Long-standing BR restaurant The Hawk’s Nest announces closure

Long-standing BR restaurant The Hawk’s Nest announces closure
The Hawk's Nest, founded in 1980, has announced its closure. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - One of Baton Rouge's oldest restaurants has announced its closure.

The Hawk’s Nest, which was founded by James Ray ‘Bighead’ Smith in 1980, will serve its last crowd on Saturday, Aug. 17. The restaurant was known for its shrimp remoulade and, according to pictures on Yelp, a massive muffaletta.

Smith, who passed away in January of 2018, left the restaurant to his son, Kyle, and daughter, Jamie.

The Hawk’s Nest was originally located downtown near the airport before the airport was moved to its current location. The restaurant relocated to Sherwood Forest Boulevard just off of I-12.

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