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Spirits Food and Friends

$$ - $$$American, ,
1200 Texas Ave, Alexandria, LA 71301-4837
+1 318-445-4491
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (25 reviews)
“salad” (38 reviews)
“chicken” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Grill, Cajun & Creole, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1200 Texas Ave, Alexandria, LA 71301-4837
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great food and atmosphere
"Food is fantastic"
brandynana
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2. Spirits never disappoints!
"My wife and I love this place, great food, atmosphere and music."
dalekerr83
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3. Better than a sport's bar
"The service was great even though the place was packed"
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1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spirit's is my favorite place to eat whenever I am in Alexandria. The atmosphere is wonderful and I love their chicken salad with Sensation Dressing.

Thank Sheila L
amandachenevert, Public Relations Manager at Spirits Food and Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Sheila! We are happy to be the favorite. We can't wait to see you on your next visit.

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed February 10, 2018

My wife and I went to this place about 11:45 on a Tuesday. Was not too crowded at first, but it began to fill up pretty fast. Very popular place. Seemed to be a newer place and was very clean. Well defined eating area and...More

Thank Gale G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spirits is hands down, one of the best restaurants we've been to in a long time. We were in Alexandria for the night, on our way to Texas, and were looking for a restaurant for our 5 year anniversary dinner. We couldn't be happier with...More

Thank Sarah_TJC
amandachenevert, Public Relations Manager at Spirits Food and Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you for the kind words. So happy we surpassed your expectations during your visit to Cenla. Come back and see us next time your in town.

Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Must make mention of the size of this place. I found it on the web under Trip Advisor’s 10 best places to eat in Alexandria Louisiana, it is rated #4. It appeared, on the web, to be a small family run bar and grill. It...More

Thank Russell B
amandachenevert, Public Relations Manager at Spirits Food and Friends, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Russell, Thank you for sharing your Spirits experience. We hope to see you back again very soon.

Reviewed August 5, 2018

I love the tune dish. I think it is incredible. Salmon is s close second. They have great draft beers that offer great choices.

Thank Frank B
amandachenevert, Public Relations Manager at Spirits Food and Friends, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you for the kind words, Frank! We hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed August 2, 2018

This place was great! Live music on the weekends, lots of local beers and everything we ordered was delicious. I ordered the Poke appetizer as a meal and it was fantastic!

Thank Bobbie G
amandachenevert, Public Relations Manager at Spirits Food and Friends, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Thank you for the great review, Bobbie! The Poke appetizer is a great appetizer on a hot day! Please come see us again soon.

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Food and service was very good. Atmosphere is very nice. A wide food and drink selection. Sports bar-type set up.

Thank Chris C
amandachenevert, Public Relations Manager at Spirits Food and Friends, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

Thanks for the great review, Chris! So happy to hear that Spirits hit the mark for you on your visit with us this weekend. Please come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Had a chance to have lunch at Spirits this past Tuesday. Great inviting place, limited menu with lots of comfort food, prices were good and so was the service. Had the Black and Blue Burger and it was a hit. Huge burger, lots of blue...More

Thank giuseffij
amandachenevert, Public Relations Manager at Spirits Food and Friends, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

Thank you very much for the excellent review! We love hearing about your customers experiences at Spirits! The Black and Blue Burger is definitely a crowd pleaser. Come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed July 11, 2018

Great menu with wonderful appetizers Lively atmosphere, especially when there's a band. It gets a little loud sometimes but the food is worth it ! Varied options on the menu. Not your standard fare.

Thank Carmela M
amandachenevert, Public Relations Manager at Spirits Food and Friends, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Carmela, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so happy you had a great experience at Spirits. We definitely took a note about the music volume. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

They offer a variety of options that will reach everyone’s desires & taste buds but it’s best to go with a spouse or just meet a friend for lunch. Groups seem a challenge here resulting in slower service where everyone’s plates come out at different...More

Thank Onewaymn
amandachenevert, Public Relations Manager at Spirits Food and Friends, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Thank you for your review. It is our aim to provide the best food, beverage, and service options in central Louisiana. Period. And, while we work hard to live up to that standard every day, it would seem as though we failed to accomplish that...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $34
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Texas Ave, Alexandria, LA 71301-4837
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 318-445-4491
  • E-mail
Description
Spirits is not your average restaurant. Since opening in the Garden District on the corner of Texas Avenue and Jackson Street in 1967, it has evolved into an Alexandria institution, a place where you can enjoy great food, great service and great live music in Central Louisiana. Always fresh and unique, our menu features fresh gulf seafood, burgers, poboys, pasta dishes and our famous Spirits salads. Spirits also has an extensive selection of domestic and imported beers in bottles and draft, a diverse wine list and a fully stocked bar for your favorite cocktail. Featuring free live music every Wednesday, we take pride in showcasing Central Louisiana's local musicians. Spirits also books national touring bands on Friday and Saturday nights. Check our calendar regularly as shows are added throughout the month. And Spirits offers a FULL catering menu. No event is too large, and we offer a plate lunch menu as well. Spirits Food & Friends is YOUR restaurant and your place between work and home. So come in, eat, drink and experience what we have to offer
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