Best Restaurants In Lafayette For A Mom’s Night Out

Best Restaurants In Lafayette For A Mom’s Night Out

I recently got together with some friends that I hadn’t seen in a while. We’re all busy with work and kids and extracurriculars. The idea simply started when my friend’s husband was out of town, and I said “we need a night out when he’s back home.”

She said YES!

We picked a restaurant and a day and sent a group text to our friends. Surprisingly, everyone was available. We had so much fun catching up. The food and drinks were amazing. Even more amazing was the fact that nobody needed anything from me.

Nobody was yelling, “MOMMM!”

So this is your reminder. No matter how busy you are make time for you. I know it’s difficult when you are so exhausted from parenting littles. Just put it on the schedule. Reach out to a friend, sister, co-worker, neighbor. Hire a babysitter or put your partner on child care duty. Call the grandparents. You deserve a break. You are worth it.

Invest in you!

Friendship is something worth putting your time and work into. Your kids won’t always be so small and needy. When your kids are grown, you’ll have time to cultivate those friendships even more. So make time now for connecting with friends. You will feel refreshed after a night of laughing with your ladies.

Okay…now that you are planning your night out. (Right?!) Here are a few local places in Lafayette that we think would be super fun for the perfect mom’s night out. Which one will you choose first?

Tip: check for drink specials and happy hour times before you make plans.

Mercy Kitchen
Located off Verot School Rd.
Disco ball truck! Need I say more? This is the perfect photo op and the food is SO good!

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Social Southern Table & Bar
Located off Johnston Street
Known for their bourbon selection but don’t skip the steak frites and the sweet potato biscuits.

Tchoup’s Midcity Smokehouse
Located off South College Rd.
If you’re hungry for bbq, then this is the place. Their cornbread with fig and bacon jam is out of this world good.

Antoni’s Italian Cafe
Located in the Oil Center
Cozy and quaint with delicious Italian food. The Aperol spritz is amazing.

Downtown has tons of great options to choose from. Here are a few:

Pamplona Tapas Bar
Known for their holiday-themed pop-ups for Halloween and Christmas. This would be so fun if you can score a table!

Vestal
Super chic decor. Get fancy with your friends. I’m dying to try their crab spaghetti and mac and cheese.

Central pizza
Cocktails and pizza is a great combo in my book.

Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant
Their patio is the perfect outdoor dining spot when the weather is nice.

On my list to try:

The Tap Room -Located in River Ranch
Pour -Located in River Ranch
Palmyre -Located in River Ranch
Luna Bar And Grill -Located Downtown
Hideaway on Lee -Located Downtown
Whiskey & Vine -Located off W. Pinhook Rd.

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How fun is that balloon dog bench at Mercy Kitchen?

Sicily Smith
Sicily grew up in Acadiana and graduated from UL Lafayette in 2011 with a degree in fashion merchandising and design. She has spent the last decade moving around the world while her husband served in the military. She returned to Lafayette in 2022 to raise her four daughters in Cajun country. Her daughters Evie(9), Talulah(6), Gemma(4), and Sylvie(1) keep her house messy, her schedule busy, and her heart full. These days she’s traded her fancy clothes for a strong cup of coffee, comfy leggings, and a good book. Her hobbies include going to local music festivals and farmers markets, trying new restaurants, running, and starting a bookclub with her daughters. She is also currently writing her first children’s book.

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