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Chester's Cypress Inn

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1995 Louisiana 20, Donner, LA
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Houma, Louisiana
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I have read, for many years, that this was one of THE best places to get fried chicken. My hubby was having a craving for it so we decided to try it. It was about 6:30 on a Sunday night. Only three cars in the parking lot (not a great sign to us). We walked in and were told we... More 

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Abbeville, Louisiana
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97 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

With a slogan like that, you know it is good! This restaurant is an icon in this area. Though it was not originally off the beaten path, now that the new highway is built, it is a little bit off of it now. However, it doesn't take long to get there from Hwy. 90 and it is definitely worth the... More 

Thank Teeleah
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Nothing fancy smancy at Chester's Cypress Inn. Opened in 1939, Chester's is still up and running. Decor may just be the same as the day they opened the doors way back when. Wallpaper is peeling off the walls but we found that just added to the quiant atmosphere of this mom and pop restaurant. We opted for fried shrimp, fried... More 

Thank K F
Warrenton, Missouri
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2012

Located between Thibodaux and Morgan City in Donner, Louisiana, Chester's is an institution. It has not changed much, nor should it, since it opened in the 1930's. It makes the best fried chicken I've ever eaten. As a drawing on the wall says, "If the Colonel had our recipe, he'd be a General." We don't go very often, but it... More 

Thank Max19481951
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2012

chesters is somewhere my family goes all the time for good old fashioned cookin! it is delicious and a great place for family

Thank Shelbie S
Katy, Texas
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113 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2012

The menu hasn't changed much in about 50 years from what I understand. Fried Chicken, Fried Fish, Fried, Frog Legs, Fried Shrimp. Vegetables include French Fries, and Fried Onion Rings. Can you spot a recurring theme? All of this nutrition served on paper plates in a really old building on a rural road that defies any logic for locating a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1995 Louisiana 20, Donner, LA
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Donner

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?