Allow the Byway to Satisfy Your Appetite
After packing road trip snacks, leave some room for savory eats and decadent treats along the byway. Travelers can find local Cajun cuisine and home cooked Southern fixings along the backroads of the Boom or Bust Byway. Indulge in seafood gumbo, crawfish étouffée and shrimp prepared multiple ways, as well as fried chicken, barbecue, catfish, or chicken fried steak along with green beans, okra, sweet potatoes, and cornbread, but don’t stop there. Treat yourself to the homemade sweets along the byway. There’s a multitude of pies, an abundance of cakes, cookies galore, and so much more to explore!
Where to Eat
AmJenn’s Soups & Scoops
AmJenn’s serves soups, burgers, fries, sandwiches, and lots of different ice cream treats! Now serving a full sit down breakfast.
218 N. Main Street, Springhill, LA 71075
B & D Seafood, LLC
B & D Seafood is one of the best spots along the byway to grab Cajun eats. Visitors can order pounds of oysters, shrimp, crab, crawfish and more!
4721 Palmetto Road, Benton, LA 71006
Big O’s Down Home Burgers and Wings
Big O’s is a great locally owned drive in restaurant that serves burgers, wings and more!
652 West Main Street, Homer, LA 7140
Caddo Outdoors Bait and Tackle Restaurant
Caddo Outdoors Bait and Tackle offers travelers the opportunity to enjoy popular Southern dishes from chicken fried steak to red beans and rice, fried catfish, meat pies, and more. Visitors can indulge in more than five different flavors of homemade pies or treat themselves to an apple or peach fried pie. The company motto is “Biscuits, Burgers, and Bait.” You can build your own breakfast, fill up with a burger basket, order a good-sized salad, grab a slice of pie, and get your bait and tackle all in one stop. Caddo Outdoors Bait and Tackle is open 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday; and 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
118 Ferry Lake Rd., Oil City, LA 71061
Chania Greek Café (pronounced hahn-yah)
Chania is the only Greek restaurant in Webster Parish. Made with fresh ingredients and savory flavors, Chania offers everything from hummus to roasted lamb. Stop in for weekly lunch specials.
208 1st Street, Springhill, LA 71075
Chavo’s Mexican Restaurant
Chavo’s specializes in finding a balance between traditional and typical Mexican food without compromising flavor neither quality. Customers particularly value the very accurate combination of accessible prices and the portions served. Special effort is made in maintaining a family environment inside and out side the premises for customer comfort.
1912 S Arkansas Street, Springhill, LA 71075
Cool Beans Coffee Shop
Experience a mellow, rustic atmosphere in the middle of Vivian’s downtown area. Cool Beans Coffee Shop offers a variety of drinks including cappuccinos, hot chocolate and other seasonal drinks with more than 10 different flavors including sugar-free options. Open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.
109 W Louisiana Ave., Vivian, LA 71082
Del Bob’s Burrito House
6550 Highway 3, Suite 300
Delta’s Interior & Gifts and Martha’s Bistro
A great place to shop and eat lunch.
906 West Main Street, Homer, LA 7140
Drift Inn Landing
Drift Inn Landing offers their visitors a chance to enjoy outdoor recreation with a variety of country eats. You can order everything from homemade burgers, breakfast, and crawfish to eat as well as live bait, minnows, crickets and more to enjoy a day of fishing from their pier or boat ramp.
Open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday.
10166 Highway 1, Mooringsport, LA 71060
Giles Snack Shop
Gile’s Snack Shop has been in business for many decades serving old-fashioned home cooked meals in Plain Dealing. Open 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
210 E. Palmetto St., Plain Dealing, LA 71064
Gonzalez Mexican Restaurant
Authentic home cooked Mexican food on the square in Homer.
512 North Main Street, Homer, LA 7140
A great place for seafood and pizza, lunch and dinner.
112 West Main Street, Homer, LA 7140
318 – 927-9839
La Herradura Mexican Restaurant
La Herradura cooks up fresh Mexican and seafood including fajitas, fish, enchiladas, nachos, taco salad, and more. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Sunday.
326 Hwy. 1., Oil City, LA 71061
Longwood General Store
Longwood General Store is a country store that features a small dining room and kitchen serving Southern classics like chicken fried steak and over-sized hamburgers. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant is well-known for steaks. The restaurant serves steaks on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only. Open 24 hours a day, Tuesday-Saturday and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday-Monday.
3502 Hwy. 169., Mooringsport, LA 71060
Lumberjack Grill provides burgers, country home cooked meals, salad bar and desserts with a nice family atmosphere for dining in or take outs.
26000 US-371, Sarepta, LA
Main Street Restaurant
Main Street Restaurant in Gilliam features “country cooking” favorites like chicken fried steak as well as fresh Gulf seafood options including fried oysters, boiled shrimp and more. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday-Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday.
12807 Main St., Gilliam, LA 71029
Moon’s Grocery and Steaks
Moon’s is a great hole in the wall restaurant with the best steaks in North Louisiana.
6979 Highway 9, Homer, LA 7140
Pleasure Point Marina Bar and Grill
Offers food, beverages, wi-fi and lakefront gasoline. It also offers two cabins with lakefront access. There are 30 lakefront full hookups and 20 non-lakefront with full hookups. Enjoy the homemade “Lake Claiborne” burger, a favorite within the community. A full bar is now available with frozen beverages.
775 Peterson Rd., Homer, LA 71040
Dine overlooking Lake Claiborne and have some of the best fried catfish and steaks around.
3327 Hwy 146, Homer, LA 71040
Shake the Pounds
Serving 60 awesome flavors of protein smoothies, served with energy tea and aloe shot.
501 South Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
The Butler House Bistro
The Butler House Bistro is located in the Historical Butler House in Springhill! The Bistro is here to give an unique dining experience unlike any other.
206 Butler Street, Springhill, LA 71075
Uncle Henry’s Smokehouse BBQ
Uncle Henry’s Smokehouse is a mecca for smoked meats. Visitors can indulge in chopped beef sandwiches, burgers, and hoagies, as well as meat platters of ribs, sausage, chicken and turkey.
4717 Palmetto Rd., Benton, LA 71006