6 of Louisiana’s Best Brunch Spots


Every Sunday morning at Marilynn’s Place in Shreveport, “We have to unlock the door right at 10:00 a.m. to let the stampede in,” says Chef and Owner Robert “Bozz” Baucum of his wildly popular brunch.

From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the casual restaurant offers a menu of about 10 hefty, comfortable breakfast and brunch dishes, plus a chef ’s special that changes every weekend. The core menu offers biscuits with andouille gravy, red beans and rice, and shrimp and grits, while the Sunday special could be anything from a shrimp and artichoke strata to chicken fried steak or hash browns topped with smoked pork tenderloin and jalapeño-pecan gravy. “I usually do a kind of wild Sunday special and we sell out of that pretty quick,” Bozz says. Check out Bozz’s mouthwatering recipe for Shrimp Creole pictured above.

If you think the food sounds good, wait until you hear about the drink special. For $15, customers can purchase a “drink ‘til you drown” wristband for unlimited Bloody Marys, screwdrivers, and mimosas.

With such appetizing menu options and drink specials, it’s no wonder Marilynn’s Place has a big brunch following. “People come and have fun, eat big food, and have Bloody Marys or screwdrivers or mimosas, and then at two o’clock sharp we turn out the lights and send everybody on their way,” Bozz says.



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