The Steamboat Warehouse Restaurant provides a truly unique dining experience in Washington, Louisiana, the third oldest establishment in the state. This historic, bousillage structure, located in the heart of the old steamboat port, offers guests a step back in time. In fact, it is the last of the old steamboat warehouses still standing on Bayou Courtableau. The building was constructed in the 1820s and originally stored cotton before it was restored in 1977 as a fine-dining restaurant. Today, a massive collection of antiques are on display and exposed brick walls set the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. Try Chef Jason Huguet’s signature dishes such as Steak Lafitte or the soft shell crabs. Click here for the Steamboat Gang Plank Ribeye and Crawfish Étouffée Recipe feature on

The building’s rich history and rumors of paranormal activity have attracted tourists, ghosts hunters, bloggers, and writers. Restaurant staff will tell you fascinating stories about creepy encounters, enough to give you the frissons (chills)! Even formal investigations have even taken place, but what’s really spooky is how good the food is! The owner-chef, Jason Huguet, has received multiple awards and gold medals for menu items such as Eggplant Belle RoseChicken and Sausage Gumbo, and Sidesaddle Angels.