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Parrain's Seafood Restaurant

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3225 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-2256
225-381-9922
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 458
    Excellent
  • 253
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and atmosphere!

When I'm in Baton Rouge, my go to favorite cajun food is at Parrain's. The food is great and the atmosphere is down south Louisiana.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

When I'm in Baton Rouge, my go to favorite cajun food is at Parrain's. The food is great and the atmosphere is down south Louisiana.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I went because it was raved about so much on TripAdvisor, however, it just didn't match the hype. Don't get me wrong, I've eaten much worse. It's just not a place I can rank in my top 10 with a clear conscience.

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baton rouge,la
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to this restaurant for first time in several years and we will be back! Very crowded for noon on a Sunday, but were seated quickly. My shrimp and catfish platter was outstanding. Wife's crab cakes were excellent, she said. People were everywhere, but guess that's a sign that this eating establishment is doing it all right! Parrains, we will... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Parrain's has wonderful, tasty food prepared in authentic southern tradition and the generous portions require a take-home box. The service is always very good considering it is hard to find a time when the place is not packed. I would recommend everyone try it if visiting Baton Rouge. My four-star rating has nothing to do with the food or service,... More 

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Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed this restaurant so much, I went two evenings straight. I skipped the dining area in favor of the bar one night, and the patio the second night. Rush hour is a wait, so if you can wait until about 8pm, you can cut your wait time. However, even in the 7:00 -8:00 pm time frame, the wait was... More 

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Baton Rouge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Never had one thing bad here!!!! This place is great, great food great service. Lunch specials are plenty of food at a great price.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've been here many times. It is always a wait but worth it. Everything is good. If you are eating healthy, they have grilled chicken breast or grilled shrimp salads and honey mustard dressing that is fat free. Ask them to leave croutons off and put dressing on the side. Scrumptious fired shrimp, catfish strips or whole filet fried, Crawfish... More 

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were invited to dine here by friends while we were visiting in the Baton Rouge area and I have to say this is some of the best food I have ever eaten. It was decided we would just kind of sample everything and in no particular order had - Raw Oysters - oh my were they fresh - Bar-b-qued... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We experienced a short wait time despite the large crowd. The service was timely as well. The food was delicious and fresh. We selected this restaurant because of its favorable Trip Advisor ratings and we're not disappointed. We all ordered different different selections, and everyone was pleased. I ordered the andouille encrusted fish and look forward to returning.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My team enjoyed a delicious dinner in this restaurant. The building was not super easy to find but it was totally worth it. We enjoyed local brews and fantastic fare. The blueberry bread pudding was incredible.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3225 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-2256
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Baton Rouge
  • Phone Number: 225-381-9922

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?