Top 5 Historic Eats of Shreveport | "What to do in the Shreveport-Bossier Area?" Series

Top 5 Historic Eats of Shreveport | "What to do in Shreveport?" Series

I hear so often from friends, clients, and acquaintances “there is nothing to do in Shreveport”. And this often comes up because I am talking about my love for Shreveport. My reply is often shock and then a short and polite list of things to do. I find that most people just don’t know all the awesome things Shreveport has to offer! So I am starting a series titled “What to do in Shreveport?” And first in the series is a list of the best restaurants in Shreveport that have stood the test of time!

 
  • Herby-K’s

    • It’s the kind of amazing you can only find at a hole in the wall kinda place. (2)

    • Some of the best local Cajun food! (2)

    • “The Flying Crow (named after a train engine) began as a place to get package liquor, tobacco, and an occasional sandwich.” (3)

    • “In 1936, Herbert J. Busi, Jr. turned the family owned business into a restaurant bearing the nickname he picked up while attending LSU in Baton Rouge and Herby-K’s was born.” (3)

    • “In 1945, he introduced the Shrimp Buster and the secret Shrimp Buster sauce to the menu.” (3)

    • The food is just fantastic and it is unlike any other place in Shreveport! (2)

    • Featured in Southern Living (3)

 
  • Strawn’s

    • They often have pre parties for events in town. (2)

    • The best box pie ever. (2)

    • Incredible breakfast! They are packed in the mornings! (2)

    • The best location is the first location in front of Centenary on Kings. (2)

    • Their coffee, it is amazing! (2)

    • Awesome southern food diner! (2)

    • They have this AWESOME chalkboard wall that is seriously so much fun for kids and adults! (2)

    • The murals that adorn the walls are so beautiful and historical! If you want to know who the people are in some of them (some are previous workers that made it what it is today) just ask! (2)

    • Featured in Southern Living (2)

 
  • Cotton Boll Grill

    • A southern food diner. (2)

    • One of the best places to eat fried chicken in Louisiana according to Louisiana Cookin’ (5)

    • “Since the 1930’s, The Cotton Boll Grill has fed hungry Shreveporters breakfast and lunch with scratch made cooking.” (6)

 
  • George’s Grill

    • A southern food diner (2)

    • A great place to meet up with friends for breakfast. (2)

    • “Mom's food without the mom hassle!” (7)

    • The man himself, George was always around his diner talking with the guests. He passed away from cancer in early 2014. It was a sad time for Shreveport! (8)

    • Family owned and operated (2)

 
  • Fertitta’s Delicatessen

    • They created the ‘Muffy’ Sandwich (1)

    • Family owned and operated (2)

    • “ "We are the oldest in Shreveport and the state of Louisiana -- the same family that owns it," said owner Agatha Fertitta-McCall. "There are older restaurants, but we are the same continually owned family that's been here since 1927." ” (9)

    • “ "Fertitta’s popularity and longevity is as much about its’ owners and history as it is the food," said Liz Swaine, director of the Shreveport Downtown Development Authority. “ (9)

    • “Her father Sam R. Fertitta and her mother Florence are responsible for turning the grocer into a deli and then a sandwich shop, serving the famous "Muffy"  — a muffuletta with their signature style.” (9)

    • A signature diner with amazing food! (2)

 

 

 

 

  1. https://www.facebook.com/fertittasdeli/

  2. My own brain/experience.

  3. http://www.herbyks.net/Herby_Ks/story.html

  4. https://www.facebook.com/187450951267567/photos/pb.187450951267567.-2207520000.1462995771./1194612967218022/?type=3&theater

  5. https://www.facebook.com/CottonBollGrill/photos/pb.111785305524845.-2207520000.1462996630./1014109945292372/?type=3&theater

  6. https://www.facebook.com/CottonBollGrill/info/?tab=overview

  7. https://www.facebook.com/Georges-Grill-112770125484818/info/?tab=overview

  8. http://www.ktbs.com/story/24546390/2014/01/25/george-casten-owner-of-georges-grill-passed-away-thursday

  9. http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/entertainment/dining/2016/04/27/oldest-restaurants-shreveport-still-striving/83594234/

 

 
 
 
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