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Southern Style / Soul Food

The staff of Eddie's RestaurantThe home-style cooking that can be found in many diners, family-owned restaurants and neighborhood eateries in Shreveport and Bossier City is characterized by big, bold Southern flavors served in generous portions. From fried catfish and collard greens to ice box pies, purple hull peas and hot water cornbread, the dishes served in these eateries are steeped in tradition and are often prepared from family recipes using locally sourced ingredients.

In their October 2015 issue, Southern Living magazine named Shreveport restaurant Eddie's Seafood and Soul Food (pictured) one of the "South's Best Soul Food Restaurants." Other acclaimed Southern-style eateries in Shreveport and Bossier City include Strawn's Eat Shop and Sherry's Diner.   

For more information on great places to eat in Shreveport and Bossier City, download Eat Here: A Food Lover’s Guide to Shreveport-Bossier. This 20-page insider’s guide to local food and drink features tips from local food lovers, mouth-watering photography and more. Food lovers should also check out 20x49.com, the official destination blog of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, for weekly restaurant reviews and an insider’s perspective on the local food and drink scene.        

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