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The Palace Cafe

135 West Landry Street, Opelousas, LA, Opelousas, LA
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Ranked #12 of 50 Restaurants in Opelousas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We went because most of the reviews are so good, but it was so nasty. We got chicken fried steak which looked like it came from some kids play food set. The chicken tenders were okay but my plate had old food stuck to it so I sent it back and the waitress brought me the same plate back. The... More

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Hope, AR
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The outer appearance of this location shows to be a very old establishment, which it is! Like 70 years... Our waitress had been working there for 40 years! She said that the establishment had just sold but new owners kept all the staff and cooks. We were very pleased with our late lunch on a Saturday (2:30) We had chicken... More

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Bronson, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A top notch place for brunch in New Orleans! The jazz band was great and the food was excellent! A nice place to go after church with the family...a perfect family reunion.

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Cat Spring, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Just so happens we had breakfast here within a 3 week period and enjoyed both trips, found it to be in an unlikely down town spot which was refreshing as most town cafés have closed or do not bother opening for the early a.m. folks. Good menu selections and we had the cheese omelette / w sausage patty & bacon... More

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Opelousas, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Every since arriving in Opelousas from Katrina, the word in town was "you gotta go to Palace Cafe". It has withstood the hands of time. Staff is friendly, located amidst all of the attorneys and the courthouse, so gets a good crowd. Food was what you'd expect from an old standby. Breakfast is the big deal here. Food was good.

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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Stopped in for breakfast after locals told us it was the best in town. I had the beef patty and eggs with hash browns and my mom and sis ordered the veggie omelet. My patty was raw and hash browns slightly seared, not even hot. Both omelets were made with salsa, nothing else. Sis's pancake was burnt. Mom's biscuit as... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

It hasn't changed much since my father used to take me for lunch in the late 1960's. The Palace sits on Courthouse Square in Opelousas. There's still a lunch counter, and a lunchtime crowd including a lawyers's table. 50's-modern decor, good solid cajun and american food well prepared, with some Greek accents remain from the former owner. Fare is simple... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

I was a server at the Palace Cafe for 14 years ,and through those years I've learned the secret to cooking good food! I fell in love with the regular customers there and the owners Tina n Bill Walker!! Although I do nit work there anymore I can honestly say" There is no place like The Palace Cafe".Each and everyone... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

I don't know what happened with those other folks, but my Crab-stuffed Eggplant was as good as it was 10 years ago, which was really good then (& now). The place is Iconic.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I believe The Palace Café has been around for at least 50 years and inside it probably looks the same as when it opened! However, the service was good and the food plentiful and generally good. My associate and I had a quick blue plate lunch and we enjoyed it.

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