West Monroe, LA is home to many great attractions, museums, festivals… and to the Robertson family, stars of A&E's "Duck Dynasty". The popularity of the show has been a boon to tourism in the Monroe-West Monroe area as visitors try to catch a glimpse of one of the celebrity family members or stop by their Duck Commander business. Although recent scandals have cost the family some fans, the people of West Monroe and beyond stand by their bearded heroes.
The latest addition to the dynasty is a new restaurant that opened in October, “Willie's Duck Diner”, owned by Duck Commander's CEO, Willie Robertson and business partner Bucky Newell. In case you're wondering, yes, duck is on the menu. Willie Robertson felt that the diner would provide an opportunity for visitors and fans of the show to sample some typical Louisiana foods they have never tried before" says Robertson.
The diner offers a menu of southern country comfort foods, Cajun seafood dishes and local specialties like frog legs and duck and andouille gumbo. Some items are right out of the kitchen of the family matriarch, such as Miss Kay's meatloaf and mac and cheese. Fans that eat in the restaurant are anxious to try the food and are also hoping for a Robertson sighting. And while your diner experience does not guarantee a brush with duck fame, many customers have gotten to chat with the hometown celebrities and even gotten a great photo opp.
Still another expansion of the dynasty is “Duck and Dressing”, a Monroe clothing and accessory boutique shop recently opened by Robertson's wife Korie and daughter Rebecca. They call themselves a “lifestyle boutique” with a brand that’s simple, edgy, southern chic.
Want to create your own Duck Dynasty adventure? Visit Monroe-West Monroe’s “Duck Commander Hometown Tour”, which reveals the locations of many of the sites and scenes featured on episodes of the show.
For more information about North Louisiana and the Monroe-West Monroe area, visit Tour Lousiana.
Willie's Duck Diner