For a tasty (we are talking about lick your fingers good) experience, try Griffin’s Louisiana Grille. Recently opened in Thibodaux at the old Pizza Hut location off of St. Mary Highway, the owners of Griffin’s did a marvelous job of renovating the building. From the moment you walk in you are met with a wonderful aroma of true Louisiana foods in the stylishly decorated building. You are given the option to sit at either a table, booth, or at the counter. The building renovations helped to open it up into an airy, bright place. The atmosphere, great location, and tasty food are what keep people coming back to Griffin’s.
The menu ranges from classic Louisiana poboys to other dishes that would definitely compete with meals at grandma’s. When ordering, you are given the option of having your food fried, blackened, or grilled. We were recommended to try the bacon-wrapped shrimp as the appetizer, and it sure did not disappoint. A basket of the grilled bacon-wrapped shrimp seasoned with their special seasoning mix was delectable . . . I am still having dreams about it.
For the main course, I had a bowl of Cream of Crabmeat Soup and fried shrimp poboy. I am not trying to give away any of their secrets, but the seasonings in the Cream of Crabmeat Soup definitely had a hint of cinnamon; it was absolutely divine!
Other sandwiches, soups, salads, and entrees are offered. They even offer food from home with their options of the pork chop platter or the seafood platter. The menu also offers unique dishes like Marsh Fries and the Swamp Boy Platter. With prices ranging from $5-$20, you really do get quality food at a good price.
Most people pass on dessert and just go home after their entrée, but we must insist that you stay for dessert. There is currently only one option but it is so good you do not need another option. The bread pudding is served in a bowl and is shaped like a large muffin topped with a caramelized spice rum sauce. I eat at restaurants all the time and I have yet to try a bread pudding that can even compete with the one my Mom makes. The bread pudding offered at Griffin’s will give my Mom’s pudding a run for her money.
With multiple locations (Houma, Raceland, Thibodaux), there is no reason not to try Griffin’s. Any restaurant that has food that can compete with your mom’s meals is definitely good. The reasonably-sized portions left me full but not stuffed. As it is said in the Three Little Bears, it was just right.