In September of 1986, Harold Legaux Sr. along with his wife Mary Belle opened Harold and Belle’s. It had been a dream of Harold’s to have a place where friends and family from back home (New Orleans) would gather, talk about old times, shoot pool and just socialize. His kitchen was small and the menu consisted of Po-Boy Sandwiches, Red Beans & Rice and File-Gumbo served only on Fridays.
The restaurant is now owned and operated by 3rd generation husband and wife team Ryan & Jessica Legaux. Together Ryan and Jessica have expanded the brand of Harold & Belle’s through various avenues. These include their food trailer Harold & Belle’s to Geaux, as well as the packaging of Harold & Belle’s Creole Seasoning. They are also in the process of building a new state of the art private dining room as well as a 60 seated/ 80 standing banquet room. Ryan and Jessica strive to create a complete experience in the community recognizing the growth and changes to the Jefferson Park and Crenshaw Communities doing their part to contribute.