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Ruston's Best Interstate Eats

September 6, 2023Written by: Anna Graney

If you are passing through Ruston, you might be hungry and looking for a quick and easy place to stop and eat. Skip the regular fast-food chain restaurants and opt for one of these local favorites instead. There are several options for a quick stop off the interstate, here are a few!

Brister’s Smokehouse

This local smokehouse is sure to blow you away! Grab one of their loaded baked potatoes, original or sweet, and don’t forget to add brisket on top. The smoky flavors in their mouth watering sandwiches are something you have to taste. Make sure to try their homemade BBQ sauce. Relax on their patio while you take a break from your drive, or if you’re in a rush, head to the drive thru for quick service.

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Log Cabin

This local favorite has a large menu with something that everyone will enjoy! From Tex-Mex fajitas to barbecue to ribs and steaks, they have many delicious options for you to choose from. They also have a market which is fully stocked with take and bake meals, local sauces and jellies, and even seasonings to use at home.

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Common Goods

This adorable, locally-owned coffee shop is right off the interstate waiting for you to stop by! They use homemade bread for their amazing toasts - the avocado toast is a local staple. Common Goods also has sandwiches, muffins, and donuts that will melt in your mouth! While you’re there, grab a cup of coffee to fuel the rest of your drive.

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La Bamba

If you love chips and queso or some cheesy enchilada plates, this is the place to go. Their quick service and affordable prices make this a perfect place to stop on your drive through Ruston. Make sure to try their delectable homemade tamales. Next time you’re in town, stop back in for Thursday night karaoke!

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Hot Rod Bar-B-Q

If you need barbecue that is lip-smacking good, look no further than Hot Rods! This local spot has fast service and incredible food, they even have curbside pickup. Try their chopped brisket sandwiches or their loaded potatoes. While you’re there, grab some of their delicious peach cobbler. 

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The next time you find yourself in Ruston and you're looking for some more delicious food options, make sure to check out our Foodie's Guide and see all of the incredible food we have to offer.

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