You know how it is when out of town company comes to stay, and you want to show them the full on Louisiana experience? Not hard to do with so many fun events, and great places to eat. But if you are looking for some local restaurants that also have a great view too, well, Only in Louisiana can help. And I don't think the scenery necessarily has to be on the water for it to be spectacular. Check out some of the cool places to get a bite and a view below.

  • Brisbi’s Lakefront Restaurant & Bar, New Orleans. Sitting right on beautiful Lake Ponchartrain at 7400 Lakeshore Dr., serving Cajun and Creole specialties
  • Frenier Landing Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 113 Dottie Lane, La Place. Also on Lake Ponchartrain, but on the western end. Serving home style casual Louisiana cooking
  • The Little Big Cup, 149 Fuselier Rd., Arnaudville. A local favorite on Bayou Fuselier, serving delicious and innovative cajun specialty dishes
  • Mariner’s Restaurant, 5948 Highway 1 Bypass., Natchitoches. Sitting right on gorgeous Sibley Lake, and serving traditional Louisiana Cajun and Creole cuisine
  • Middendorf’s Seafood Restaurant, 30160 Old US-51, Akers. In bussiness since 1934, they are famous for their thin fried catfish filets
  • Regatta Seafood & Steakhouse, 508 Hawkeye Ave., Lake Arthur. You can even pull your boat right up to the restaurant to order your food!
  • RiverFront, 530 Park Ave., Abbeville. Serving Louisiana specialties with a view of the beautiful Vermilion
  • Ruffino’s on the River, 921 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette. Located directly on the Vermilion River, the spectacular views are only matched by the delectable Cajun Cuisine
  • Tsunami Sushi, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. Delicious dishes with a truly unbelievable view of the Mississippi River
  • Tunk’s Cypress Inn & Oyster Bar, 8507 Hwy. 28, Boyce. Down home Oyster bar with great prices, and situated right on the beautiful Kincaid Reservoir
  • Warehouse No. 1 Restaurant, 1 Olive St., Monroe. Located right on the Ouachita River, and serving a delicious menu of seafood and steaks