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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
6 restaurant reviews
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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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150 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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553 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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9 restaurant reviews
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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 

2 Thank Persnickityme
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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129 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Everything about our lunch was slow!!! We planned a nice lunch and then a tour of the beautiful grounds. Unfortunately, lunch took so long that we had to rush in the gardens. If you eat at the restaurant, you can view the gardens for free. Allow plenty of time--for the slow restaurant and a walk in the gardens.

3 Thank D L
Lawrence, Kansas
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716 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Right behind the Houmas House Plantation house sits Café Burnside in the Pavillion. It has a wonderful staff and a superior kitchen. The River Road buffet is expansive an may prove bigger than your appetite. We love and recommend the Eggplant Napoleon. And what could be a better setting - right in the Houmas House garden area. It is well... More 

2 Thank Robert S

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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, Gluten Free Options
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?