The heart of Leesville represents a different side of Louisiana. The city may be small, but its menus are mighty. Big flavor cuisines like barbecue, Mexican, and classic American rule the restaurant scene. It doesn't take long to see the Southern influence with custom burgers that come with sides like Cajun fries and fried squash. Even the area diners offer low-and-slow brisket and blackened fish. When you've worked up an appetite enjoying the great outdoors, head to a steakhouse for a plate-covering porterhouse. Big portions are also a hallmark of the area Mexican restaurants. The locals are used to heat and love the sizzling fajita platters.