By Norma L. & Scott
Cormier’s is a family owned restaurant that was previously a gas station. The Cormier family acquired the property and turned it into the family restaurant you see today on Forsythe Avenue. It is still a family affair with Jamie Cormier running the day to day operation.
Their most popular item is boiled crawfish which has been voted #1 in the Twin Cities since 1989 and that is evident by the tremendous crowds that come eat there. The crawfish might be their most popular menu item but is followed closely by their famous Pig Sandwich, made from delicious pulled pork and their own special sauces. You can also find an assortment of salads and blackened fish on their menu for looking for a healthy option. However, if you are so inclined, we suggest trying their bread pudding for dessert as it is truly delicious. Boiled crawfish can be found on the menu from the end of January to the end of June. Cormier’s closes the month of August for little R&R but open back up in September to starting serving boiled blue crab thru October.
Jamie mentioned they have a very active catering business in addition to the restaurant including frying over 1,300 turkeys in 2013 during the holiday season.
For appetizers, we recommend boiled shrimp; they had a great favor, were easy to peel and are a great starter for your main meal.
I had the Pig Sandwich which is pork roast cooked in a spicy, savory sauce served on French bread and dressed with mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, onions and topped with vinegar cabbage. If that sounds mouth watering, you are right! It was terrific and for a very reasonable price of $6.99.
Norma tried a bowl of the crawfish etouffee over rice, which is another crowd pleaser according to our friendly and knowledgeable server Sarah. According to Norma, it was every bit as good as advertised.
We enjoyed the bread pudding for dessert and it is worth saving some room for it. It is a great way to finish off your meal.
Cormier’s is located at 1205 Forsythe Avenue in Monroe, Louisiana. They are open Tuesday- Saturday 11:00 am until 2 pm for lunch and then open back up at from 4:30pm till 9pm during crawfish season and Sunday they are open from 3pm- 8pm.