Baton Rouge has so many great options for places to eat, and this can sometimes be overwhelming if you are not sure where to go. Here is a composed list—based on pricing—of the best places to eat in the capital city. All of the restaurants listed are offering pickup for to-go orders due to COVID-19, and I encourage you to support your local restaurants!
Best Fine Dining ($$$)
This always-bustling restaurant is located on Highland Rd. and is a favorite of everyone. This is a go-to for any celebration such as a birthday or graduation. With a menu consisting of seafood, steaks, and Italian, it is easy to find something you enjoy there. The restaurant was started by Ruffin Rodrigue, who is a former LSU All-American lineman.
Best Casual Dining ($$)
Ranked as one of the best Japanese restaurants in Baton Rouge, Sushi Yama is a restaurant offering fresh sushi, soups, and Japanese dishes. Sushi Yama is a favorite for students at Catholic High, with it being a great spot for dinner on Fridays. It is located on the corner of Perkins and Essen and has been open since 2006.
Best Takeout ($)
Izzo’s Illegal Burrito is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant based in Baton Rouge and serves burritos, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, and salads. They have been serving their fresh quality food since 2001 and opening new locations ever since.