With its vast selection of food spots sprinkled throughout, it’s no surprise Baton Rouge was voted 2018’s Best Foodie City. Whether you’re here for business or enjoyment, check out our foodie-approved itinerary to treat yourself to the Capital City’s best eats, all just 48 hours.


Day 1 | Breakfast

Frank’s Restaurant

Known as the Home that Built Biscuits, Frank’s Family Restaurant has every breakfast item you could want. From savory chicken fried steak and benedicts to sweet pancakes and beignets, Frank’s is a one-stop shop for all things breakfast. With a menu this large, you’ll find something everyone will love. 

Day 1 | Lunch

Elsie’s Plate and Pie

Tip: you’ll want to wear your loose pants to this joint. Elsie’s Plate and Pie is a Mid City Neighborhood staple and a must-visit for anyone who loves to indulge in sweet and savory Southern comfort food. The history of Elsie’s is one that is near and dear to locals’ hearts, and hopefully will be in yours too. 

Day 1 | Dinner

The Gregory

Located in Downtown’s Watermark Hotel, The Gregory is where Southern charm meets glam dining. Take a seat in this renovated National Bank building to enjoy an elevated Southern dining experience that caters to every meal of the day. Whether you want a setting sure to impress colleagues or to create an intimate atmosphere, treat guests to food they’ll never forget. Pro tip: Try their Louisiana barbeque frog legs or a dozen of their signature oysters.


Day 2 | Brunch

Mason’s Grill

If you’re a fan of bottomless champagne, chicken and waffles, and custom Bloody Mary’s, we have the brunch spot for you. Mason’s Grill has been voted best brunch spot in Baton Rouge in 2019 for its vast brunch menu and family atmosphere. Unsure of what to get? Paula Dean herself is a fan of the chicken and waffles, which are famous for its use of whole fried chicken breasts (no small strips here) and caramel maple dipping sauce. 

Day 2 | Lunch

Capital City Grill

Capital City Grill remains a staple lunch spot for business meetings or lunch dates. According to the website, this menu is based on “local products and passionate cooking,” perfect for a spot located in the heart of Downtown. Capital City Grill captures bold Louisiana flavors in simplistic dishes, such as their seafood pasta, which is known amongst locals as a must-try. 

Day 2 | Dinner 

Parrain’s Restaurant

Voted Best Cajun Spot in 2018, close out your food itinerary with a Cajun classic: Parrian’s. Fried seafood platters, poboys, grilled and fried meats and fish, Parrain’s has it all to round out your trip with Cajun and Creole cuisine. Since 2001, this spot has made visitors feel as if they are sitting in their Cajun grandparents’ kitchen, a feeling that should be experienced by everyone. 

From Asian fusion to gourmet hot dogs, Baton Rouge has it all. Want to try more? Book your trip and check out our restaurants list for more mouth-watering inspiration! Unleash your inner foodie and tag every photo with #ExploreBatonRouge!