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I'm sure all of you know about the proverbial $100 hamburger trip in the aviation world.... and made several of those trips yourselves. Since we are in Louisiana, I think it would be more appropriate to call it the $100 PoBoy. But, anyway, I'm interested in sharing the possibilities for those kinds of trips in and near Louisiana on one page. If you have some info on places we can fly to eat, I would like to compile it here. You know how Louisianans feel about their food and love to eat. Send the info including any details like websites, menus, operating hours, etc. to email@example.com or to Rick Eleew at firstname.lastname@example.org who is also helping out to find these places and keep the page updated.
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Alexandria (KAEX) - Jet-A-Way Cafe -
This cafe' is located inside the Million Air FBO. Website
They serve breakfast and lunch M-F. Their menu consists of burgers and a daily special each day - limited menu for approximately $8/meal. If you purchase fuel, you eat for $1. Definitely try the red beans and rice meal served on Mondays. Info
Basile (LA52) - DI’s Cajun Restaurant' - Website
DI's is a couple of miles S.E. of Basile. Certainly not the pinnacle of social activity in Louisiana, but they've got a runway! It's a turf strip, about 3000' long and it’s right there at the restaurant.
Bogalusa (KBXA) - The Golden Pear - Info
Open for lunch seven days a week. They are located near the Bogalusa Airport. Use a courtesy car or call them from the Bogalusa Airport and they will pick you up.
Coaches PoBoys - Info
They are located near the Bogalusa Airport. Use the courtesy car.
DeRidder (KDRI) - Cecil’s Cajun Kitchen - Website
Great food and atmosphere. Catfish Poboy and fried crawfish tails were first class. Ask for courtesy car and it's 4 miles from the airport in downtown DeRidder, LA.
Gonzales (KREG) - Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar - Website
Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar (Prairieville) owned by Melissa Holley, one of KREG based pilots, is about 10 miles from the airport. Use the airport crew car or Lift services to enjoy fabulous dining in Ascension Parish.
Houma (KHUM)- Nancy’s Seafood & Oyster Bar - Website
Taxi to Butler Aviation for use of a Crew Car. (KHUM)
Jeanerette (2R1) - Cooper Street Coffee - Facebook Page
Cooper Street Coffee is a 10-15 minute walk from Le Maire Memorial Airport in Jeanerette, LA. The airport is unattended, with no courtesy car, so you've got to walk to it. Coffee is fantastic, as is the breakfast and lunch.
Jennings (3R7) - Shoney's & Bourbon Street Cafe - Land at the Jennings Airport and park at the hotel ramp... then walk to the Shoney's or the Bourbon Street Cafe (and several others in walking distance) to eat.
Lafayette (KLFT)- Acadiana Tap House - Website
Land at the Lafayette Regional Airport (KLFT) and this restaurant will be in the Terminal Building.
Broddaus Burger - Website
Great place for lunch, near KLFT. Fly into Signature and take the crew car 7 minutes north to some really great burgers, served up by friendly people!
For a Map to the restaurant click HERE.
Lake Charles - Chennault International Airport (KCWF)
Leonard's is a cajun/creole restaurant that has partnered with the Million Air FBO at Chennault airport Lake Charles. If you buy gas, meals are $1 for pilots and crew, $5 for PAX. If you don't buy gas, meals are $5 for everyone (plus you have to pay a ramp fee).
The customer service reps at MillionAir will pick up the food for you so you can relax in the FBO. You can also call ahead on 122.95 about 20 min out and they'll have your food waiting for you when you pull up.
As a bonus, Chennault sees about 50/50 split with military and civilian flights. So there's a good chance you'll pull up next to a T-6, F-18, NASA T-38, or sometimes even the big boys. We regularly get C-130s, -17s, and JSTARs. Enjoy your food and watch the everyday airshow!
To see the Breakfast Menu click: HERE
To see the Lunch & Dinner Menu click: HERE
Marksville (KMKV) - The Paragon Casino - Website
The casino will pick you up at the Marksville Airport so you can eat at their restaurants (and maybe drop a few coins in their machines while you're at it).
Broken Wheel Brewery - Website
Jonathan Knoll is a pilot and owns a restaurant and microbrewery named Broken Wheel Brewery in Marksville, LA, about a mile from Paragon Casino. If the pilots call, he'll pick them up. The menu is on the website. Family owned and operated, kid/pet friendly, traditional cajun cuisine, with specialty items as well, full bar, indoor and outdoor dining, banquet facilities, brewery tours.
Please contact the restaurant with any questions.
Restaurant: 318-253-6543 Restaurant
Jonathan Knoll: 225-266-4196 (cell)
Monroe (KMLU) - Flight318 - Facebook Page
Come and unwind after a long flight at Flight318. The Bar will offer a variety of cocktails & Louisiana beers.
FREE WIFI; FREE VALIDATED PARKING; 4-TV's too watch your favorite sports! Located in the Monroe Regional Airport.
Open 6 days a week.
Unique Food For the Soul - Facebook Page
Open 5:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday - Friday. Serving Breakfast and Lunch. Located in the Monroe Regional Airport.
Granny’s Restaurant - Facebook Page
Open for Breakfast and Lunch. Located in the Monroe Regional Airport
Both of the following restaurants are less than 3 miles from the Monroe airport. Courtesy Cars are available at AvFlight:
Danken Trail BBQ
New Iberia (KARA) - Pelican Aviation - Info
The FBO Pelican Aviation at Acadiana Regional Airport serves lunches and has a nice menu, for example one day Pelican was serving shrimp fettuccini, fried catfish, fried shrimp, fried cheese sticks, corn nuggets and for those who don't want seafood a Cajun style sausage poor boy is available and Baskin Robin ice cream for dessert, all for $2.00 a plate with purchase of fuel, otherwise around $7 for the stray pilots. Note, this is not a restaurant environment, they are not equipped to serve the general population as a lunch counter, their main objective is to serve lunch to the flying community.
For further information contact Pelican at 337-367-1401.
Wendy Carr Eldridge, ATM
Acadiana Regional Airport
New Orleans - Lakefront Airport (KNEW) - The Runway Cafe - Website
This Restaurant is located in the newly renovated Lakefront Airport Terminal Building. It has been closed until further notice.
The Terminal Ramp is free to use for short-term parking (except the eastern half, which is for Customs use only). The area shown in Green in the photo below is the free short-term parking area.
If you are planning to stay overnight then you should park at one of the FBO’s and pay them for using their services.
There is a keypad entry near the restaurant for pilots to access in/out. The Access Code is the CTAF.
New Roads (KHZR)
Great little airport (False River Regional) is extra nice. Good approaches and very well maintained. You will need to use a rental car or call for a cab to go downtown. Quaint town on a very nice lake. Folks at the airport also recommend Ma Mama’s Restaurant, Hot Tails, and Morels.
Oakdale (KACP) - Coushatta Casino Resort - Website
The Casino is located about 15 to 20 min from the Allen Parish Airport. It has one of the greatest Golf courses. It also has one of the largest gaming facilities in the state. The Casino will pick you up and you off at the airport and there are about 8 hotels around the casino to choose from as well as the chalets at the campground. To arrange for pick up at the airport call 1-800-58-grand and ask for Valet.
Patterson (KPTN) - The Atchafalaya at Idlewild - Website
Call ahead to reserve the Courtesy Car from Perry Aviation at the Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport 985-395-4501 (Ken or Miss Val) at KPTN. Great fuel service at competitive price.
Restaurant is located in the Terminal. It is currently open for lunch Tuesday - Friday but hopefully will expand to other days and breakfast at some point.
Bay St. Louis - Stennis International Airport (KHSA) - Jet Away Cafe’ - Website
The Cafe’ is on the second floor of the Million Air FBO Building. It overlooks the airport with lots of activity all day long. It is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 am till 6:00 pm.
Million Air at the Stennis International Airport has changed its fee structure for aircraft under 12,000 lbs.
Here are the details:
There is no charge to park on their ramp.
If you top off the aircraft fuel tanks:
If you choose not to purchase fuel: