dessert, it's easy to see why Park Bistro is always getting rave reviews. It's located in the old Saint Street Inn at 407 Brook Ave, Lafayette, LA 70506.

Crawfish Time

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During Crawfish season any seafood restaurant that serves boiled crawfish will be packed without a doubt. Crawfish Time and Dwights are two Lafayette favorites that are go-to restaurants for locals.

La Fonda

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Everyone in Lafayette has either celebrated their birthday or someone else's at La Fonda. A restaurant known for its half-and-half frozen margaritas and a festive atmosphere.

Another Broken Egg Cafe

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Easily the most popular brunch spot in Lafayette. There is always a wait, and according to our listeners, the wait is always worth it, especially for bottomless mimosas.

Vestal

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Vestal has become a celebration destination for locals in the area. The restaurant has everything you could ever want for a date night ambiance, specialty cocktails, and delicious seasonal menu items.

Caroline's Cookies

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While this isn't a restaurant they do serve the most coveted cookies in Acadiana, and for good reason. Lafayette simply cannot get enough of Caroline's dreamy cookies.

Scratch Farm Kitchen

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Scratch Kitchen is a hidden gem serving farm-to-table style foods for breakfast and lunch. Always serving the freshest ingredients and using as many locally sourced as possible which is why people don't mind waiting for a table here.

Texas Road House

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This was the most commented restaurant when we asked what restaurants were always worth the wait. There were very mixed reviews on it being the most popular answer. You can see for yourself below. One thing is for certain, there is always a line out the door for Texas Road House in Lafayette, love it or hate it, it's a fact at this point.

 

 

Best Gas Stations for Food Near Lafayette

Sometimes, we're on the road for a trip. Sometimes, we're craving something you can only find at a local gas station. Here are the best gas stations for food according to y'all.

Gallery Credit: Joe Cunningham

 

 

 

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