Football is back in Tiger Stadium, and there’s nothing like heading to Baton Rouge to watch the LSU Tigers play. In case you don’t fill up at tailgates or concessions, try these places to eat around Tiger Stadium before or after watching the Fighting Tigers dominate the field.
The Stadium Extension: Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar - Burbank
Distance from the stadium: stone’s throw
The original Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar’s Burbank location is just steps away from Tiger Stadium, and eating here almost feels like you’re at the game. No tickets? No problem! Watch the game while sitting on the beautiful outdoor patio and hear the stadium roar with cheers. The atmosphere is truly unbeatable on game day!
The Classic: The Chimes Restaurant & Taproom - Highland
Distance from the stadium: 2 miles
There’s a reason The Chimes was named the “Best Place to Bring Someone from Out of Town” by Thrillest Magazine. You’ll get a true taste of South Louisiana at this local favorite. Located by the Northgates of LSU’s campus, this place is worth a visit for the chargrilled oysters and any of the large selection of cold brews on tap.
The Quick Bite: AM Mart
Distance from the stadium: 1.6 miles
Stay with us on this one. American Market/AM Mart/A.M. Mart/A & M Mart – you’ll hear it referred to a lot of ways, but this lowkey sandwich shop is a must-try. It might look like just a tiny, unnoticeable convenience store, but the small deli inside produces some of the best sandwiches in Baton Rouge. They’ve won numerous “Best of LSU” awards voted by students for the amazing taste and low prices. Although there aren’t too many tables to sit and eat at AM Mart, it’s the perfect place to call ahead and grab a bite for the road if you’re heading down Nicholson Drive.
The Baton Rouge Tradition: Pastime Restaurant & Lounge
Distance from the stadium: 3 miles
Seventy years and counting is a long time for a restaurant to survive in any city, and at Pastime Restaurant, you’ll experience why. If you’re heading to or from your downtown hotel, this casual family restaurant and lounge offers tasty pizzas, sandwiches and more. Once the closest place to LSU campus where you could buy alcohol, Pastime truly is a Baton Rouge tradition.
EARLY MORNING EATS: LOUIE’S CAFÉ
Distance from the stadium: 1 mile
For the early mornings before tailgating, try Louie’s Café. This historic diner is so popular that it recently had to move to a nearby location with more space! Established in 1941, generations of LSU students and sports fans have been enjoying this institution. Try and snag a stool over the grill to watch the chefs whip up your breakfast!
Other restaurants near Tiger Stadium:
City Slice Pints & Pizza
Fat Boy’s Pizza at LSU
Inga’s Subs & Salads
Koi Sushi Restaurant
The Kolache Kitchen
Louisiana’s Best & Co.
LSU AgCenter Dairy Store
Modesto Taco Tequila Whiskey
Nine Dragon Chinese Restaurant
The Original Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
Roul’s Deli – Highland
Smalls Sliders – LSU
Soulshine Kitchen & Bar
Taste & See Sushi Hibachi
Torchy’s Tacos LSU
Umami Japanese Bistro
Wahada – Japanese Sushi Bar & Grill
Have a favorite place to eat before or after LSU football games? Let us know in the comments!