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US$30 - US$30
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Cajun & Creole
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed December 13, 2020 via mobile

Deliciousness once again at Louisiana Purchase! This place never disappoints! Comfortable atmosphere, classy, yet casual dining and excellent food. PECAN BREADED BRIE 15.5 Accompanied by an apricot-honey butter sauce and candied pecans CREOLE MUSSELS 20 Succulent Mussels, spicy sausage, garlic, white wine, fresh herbs, lemon...and creole tomato sauce BLACKENED BLUES CATFISH 29 Cajun spiced freshwater catfish fillet with creole tomato sauce, spiced rice and honey dill veggies SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN 28.5 Breaded and seasoned chicken breasts with buttermilk mashed potatoes, country gravy, corn bread stuffing and honey dill veggies add 2 waffles $2.5 STEAMBOAT JAMBALAYA 33 Spiced rice with crab, shrimp, mussels, whitefish, spicy sausage, red and green pepper, mushrooms and zucchini, served with creole sauce and hush puppiesMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 9, 2020

I was a walk-in at this restaurant just prior to the dinner rush. Hostess was very cheerful and greeted me within 20 seconds! I put in an order for a takeout - one of the house favourites: The Satisfaction Plate! A combination of a few...different dishes to give you a taste of various items. As it was not busy yet, my order was up in approximately 10 mins. The creole shrimp had just the right amount of spice on it. And there were a few of them too - not just one token shrimp on top for show. Good sized shrimp also. The beans and sausage were pretty par for the course, good tasting, but nothing special. I also had a side of cornbread to go with the main dish. Nice and warm - as if it was fresh right out of the oven. Parking is available for free right in front of the restaurant. This is not a budget place for food, but neither is it in the top price range. Definitely a favourite of mine.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 18, 2020

We had a great dinner and appreciated the great service we received by the server who was working the floor by herself. We had some great appetizers and then enjoyed our main courses. The food was hot and delicious and the portions were reasonable for...the price.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed May 16, 2020

Most people associate this restaurant with delicious creole dishes, as I always have (and still do). Deciding to go in a different direction, I ordered the Mac & Cheese along with a side of Sweet Potato Fries. The Mac & Cheese was served in a...rich creamy sauce mixed in with bits of sausage. It was the best I have had in a long time anywhere else. The fries where thick cut and coated with a slight bit of spice. Two different dipping sauces really complimented the fries (I love and finished off the hot sauce). The dishes are still a bit on the pricey side, but worth it to treat yourself once in a while. Next time you visit, I'd suggest straying from your usual picks to give some of the more 'traditional' menu choices a try. It won't disappoint.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

I have been telling people about this place as much as I can since visiting last September! I had the Salmon-Shrimp-Crawfish Boudin and it was probably the most delicious think I have ever tasted! We ordered the bread pudding for dessert but were too full...to eat it there so took it to-go and had it for breakfast the next morning! The service was excellent and the ambiance was perfect. I can't find a single complaint with this place except that it's in Edmonton and I'm from Vancouver. Wish we had one of these restaurants in Vancouver!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

The atmosphere and bustling good vibes hasn't changed since my last review 2 years ago. For peak periods - I definitely suggest reservations. Close to downtown, this restaurant serves up some delicious creole food. The "Satisfaction Place" is still a favourite of mine as it...gives you a taste of 3 dishes in one. I also tried the Crispy Crab Cakes this time. A nice touch of spices coating the outside of some wonderful crab inside. Prices are tending just at top of what I'd call moderate - average entree being around $26. Waitress I dealt with was friendly and the food was ready in fairly quick order. There is parking available. You can do take-out orders if no seating is available (or try their other location)More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

I have reviewed Louisiana Purchase on numerous occasions and, despite changes over the years, it continues to offer fine food, good service and a pleasant experience, but for one thing. Twelve dollars for dessert is outrageous. The bread pudding, for example, is as good as...ever, but the portion is smaller and the cost is without justification.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2019

The title of my review is not a compliment, by the way, to a restaurant where the Jambalaya came out from the kitchen within 5 minutes! It was tasty enough, but for $21.00 a plate, I expect it to be freshly prepared. Having a vat...of it ready in the kitchen is what we expect from a fast food outlet. There were two toppings one could request (creole or tomato-based), so I had some of each. The creole was fine but the tomato-based was half cold, half hot. The manager said it was meant to be a cold topping, so I do not understand why there was such a temperature disparity. I would recommend both toppings, by the way, but I would ask for the tomato topping to be fully hot (it tasted better that way). I was in New Orleans in April, attending a conference. I think the management would do well to spend a few days there to learn about Louisiana cooking.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019

My girlfriend blessed me with a birthday dinner here and I was so impressed with the service (Thank you so much Lauren!), food/wine, and overall ambiance. We were there from 4:30 to 9:30 and were looked after to the 10s. The bar with it's red...leather seats and chandeliers to the patio top deck, we enjoyed it all. The owner spoke with us twice and upon leaving we vowed we would be back. Tremendous place! They even brought me a birthday beinet alligator complete with sparkler. Loved it!!! Wine is half price on Thursdays too.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

I’ve had alligator all over the southern US and this was amazing! The gumbo was also very tasty. Will definitely be back and it’s location close to the arena makes it a must try before a game or concert.

Date of visit: July 2019
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  • Yes, Louisiana Purchase offers takeaway services.

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  • Louisiana Purchase is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4