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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best Old Fashioned Bread Pudding in town! And, delicious Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, too! My bff loves their Chicken Salad on Croissant. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“I love Lasyone's Famous Meat Pies, Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, but my husband's favorite is Lasyone's Famous Red Beans, Rice and Sausage. It's a Foodies Heaven! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Some of the best seafood and steaks around, overlooking beautiful Sibley Lake.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Walk down front street for incredible sightseeing, shopping, historic places, drinks and nightlife, entertainment and activities. You can even ride a horse-drawn carriage. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are beautiful Christmas lights all over downtown and parades during Christmas festival (first weekend in December)”
  • 1 local recommends
Cemetery
“The American Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in the Louisiana Purchase. Covered with old live oak trees, this iconic, picturesque cemetery is worth the visit! The character Shelby was buried in this cemetery in the movie Steel Magnolias.”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
“Only one of two Basilicas in the state of Louisiana. There are less than 30 in the nation. A beautiful, serene place to visit.”
  • 1 local recommends
Clothing Store
  • 1 local recommends
Movie Theatre
  • 1 local recommends
School
“Ranked the best public high school in Louisiana, LSMSA's residential program offers top-ranked faculty and superior academics for the state's best students.”
  • 1 local recommends
Aquarium
“Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery is one of 69 Federal fish hatcheries located across the United States, and is the only Federal fish hatchery located in Louisiana. The fish hatchery and aquarium is a great excursion for families with kids and nature lovers.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Located in historic downtown Natchitoches, LA, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring its sports legends!”
  • 1 local recommends
Place to eat
“Haunted woods. Just go see it. It will scare the daylight out of you. An exciting twist on the typical haunted house. Open in September and October.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Natchitoches is known as the city of lights. Definitely worth the trip to downtown to see the Christmas Festival between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Fireworks on Saturdays and the entire downtown is decked with lights. So beautiful right on the river bank.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Good food, nice view, not very expensive. Service can be inconsistent especially when they are super busy, but overall, it's still good. Their fried catfish and shrimp, grilled tuna steak and fried mushrooms are a must try.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“My favorite dishes include the Hen and Andouille Gumbo, and the Shrimp Grits. But, my husband LOVES their fried catfish! Live music, great service, and nice owners!”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best Old Fashioned Bread Pudding in town! And, delicious Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, too! My bff loves their Chicken Salad on Croissant. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“I love Lasyone's Famous Meat Pies, Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, but my husband's favorite is Lasyone's Famous Red Beans, Rice and Sausage. It's a Foodies Heaven! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Some of the best seafood and steaks around, overlooking beautiful Sibley Lake.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Good food, nice view, not very expensive. Service can be inconsistent especially when they are super busy, but overall, it's still good. Their fried catfish and shrimp, grilled tuna steak and fried mushrooms are a must try.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favorite dishes include the Hen and Andouille Gumbo, and the Shrimp Grits. But, my husband LOVES their fried catfish! Live music, great service, and nice owners!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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