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Uncle JackD
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Baws & beltbuckles
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re: Ville Platte and surrounding area restaurants

My folks said the pizza at nicks was delicious.

Personally, I'd drive to the steamboat in Washington. 15-20 min ride (depending on how many dragass's you get stuck behind on 167) for a quality meal.
This post was edited on 7/3 at 5:24 pm


Flat Town Tiger
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Washington, La.
Member since Oct 2006
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re: Ville Platte and surrounding area restaurants
Verlin used to flip hamburgers on the grill and scratch his back with the same spatula and not miss a beat. Those were great days!!!!! It's a shame to see a "For Sale" sign on the place. Only asking $500,000 or so. Should be plenty of potential for sales.


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Carson123987
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re: Ville Platte and surrounding area restaurants
pigstand is closed. see if jungle is open


Uncle JackD
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re: Ville Platte and surrounding area restaurants
Jungles been gone a while. Something else opened in its spot but I don't think it did well, It may even be closed already.


Eddie Vedder
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re: Ville Platte and surrounding area restaurants
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Are we talking about Verlin? (I think that's how he spelled his name. Pardon if incorrect.)



no, old man veddder = my dad...he flipped burgers there as a teenagers, a looooong, loooong time ago. i was just joking about him yelling at people. but not about him being grumpy. passed away three years ago this summer. he moved out of VP as a young adult in the early 70s. went back often to visit family, which is how i got acquainted with the pig stand. hate to hear that it shut down. sad.



OTIS2
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NoLA
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re: Ville Platte and surrounding area restaurants
Pig Stand was an institution...my buds spoke
well of it. I was lucky enough to have VP and the surrounding area as an adopted home base , other than BR, when I moved to La.


Eddie Vedder
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Pig Stand was an institution


it had a great run. will definitely be missed.

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I was lucky enough to have VP and the surrounding area as an adopted home base , other than BR, when I moved to La.


some real good people around there. most of my immediate family--aunts, uncles, cousins--have moved to other areas by now but i've still got some extended family in the area. try to pass through when i can.


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TIGERFANZZ
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THE Death Valley
Member since Nov 2007
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re: Ville Platte and surrounding area restaurants
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Jungles been gone a while. Something else opened in its spot but I don't think it did well, It may even be closed already.


Couple of people had a go at it but the owners of the Cajun Smokehouse moved their operations there & it is doing very well, lunch buffet & dinner service.


LongueCarabine
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Member since Jan 2011
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re: Ville Platte and surrounding area restaurants
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Jungles been gone a while. Something else opened in its spot but I don't think it did well, It may even be closed already.

Couple of people had a go at it but the owners of the Cajun Smokehouse moved their operations there & it is doing very well, lunch buffet & dinner service.


The Jungle burned down recently. It wasn't doing well.

To any of you coming through this area, the best boudin in the world is a half mile from my home at T-Boys Slaughterhouse and Grocery. Good friend and a nice guy, he recently won the boudin competition in Lafayette.

Teet's in VP is good, K&B Grocery where Lincoln Road hits the road to Chicot Park has good boudin and great cracklins.

As far as restaurants, the Steamboat is the place to go for great seafood.

Other good places along Hwy 190 for boudin are Billy's and Ray's in Opelousas for boudin balls, Karchners in Krotz has good boudin and excellent cracklins.

LC


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GO TIGERS GO
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re: Ville Platte and surrounding area restaurants
The old Jungle burned a few weeks ago.


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FlatTownProdigalSon
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Lake Charles
Member since Dec 2007
813 posts

re: Ville Platte and surrounding area restaurants
I think the rendezvous, formally the jungle actually burnt down a few weeks ago. I would go to the steamboat for a great sit down dinner meal.


P.s. flat town tiger, this is CM from Ville Platte. I was granted a name change on here.


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CrowleyTgrFan
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Crowley
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re: Ville Platte and surrounding area restaurants
Wander a little farther south and try Josephine's in Sunset. Food there is always solid.



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