Experience the Taste of Louisiana at A-Bear’s Cafe

catfish roasted in batter on a wooden table
Everyone in Houma knows A-Bear’s offers some of the best Cajun comfort food in town. A fixture for over 55 years, A-Bear’s is still family-run and believes in serving home cooking in a family-friendly atmosphere. When you arrive for all-you-can-eat catfish and homemade desserts, you’ll find many Houma locals at the corner of Bayou Black Drive and Barrow Street.

A Family Affair

The founder of A-Bear, Albert “Curly” Hebert, was taught to cook by his mother, and he honed his skills in the kitchen over time. Although he never used recipes, Curly created tasty Cajun food and served it up at A-Bear’s for years. Now, his daughter Ginger continues to cook his creations for the children and grandchildren of the original restaurant patrons.

All-You-Can-Eat Catfish

Curly’s Catfish A-Bear is a fixture, and A-Bear’s serves it up every Wednesday and Friday night. Not only can you get your fill of crispy-fried catfish, but Fridays, you can enjoy live music as local musicians jam. And although A-Bear’s is always hopping on Friday nights, it’s worth the wait for the freshest catfish and music from talented players.

Cajun Food Made Right

A-Bear’s doesn’t worry about having a huge menu because the goal is to make quality Cajun food. In fact, their Cup of Gumbo is a must-have. If you’re a bit hungrier, add some crawfish pies to your order. You’ll also find sides like green beans and white beans that just hit the spot. In addition, po’ boys loaded with fried catfish, grilled sausage, and fried oysters all deliver stick-to-your-ribs goodness.

A Houma Institution

A-Bear’s has been a part of Houma for decades. In fact, many people have eaten at A-Bear’s for their entire lives and introduced their children and even grandchildren to it. Although the restaurant is in a modest-sized building with a small porch out front, you won’t want to overlook this local favorite. Lately, A-Bear’s has focused on offering a lunch special menu. It’s a good idea to check their Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Let’s Get Lunch at A-Bear’s

You can head over to A-Bear’s Monday through Friday for a fantastic lunch. Starting at 10:30 a.m., stop in for the freshest, crispy fried seafood. Or grab a cup of Gumbo or Jambalaya that’ll warm you up from the inside out. Although A-Bear’s usually closes at 2:30 p.m., on Fridays, they open back up at 5 p.m. for all-you-can-eat catfish and live music. Everyone’s welcome, and they’re open until 9 p.m. And since A-Bear’s is a family affair, they’re closed on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t worry. It’s worth the wait.


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