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Savor the Taste of New Orleans Without Ever Leaving Texas: Toupsie’s Serves Up Delicious Food and Live Music!

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Toupsie’s is one of those special places that perfectly captures a location, a culture, and a food genre. That place is New Orleans, Louisiana, but luckily you don’t have to leave Texas to visit. Instead, make a short trip to Lampasas and get ready for a culinary treat at Toupsie’s.


Photo: Facebook/Toupsie’s

Here you’ll find Cajun food at its best. General Manager Christian Toups was born and raised in Louisiana. He described the pride he has in the food that the restaurant serves, all in a deep Louisiana drawl. “This is what I grew up eating. There is no commercial twist. This is authentic Cajun and Creole food.” Christian’s instinct for good food runs deep, and he remains actively involved in the process. In fact, he had to step away from cooking to speak with us for this article.


Photo: Facebook/Toupsie’s

In the kitchen, food is scratch-made, and Christian says they don’t serve frozen food, but fresh, made-to-order, hand-breaded meals. Shrimp creole, seafood stuffed potatoes, burgers, steaks, lobster, and craw fish are just some of the things to expect on the menu. Fresh oysters are flown in every Friday, and daily specials combine with a generous brunch on the weekends on the menu.


Photo: Facebook/Toupsie’s

They also have a full bar with an extensive menu and wine options. Music enthusiasts will be excited by the weekly live music. A variety of bands visit Toupsie’s regularly, playing anything from jazz, country, rock, blues, and zydeco music. Sundays bring brunch and blues, a perfect combination for the end of the weekend. Karaoke events also come up from time to time.


Photo: Facebook/Toupsie’s

The 3,000-square foot outdoor patio is where patrons can enjoy listening to bands while feasting on delicious food. The outdoor patio is heated and cooled according to the season so that listeners are always comfortable.


Photo: Facebook/Toupsie’s

Daily specials, new menu items, and live music acts can all be found at on their Facebook page. Reader beware, it will be hard to resist a quick drive to Lampasas once you read the extent of their menu and see all of the mouth-watering photos of their food!