BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Hey, Baton Rouge, are you tired of eating at the same restaurants every week? Well, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of 20 new and coming eateries to spice up your social plans.

The list is a great way to explore the community in the new year, and it includes a taste of everything – including coffee shops, Southern favorites and a mix of international cuisines. Whether you want to grab a bite of something sweet, snag a boba or tuck in for a massive meal. We’ve got something here for you.

Some restaurants on this list may be hidden gems or your new favorite eatery. Be sure to check back with for your local dining news.

An asterisk (*) indicates this is an upcoming restaurant location.

The Bayou Affect

  • Location: 670 O’Neal Lane, Unit H
  • Location: 3347 Nicholson Drive*
  • Style: Creole cuisine

Barracuda Taco Stand

  • Location: 2504 Government St.
  • Style: Mexican food stand

Boudin Shack

  • Location: 11693 Nicholson Drive, Suite B
  • Style: Cajun/Creole delicatessen


  • Location: 1509 Government St. (Electric Depot)
  • Style: Japanese-style ramen

Chai Thai-Lao

  • Location: 8733 Jefferson Highway
  • Style: Thai-Laotian restaurant


  • Location: 5131 Government St.
  • Style: Cajun fried fish

Dorothy’s Soul Food Kitchen

  • Location: 1221 Gardere Lane
  • Style: Soul food

Jamaican Vibes Cuisine

  • Location: 1082 W. Lee Drive
  • Style: Jamaican restaurant

KOK Wings and Things*

  • Location: 1509 Government St.* (Electric Depot)
  • Style: Chicken wings

Lillie’s Kitchen

  • Location: 5735 Silverleaf Ave.
  • Style: Homestyle cuisine

MoMo Tea

  • Location: 7673 Perkins Road
  • Style: Bubble tea/Korean cuisine

Pho 97

  • Location: 15540 George O’Neal Road
  • Style: Vietnamese restaurant

Plush Bar and Grill

  • Location: 4250 Burbank Drive, #101
  • Style: Cajun cuisine

Social Coffee

  • Location: 521 N. Third St., #B
  • Style: Coffee shop

Spoke & Hub

  • Location: 5412 Government St.
  • Style: Contemporary Southern diner

Supper Club BR

  • Location: 10480 Perkins Road
  • Style: American dining

Sweet Society

  • Location: 1509 Government St.
  • Style: Dessert shop

Unleaded BBQ

  • Location: 3030 Perkins Road
  • Style: Barbecue restaurant

Zee Zee’s Bar

  • Location: 2943 Perkins Road
  • Style: Bar

7 Brew Coffee

  • Location: 5117 Essen Lane
  • Style: Coffee drive-thru