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“Excellent local seafood in Baton Rouge”

Parrain's Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 1,048 Restaurants in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Bellingham, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent local seafood in Baton Rouge”
Reviewed November 11, 2011

I love this place and have eaten here just about every time I've been in town (three times at least). It is a large casual restaurant and fine for a casual business dinner or group meeting. Prices are reasonable and everything that I've had has been great. My favorites are the hush puppies (done right) and the Catfish Perdu: fried catfish (get the filets, not the whole fish) topped with crawfish etouffée. This one dish is reason enough for me to look forward to going back to Baton Rouge. I just can't get enough of it. Also try the coleslaw which is a little different and has peanuts in it. For dessert try the Chocolate Pecan Pie. It is a small pie big enough for two and is very tasty.

I've noticed some people commenting on price. I think it is very reasonably priced for the quality of food you get compared to other parts of the nation. Just get there early as the place fills up quickly at dinner time.

  • Visited November 2011
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Decent food, not as cheap as it should be.”
Reviewed November 7, 2011

I’ve had Parrain’s twice. The food is decent to good. Its not my favorite place to eat in LA but I have been there a couple of times with no major complaints. Wait staff is typically College aged kids. They can be a little slow but the food comes out good. If you’re not in a hurry and buying on a business account its worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2011
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Chesterfield, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
Reviewed November 4, 2011

Dinner on a Wednesday night restaurant was busy but not totally packed. We were seated promptly. Waiter was polite and efficient. Food is moderately priced and quality is very good. Appetizers: Oysters on half shell were very good; crab claws were properly breaded and seasoned, but with almost every bite of claw you got a bit of shell too. Main dishes: all very good, seasoned with a bit of zip. I will go back.

  • Visited November 2011
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Mendham Township, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“High Energy, Fun Spot, Okay Food”
Reviewed October 20, 2011

Good for families and groups out for a good time. Food okay and plenty of it.

  • Visited October 2011
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The Best!”
Reviewed October 6, 2011

This is a favorite of mine. It is a fabulous place to eat lunch for business and dinner with spouse and/or friends. Great atmosphere and food is unique and taste is perfect. I like everything on the menu from appetizer to dessert!!

  • Visited September 2011
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