Houma Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Houma

April 14, 2018 Sheron Bogner

Houma (/ˈhoʊmə/ HOH-mə) is the largest city in and the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, United States and the largest principal city of the Houma–Bayou Cane–Thibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city's powers of government have been absorbed by the parish, which is now run by the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government. The population was 33,727 at the 2010 census, an increase of 1,334 over the 2000 tabulation of 32,393.
Things to do in Houma

1. Cristiano Ristorante

724 High St, Houma, LA 70360-4712 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night SGD 51 - SGD 130 +1 985-223-1130
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Cristiano Ristorante

Cristiano Ristorante is committed to offering traditional Italian food paired with hints of Mediterranean soul. Seasonal menus offer our guests the opportunity to try flavors not conventionally found in classic Italian food. Our registered sommelier’s wine list is diverse, with a beautiful selection of Italian, French, American and Argentinean wines. Our knowledgeable and welcoming staff will ensure your dining experience exceeds your expectations.

Reviewed By Think56

Have been twice recently, on Sundays. I have opted for the brunch, specifically the 3 egg frittata de mer (light egg dish with crab, shrimp, cheese=so delicious!). Get the unending poinsettia instead of plain champagne or mimosa. Poinsettias have cranberry juice instead of oj . I find it to be clean and refreshing. If you “do” brunch you will also get fresh fruit and potatoes. Their coffee is fresh, hot, and a delicious blend. If you need an appetizer I’d recommend the (pomodoro) fried green tomato/crabmeat stack. Very shareable. Lastly, I always get great service. The opening bread with olive oils and water is delicious too. Thinking I’d better make Mother’s Day reservations——Now! 5

2. Big Mike's BBQ Smokehouse

3034 Barrow St, Houma, LA 70360-7641 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 985-876-4477
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 319 reviews

Big Mike's BBQ Smokehouse

Big Mike's BBQ Smokehouse is Houma's only home-style BBQ destination. At Big Mike's BBQ Smokehouse we offer amazing brisket, smoked Turkey, baby back ribs, and the best hamburger in Houma. We understand the need for quality BBQ in southern Louisiana and have spent more than a year perfecting our sauce, which we know you will love.

Reviewed By MichaelFussell - Gray, Louisiana

Best BBQ in Louisiana! Period!. I travel a lot and eat out everyday. This is my favorite resturant in Houma and in Louisiana. I love the spare ribs, they dont even need sauce. I love their original sauce best. My whole family loves Big Mike's. The food is very consistant. I have eaten just about everything they serve. I have brought cutomers in from Texas, Missississppi, Alabama and Georgia there, they all said that they liked it. I have used them to cater for customers with great satisfaction.
I highly recommend Big Mikes to everyone. Keep up the good work guys and gals.

3. Boudreau & Thibodeau's Cajun Cooking

5602 W Main St, Houma, LA 70360-1248 Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 985-872-4711
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 399 reviews

Boudreau & Thibodeau's Cajun Cooking

Reviewed By Beach-Mark - Gulf Breeze, Florida

Do not miss this restaurant. We stopped for lunch on the way to New Orleans and were simply amazed. The food is fabulous and very authentic. Not too spicy and generous portions.Plus the waitstaff couldn't be better. Always there when you needed them. Be sure to order the onion rings as one of your sides.Very, very good. The coleslaw was also perfect. My wife had a pound of boiled shrimp and was very pleased. My dish was their specialty "seafood cakes". Do not miss them. The sauce was fabulous!!i

4. The Shack of Houma

1226 Grand Caillou Rd, Houma, LA 70363-5555 (Formerly Nancy's Seafood Shack) Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 985-868-9996
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 212 reviews

The Shack of Houma

Reviewed By toody703 - toody703

This is a true Cajun place with lots & lots of seafood & the atmosphere to match. There is a bar so alcohol is served. The place is so popular with the locals that there may be a wait for seating. Also do not plan to eat & go here, they are not a fast food restaurant. They do seafood and crustaceans every way they can be done. It's a must try.

5. Big Al's Seafood

1377 W Tunnel Blvd, Houma, LA 70360-2740 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 985-876-4030
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 273 reviews

Big Al's Seafood

Reviewed By Jerry C - The Villages, Florida

Ate there Tue, 12/05/2017 around 4:30pm. This local favorite eatery was nearby and unanimously recommended by our hotel staff. We now understand why. The restaurant exterior is typical, but the mid-sized interior displayed a unique seafood décor. There was no wait before we were led to our table. The average size menu included descriptions of the dishes. Got a pitcher of beer to get through the process. Everything was clean. Portion size was huge. Food quality was good. Time to order, food to table and time to bill were all quite good by our attentive waitress.

I had their excellent gumbo ($4.95) and a jaw-drop size combination platter with oysters, fried shrimp, oysters and fish along with sides ($21.95). Wife got the same but with different sides. We then shared a delicious bread pudding (5.95). Drinks were tea (2.25) Pitcher beer (12). Honestly neither of us could finish everything on the plate. Big portions! Cost before tip was $76.30.

6. Song Phi Nong Thai Restaurant

279 Enterprise Dr, Houma, LA 70360-2480 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner 985-872-9010
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Song Phi Nong Thai Restaurant

Reviewed By cindyfg - Raceland, Louisiana

Each visit I try different items on the menu and I am always pleasantly satisfied with both freshness and taste. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

7. Abears Cafe

809 Bayou Black Dr, Houma, LA 70360-7610 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Cajun & Creole Lunch, Dinner +1 985-872-6306
Excellent
62%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

Abears Cafe

Reviewed By BozemanTrudeman - Bozeman

Locals and business people eat here. Few tourists. Authentic gumbo and other Cajun dishes. Friendly wait staff. Nothing fancy. Wooden floors in old cabin-like building.

8. Bayou Delight Restaurant

4038 Bayou Black Dr, Houma, LA 70360-2903 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner 985-876-4879
Excellent
36%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
8%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 124 reviews

Bayou Delight Restaurant

Reviewed By toody703 - toody703

This is a well kept local secret as it is well off the beaten path. Down home Cajun to its core. There is live music occasionally. It's atmosphere is shabby chic Cajun, but the food is good & reasonably priced.

9. Cajun Critters Seafood

6240 W Main St, 6240 W Main Street, Houma, LA 70360-4049 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Seafood, Cajun & Creole Lunch, Dinner +1 985-876-1834
Excellent
65%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Cajun Critters Seafood

Reviewed By Votenochains - White Mountains, New Hampshire

Love the Decore. We had gumbo and soft shell crab. Grilled oysters were good though texture varied from oyster to oyster. The seasoning on fried soft shell crab was a bit too salty and the crab was mostly shell. Would probably get crawfish or another boil if I went back.

10. 1921 Seafood

1522 Barrow St, Houma, LA 70360-7650 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 985-868-7098
Excellent
40%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
10%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 155 reviews

1921 Seafood

Reviewed By Anne P

This is a great place -- far away from giant retail stores -- where locals go to enjoy seafood. Try the gumbo and the appetizers.

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