Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp is a local delicacy that originated in the kitchen of the Freeman & Harris Café, a historic Black-owned restaurant that, at the time of its closing, was one of the oldest Black-owned restaurants in the U.S. These large, succulent shrimps are stuffed with fiery Creole dressing, deep-fried, and served with a spicy tartar sauce. I know your mouth is salivating, but more important than the taste, I want to know your opinion. Who has the best Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp in the area?

A photo of Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp

The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau will be honoring the winner with a 20× Foodie’s Choice Award: Best Shreveport-Style Stuffed Shrimp in Shreveport-Bossier plaque. The voting rules are simple. You have until Monday, Dec. 20, 2021 to submit your vote for the restaurant that has the Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp in Shreveport-Bossier. So, don’t be shellfish, tell us who is leading the charge on Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp. Put your palate on the ballot below:

Image Poll by Opinion Stage


If all this stuffed shrimp talk got you craving the next meal, click through our latest foodie brochure, Eat Here: A Foodie’s Guide to Shreveport-Bossier, to discover a full list of places to get Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp, as well as other iconic food staples.