Restaurants Near Me: Double Dose of Delicious: Lowder Baking & Doc’s Sandwich Shop

Price: $2.50 – $11.50 (excluding special order items)

It’s a two-for-one deal when you visit Lowder Baking Company and Doc’s Sandwich Shop & Deli. Shreveport’s favorite bakery recently entered a new venture with a sandwich shop in the empty space right next door. So you can drop by for some cookies or a delicious lunch.

But there’s so much more than just cookies and lunch! Besides its delicious breads, pastries and sweet treats, Lowder sells chicken pot pies and sourdough pizza kits to take home. These quick prep meals will make dinner a bit easier when life is feelin’ a little too hectic.

But the real reason to check out Lowder baking is the fresh baked croissants, cinnamon rolls, breads, cookies, brownies and more. A seasonal favorite is the ginger molasses cookie. They even do cookie cakes for any occasion!

Let’s see…What else have we left off the list? There’s chocolate croissants and jalapeño cheddar bread; cream cheese danishes, baguettes and a white chocolate pecan cookie cake. There’s even fresh Morell milk by the gallon or pint, or a cup of Morell butter to go with your fresh baked bread.

You can also try a hot cocoa, or if you need some caffeine to fuel your day, how about a cappuccino or a latte featuring locally roasted Rhino coffee beans?

Now let’s examine their recent expansion! Doc’s Sandwich Shop & Deli uses fresh, high-quality ingredients, which includes Lowder’s fresh baked bread.

Starting with the Jalapeño Cheddar Bacon Grilled Cheese, all the way to the Doc’s French Dip, these sandwiches are in a class of their own. They’re classic yet completely, unexpectedly delicious in their use of flavorful ingredients like muenster cheese, pesto aioli, tarragon, Firecracker sauce, garlic & thyme au jus, Lafitte’s sweet pickles, and more.

Try the toast bar featuring avocado or Strawberry PB & Jam options. There’s also great options on the kids menu…and you can build your own sandwich if you’ve looking for something more specific.

So what are you waiting for? Give this dose of double deliciousness a try! They’re located at 4019 Fern Avenue in Suites 300 and 500. Doc’s is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am – 3 pm. Lowder Baking is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 am – 6 pm.

4019 Fern Ave., 300/500
Shreveport, LA.
Doc’s Tue.-Sat.; 10a–3p
Lowder’s Tue.-Sat.; 7a-6p

Lowder’s Menu: Click Here
Doc’s Menu: Click Here
Call: 318-562-1150


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Restaurants Near Me: Herby K’s: Small but Mighty…Delicious!

Price: $3.95 – $24.95

The building may be small, but the food is mighty…delicious!

Herby K’s even claims it on their website: A Classic “Hole in the Wall” since 1936. This restaurant is a piece of Shreveport history and it’s a definite must try for anyone who loves good food.

This tiny family run bar offers a handful of booths and some bar stools on the inside with additional seating in an enclosed patio style dining area. The atmosphere is down to earth and inviting. Pretty much every square inch of the walls and shelving are covered in interesting objects, stickers, patches, and more to look at as you wait for your food.

From the delicious bowl of red beans and rice, which is a daily special, to the oh so perfect fried catfish, there’s something for everyone. Other entrees include fried oysters, boiled shrimp, a variety of po’boys, mouth watering hamburgers, clubs, salads and so much more.

Perhaps the iconic menu item has been a tradition at Herby K’s since 1945: The Shrimp Buster! Ask someone who works there and they’ll tell you that about 80 percent of customers come in for this unique twist on the classic shrimp po-boy.

The dish features butterflied fried shrimp served on top of buttered toasted French bread with fries, coleslaw and Shrimp Buster sauce. There’s even an option to add additional shrimp if you’re feeling hungry, or order the Baby Shrimp Buster, a smaller version of the original, if you’re just looking for a snack.

1833 Pierre Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana
Monday-Wednesday; 11a–8p
Thursday-Saturday; 11a-9p
Sunday Brunch; 11a–3p

Please note that the website advises calling ahead to confirm hours.

Menu: Click Here
Call: 318-424-2724


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Restaurants Near Me: Fat Calf Brasserie delivers great food, service and overall dining experience

Price: $8 – $33

Fat Cafe Brasserie, in the Highland community of Shreveport, offers French-inspired Southern cuisine with an intimate dining environment. The menu changes with the seasons and the kitchen sources local ingredients.

According to its website, “Our goal at Fat Calf Brasserie is to create a welcoming neighborhood establishment with food that warms your soul and an atmosphere that makes you feel right at home when you walk through our doors.”

This restaurant does not disappoint, but do be aware that parking will be a bit tricky as the restaurant’s lot is small and the restaurant itself, popular. Located right on the corner of Kings Highway and Creswell Avenue, you’d expect loud noise as you wine and dine so close to an intersection. However, as you step into the covered patio with heat lamps, or inside the cozy dining area, you feel transported to a calmer place. The only noise is the buzz of conversations and the clink of glasses.

An old friend gave assurances that the best luck comes with getting the right waiter, Brandon to be exact. He’s even been recognized by a local magazine as one of the best in the city when it comes to customer service and fixing a good drink. Friendly and helpful, Brandon was ready to suggest a mocktail or cocktail. The mocktail “The Hollywood” features fresh lime juice, apple cider, ginger beer and house made spiced Demerara. This gives kids and those who wish to abstain from alcohol a flavorful choice beyond sodas and sweet tea.

For those who wish to imbibe, there is a local beer selection and specialty cocktails. The “Belle de Jour” is perfection with cinnamon tequila, grapefruit cordial, aperol, sparkling brut and soda.

So great service, delicious drinks, but wait! It only gets better once the food is served. Each appetizer, soup, salad, entree and dessert is thought out. Get ready to try new things with unique ingredients and flavor profiles. Read through the menu and your mouth will begin to water.

As fancy as everything is, there’s a burger on the menu, and boy is it fancy too. This bacon cheeseburger is made with Akuashi Wagyu beef, Apple smoked bacon, and aged cheddar. A Brioche bun tops it off. The 6 oz. steak is smothered in a cognac and green peppercorn creme. Even the kids have great options to choose from with Mac and cheese, chicken nuggets and a slider. To top everything off, the herb & sea salt fries are crispy perfection to pair with any dish.

The crispy Brussel sprout appetizer came highly recommended. The general idea is that anyone who doesn’t normally like this vegetable will fall in love with these flash fried sprouts that have been tossed in house-made Korean vinaigrette and served with golden raisin, pumpkin seeds and Maldon salt.

Hungry yet? Plan a memorable dining experience at Fat Calf Brasserie.

3030 Creswell Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana
Tuesday -Saturday; 4pm – 9pm

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Restaurants Near Me: Find Great Food at Ferrier’s Rollin’ in the Dough

Price: $4.99 – $14.99

With descriptions like, “simple but sensational” and “like mom used to make it,” Ferrier’s Rollin’ in the Dough is unassuming, but in the best possible way. Even the restaurant’s slogan is “Great food, not fast food.”

All the above statements are true. Rollin’ in the Dough offers up great food in a laid back environment. This bakeshop opened in 1997, but it showcases the building’s history proudly with an old photo from 1963 hanging in the dining area.

Robby Ferrier and his wife Katherine, Shreveport natives, originally opened the restaurant as a bakery, but soon realized other food items needed to be introduced. A window wall opens the dining area up to the back-of-house production area. The whole atmosphere makes you feel right at home.

It’s always important to try the burger and the shirts the staff wear state that it’s the bun that makes the burger great. So true! The buns are fantastic and yes, you can buy a few or a few dozen to take home with you. They work great for breakfast sandwiches or a simple PB&J.

A shrimp po-boy served on crusty French bread was fried golden perfection, as were the fries. A lot of people are very particular about their fries and these were a 10 out of 10. Even choosing a simpler meal of creamy mac & cheese with a ham sandwich, you can’t go wrong.

Kids meals with cheeseburger, catfish, chicken fingers, grilled cheese and mac & cheese are served with fries and a beverage for the very reasonable price of $4.99 or 5.99.

Now the food is good, but the star of the show is the Casino Cake. Never having even remotely heard of one of these sweet concoctions before there were of course many questions for the staff. A Casino Cake is a square of Devil’s food cake with a dollop of buttercream icing on top, which is then dunked in chocolate for a good solid coating. It may be Devil’s food cake, but this dessert is heaven in your mouth! And don’t forget it’s made from scratch!

P.S. So are the chocolate chip cookies and don’t forget to check out the specials board because the Fire Steak Wrap and the BBQ Brisket sandwich sounded amazing!

A fellow Northwestern State Demon fan, recognized by the T-shirt she was wearing, is a regular at Rollin’ in the Dough and recommended the fried catfish, which she swore is the best in town. A return visit is in order to try the farm raised Mississippi catfish breaded in seasoned cornmeal and fried crispy. They even make their own tartar sauce and the catfish meals are available in three sizes depending on how hungry you are!

1333 Captain Shreve Drive
Shreveport, Louisiana
Sunday; 11a–2p & 5p–8p

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Call: 318-868-6836


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