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Cafe' Burnside

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40136 Highway 942, Houma House Plantation and Gardens, Darrow, LA 70725-2302
+1 225-473-9380
11:00 - 14:00
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Slidell, Louisiana
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

My company had our Christmas Luncheon at this plantation and it was fabulous, the property was gorgeous and the huge gift shop had tons of things to purchase. I had the Filet Kabob with Roasted Potatoes and it was absolutely delicious! It was cooked to perfection and I walked out of this restaurant feeling full and satisfied. A few others... More 

Thank Karen B
Ridgeland, Mississippi, United States
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This place is one of our favorites when out touring plantations and enjoying the beauty and charm of Louisiana. It's a great place to get out of the heat and enjoy a flavorful meal. Our favorites are the eggplant with crabmeat and saffron cream and the curried pumpkin, crawfish and corn chowder!

Thank MBS1974
Sevier County, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Tour and lunch. Just had shrimp poor boy it was excellent. Fresh shrimp flavor. Make sure you come hungry it is a big sandwich .

Thank reaganjim
Hilliard, Ohio
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140 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Our tour group ate here when we toured the plantation and it was quite tasty. The service was good and so was the food.

Thank Pepsi38
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Authentic surroundings from old plantation with great service and food. We had the waitress recommend dishes and all were outstanding, gumbo - red rice and po'boy.

Thank janetbeze
Gonzales, Louisiana
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Today we had a family celebration for a retirement and we thought Homas House would be a great place to celebrate. On Friday, August 19, 2016 I called to make a reservation for eleven of which three are children. They person taking my reservation assured me we would have the buffet and a menu to order from. That was good... More 

Thank John M
Hannibal, Missouri
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We went out of our way to eat at this restaurant because it was recommended by one of the other plantations we toured earlier in the day. 1st of all you have to pay in the gift shop prior to eating at the restaurant (you do get a credit on your dinner bill but it was a slight pain in... More 

Thank jennypabst
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162 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

A very nice menu to choose from or you can do the buffet. Most of our crew went with the eggplant stuffed with crab. Excellent young eggplant lightly fried with large chunks of white crabmeat in between the layers.($20) The buffet had BBQ chicken, fried cornmeal fish fillets, crawfish ettoufee, shrimp pasta, corn mochaux, chicken and andouille gumbo--- a lot... More 

1 Thank Hortman55
Monroe, Louisiana
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558 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

My wife and I dropped by for lunch just prior to our tour of the formal gardens. There is a regular luncheon menu and also a buffet, both of which looked interesting. We opted for the buffet and selected from a number of possibilities. There was gumbo, red beans and rice, etoufee, fried catfish, a shrimp dish, corn machoux, Caesar... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Good service. Great lunch at reasonable price. The dragonfly biscuits with praline butter were awesome. I had the turkey/Brie sandwich. Loved it.

1 Thank Mary F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Cajun & Creole, French, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40136 Highway 942, Houma House Plantation and Gardens, Darrow, LA 70725-2302
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Darrow
  • Phone Number: +1 225-473-9380
Café Burnside is Houmas House Plantation and Gardens' casual restaurant. We offer a buffet, or a la carte dining. Pasta, Seafood, BBQ Chicken, Gumbo, Salad, Poor Boy Sandwiches. Great food reasonably priced. We offer a Sunday Brunch and Buffet. A special menu on Sundays that changes frequently

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?