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Brenda's Dine In & Take Out

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411 W Pershing St, New Iberia, LA 70560-4334
+1 337-367-0868
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Key West, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband wanted to abduct Ms. Brenda and take her with us, but she wouldn't have it, lol. Her charm was matched only by her heavenly crawfish etoufee and shrimp fettucini. Don't let the humble establishment deter you, she has won well deserved awards and accolades. Highly recommend!!

Thank joan w
Denver, Colorado
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Driving to New Orleans, we stopped at Brenda's for lunch. Every day of the week has a different menu. There were four people in our group. Every dish and side I tasted was outstanding. But the rolls that came with each meal stood out. As the name states, you can dine in or take out. We dined in. The service... More 

Thank Stanley J
North Vancouver
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We were a bit wary when we pulled up to Brenda's, a very modest building in an out-the-way spot covered in hand-lettered signs. A slick chain restaurant it's not, and thank goodness. Brenda has been homecooking fresh meals here for 30 years and the walls are covered with photos of Black leaders, family, and appreciative guests. Each day offers a... More 

Thank MavisS
Margate, Florida
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We found this little diner and we just loved it. Each day of the week, Brenda has a different menu. We were there on a Monday and my husband had the smothered pork bones, which were out of this world. I had the meatball stew, also fantastic. It comes with 2 vegetables. Be sure to get the red beans. Best... More 

Thank Lizzie C
Elgin, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Call ahead! Brenda's appears to be closed. We were there Jan 30, and both doors were padlocked. We called and were told that the phone had been disconnected.

Thank papaw2015
New York, United States
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432 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

There are a small amount of tables here. They call what they serve here "soul food." Brenda seems to be present all the time, a plus. I had a delicious shrimp stew with side dishes of very good corn, potato salad and bread (see my photo) that seemed to taste like a doughnut, all for the price of $9.

Thank Harvey M
New Iberia, La.
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

You can taste the love in every bite! This place is the real deal. They use lard, butter, salt and pepper, so if you're on a diet, vegan, calorie restricted or trying to get down to your "fighting weight" you're not gonna find anything here. That said, if you love good food and don't mind buying it out of a... More 

Thank c0ld
Covington, Louisiana, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Brenda's is definitely worth a stop if you are anywhere near New Iberia. The staff was so friendly, and the dining room so quaint with all of the family pictures. But, it's the soul food that's top notch!! Three of us shared two entrees and it was more than enough. We savored shrimp stew and shrimp fettuccini with sides of... More 

1 Thank Deborah F
Destrehan, Louisiana
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

When we walked into Brenda's we were greeted by an enthusiastic staff. Everything we ate was top-notch. The shrimp stew was flavorful and seasoned to perfection. The Shrimp Alfredo was to die for, the potato salad, perfect and the green beans, delicious. Our group thought the fried catfish was the best we had ever eaten. Brenda's is famous for their... More 

1 Thank HTLG
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2012 via mobile

I discovered Brenda's online. And what a great find. Food is ALWAYS good. Staff is extremely friendly, personable. Always worth the drive. Miles better than ANY restaurant in Lafayette.

1 Thank ChristeeZz

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cajun & Creole, Diner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 W Pershing St, New Iberia, LA 70560-4334
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Iberia
  • Phone Number: +1 337-367-0868

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?