Hwy 97 Basile, LA
(337) 432-5188 (Fax)
How to get there:
From I-10, take exit # 103 (A or B as appropriate) onto I-49, heading North. Evangeline Throughway becomes I-49
after it passes under I-10. Proceed North on I-49 about 21 miles to the 3rd Opelousas exit, Exit 19B, marked "US 190 West".
The exit ramp will curl around the the right and place you heading West.
Take US 190 West straight through downtown Opelousas (a one way street for a while) and head for Eunice, about
22 miles away.&nbps; Continue on US 190 through Eunice. About 10 miles West of Eunice, just before
entering the small town of Basile, turn left (South) on LA 97. the turnoff is about 1.8 miles after the divided highway ends. The intersection is marked with a flashing yellow caution
light. Proceed South on LA 97 for about 8.2 miles and look for the well-lit DI's on your right. There isn't a lot
on this road, just rice field after rice field, so be looking for some lights in the distance to guide you.
If you should come to the intersection with LA 98, you have missed DI's. Note that LA 97 is a long, winding asphault
road in some disrepair and will be very dark and desolate at night. Please exercise some caution.
Click here for map of above directions
What to expect:
Wonderful Cajun restaurant w/ great dance floor in the middle of nowhere.
Excellent seafood as well as steaks, and, of course, the best crawfish.
People regularly drive from East Texas to eat there.
Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday at 5PM.
Live music on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Excellent, relatively uncrowded dance floor.
Not nearly as 'touristy' as Lafayette restaurants.
Cajun Jam session of Wednesdays.
No cover charge if you just come to dance.
A down-home Cajun experience - grandparents danceing with grandchildren, etc.
Music generally gets underway around 7PM and lasts until 10PM.
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