Over the past 35 years, Mike Anderson's Seafood has grown into Baton Rouge staple. It's the South Louisiana restaurant that food lovers and football fans alike turn to. For fantastic regional food in a festive atmosphere – and for fun with friends and family too. After over three decades in the food business, Mike Anderson’s has earned its reputation for exceptional meals and pampering customers.
“When I started the company, I wanted to make sure that customers leave full and go home with leftovers. I wanted them to get their money's worth,” says owner Mike Anderson. “Now 35 years later, they are still returning because we continue to strive for consistently good food, dependable service, and to make sure the customers get their money’s worth.”
It's as simple as a process can be when it has 35 years in the making. Mike Anderson, an LSU All-American football player in the early 1970s, opened Mike Anderson's College Town Seafood & Oyster Bar in November of 1975. It was located on Highland Road near LSU and offered four different poboys and oysters on the half shell. The restaurant also offered fresh and boiled seafood for purchase. Sales grew, clientele grew, and the menu grew to include seafood gumbo and shrimp salad among other treats. When it outgrew its space, the company moved to its current location on West Lee Drive and changed its name to Mike Anderson’s Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar.
Today, Mike Anderson’s in Baton Rouge seats more than 235 people. The company opened its French Quarter location in the mid 1980s. The Riverwalk Mall location soon followed. Since the hurricanes of 2005, The Bourbon Street location has been closed. The Riverwalk Mall location is open.