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The Palace Cafe

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135 W Landry St, Opelousas, LA 70570-5133
337-942-2142
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Opelousas, Louisiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice atmosphere, large varied menu, specializing in Cajun and French Creole meals. Large servings, great table service, friendly staff, reasonable prices for a sit-down casual restaurant. Reservations not required as dining rooms are quite large and comfortable. Overal great food.

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Thank Francis J
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Skip the food at this once great cafe. The original owners have sold and the new cooks can't boil water. Well, maybe they can because the coffee is still good. Breakfast was horrible. The grits were inedible. The service was horrible. Ate supper and the liver and onions had can gravy. Are you kidding me? What a ruin to a... More 

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Thank Mudigger
Houma, Louisiana
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The seafood platter was awesome, perfectly fried and seasoned. The staff was friendly and the place had a home town feel to it. Nothing fancy in the building or menu but good food and service.

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Thank deniseB6419BH
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Go here for a real taste of Louisiana breakfast. It's great value so you can lots of things. Try the biscuit with sausage cream gravy.

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Thank theNaviga2r
Pineville, Louisiana
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The first time I went with a friend on a rainy evening. It was us and only one other patron in the restaurant. I had the chicken and sausage gumbo. It was a bit overpriced considering the small portion that was served. The restaurant looks like a typical diner in desperate need of a makeover- outdated décor, dingy floors, filthy... More 

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Thank PHSTraveler
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Basically paid for a $10 pile of lettuce with cold shredded dark meat chicken.. No cheese? No tomatos or cucumber? Just lettuce, boiled egg, fried chicken, and pickles!! Unbelievable that they charge so much for so little! Very disappointed!

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Thank Cyn S
Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you travel from or to Houston from or to Baton Rouge and New Orleans on Highway 190 you should stop here. Its on Hwy 190 in Opelousas and next to the famous Jim Bowie Oak Tree. We have been eating there for 40 years. Food is consistently delicious.

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Thank VMacLa
Destrehan, Louisiana
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123 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

You couldn't find a more welcoming, down-home place than this if you looked for years. The food though - or at least some of the breakfast food - leaves a bit to be desired. The pancakes are greasy and the pork chops are tough. However, the biscuits are great and the grits are good. The highlight of the place is... More 

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Lots to listen to, with good Cajun accents. Where can you get a special of 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, and 2 sausage for $2.99? Don't miss if you are in Opelousas.

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Thank Dave C
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The Palace Cafe is located in the historical part of downtown Opelousas. It has friendly waitresses and great Louisiana food! Highly recommended! 5 stars!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 W Landry St, Opelousas, LA 70570-5133
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Opelousas
  • Phone Number: 337-942-2142

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