SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, LA – Though some area restaurants have shuttered in recent weeks, there are some hole-in-the-wall eateries along the Boom or Bust Byway that are withstanding the impact of COVID-19 mandates to only offer curbside and to-go orders.
These 5 small-town restaurants are standing the test of time by continuing to offer their down-home dishes that locals love:
Big Dup’s Cajun Kitchen in Plain Dealing
Big Dup’s Cajun Kitchen is a restaurant and convenient store stashed along Highway 3. Only offering to-go items, their menu items consist of Cajun and soul food options, as well as breakfast. A few of their most popular menu items include the voodoo burger, boudin, hot water cornbread, ham hocks, and stuffed chicken. Big Dup’s Cajun Kitchen is located at 307 West Mary Lee Street in Plain Dealing, and they are open Monday-Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. To stay up-to-date on their menu options, visit their Facebook page.
Café 180 To Go in Vivian
Café 180 To Go is a food shack placed along Highway 1. Offering to-go only options, their daily specials consists of everything from Cajun food and salads, to pastas and burgers, and more. Café 180 To Go is located at 308 South Pine Street in Vivian and is open weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To stay up-to-date on their menu options, visit their Facebook page, and call 318-375-2600 to place an order.
Del Bob’s Burritos in Benton
Del Bob’s Burritos is a fairly new Mexican restaurant on Benton Road. They’ve made a reputation for attempting to create the largest-possible, made-from-scratch taco. Right now, they are offering customers everything from take and bake options to Taco Tuesday deals, as well as desserts and more. Del Bob’s Burritos is located at 6550 Hwy. 3, Suite 300 in Benton and is currently open daily from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. To stay up-to-date on their menu options, visit their Facebook page, and to place an order call 318-935-5110.
Longwood General Store in Mooringsport
Longwood General Store & Casino is a local secret buried inside a gas station and known for their plentiful portions. They are offering to-go menu items such as homemade burgers and chicken fried chicken, as well as fish and chicken strip baskets. Longwood General Store daily is located at 3502 LA-169 in Mooringsport, and open daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. To place orders, call 318-929-3140.
Oak Alley Farms Outlet Store in Oil City
Oak Alley Farms Outlet Store is a small-town sweetshop with a nation-wide consumer base. They drizzle and candy hundreds of popcorn and nuts a day to ship around the nation with their online wholesale services. Their menu consists of quirkily flavored eats, such as jalapeno peanut brittle and dill pickle peanuts, as well as sugary treats, including chocolate covered nuts, pecan brittle, flavored popcorn balls and more. To place an online order from Oak Alley Farms Outlet Store, visit www.oakalleyfarms.com, or call 318-995-7000.
For more information about places to eat throughout the rural areas of Shreveport-Bossier, visit www.BoomOrBustByway.com. The Boom or Bust Byway is a 136-mile road trip that passes through Caddo, Bossier, Webster and Claiborne Parishes.