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.

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

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

Gino's Restaurant

Tradition runs strong at this local Italian restaurant, which has been a Baton Rouge mainstay for well over a generation. Family-owned, Gino's delivers the best in southern Italian cuisine, and its romantic ambience calls out to couples...  Read More

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Known in college towns and downtowns for its hippy aesthetic and inventive pizzas, this quirky chain emphasizes only fresh ingredients spread across hand-rolled, spring-water dough. Menu highlights include the Gourmet White (with sun-dried...  Read More

Frank's Restaurant & Smokehouse

For more than a generation, this family-owned restaurant has been plying Baton Rouge natives with a passel of good home cooking. Within the rustic, casual building, folks sit back and dig into chocolate chip pancakes, Cajun boudin omelets, and...  Read More

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Dim, casual, and laid-back, George's feels like the neighborhood joint it is. There's no stand-out decor or gimmicks, just satisfying bar food that goes more for taste and substance than health. As a result, you'll find bacon cheeseburgers,...  Read More

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

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Jambalaya Shoppe

Mainly a lunch place, and especially favored for take-out, this local enterprise satisfies cravings for authentic Louisiana specialties. As the name indicates, jambalaya is tops, chunky and spicy with pork, chicken, and sausage. You can also try...  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

Don's Seafood and Steakhouse

Established in 1934, this Cajun-styled restaurant is family-owned and run, a labor of love that's become an area dining tradition. Terrific ingredients ensure that each dish is at its best, and with great steaks, fresh seafood, and an...  Read More