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Top Choice Music in Lafayette

Festival International de Louisiane

At the fabulous Festival International de Louisiane, hundreds of local and international artists rock out for five days over the last weekend in April, in the largest free music festival of its caliber in the USA. A…
Top Choice Breakfast in Lafayette

French Press

This French Cajun hybrid is one of the best culinary things going in Lafayette. Breakfast is mind-blowing, with a sinful Cajun Benedict (boudin instead of ham), cheddar grits (that will kill you dead) and organic gr…
Live Music in Lafayette

Blue Moon Saloon

This intimate venue on the back porch of the accompanying guesthouse is what Louisiana is all about: good music, good people and good beer. What's not to love? Music tends to go off Wednesday to Saturday.
Diner in Lafayette


This family-owned joint serves Cajun diner fare, finally bringing gumbo for lunch and pancakes for breakfast into one glorious culinary marriage. It's especially fun on Wednesday mornings, when a French-speaking tab…
Museum in Lafayette


This tranquil, recreated 19th-century Cajun village wends along the bayou near the airport. Friendly, enthusiastic costumed docents explain Cajun, Creole and Native American history, and local bands perform on Sunda…
Southern US in Lafayette

Social Southern Table

The hip culinary crowd out in Acadiana pack into Social to feast on fried chicken 'n' biscuits, wild mushroom flatbreads, and local vegetables drenched in curry, among other delights. This isn't the first restaurant…
Cajun in Lafayette

Johnson's Boucanière

This resurrected, 70-year-old smoker business turns out detour-worthy boudin (Cajun-style pork-and-rice sausage) and an unstoppable smoked-pork-brisket sandwich topped with smoked sausage.
Cajun in Lafayette

Blue Dog Cafe

Make reservations if you hope to enjoy the live jazz and Cajun music brunch; on any given Sunday, the line stretches out the door by 10:30am. Enjoy bayou bisque with seafood, crawfish étouffée over rice, pork grilla…
Mexican in Lafayette

Taco Sisters

Opened by Molly and Katy Richard, the namesake sisters, this mango-colored taco shack serves juicy tacos and burritos with a Cajun kick. Everything’s house-made and fresh, from the smoked fish to the marinated chick…
Live Music in Lafayette


Dishes such as crab cake au gratin are quite tasty, but it's nightly live Cajun tunes that are the why-go. Regulars are always scooting around the floor; sit on the bench around the dance floor (separated from the t…