Mobile Menu Icon
Downtown Header

Experience Ruston Blog

Unique Eats: Seafood

October 22, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

Dining out can be an experience all its own, especially when you get to enjoy unique menu items and twists on traditional favorites. Check out this list of ten dishes you may not be able to find anywhere else than Ruston, LA!

shrimp grits portico.png
Shrimp IN Grits at Portico

 

Shrimp IN Grits at Portico Bar & Grill
This twist on the southern favorite is a must-try! Asiago cheese grits and sauteed shrimp are fried into balls and covered with a mushroom and roasted red pepper cream sauce.

Shrimp Corn Dogs at Portico Bar & Grill
Corn dogs are for kids? No way! Try these large shrimp dipped in Portico's homemade batter, deep fried, and served with remoulade sauce. Share as an appetizer or enjoy all to yourself!

catfish ponch.jpg
Stuffed Catfish at Ponchatoulas

 

Stuffed Catfish at Ponchatoulas
Ponchatoulas has taken traditional fried catfish to another level with this popular dish. Hand-battered catfish fillets are loaded with their homemade crawfish stuffing, covered in crawfish etouffee, and served alongside hushpuppies and homemade onion rings. 

Catfish Louisianne at Scott's Catfish & Seafood
Another spin on the fried catfish dish is Scott's Catfish Louisianne - tender catfish fillets served over a bed of dirty rice topped with shrimp etouffee.

Blackened Alligator at Beau Vines Steakhouse
Now here's a dish you can't get just anywhere in Ruston - blackened alligator. Louisiana alligator is seasoned with Beau Vines' house blend of Cajun spices and served with Creole butter. Try it grilled, fried or stuffed inside a po-boy!

raw sushi.jpg
Selection of Sushi at Raw
Photo credit: @nommingthroughthesouth

 

Baked Salmon at Raw Restaurant
No list of unique seafood items can overlook Ruston's most popular sushi restaurant. This small plate at Raw is made up of baked salmon and crabmix topped with eel sauce, masago, green onions, and sesame seed. 

The Ruston Roll at Raw Restaurant
You can't go wrong with a roll named after the city itself! Tuna lovers will enjoy this spicy tuna and shrimp tempura roll topped more fresh tuna, fried onions, and eel sauce. But don't stop here; the chef's specials never disappoint.  

craw bread dawg house.jpg
Crawfish Bread at Dawg House

 

Crawfish Bread at Dawg House Sports Grill
How do you put into words how delectable this app from Dawg House is? This savory French bread covered in Dawg House's house-made etouffee and topped with Monterey jack cheese will have you skipping your entree altogether. 

la bamab.jpg
Camarones Diablo at La Bamba

Camarones Diablo at La Bamba
La Bamba is known for delicious Mexican cuisine AND for going off-the-menu to provide customers with an authentic dining experience. Ask for the camarones diablo - fresh jumbo shrimp, grilled, smothered in their signature diablo sauce, and served with queso rice and the works!

In the mood for some familiar favorites? Check out this list of 10 popular seafood dishes in Ruston! And be sure to share your photos using #RustonEats.





About the Author

Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP Image
Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

Amanda is originally from Franklin Parish but has called Ruston home for several years. She has a passion for travel and tourism, event planning, and showcasing Ruston & Lincoln Parish. As the President & CEO, Amanda leads the CVB's sales and marketing efforts to promote the area and oversees all administrative functions of the CVB.

Tags: Eat Local

More Blog Posts

2022

Our Favorite Free things to do in Ruston (6/24/22)Your Bulldog Based on Your Enneagram Type (6/22/22)Experience Ruston Awards Grant to Friends of Ruston Skatepark (5/24/22)Guide to the 72nd Annual Louisiana Peach Festival (5/13/22)History of the Louisiana Peach Festival (5/13/22)Experience Ruston Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week (5/2/22)5 Must-Attend Spring Events in Ruston (4/26/22)34 Things to Do in Ruston Before You Graduate (4/12/22)Restaurants Open on Sunday and Monday (3/16/22)Relax on these Ruston Patios (3/11/22)How to Celebrate 318 Day in Ruston, La (3/8/22)5 Places for Craft Beer in Ruston (3/1/22)10 Totally Romantic Ways to Experience Ruston (2/5/22)Lincoln Parish Park Wins 2022 Louey Award (2/4/22)Most Instagrammable Places in Ruston (1/28/22)Local Flavors of Mardi Gras (1/21/22)Grambling State University Wins Hospitality Award (1/10/22)

2021

2020

Full Course Feature Bonus: Ruston Lunch (11/18/20)Full Course Feature: Ruston Desserts (10/27/20)Full Course Feature: Ruston Entrées (10/20/20)Full Course Feature: Ruston Appetizers (10/14/20)Guide to Louisiana PEACHtober (10/12/20)Full Course Feature: Ruston Drinks (10/7/20)LA Tech Game Day Guide 2020 (9/18/20)Dawg House: The Spot for LA Tech Football & More (9/1/20)Places to Work & Study Remotely: Ruston, LA (8/11/20)Pet-Friendly Guide to Ruston (8/3/20)Tori W. Davis Named CVB Marketing Director (7/20/20)5 Reasons to Visit Lincoln Parish Park (6/30/20)Where to Get Ruston Peaches (6/24/20)Ruston Eats Reopen (6/3/20)Shop Ruston Online (6/3/20)Local Attractions Reopen Safely (6/3/20)CVB and Lincoln Parish Police Jury Enter Into New CEA (3/11/20)Crawfish Season in Ruston, LA (3/9/20)Amanda Q. Carrier Named CVB President & CEO (3/6/20)A Vegetarian's Guide To Ruston Louisiana (3/2/20)Experience Ruston Wins STS 2020 Shining Example Award (2/17/20)Mamon Graduates Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy (2/7/20)Experience Ruston Wins Louisiana Travel Association 2020 Louey Award (2/4/20)Camp Ruston - A Brief History (1/28/20)Dixie Youth World Series Volunteers Win Hospitality Award (1/24/20)Mardi Gras in Ruston (1/15/20)

2019

4 Kid-Friendly Hiking and Biking Trails in Ruston (12/18/19)Dixie Youth World Series Honored as a 2019 Champion of Economic Impact (12/17/19)SportsEvents Announces Ruston Sports Complex as a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award Winner (12/17/19)Holidays in Ruston (11/16/19)LA Tech Game Day Guide (10/22/19)Louisiana Seafood Gumbo Recipe (10/14/19)Quickest Ruston Eats for Interstate Travelers (10/14/19)Top 5 Places To Get Cocktails In Ruston Louisiana (9/26/19)Spending A Weekend In Ruston Louisiana (9/25/19)5 Top Restaurants in Ruston Louisiana (9/25/19)4 Must-Attend Events for Fall (9/23/19)Experience Ruston and Up with People Host Peace Day Celebration   (9/13/19)Gearin’ Up for Louisiana Tech Gamedays in Ruston, LA (9/4/19)Big Creek Trade Days (9/3/19)Strong Year Reported for Tourism in Lincoln Parish (8/22/19)Louisiana Tech Special Collections, Manuscripts & Archives (7/31/19)Ruston Sports Complex Now Open (7/26/19)Peachy Summer Recipes (7/10/19)Best Coffee Shops In Ruston (7/8/19)Top Cool Down Locales in Ruston (7/2/19)Guide to the Louisiana Peach Festival (6/4/19)BBQ Eats in Ruston (5/13/19)RUSTON STRONG (5/1/19)Tourism Development Grants Available (4/23/19)Downtown Food Park – The Latest in Ruston’s Culinary Scene (4/15/19)Ruston will host American Crappie Trail National Championship (3/25/19)Railroad Fest – A Celebration of Makers & Music (3/11/19)American Crappie Trail National Championship comes to North Louisiana (3/4/19)Loyal Blue Weekend wins 2019 Louey Award (1/30/19)Celebrating Black History Month in Lincoln Parish (1/29/19)Date Night in Ruston (1/13/19)Bustamante, Causey Win Hospitality Award (1/7/19)

2018

2016

Get Connected


Facebook
Twitter
Instagram








Visit us on Instagram