The Old Courtablea Café is a Cajun-style, family restaurant and dancehall in Washington, Louisiana. To get there, take scenic Highway 182 which leads to downtown Washington. The cafe is located among homes, antique shops, and other magnificent examples of architecture from the steamboat era.

The owners, David and Peggy Allemond, have restored the storefront and retraced its history to the 1840’s. While the husband and wife team is still researching the store’s exact origins, locals still remember Lastrapes Meat Market, the general mercantile, and People’s drug store.

Today, locals and visitors alike, celebrate its long history with live music and good food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the morning enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a batch of fresh, fried beignets or a stack of Paw-paw’s Pancakes. For lunch and dinner choose from grilled or fried seafood, fresh salads, stuffed po’boys, or homestyle plate lunches. Check for daily lunch specials.

The weekends at Old Courtableau Café are for music. You can hear live performances or play your favorite jams from their antique jukebox. Check their Facebook page for additional details.