EUNICE, LOUISIANA

Eunice Restaurant | Nick’s on 2nd
BY: Susan Arcement


For lunch, try Nick’s on 2nd. Opened in 1937 as a bar, the restaurant has a rich history of local men playing dominos and boureé on the first floor while alcohol was being served upstairs during Prohibition. As you walk in, notice the original bar that was brought to Eunice by horse-drawn wagon. The walls are covered in old photos of local citizens and local landmarks as well as the three original paintings by T. L. Lewis dated in 1938. It is believed Lewis was a traveling artist who painted these for drinks and meals.

The restaurant has a superb seafood and steak menu. My niece had Chef Reg’s legendary entrée, the Seafood Reg. The dish is made with crab meat and shrimp in his award-winning au gratin sauce and served with delicious fried Gulf shrimp. I chose the Eggplant Medallions – eggplant battered and deep-fried, topped with shrimp au gratin sauce and a layer of cheese which has been broiled until golden brown. Both dishes where mouth-watering delicious. The only drawback being that the meals didn’t fill the plates like we’re so used to in South Louisiana. However, we were full when we left, so I guess we shouldn’t complain!

123 South 2nd Street
Eunice, Louisiana