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1618 N Main St, Opelousas, LA 70570-6619
337-942-2985
Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 15
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Soileaus

Food is always consistent and good. Waitstaff are not professionally trained. Decor is very outdated and dark. I prefer to order take out over dining there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is always consistent and good. Waitstaff are not professionally trained. Decor is very outdated and dark. I prefer to order take out over dining there.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

After a weekend in NOLA and ready to escape the hustle and bustle of Mardi Gras my husband and I decided to try something different. We were very pleasantly surprised... Seeing how there had been no recent reviews posted. My husband ordered the Gourmet Special - AMAZING!! Be hungry - shrimp creole, stuffed crab, fried crab fingers, stuffed bell pepper,... More 

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Opelousas, Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you aren't into ANY fast food at all and are seeking another place to go in Opelousas, here is a great gem. They have delicious lunch specials and I've never had a bad meal here. Gumbo is great, fried shrimp are seasoned perfectly, and the stuffed potatoes are wonderful.

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Opelousas, Louisiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Have eaten @ Soileau's many times over the past 15 years, and it is ALWAYS good, sometimes even great. This is NOT "fast food" so, don't think you're going to "get in and out" in 15-25 minutes!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Their food, specifically the SOUR STUFFED POTATOES gave me & my whole famly DIARRHEA!! I know for a fact this happened because of those potatoes because we all ordered the exact same thing! They leave these potatoes out all day and are not fresh at all! This was a horrible experience and when we reported this to the owner's son... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Soileau's Dinner Club has been serving good Cajun food in Opelousas for well over 50 years. The servers are always pleasant and many of them have been there for decades, so the managers must be good people to work for, and the servers convey that good will to their customers. On our recent visit, my wife and I and our... More 

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Austin, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The building and interior don't offer you any ambiance at all, unfortunately. However, since it was recommended, we stayed. The food was very very good and the portions were beyond generous. They make a very good shrimp gumbo and the fried oysters were delicious. The fried shrimp were just average. The food might bring me back, but I found the... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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175 reviews 175 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The restaurant is floored with terrazzo and has plastic table cloths. The utensils are cheap and come in wax paper envelopes BUT the food is unbeatable. It is fun to sample the ambiance of the area while eating in a small town. I ordered a hamburger patty for something light - wrong - it was like a pound of meat... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First off, let me say our server made us feel like we were sitting in her dining room at home! That was awesome. Menu choices are good and the food is a good representation of what you expect with Cajun cuisine. Broths were tangy and thick. Seaford was abundant and flavorful. Prices were decent. Good lunch specials as well. Definitely... More 

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Opelousas, Louisiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This restaurant has been around forever for good reason. The food is very good, typical for a good Cajun restaurant. The area where the restaurant has kind of gone down as years have gone by but it is still on HWY 182 so easy to get to. The people are always very nice and service is very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1618 N Main St, Opelousas, LA 70570-6619
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Opelousas
  • Phone Number: 337-942-2985
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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