nice selection. We really enjoyed the wide variety of the menu. The food was good, but don't be in a hurry...
Excellent Salads. 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.
Great Place. Going there since College. Great place for memories.
Rave for Chimes East.
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.
Horrible service, bad food, ok drinks. 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!
Seafood and drinks come together at this restaurant/bar just outside the Louisiana State University campus..
The Chimes is a popular choice for students and alumni. The spacious dining room is lined with hardwood floors and guests can sit at either one of the plush booths or at a larger glossed oak table. The menu offers a wide variety of Louisiana seafood from stuffed shrimp to oysters. For those shy of shellfish, salads and deli sandwiches are also served. After dinner time, beer becomes the main course for customers. Not only are there 60 different beers to try, but 10 are on tap.
A campus classic for food and night life. 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!
Chime Me In Again. This place is fantastic in every way imaginable except for one: a smoking section. Blech. I love the blackened alligator tails so much I have dreamt about them before. The hush puppies are also out of this world.
Tradition abounds. 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.
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