If you were to spend any amount of time with me, you’d come to realize one thing very quickly – I appreciate good food, and I love to eat! Luckily, Ruston offers many local eateries that make this hobby of mine very easy to pursue.
In our Meal Steals post, we’re highlighting restaurants with big Louisiana flavors and Southern tastes. These Ruston hotspots give us students the opportunity to enjoy a night out with friends and family, without breaking the bank.
I highly encourage you to check out these local establishments. You won’t be disappointed, and you’re sure to see me there!
Dawg House is a sports bar and grill that offers a diverse menu that’s sure to please! They provide students with two different meal deals. On Mondays, Dawg House offers all-you-can-eat boneless wings for just $15. On Tuesdays, all entrées are buy one, get one half-off. With so many delicious choices available, the Dawg House Sports Grill makes supporting our Ruston locals easy, affordable, and enjoyable!
|Wings at Dawghouse|
Two-for-one burgers are a Wednesday tradition for students in Ruston! The Portico Bar and Grill offers the Portico Burger, an Angus burger with fresh tomato, lettuce, red onion, pickle, mustard, and mayo atop a brioche bun – a local favorite. Customers are required to dine in and bring a burger buddy for this deal to apply, so grab a friend and bring them along on your next night out at the Portico Bar and Grill!
|2-for1- burgers at Portico|
On Tuesdays, we go to Scott’s! With their casual atmosphere and friendly staff, Scott’s Catfish of Ruston provides customers with a deal that can’t be beat – two burgers with any side for only $10. Their offer begins at 2 p.m. and goes until closing, allowing students to enjoy this meal for a late lunch, dinner, or any time in between.
Ponchatoulas is a Ruston staple that offers patrons budget-friendly choices through their weekly happy hour specials, a spread found on the late-night menu. With different deals every weeknight, the happy hour specials begin at 9 p.m. and end at 1:30 a.m. Whether you’re enjoying a $3 hand-battered pickle basket or the 2-for-1 cheese fries, you’re sure to enjoy these snacks that are as delicious as they are affordable.
Tech Express/Tiger1 Card
|Cheese fries at Ponchatoulas|
Tech Express/Tiger1 Card
Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget to use your Tech Express or Tiger1 Card to enjoy all that Ruston has to offer! The following is a list of restaurants that cater to university students:
· Brister’s Smokehouse BBQ
· Cheeburger Cheeburger
· China Wok
· Cultured and Caffeinated
· Eskamoe’s Frozen Custard & More
· Flying Burger and Seafood
· Log Cabin
· Parish Press
· Rosemary’s Kitchen
· Teriyaki Grill
For a more detailed list of restaurants, please check out the links below!Let us know how you enjoy these local hotspots! Make sure to snap a picture and post it on social media with the hashtag #RustonEats.
Fox is a Texas native who proudly claims Ruston, LA as her home. She is currently pursuing a degree in Business Management at Louisiana Tech University. Fox is an avid queso-eater and outdoor adventurer. As an administrative assistant for the CVB, she enjoys interacting with locals and visitors alike, all while sharing her love for #RustonLA. Fox oversees the CVB’s online calendar of events, visitor information and newsletter requests. She can be contacted for online event submissions.