Your Guide to Shreveport-Bossier City's Most Popular Local Eateries, Bars and Hotels

You know the saying — work hard, play hard. Every now and then, we all deserve a break from the grind of daily life and there’s no better way to cut loose than doing so in your own backyard. Shreveport-Bossier City is host to some of the best restaurants, best entertainment and best places to stay in the south. Learn more about these community gems and consider these places when planning your next stay-cation.

THE BAR CHORD

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With inspiration from the craft cocktail and live music scene found in Austin, Texas, the bar chord aims to bring a culture steeped in music and handcrafted libations. Created out of love of great music and perfect cocktails, the bar chord offers both classic and modern takes on craft cocktails complemented by an intimate music scene. Weekly events include stand-up comedy, trivia nights, ladies’ nights and, of course, live music.

Tucked inside the lobby of Trejo’s Mexican Restaurant, the two are family. Experience the ambiance of the bar chord while enjoying the Mexican cuisine of Trejo’s.

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TREJOS

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Trejo’s is a local chain dishing up Mexican favorites, including tacos, enchiladas and fajitas along with delicious margaritas.

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THE BLIND TIGER

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A Shreveport staple since 1992, The Blind Tiger Restaurant continues its remarkable success downtown. Owners Glenn Brannan and Rick Sloan share a dedication and commitment to quality that has allowed them to thrive into the eatery’s 28th year.

The Blind Tiger proudly cooks up their Louisiana dishes — gumbo, etouffee, jambalaya, dirty rice — from scratch using owner Rick’s finely tuned recipes. It is this attention to quality and authenticity that makes their Cajun cuisine the best in town.

The most popular item is the Cajun Sampler, designed to suit any craving. Featured in Southern Living magazine, this dish begins with a cup of seafood gumbo followed by a platter of six signature items: blackened catfish, shrimp etouffee, fried crawfish tails, meat pies, jambalaya and their wildly popular Cajun-fried corn on the cob.

“The Tiger,” as locals call the restaurant, has the most unique and delicious drink menu in town. The BT House Mary is not to be missed. Legendary mixologist Mike Maguire has infused vodka with the “trinity” of celery, bell pepper and onion, added Zing Zang and secret spices to create the city’s best Bloody Mary.

A well-curated beer menu features local and regional breweries, including offerings from Great Raft and Abita on draught. The Tiger also carries many spirits produced in Louisiana. From rums made in Cajun country to vodkas, gins and whiskeys from New Orleans, the Tiger proudly recommends these homegrown products.

The Blind Tiger — A Shreveport tradition not to be missed.

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CRAWDADDY'S KITCHEN

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Ollie Bryan & Louis Cascio have owned and operated Crawdaddy’s Kitchen for 20 years.

Other than boiled crawfish Louis’ favorite dish is a Crawdaddy’s specialty, Crawfish Supreme, homemade crawfish cornbread smothered with crawfish etouffee. Ollie’s favorites are Crawdaddy’s Chicken & Andouille gumbo & the fried catfish.

General Manager Tim Cascio’s favorites are the Fried Shrimp Poboy and Crawfish Fettuccine.

At Crawdaddy’s we offer a very extensive menu including Boiled Shrimp, 1/2 lb. Deluxe Cheeseburgers & New Orleans style Muffulettas. We’re sure that you will have your own favorites too!

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DON JUANZ BAJA BEACH TACOS

Don Juanz is proud to announce its Eat Fit Shreveport certification and endorsement by Ochsner Health System with support by the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and LSU Health Shreveport.  Both Don Juanz restaurants meet nutritional criteria designated by Ochsner Health System, the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and LSU Health Shreveport.

Currently, Don Juanz is the only restaurant north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana to receive this distinguished certification.  To become Eat Fit certified, Don O’Byrne, President of Don Juanz, Inc., was interviewed, had the premises of his restaurants inspected and his documented recipe booklets examined by Eat Fit registered dieticians, nutritionists and executive staff. 

Don adds that “since 2006, we’ve always maintained nutritious & delicious meals crafted with only the freshest, highest quality, regionally sourced & organic ingredients”.   “Because my family is an active, athletic family that cooks healthy at home, I wanted to share a menu that not only reflected great taste, but also a healthy dining option for our guests.  We realized early on to be a clean & healthy restaurant there wasn’t any cutting corners in the kitchen.  By our own measures, we knew that what we were serving at Don Juanz was healthy- we’ve just never had an endorsement until now”.   

Guests desiring to eat clean, watch their weight, manage diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and maintain a gluten-free diet can now make the healthy choice an easy choice.  Simply choose from Don Juanz thirteen Eat Fit Certified menu items & enjoy your Healthmex! Visit EatFitShreveport.com & download the Eat Fit app for full nutritional facts.

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EL POTRILLO

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El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant & Grill is a locally owned and operated authentic Mexican restaurant. Over the years, we have established a reputation for not only providing exceptional cuisine but a delightful dining experience. A full service bar serving our top shelf margaritas along with live music on the patio provide an excellent environment for our customers.

We care about the quality of our food as well as delivering the very best service.

We use 100 percent vegetable oil in the preparation of our food, and whole wheat tortillas are available as a substitute for the traditional flour or corn versions. Also, gift certificates are available for every occasion, and we can accommodate large parties. Whether you desire lunch with friends or dinner with family, we are the perfection option. Join us when you have gotten an appetite for fun!

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FRANK'S LOUISIANA KITCHEN

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FRANK’S Louisiana Kitchen (FLK), another locally owned member of the Frank’s family of restaurants, is located one mile east of I-49 on Southern Loop at Provenance. We bring authentic New Orleans cuisine featuring Cajun & Creole influences. Dining at FLK provides Shreveport-Bossier City a true New Orleans experience without the 10-hour trip!

We are proud to announce our two new dining areas. The Orleans Room is available for private parties, just in time for graduation and wedding season! The Tiger Den is a quieter, more intimate setting which is open to walk-in parties.

The oyster bar features gulf coast oysters or try one of our traveling oysters from the East or West coast. Chef de Cuisine Sean Sullivan buys only the best fresh fish and shellfish for nightly seafood specials. Our new Spring menu features exciting seasonal items, like the new Esplanade Burger, Shrimp Remoulade Po-boy & Royal Thai Gratinéed Oysters. A new take on the FRANK’S Pizza classic, the Luxardo Cherry & Dark Belgian Chocolate Budino is a guaranteed new favorite dessert.

For lunch, we offer soups, salads and entrees that can be combined to suit any taste or price point. We always have our famous gumbo and classics like New Orleans-style BBQ Shrimp, Crawfish Étouffée & Po-boys on Leidenheimer French bread from New Orleans that is so light and delicious that it is almost not there. Steaks are butchered in house, meats are seasoned and cured in-house, and boudin is made from local Mahaffey Farms pork.

DON’T MISS: Our Sunday Jazz Brunch is the BEST in town – featuring live music by talented local musicians. Enjoy dollar gulf oyster specials on Tuesdays or Wine Wednesdays with other Happy Hour specials throughout the week. Time to enjoy our beautiful front patio now as the weather is getting perfect!

For reservations, call 688-3535, visit www.FRANKSLAKITCHEN.COM, or use the OpenTable app. Delivery and carry-out using  Waitr app (www.waitrapp.com or Waitr app).

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GIUSEPPE'S PASTACAFE

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“We’d love to talk Pasta with you!”

Giuseppe’s Pastacaffe is Passionate about Fresh Pasta.  Located at 920 Pierremont next door to Cuban Liquor, Giuseppe’s Pastacaffe offers guests a chance to enjoy a fresh bowl of pasta that is made daily right there at the Caffe.  Their pastas are made with the highest quality flour, cage-free eggs, and no preservatives.  They also specialize in Gluten Free Pasta and their signature Spinach Tagliolini Pasta made from Fresh Spinach.  The Brucia family has had the pleasure of serving the Shreveport/Bossier area for the past 45 years. Chef Giuseppe Brucia, the namesake of the restaurant, has been in the community since 1974 and now has the pleasure of watching the next generation, his son, Gioacchino Brucia continue on the family tradition.  “Our Pastas are as close to what you will eat in Italy as we can possibly make it right here in SBC.  We pride ourselves with providing the area the freshest sourced ingredients and overall exceptional dining experience at the Caffe. When you come to the caffe we want to transport you to a quaint caffe in Italia!” said Gioacchin Brucia

Giuseppe’s Pastacaffe also features Fresh Salads, Soups, and Italian Panino sandwiches.  Giuseppe’s Pastacaffe’s fresh pastas are available for by the Pan or even by the pound for the Home Chef.

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SAND BAR

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Sand Bar is your total entertainment complex offering something for everyone. Celebrating 10 years in business on May 11, Sand Bar features games such as billiards, beer pong, shuffleboard, air hockey football, skee-ball, Mario Kart, pinball machines, Golden Tee, video poker and more. When you’re done playing, it’s time to dance the night away at The Vault — Sand Bar’s night club located in the basement. In addition to their Dance Party, happening Thursday-Saturday, karaoke takes center stage on Wednesdays and Sundays. Sand Bar also serves PIZZA KING pizza and quesadillas every day and offers other food specials and drink specials throughout the week. Open 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. seven days a week.

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SHANE'S SEAFOOD & BAR-B-Q

It all started with crawfish on Mansfield Road back in 1994. Now, Shane’s has five locations across Shreveport and Bossier City serving fried catfish, barbecue, and of course boiled crawfish when in season! Aieee!! But it doesn’t stop dere, no. Shane’s has Zwolle tamales, Natchitoches meat pies, and fried green tomatoes.

You’re at home with more lagniappe than you can shake a stick at. Shane’s has the best fruit smoothies, power smoothies, and yogurt smoothies on dry land, doncha know. If you prefer your shrimp or catfish grilled, they can do that too. They also serve grilled salmon and redfish with broccoli.

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MAIN SQUEEZE JUICE CO.

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Main Squeeze’s mission is to make healthy easier, and the company’s nutritionist-designed, superfood-centric menu does exactly that by offering a daily source of plant-based nutrition packed with natural and quick energy. The concept’s proprietary recipes feature chef-inspired cold-pressed juices made fresh in the store with 2-4 pounds of produce in each bottle, 100% plant powered smoothies with no ice or fillers, along with one-, two- and three-day juice cleanse programs, wellness shots, and acai bowls created from organic and wild-harvested acai berries from the Amazon rainforest in Northeast Brazil.

THE OYSTER BAR & GRILLE

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Feeling Famished? Feast on Some Fresh Fish.

Stop by our seafood restaurant in Shreveport, LA.  Under the blue awning on the corner of Pierremont and Line Ave.

Have you got a hankering for some fresh fish? How do some juicy fresh oysters sound? If you’ve got a craving for some good food and good drinks, visit Oyster Bar & Grille today. Our fresh oyster bar and seafood restaurant are a local Shreveport, LA establishment. With our extensive seafood and Tex-Mex menu, we have something for any kind of eater.

REMINGTON SUITE HOTEL & SPA

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Stay at the Remington Suite Hotel and Spa in one of their brand-new, luxurious Penthouse Suites, relax at the lobby bar, or celebrate on the rooftop. Located on the fourth floor, the Penthouse Suites feature stunning views and access to a full kitchen, ideal for wedding parties. The lobby bar is one of Shreveport’s best-kept secrets and offers an excellent fine wine and liquor selection. The mixologists have a menu of specialty drinks that pair well with live music (on select nights) and don’t forget: happy hour is 5-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

STRANGE BREW

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Strange Brew offers more than 200 different brews nightly along with live music and your favorite cocktails. While you’re there enjoy pool tables, basketball, skeeball, pinball machines, air hockey, & beer pong!

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