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Oil City restaurant to close in December


Caddo Outdoors Bait and Tackle expects to close restaurant near Christmas after five years of serving the North Louisiana community.

OIL CITY – After five years of serving the rural Caddo Parish community, Emily and Chris Brown, owners of Caddo Outdoors Bait and Tackle, announced the closing of their restaurant on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The decision to sever ties with their customers fell hard on the Browns as they reluctantly broke the news to their Facebook followers.


“My husband and I do everything. We prep, cook, serve, clean and much more. After a steady five years of serving our community, we quickly realized the prices of food are ever fluctuating. We pride ourselves on serving quality, affordable food to our Caddo Outdoor family, and we will never punish them with spiked prices based on the food market. Ultimately, it was just time for a change,” said Emily.

Caddo Outdoors Bait & Tackle, located at 118 Ferry Lake Road, is a small, home-style café in the heart of Oil City, Louisiana. In 2014, the Browns jumped at the opportunity to start a new business venture. Locals frequent the restaurant for lunch and leisure to grab fishing bait and a bite to eat. This restaurant is known for its fried fish, bulky burgers, decadent pie selection and more.

“We take pride in making complete strangers feel right at home. Every day is an adventure when you meet a lot of people and make strong connections through good food and warm conversations. Our customers are so excited about us bringing back the bourbon pecan pie this season,” said Chris.

Unfortunately, you’ll need to hurry in to try a slice because the Browns project the restaurant will remain open until mid-December. The operating hours have shifted to 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, and they can be reached at 318-995-8008. Caddo Outdoors Bait and Tackle is less than 30 minutes from downtown Shreveport. The route is a straight shot from Spring Street onto La. Hwy. 1 North.

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