Louisiana is known for its food, and by God, it does not disappoint. In just the areas directly surrounding campus, there is a plethora of options for students to eat whatever they want without having to spend a ton of money—and it's an LSU rite of passage to eat at certain restaurants. From hamburgers from Roul's to 25-cent oysters at the Chimes, LSU has tons of signature foods from restaurants. Raising Cane's is one of them, as well. Cane's is a place that only serves fried chicken fingers, either on a bun as a sandwich or by the box. The signature sauce and the late-night hours make it one of the no. 1 Baton Rouge favorites. Louie's Café is open 24 hours a day and has great breakfasts. There are tons of convenient places near campus for students to grab a quick lunch or dinner without breaking the bank.
There is also a great supply of places that are a little bit nicer and offer more than just $5 sandwiches. Try one of the area's great seafood restaurants, like Mike Anderson's or Parrain's. There seems to be an endless supply of Mexican restaurants, including nicer places like Superior Grill and Ninfa's, as well as cheaper options like Zippy's and Moe's. In the spring, grab some boiled crawfish from any number of restaurants and enjoy the warm Louisiana weather.