Friday, March 6, 2015

Lunch at Oak Alley Plantation

Continuing with our Louisiana/New Orleans wanderings… Following our visit to “Laura”, the Creole plantation, we headed on down the road to Oak Alley plantation.  But by this time we were ready for a little lunch before we took the tour…  

This is the exterior of the Oak Alley Plantation Restaurant.  The restaurant is housed in a 19th century cottage located on the grounds of the plantation…not far from the antebellum mansion. (Photo was 'borrowed' from Yelp)

Naturally enough for attractions such as Oak Alley, diners actually enter the restaurant through the adjoining gift shop… This Christmas tree was loaded! 

As you can see from the previous photos, the dining rooms at Oak Alley’s restaurant consist of several small rooms, each with a few tables.  The menu is focused on Creole and Cajun dishes and preparations.  The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch.  There is also a café on the property that is more casual with a more ‘standard’ menu and lower prices.

Dawn had a cup of Chicken Gumbo soup. ($3.95) She thought that it was pretty good… She also had a side salad which was just fine.

Laurie decided that she would take advantage of being in Louisiana and partake in one more oyster feast!  This is the Fried Oyster Po-Boy Royale. ($14.95) This beautiful Po-Boy was dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, bacon and blue cheese sauce on Leidenheimer buns.  It was a real winner!

I’m not into oysters but I have a hard time resisting quality fried food!  I ordered the Overstuffed Grilled Shrimp Po-Boy. ($13.95) It consisted of lots of fresh gulf shrimp marinated in chef's seasonings, grilled and dressed with Creolaise, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles on Leidenheimer bread.  It was excellent…and very satisfying!

Our waitress brought us the dessert tray in an effort to tempt us… Options included Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce, Crème Brule`, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Pecan Pie, Buttermilk Pie and Creole Cream Cheese Cheesecake with Praline Topping… They looked great but we resisted.  Laurie took this photo for me so I could torture any readers of this blog who love desserts!

The menu is quite expansive and we didn’t order any of the dinner entrees that are offered.  To see the menu, you can just go to

We enjoyed our lunch at Oak Alley’s Restaurant.  Checking Trip Advisor, I noted that we aren’t alone.  There were 118 Excellent/Very Good, 22 Average and only 2 Poor/Terrible reviews.  The plantation and restaurant are located at 3645 Highway 18 in Vacherie Louisiana.  Restaurant phone:  225-265-2151.

Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…

Thanks for stopping by for lunch!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. Charming restaurant and very smart to eat seafood when in Louisiana. I say if you're ever going to order seafood, order it where it's bound to be fresh and they know how to best cook it.

  2. I always enjoyed going to Oak Alley Plantation --and the others. In fact, if I had have had time, I would have volunteered at one of the plantations.. BUT--I was a single parent working fulltime and taking care of my sons... just NO time then....

    The lunch looked great... Not sure they were offering meals at Oak Alley when I lived in that area in the '80's...I would love the Oyster Po-Boy... YUM.


  3. I love these good looking desserts David!
    I love the creme brulée look perfect!!

  4. Dear Dave, The sandwiches look great and I am glad you enjoyed them. I would not be able to resist a dessert though. They sure look good. I would have to have a piece of the pecan pie!
    Blessings, Catherine