Our restaurant reviewer takes on one of Baton Rouge's favorites.
The Chimes is an old friend and a home away from home. It's been there in good times and bad, sickness and health. I've celebrated birthdays, graduations and random Tuesdays within the walls of its famed Highland Road location. It's helped me get over lost loves and revel in new ones. I even met my spouse there. And I would never have survived graduate school without its happy hour.
The Chimes has been consistent, only tweaking their menu slightly over the years. Long-standing favorites on the appetizer menu include fried or blackened alligator (I'd suggest blackened) and crab fingers fried or sautéed (I recommend sautéed, but order bread to sop up the garlic butter sauce—my heart palpitates thinking of this). What makes these tasty treats especially “exotic” is their rarity on other menus around Baton Rouge. I mean, this is South Louisiana, after all. Yet you'd be hard-pressed to find many other restaurants nearby tossing gator or crab fingers into their mix. Click here for more of the review.
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