When visiting Northern Louisiana, it's easy to overlook the vibrant city of Bossier City. But, this city has a lot to offer in terms of unique dining experiences. One of the most popular restaurants in Bossier City is the Oyster Bar and Grill. This family-run restaurant is tucked away in Bossier, and as soon as you enter, you feel like you've been transported to a cozy eatery in Greece, with its simple decor and stunning murals of what appears to be Lebanon.
The Oyster Bar and Grill specializes in authentic Mediterranean cuisine and offers dishes such as succulent rolls, flavorful hummus and scrumptious falafel. The menu for lunch and dinner are quite different, as you can enjoy a casual experience at lunchtime, but then return to dinner with a white tablecloth in the evening. For lunch, take advantage of their Classic Patty Melt, a juicy burger topped with melted cheese and roasted onion, served on toasted rye bread. As a main course, feast on grilled red snapper, perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection, accompanied by a medley of sautéed vegetables.
If you're a fan of grilled seafood, grilled nordic gallinette topped with butter and lemon sauce is an excellent option. To try the iconic Louisiana dish, order Seafood Gumbo, a delicious combination of shrimp, crab and sausage cooked over low heat in rich roux broth. The Cochon Taceaux offers slow-cooked pork with pickled red onion and cilantro, while the shrimp Diablo Taceaux provides a spicy kick with grilled shrimp, chipotle aioli and jalapenos. Last weekend, I decided to try The Port, a new seafood and oyster bar inside the Horseshoe Casino. With its casual yet vibrant atmosphere, the Oyster Bar and Grill is the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable seafood feast.
Bossier City's diverse dining scene is a true testament to the city's rich culture and warm hospitality.