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Even the pickiest of eaters will find something to savor in the parish, with everything from classic American fare and ethnic dishes to seafood cuisine and, of course, the spicy Cajun favorites that Louisiana is known for. The culinary traditions of American Indians, Cajuns, African-Americans and the French and Spanish blend together to create this distinct native cuisine of spices, sauces, rice, flavors, fish and game. So, pick up a quick fix at a fast-food restaurant, gather with the family at a charming casual diner or dine and dance to live entertainment on stage at several local restaurants.


And while here, don’t forget to indulge in the well-known delicacy of Louisiana crawfish. When in Jeff Davis Parish, you are right in the heart of crawfish country. The parish itself is home to around 200 crawfish farmers operating thousands of acres of ponds to harvest this delicate seafood product. This delicious seafood favorite can be found in a variety of dishes in numerous restaurants around Jeff Davis Parish. Crawfish are cooked au gratin, fried, boiled or steamed, and can be discovered in such flavorful dishes as étouffée or on the area’s famous po’ boy sandwiches.

Regatta LA Seafood & Steakhouse

Regatta LA Seafood & Steakhouse is a lakefront, Cajun-themed restaurant located in Lake Arthur. Opened in summer 2011, the premier full-service restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating and a menu lined with fresh Louisiana seafood, prime steaks, pasta and many signature dishes featuring local favorites. The Regatta offers a fun, family-friendly atmosphere with live bands on weekends and during special events. The restaurant is open five days a week for lunch and dinner and on Sunday for lunch. The restaurant is accessible by land, boat or seaplane.

The owners, Greg and Tressa Trahan, invite you to come visit Regatta soon and have a good time and great food experience. They promise you will want to come back to the Regatta again and again! (337-774-1504).

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