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Foodie's Guide to Ruston

Ruston, LA 71270

We all know there is a difference between those who eat to live and those who live to eat. Here in Ruston, we live to eat, and our dining options are proof of that. Whether you appreciate a traditional take or a creative flair, we have an itinerary for a day full of eating for any type of foodie. 


Classic: Head over to Park Ave Diner to find some of your all-time favorite breakfast options. Order some of their delicious french toast, or classic chicken and waffles!

Something Different: If you’re looking for a more unique take on breakfast, we recommend checking out Grown and Grazed. You can get a taste of North-Central Louisiana no matter what you order thanks to their locally-sourced ingredients. Build your own sweet potato hash or go for a seasonally-flavored scone with fresh whipped cream.  


Classic: Log Cabin is a crowd pleaser that has a little bit of everything, so there is sure to be something for any food lover. We recommend the chicken fried steak or BBQ nachos, but you really can’t go wrong with anything off their wood-burning mesquite grill. Be sure to check out the market on your way out for specialty seasonings, prepared meals, and hand-cut meats. 

Something Different: We know there is nothing a foodie loves more than authentic cuisine. If you’re on the hunt for a culinary experience from another culture, look no farther than Sushiro Steakhouse. This restaurant provides sushi rolls and other delcious culinary dishes, make sure you also try their Japanese Sprite!

Midday Pick-Me-Up

If what gets you through is a little bit of caffeine: head to Board and Bottle Ruston for a cup of coffee and a cozy atmosphere to relax in Downtown Ruston. 

If you’re more of a midday beer or cocktail person: head over to Utility for a Ruston-brewed beer or to Trio’s for one of their craft cocktails. Both of these drink stops also offer unique culinary experiences if you’re looking to pair your cold beverage with an afternoon appetizer. 


Classic: To us, a steak paired with a potato is a classic dinner done right.  If a classic dinner is your thing, Beau Vines is the place for you. They have mastered the art of taking all of your traditional steakhouse favorites and elevating them with their own special twist.

Something Different: For a fresh and fun take on dinner and drinks, check out White Lightnin’. This cozy restaurant offers a speakeasy vibe and a unique flair on Louisiana cuisine. Their creative cocktail menu is often accompanied with a side of live music, perfect for a night out. 

Planning on being in town a little longer? Be sure to also add these Ruston restaurants to your foodie bucket list: Uptown Downtown, Bad Wolf BBQ, Staple Sandwich Co, Ponchatoulas, and Bristers BBQ. They all have signature dishes that are sure to keep you returning to the area for many more meals to come.  

For a full list of restaurants in Ruston and Lincoln Parish, check out our dining guide. 

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