Information on the Visit Grand Isle page includes a calendar with festival dates, local restaurants, fresh local seafood, and things to do like fishing.
|Lamar Dixon LA Sportsman Show||March 18-21, 2021||Lamar Dixon Expo|
|Easter Sunrise Service||April 4, 2021||Artie’s – Beach Side Deck|
|Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration||April 16-18, 2021||Grand Isle High School|
|Paddlepalooza XVII Tournament||April 17, 2021|
|ABC Rodeo||May 20-22, 2021||Sand Dollar Marina|
|Grand Isle Speckled Trout Rodeo||May 29-30, 2021||Bridge Side Marina|
|Cruisin’ the Beach “Grand Isle Style” Car & Bike Show||May 29-30, 2021||Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion|
|Island Wide Garage Sale||May 30-31, 2021||Community Center|
|Swollfest Fishing Rodeo||June 9-12, 2021||Sand Dollar Marina|
|LA Pipeliners Association Fishing Rodeo||June 24-26, 2021||Sand Dollar Marina|
|Creole Classic Fishing Tournament||June 24-26, 2021||Bridge Side Marina|
|Annual Fireworks and Band||July 4, 2021||Bridge Side Marina|
|Murder Among the Mateys…a Murder mystery dinner||July 9, 2021||Bridge Side Marina|
|Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Class||July 6, 2021||Grand Isle Multiplex|
|Water Ways Exhibition Grand Opening||July 10, 2021||Grand Isle Community Center|
|Blue Boot Rodeo||July 9, 2021||Grand Isle Marina|
|Louisiana Dental Association (LDA) Fishing Rodeo||July 15-17, 2021||Sand Dollar Marina|
|Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo||July 22, 2021||Tarpon Rodeo Drive|
|Salty Kids Rodeo||July 30th||Sand Dollar Marina|
|Ride the Bull Kayak Tournament||August 27, 2021||Bridge Side Marina|
|The Refuge at Lighthouse 5K||August 28, 2021||Oak Ridge Park Golden Meadow|
|Bloody Decks Rodeo||Sept 2-5, 2021||Bridge Side Marina|
|Grand Isle 60th Annual Redfish Rodeo||Sept 3, 2021||Bridge Side Marina|
|Louisiana – Down Da Bayou – Walk Like MADD||Sept 18, 2021||Oak Ridge Park Golden Meadow|
|Caminada Redfish Rodeo||Sept 24-26,2021||Sand Dollar Marina|
|Ladies Fishing Rodeo||Oct 8-10, 2021||Bridge Side Marina|
|Fall N Tide Hobie World Qualifying Event||Oct 14-16, 2021||Bridge Side Marina|
|Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration||Nov 6-7, 2021||GI High School|
|Starts 20th Annual Christmas Programs||Dec 1, 2021||Grand Isle Community Center|
I recommend the service at this cozy, casual family restaurant. The family who owns and runs Yum’s really cares about their customers in their own special way. The restaurant serves daily plate lunch specials, fresh local seafood, quesadillas, sandwiches, wraps, soups, and salads.
This little grill restaurant is located inside the Conoco gas station. They have great hamburgers, poboys, chicken tenders, pizza, famous Natchitoches meat pies (very tasty experience of Louisiana food), jambalaya, and gumbo. Jo Bob’s Gas and Grill has a little dining area inside and outside under the building, but we usually like to take our food to-go and eat at some of the more picturesque spots on the Island or even at the Inn or Cottages.
Locally owned, Starfish is a cozy, casual food spot. They serve fried seafood as well as dinner plates and sandwiches. I recommend their fresh, never frozen flame broiled and grilled hamburgers, daily lunch specials, and fresh & hot beignets and funnel sticks!
A relaxing restaurant that serves seafood platters, prime steaks, pasta dishes, and has a full bar.
One of the best dining spots in the area. Everything on the menu is honestly good! Moran’s is known for their seafood crepes and prime steaks. The ambiance is pure Louisiana with lots of Louisiana Cypress and a true Louisiana feeling in their decor and service.
They offer a stylish, intimate setting, and serve seafood dishes made only from the freshest ingredients. Their dishes, such as blackened shrimp guacamole and Asian grilled tuna, are sure to please!
Fresh Local Seafood
Camardelle’s Seafood 1018 Hwy 1 Grand Isle 985-787-3222. Hours vary. Call ahead of time when you’re on the way to the island so they have what you would like; they will save it for you if you call but if not they may run out, its fresh after all!
The Cheniere, a little stop on the highway just before you get to Grand Isle bridge on the right, offers fresh boiled crawfish (gotta love ’em!), as well as live crawfish and crabs that you can boil at Blue Dolphin Inn & Cottages! We provide gas burners and pots for your boiling experience. FYI, you should plan on heading to Sureway Supermarket on the Island to pick up your cooking needs including shrimp and crab boil, lemons, garlic, corn, and new potatoes.
Dean Blanchard Seafood 195 Cypress Lane, Grand Isle 985-787-3464 Open Mon-Sat 8am-6pm. Closed Sunday.
This terrific slice of life is where you can buy fresh shrimp that were caught in the last few hours and pay amazingly low prices for them. Experienced people bring their coolers and take these lovely shrimp back home to cook or freeze. We just show up when we want to cook them for dinner! Super friendly people and definitely an experience in true cajun life….
Catch Your Own
Fish from one of the piers (see Fishing Page), from the beach, your boat or even one of our kayaks. We have fish cleaning and cooking facilities for use free of charge for our guests.
Things to Do
Relax at The Inn and Cottages with views of the beach, play at the beach, go fishing, go to the Butterfly Dome, visit the Grand Isle State Park, tour Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge, go kayaking in the gulf, take a boat ride, or drive 107 miles northeast to New Orleans and experience the historical city of jazz music.