The Top 5 Must-Try Menu Items at The New Chimes Location in Lafayette, According to Yelp!
If you're a foodie in Lafayette and haven't heard yet, The Chimes is now open.
The Chimes, a beloved Baton Rouge staple, has opened its doors right here in Lafayette. Take one look at the building at the corner of Kaliste Saloom and 1400 Camellia Blvd and you'll immediately notice their combination of good ol' southern comfort with a dash of sophistication.
Think grand oak trees, hydraulic-powered bay doors, and an expansive outdoor area. Seriously, it's like one of those spots that you just want to hang out at, and that's before you even taste the food.
Speaking of the food. The number one question I've seen on social media and in the comment sections where folks are discussing the new Lafayette location is "What should I order?"
While I'm sure just about everything is good, I was curious to see what favorites folks have identified over time, so I've taken the liberty of going through Yelp reviews to give you the scoop on the top 5 menu items you've got to try to get your Chimes experience started. Let's get to it!
1. Blackened Alligator
Welcome to the bayou, where alligator isn't just a swamp creature, it's a culinary delight. This bad boy is seasoned to perfection and grilled until it's just right. New to gator meat? Trust me, this is the dish to make you a fan.
2. Red Beans and Rice
It's classic, it's comforting, and it's a taste of Louisiana in every bite. The Chimes nails this southern staple, making it a must-try for both locals and visitors alike.
3. BBQ Shrimp
Oh man, if you haven't had BBQ shrimp the Louisiana way, you're in for a treat. You'll be mopping up every last drop with your bread, guaranteed.
4. Shrimp Poboy
It's crispy, it's crunchy, it's everything a shrimp poboy should be. Add some mayo and a splash of hot sauce, and you've got yourself a sandwich that's straight-up addictive.
5. Seafood Gumbo
Last but definitely not least, we've got the seafood gumbo. Rich and hearty with just the right amount of spice, this bowl of goodness is Louisiana in liquid form.
And hey, if these don't float your boat, there are other honorable mentions and solid staples at The Chimes like wings, ribeye burgers, shrimp & grits, and oysters that are totally worth a taste test.
The Chimes has been a go-to spot in Baton Rouge for 25 years, and with this new Lafayette location, we get to join in on the tradition. So go ahead, give it a try, and fill us in on your favorite menu items.