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1st Lake Dining Guide: Best Jefferson Parish Restaurants

Many people know Metairie for being New Orleans’ neighbor; but Metairie is so much more than that.crawfish-169694_640

There is a reason Metairie is home to the highest number of 1st Lake apartment communities. It is safe, fun and full of Louisiana food culture.

Whatever you’re craving, Metairie’s got it.

So, if you’re new to the area or just bored of the old routine, read our guide to the best restaurants in Metairie. There are hundreds of great restaurants in Metairie, but here are just a few of our favorites:


Louisiana is known for its fresh and delicious seafood, and Metairie is no exception. Try these spots:

  • Drago’s for world famous charbroiled oysters
  • Deanie’s for a wide variety of local seafood dishes- try the barbecue shrimp!
  • Acme Oyster House for the best fresh oysters
  • Don’s Seafood  for Don’s Seafood Platter: an epic combination of stuffed crab, fried shrimp, stuffed shrimp fried catfish, fried oysters and crawfish étouffée.


If you’re craving the spices and flavors of other countries, try one of these yummy options:


A favorite in Italy and America alike, pizza is abundant in Metairie. Find your favorite pie at one of these joints:


If you’re looking for the perfect place to take a lunch break, check out these quick and delicious restaurants:


Beignets, French-style fried donuts topped with powdered sugar, are everyone’s favorite New Orleans treat. For the best in Metairie, check out:

New Orleans Style

Since Metairie is right next to New Orleans, there are plenty of restaurants that do NOLA food just as well as they do in the city.

Steaks & Burgers

For those carnivores out there, Metairie is home to some of the best barbecue, steak and hamburger joints:

Once you’ve tried out one of these tasty spots, share this post and let us know what you think!

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