Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Baton Rouge and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Boutin's Cajun Restaurant thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat TJ Ribs, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

Caterie Deli and Saloon

Long-lived and much-loved, this place is a great gathering place for college folks and those just out of that scene. The Caterie always offers a good supply of fun, and its casual ambience means that anyone can stop by and feel comfortable....  Read More

At this local enterprise, you'll find all sorts of tempting possibilities. The menu is broad, offering salads, sandwiches, pizzas, appetizers, and a selection of Cajun and home-style entrees. You'll also find seafood well represented. The...  Read More

La Madeleine French Bakery and Cafe

This French cafe, with its appealing rustic decor, is a sure bet when you want delectable food. Originally featuring perfect pastries, breads, cheesecakes, and tarts, the eatery also serves Continental fare. Bountiful breakfasts feature omelets,...  Read More

Ruth's Chris Steak House

This beloved chain of steakhouses bills itself as the "Home of Serious Steaks," and one visit will tell you that's more than a marketing slogan. Steaks are known for their sizzle, achieved by a dollop of butter dropped on hot-from-the-oven cuts;...  Read More

Baton Rouge

This pleasantly sophisticated restaurant regales diners with both genteel Southern ambience and a delightful Creole menu. You'll see from the presence of crab and boursin cheesecake that creativity is prominent, and it's proven with seafood...  Read More

Baton Rouge

Creole cuisine's refined sensibility elicits delighted murmurs from Mansur's appreciative patrons. The restaurant's inviting ambience, coupled with an accomplished menu and a top-notch wine list, also make it one of the area's favorite dining...  Read More

This expansive restaurant has room for scores of patrons amid its menagerie of mounted wildlife specimens. Their rustic character is a fitting complement to the range of seafood dishes, which feature plenty of local options, including catfish,...  Read More

Set near LSU, this seafood restaurant plies students, visitors and residents alike with a bevy of fresh seafood dishes. Local waters deliver ingredients featured in seafood and chicken pasta, crawfish tails, stuffed crabs, grilled fish, crabmeat...  Read More

Baton Rouge

Understated elegance reigns at this accomplished restaurant, which sits invitingly amid manicured grounds and boasts antiques, soft colors, and fresh flowers. The family-run establishment features only from-scratch ingredients and plies guests...  Read More

The Cabin Restaurant

Tradition runs strong at this fascinating restaurant, which occupies a former slave home from the Monroe Plantation. Today, it's been restored and is a fabulous place to partake of Cajun cuisine. A cypress roof and walls plastered with...  Read More