Students, alumni and locals have been flocking to The Chimes Restaurant since 1983. Located near Louisiana State University, this is worth a visit not only to experience the great local cuisine but for the historical nuggets found throughout, from the flooring and doors found in the Wine Cellar, to the Finest Scotch stained glass from a pub in Scotland to the ceramic dog named Nipper. As for the food, you can’t go wrong. From the blackened alligator to the crawfish & 3-cheese baked macaroni to the Red Beans & Rice, this restaurant will leave you yearning for a trip back, soon.
Now, if the original location is not on your route, visit the second location in Baton Rouge, The Chimes East on Coursey Boulevard.
The Chimes was recently noted in 225 Magazine’s 2013 Best of awards as having the Best Draft Beer and Best Gumbo and voted as a runner up for: Best Bar, Best Brunch, Best Happy Hour, Best Poboy, and Best Omelet.