The Chimes Restaurant & Tap Room
3357 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Southern, Brew Pubs, Caterers, Family Style, American, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Good For Groups: Yes
they have every possible beer you can think of! and blackened alligator. They have seafood, stuffed, fried, blacked, a great BBQ shrimp, awesome sandwiches and po-boys (the salmon sandwich and crabcakes sandwich are my fave!) salads and great desserts. none of it is low fat but there is a veggie sandwich and a few lighter options.
08/25/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Being taken here with friends from work for my birthday some years ago was a highlight of my career. I take visitors from out-of-town here. Salads are healthy and tasty. The bar does fine work with requests from quests. Vegetarians enjoy the fare. One can go there after taking guests to see the famous campus of Louisiana State University. Service is professional no matter how busy the restaurant is.The choice of beer on tap alone makes this worth a visit. The quality of the food is consistently ourstanding.
They have many fine dishes to eat, but for me I just love their fried jumbo shrimp. They are lightly battered with a great taste and the shrimp just melt in your mouth. It comes with a salad and a choice of sides that I think you would be very happy with. I don't think you can beat their fried shrimp anywhere!! I recommenf very HIGHLY!!!
As far as I know, it's the best beer selection, particularly draft, and consistently good to fair food ( excellent for the price ). Drink the draft and order the lunch or dinner special. This is where I most often take friends from out of town. These newbies get off on alligator, etc. No one will !!!!whine!!!!. Might be a long wait, especially at lunch; grab a seat at the bar while you wait. P.S. I'm doing this site a favor, and it edited my review! It considered the name of a female dog some sort of obscenity, and I had to change this review to say "whine" instead. It just lost all credibility with me and I'll never be back. I'd advise you to do the same!!!!
01/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The Chimes East opened about a year ago on Coursey Blvd. and it's much improved over the original. I've taken out-of-town guests there and we all loved it. Seafood is excellent. Great red beans and rice. One of the few places left where you can get fresh-shucked oysters on the half shell and they're only 30 cents apiece from 4 to 7 p.m.
I've been for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch and the only complaint I have is that there's almost always a 20 to 30 minute wait, but they'll give you a pager and you can wander into the bar and work on your ""round-the-world."" It can get pretty noisy and boisterous when there's an LSU football game playing on the array of big-screen tv's scattered throughout the restaurant. There's outdoor patio service that can be very pleasant in the spring and fall or if you absolutely have to have a smoke.
09/25/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've been a couple of times before for drinks, but i recently went for lunch. The service was slow and they were rude. My food was undercooked and had to be sent back. My friends also each had to send something back. If you go, go for drinks only, they're good and the bartenders are friendly. Otherwise, pass on The Chimes!
06/05/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Chimes is famous for their food. It's a little overpriced but to die for - especially anything with seafood. Their drink selection is great, especially their beer choices (they serve Blue Moon cold and with an orange slice, which is the best). Come prepared to spend and wait - but it's well worth both!
11/08/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The Chimes has been a staple of Baton Rouge for years, and its where I ate my first taste of Louisiana food. There is plenty to choose from, and you always see someone you know in its near campus location. Be prepared to wait on a friday or saturday night though.