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Can’t Miss Dining Options in Iberia Parish

Iberia Parish in Louisiana has long been recognized as the home of Avery Island, where the peppers for Tabasco has been grown for decades. However, it is also home to the city of New Iberia, along with Lydia, Loreauville and Jeanerette, filled with its rich and unique culture. Home to Cajuns, Creoles, Germans, French and other cultures, it is often referred to as the heartland of “Cajun Country.” Iberia Parish, like many of the other parishes located in southern Louisiana, has some of the best available diverse cuisine dishes in the Deep South. Click here for the entire list.

Here are some of the “can’t miss” dining options in Iberia Parish:

Bon Creole Seafood Restaurant

The Bon Creole Seafood Restaurant is situated on St. Peter St., in New Iberia, Louisiana, which is often referred to as the heart of the Cajun back woods country. This amazing “lunch counter” is recognized all throughout southern Louisiana for their over-stuffed signature po’ boy sandwiches. They offer a variety of seafood baskets, homemade burgers, chicken baskets, homemade gumbo and soups and their po boy sandwiches. They run daily lunch specials including Red Beans & Rice with sausage every Monday as is a tradition in Louisiana. It's also the perfect spot to savor boiled crawfish in season.

Jane’s Seafood and Chinese Restaurant

Located on Jane Street in New Iberia, Louisiana, Jane’s Seafood and Chinese Restaurant is open every day of the week except Monday. This family-run business has been in operation for over 20 years and serving the residents and guests of Iberia Parish. Their extensive southern Louisiana menu includes bite-size catfish, and fried crab fingers. They offer a wide array of seafood platters that include catfish, oysters and shrimp. Their po boy sandwiches are offered in a variety of seafood choices including shrimp, crawfish, catfish and oyster. Jane’s is known for their specialties including crawfish étouffée, shrimp étouffée, seafood platters and fried soft shell crabs.

While their seafood entrées and appetizers are recognized as some of the best in Iberia Parish, they are also known for their Chinese food that include a variety of Lo Mein dishes, poultry including Moo Goo Gai Pan and Cashew Chicken, Pepper Steak, Beef Broccoli, Cashew Shrimp, Baby Corn Imperial and Hunan Shrimp. Guests should be sure to enjoy their boiled specialties including crawfish, shrimp, snow crab and Dungeness crab. Before leaving, be sure to enjoy their tasty desserts.

Cafe Jefferson

Located in the midst of Rip Van Winkle Gardens on Jefferson Island, Cafe Jefferson specializes in dishes crafted with fresh seafood from the area's abundant waterways. No fried food here, but sensational bisques, gumbos, étouffée, sauce piquante and homemade gourmet desserts. Enjoy a relaxing lunch on the glassed-in porch or outside, under ancient moss draped live oaks overlooking Lake Peigneur. We recommend the Seafood Bisque featuring jumbo shrimp and crab in a creamy broth. The classic Shrimp Remoulade on a bed of greens or the Italian Muffuletta are good options if you're in the mood for something light. Leave room for dessert, because Michelle's homemade confections are the perfect ending to a copious meal! Ask for the Lemon Iced Box Pie. Only time for a drink? Order the Sunset Peigneur, inspired by the colors of the specatular sunsets on the lake.

About Iberia Parish

Iberia Parish is situated right on the Gulf of Mexico. Inhabitants in the area date back long before the settlers arrived in 1779. Sparsely populated, the residents support the communities in the parish through the fishing trade, the Tabasco sauce factory on Avery Island and tourism.

The diversity of Creole, Cajun and French cultures all blend together in the living and dining experiences of southern Louisiana. Many guests travel to Iberia Parish to enjoy its beauty and splendor, along with the rich dining experiences of the local communities.

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