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Creole Lunch House

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713 12th St, Lafayette, LA 70501-7327
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 15:00
Wed 11:00 - 03:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading about this in a travel book we decided we needed to try it. Surprised to find that the restaurant is on a side street in a small home.What a gem! The stuffed bread was amazing and the travel book said to try anything smothered in gravy. Hard to choose because everything looked so good. Got the meatballs with... More 

Thank Kathy53Usa
Bossier City, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

A little difficult to find, but worth the trip. My wife had the fried pork chop and I had the catfish courtboullion. Both were very good. The stuffed bread was great also. Only negative I can say was the price. Two lunches with 2 stuffed breads was $40. The server was helpful. We came in and admitted that we have... More 

Thank Madisonandtylerspapa
Cave Junction, Oregon
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

If you had a southern grandmother, and she has gone home to Jesus and you wish you could taste her cooking one more time, go here. When you first drive up you might be tempted to not go in but do it anyway. It is a small house in a residential area and only serves lunch. The menu is small... More 

Thank Debbie97523
Lafayette, Louisiana
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

The food cooked and served up here is prepared with love and a strong dose of Louisiana Creole. Offerings are served up from a steam table that always includes rice and gravy, smothered greens, and cornbread. Meats include such local fare as meatball stew, smothered or fried pork chops, red beans and rice, and stewed chicken. If that doesn't suit,... More 

Thank Laynestj
Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

When you can leave your office and drive five minutes to a place like the Creole Lunch House, you know you're living (and working) in the right place. The food is outstanding, as is the service. A plate of beans, blackeyed peas, cornbread, rice and gravy, and barbecued ribs--oh my, the ribs!--is something to look forward to, and to go... More 

Thank shetlandskid
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

This place is in what I consider a bad part of town, and it is in a building which I think is a house converted to a restaurant. HOWEVER, the food is GREAT. Home cooking soul food. Fried pork chops, red beans and rice, etc... It is cafeteria style and has limited seating. I think they only take cash. Known... More 

Thank ConsumerGuy
lafayette, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

good down home cooking. Excellent red beans and rice. Be sure to try out the stuffed bread. My Wednesday summertime favorite is the chicken and okra stew and my Friday favorite is the catfish courtbouillon.

Thank George E
Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

One can ALWAYS depend on the food consistency at The Creole House. The place has been open for over 25 years that I KNOW and always will offer up the same meals according to the day of the week PLUS more. Small & quaint; but, beware, ur belly will be full & robust!

Thank karen m
Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

I live in Lafayette, LA and this is where the locals eat. Creole Lunch House is famous for their "stuffed bread" (sausage or ground meat stuffing), but I LOVE the plate lunches. Great entrees - like fried pork chops, smothered steak, fried fish, and lots of veggie side dishes, rice and brown gravy, cornbread and sweet tea - it doesn't... More 

Thank UpUpandAway19
Lafayette, LA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

They mean it! It's an historic (or maybe just old) house that they have converted into this restaurant. Along with the loving "renovation" into the restaurant, you can taste the love in the food! They have a different "plate lunch" every day. It's cafeteria style, so get your food first then hope that there's a table available. This place doesn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 12th St, Lafayette, LA 70501-7327
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?