Visiting Southern California’s high desert anytime soon? Dining will, most likely, be included in your agenda. If you’re traveling to or from Las Vegas, Nevada on I-15, Hesperia and Victorville have several great restaurants to choose from. One restaurant that is gaining more popularity (they’re even opening a second restaurant in Victorville) is the Louisiana Cajun Seafood House on Main Street in Hesperia. It’s in a shopping center behind McDonald’s on Main Street and Maple.
There are other great places to eat in Hesperia that are close to I-15 at the Main Street exit like Chipotle Mexican Grill, Golden Corral, and In-N-Out Burger. Wood Grill Buffet, not too far from I-15, is another good place to dine if you enjoy buffet style.
Victorville also has plenty of restaurants to choose from at the Bear Valley exit near I-15. These include:
- Outback Steakhouse
- Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
- Marie Callender’s
- Steak ‘n Shake
Now, back to that Cajun style hotspot in Hesperia, you’re in for a fun experience. Louisiana and Texas visitors, this is not your typical seafood restaurant from the Gulf Coast. Similar, but not the same. It is common to find paper towels on the tables of seafood restaurants on the eastern side of Texas and all of Louisiana. Hesperia’s Louisiana Cajun place offers more than paper towels. You get a bib. Wear it, and you’ll be fine.
Menu items available at Louisiana Cajun Seafood House are seafood such as crawfish, king crab legs and lobster, awesome fried catfish, incredible lemon pepper fries and gumbo. If you like shrimp, pay extra to get the peeled kind with lemon pepper and garlic. Oh, my!!!
You may want to venture out further from I-15 to dine. If you do, there are fabulous restaurants from Italian to Mexican cuisine and great diners in Hesperia, Victorville, and Apple Valley. Some are:
- Mama Carpino’s Italian
- Oggi’s Apple Valley (Pizza)
- Los Domingos Mexican Restaurant
- Juliano’s Italian Restaurant
- Apollo Restaurant (hamburgers)
- Cross Eyed Cow Pizza
- Molly Brown’s Country Cafe
The list could easily continue because the Victor Valley area is filled with many excellent dining choices. Food connoisseurs, plan on making extra visits or stay a few days to try out High Desert’s best dining.