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Cafe' Burnside

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40136 Highway 942, Houma House Plantation and Gardens, Darrow, LA 70725-2302
+1 225-473-9380
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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Sevier County, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour and lunch. Just had shrimp poor boy it was excellent. Fresh shrimp flavor. Make sure you come hungry it is a big sandwich .

Thank reaganjim
Hilliard, Ohio
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour group ate here when we toured the plantation and it was quite tasty. The service was good and so was the food.

Thank Pepsi38
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Authentic surroundings from old plantation with great service and food. We had the waitress recommend dishes and all were outstanding, gumbo - red rice and po'boy.

Thank janetbeze
Gonzales, Louisiana
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Today we had a family celebration for a retirement and we thought Homas House would be a great place to celebrate. On Friday, August 19, 2016 I called to make a reservation for eleven of which three are children. They person taking my reservation assured me we would have the buffet and a menu to order from. That was good... More 

Thank John M
Hannibal, Missouri
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We went out of our way to eat at this restaurant because it was recommended by one of the other plantations we toured earlier in the day. 1st of all you have to pay in the gift shop prior to eating at the restaurant (you do get a credit on your dinner bill but it was a slight pain in... More 

Thank jennypabst
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154 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

A very nice menu to choose from or you can do the buffet. Most of our crew went with the eggplant stuffed with crab. Excellent young eggplant lightly fried with large chunks of white crabmeat in between the layers.($20) The buffet had BBQ chicken, fried cornmeal fish fillets, crawfish ettoufee, shrimp pasta, corn mochaux, chicken and andouille gumbo--- a lot... More 

1 Thank Hortman55
Monroe, Louisiana
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292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

My wife and I dropped by for lunch just prior to our tour of the formal gardens. There is a regular luncheon menu and also a buffet, both of which looked interesting. We opted for the buffet and selected from a number of possibilities. There was gumbo, red beans and rice, etoufee, fried catfish, a shrimp dish, corn machoux, Caesar... More 

2 Thank jrsmith8
Jackson, Tennessee
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Good service. Great lunch at reasonable price. The dragonfly biscuits with praline butter were awesome. I had the turkey/Brie sandwich. Loved it.

1 Thank Mary F
Summit, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

I had the turkey and brie with fig preserves sandwich with a house salad. It was very filling. Finished off meal with bread pudding. Lovely!

1 Thank Laura R
St Augustine
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

The tour of the Plantation House was absolutely fabulous. The guide was beautiful and did a fantastic job. After the tour we went to lunch. Had a turkey brie sandwich that was really dry. My husband had a Creole pasta. The shrimp were very small, but good. This is a beautiful place and well worth the tour of the house... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Cajun & Creole, French
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40136 Highway 942, Houma House Plantation and Gardens, Darrow, LA 70725-2302
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Darrow
  • Phone Number: +1 225-473-9380
Café Burnside is Houmas House Plantation and Gardens' casual restaurant. We offer a buffet, or a la carte dining. Pasta, Seafood, BBQ Chicken, Gumbo, Salad, Poor Boy Sandwiches. Great food reasonably priced. We offer a Sunday Brunch and Buffet. A special menu on Sundays that changes frequently

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