Poches Market & Restaurant

Nestled close to the corner of Poche Bridge Road and Main Hwy (31), Poche's is a must stop leaving Baton Rouge heading west on I10. If you want real Cajun lunch or dinner, time your trip to stop in and eat with these friendly folks who know how to cook.

On the day we stopped in for lunch, I couldn't really identify everything on the steam table but chatting with the locals in line gave us a good idea of what to get.......anything.........everything.......

We didn't have the nerve to try the backbone stew but the locals insisted it was the best thing on the menu. If it was that good, I would have gone into shock. Everything else was some of the best food I had ever tasted. Even the green beans, which you didn't know were hot until after you had been eating for a few minutes. The barely noticeable red tinge to the juice should have given it away, though.

On the way out, don't forget to grab some of the best Cajun specialty meats you will ever find. Bring a BIG cooler. This is always my last stop on the way out of Lafayette on the way home.

I was fortunate enough to be at Poche's when they were taking meat out of the smoker. And extremely fortunate to be asked if I wanted to watch the meat come off the grill.

Cajuns and LSU fans are in abundance here. Some of the friendliest people I ever met. Wearing my AUburn hat, I was asked more than once "you're not from around here, are you?". No, but they sure made me feel at home. Thanks, Poche's, for the great food and good time. Hope to see ya'll soon.

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Poche's Update 6/30/12:

Nice to see not much has changed at Poche's since our last visit. Good food and friendly atmosphere still intact.