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Parrain's Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3225 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-2256
+1 225-381-9922
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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North Oaks, Minnesota
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly staff, large portions, good value. Go on Tuesday night for half price oysters! Nice menu with well prepared dishes.

Thank akaTeddyR
Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in town on business. A friend suggested and I am so glad. Parrain's is excellent! I was there in a Tuesday night and it was packed. Even the local fire department came here for dinner with the truck. Do not let the parking scare you off. The place is huge and it is full of locals. The staff... More 

Thank Karkman
Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Parrain's may be a but tricky to find for a typical tourist but once you locate it the place is more that worth the trip (and the inevitable wait). Great traditional Louisiana cooking. The gumbo was great and the crawfish etouffee was outstanding. Service was great.

Thank whisox
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice family seafood restaurant. The food was very good; especially the onion rings. I would go more often if it was located near my home. Yes, I would say that Parrain's (meaning godfather in our native French) is one of my favorite restaurants in the city.

Thank plastrapes
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have had both lunch and dinner at Parrain's on many occasions, and the food is always excellent! The fried poboys are to die for, and the grilled oysters are fantastic. The service is always friendly.

Thank symcguire
Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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193 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's big, it's loud and family friendly. Lots of seafood. Lots of fried food. They do not take reservations - a real problem on the weekend.

Thank Lori G
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love it and have never had a bad entree. Appetizers are generally enough for a light lunch and the prices are very reasonable. Sit inside or outside, booths or tables. Everything from raw oysters to catfish topped with crawfish etoufee. They actually have plain Jane food but I always go for seafood. Try it you'll LOVE it. We like... More 

Thank emily7634
Wash DC
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wanted to get in some Southern and Cajun foods while in Baton Rouge, over the typical hotel and bar fare while at a conference downtown. I visited Parrains with other conference goers for lunch all three days. Their bloody marys are terrific and appropriately spicy. They have okra as well as the olives in the skewers. The etouffe is... More 

Thank AbeWashDC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great, friendly service. Wonderful food. Crowded on the weekend. Good shrimp po'boys. Clean establishment

Thank Robert W
Oakland, Tennessee
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We sat out on the porch and loved it. The eggplant with crab meat was outstanding. We shared a dozen roasted oysters which were the best I've ever eaten. Percy our server was the best. This is a happy and fun place with the very best seafood. Also the dirty rice was homemade, and I must say better than my... More 

Thank Deborah D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3225 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-2256
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Baton Rouge
  • Phone Number: +1 225-381-9922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?