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Old 02-05-2008, 12:41 AM
 
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Cool Best Food in Monroe: Ray's Pege or Johnny's Pizza House??

Hi-
I'm driving from Dallas to Monroe with a friend Sat. 2/9 (we've never been there) for the WWII fighter museum & Ray's Pege. Would you say Ray's Pege is the best food in Monroe or does that honor go to Johnny's Pizza House??

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fallguy
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:55 AM
 
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I didn't even know there was a WWII fighter museum there. I will have to check on that myself and take my son. I've never eaten at Ray's Pege so, I would have no comment. However, I have been seeing an ad for a new seafood place there in Monroe that looks exceptionally well considering you said "best food" and not "best pizza".. I have only seen the ads on TV and can't recall the name for certain but, it does end in "eaux's" so, that would be the clue to look for. Maybe somebody else can chime in on the name of the place. Or if I catch the commercial again, I will post it if you are interested.

Happy Trails
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:15 AM
 
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I didn't know there was such a museum in Monroe, either! I just looked it up, and sure enough. And admission is free!

Personally I like Johnny's. We have a lot of them here in Shreveport-Bossier and they're damn good. Never been to Ray's Pege, sorry.

If you get a chance, on your way through Shreveport, you might want to stop in at Barksdale Air Force Base as they have the 8th Air Force Museum there... admission is free there as well. Barksdale's North Gate is where it's located and that is literally about 1 mile or less south of I-20... very easy to access.
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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It all depends on wat u like, but as far as food as a whole, instead of pizza or swiss roast beef po-boys from Ray pegee, try, Waterfront Grill on the bayou, that's where the wwII soldiers use to hang out at. It would complete your experience, its rite down from Ray Pegee's.
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:06 AM
 
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Thank you to all respondents...I will take your suggestions into consideration.

Bayou Kid, please post that commercial for that Monroe seafood place that ends in "eaux's"...I'd like to see that.

Thanks again!!

fallguy
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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Thank you to all respondents...I will take your suggestions into consideration.

Bayou Kid, please post that commercial for that Monroe seafood place that ends in "eaux's"...I'd like to see that.

Thanks again!!

fallguy

You got it. All I ask is that if you eat there to please report back and let me know how it was. I have not eaten there but, have heard good things. It is called Gabbeaux's and it is in West Monroe. I seen the commercial on TV but, I just went ahead and looked it up: Gabbeaux's Bayles Landing Restaurant**** (318)* 322-8278

Also, you can check out Monroe-West Monroe Convention &*Visitors Bureau (http://www.monroe-westmonroe.org/web/index.php?page=restaurants - broken link) for a listing of all the restaurants in Monroe/West Monroe in case you just want to look around.

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

Watch for State Troopers around the Minden/Dixie Inn exit and right before you get into Ruston. They are usually running radar in those areas often.
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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PS Johnny's Pizza House in Monroe at 1126 Hwy 139 it is!! That J.P.H. store in Monroe was voted the best J.P.H. in town on U.S. Restaurant Guide Online USRG

I'd still like to see the "eaux's" seafood commercial, Bayou Kid.

Thanks again to all respondents.

fallguy
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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Thanks Bayou Kid.

All this watching for state troopers makes me feel like The Bandit!!

Smokey and the Bandit (Part I Esp.) is the partial inspiration for these roadway adventures.

Have a great day & I'll write you all on here about how Johnny's Pizza House #6 in Monroe was.

fallguy
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:23 PM
 
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Hi Guys-
I drove from Dallas to Winnsboro, TX (pop. 4000 on a good day) where an almost
90-year-old cousin of my mother's father lives & we talked about the old days for the 3rd time in 2 years. Then I left Winnsboro, TX for Tyler & saw some more friends, then I left for Shreveport & photographed the $1 Million Wall (Est. 1998) at Binion's Horseshoe in Bossier. Then I left Bossier for Monroe. I was too late for the WWII Fighter Museums in Bossier & Monroe but Monroe smells so bad I don't mind. Couldn't find the Johnny's Pizza House on "139" in Monroe so went to the one at 1700 Thomas Road in West Monroe. That's a great location...the Cajun Pizza with andouille sausage & jalapenos was so good.

Now continuing to work on driving to Lake Charles & L'Auberge du Lac Casino (The Barge of the :ake) as I have been since 2006...I've been to neither place. Then I proclaim myself done with Louisiana, which is a fun state for its partial heritage of hell-raising & partyers.

Thanks to all respondents.

Later,
fallguy
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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Wink There is no JPH #6 in Monroe

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Thanks Bayou Kid.

All this watching for state troopers makes me feel like The Bandit!!

Smokey and the Bandit (Part I Esp.) is the partial inspiration for these roadway adventures.

Have a great day & I'll write you all on here about how Johnny's Pizza House #6 in Monroe was.

fallguy

Johnny's Pizza #6 isn't in Monroe, it's in Winnsboro, LA. In the Monroe area we have #1, #2, #4, #9, #13 and #18.
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