The Main Dish was established in 1988. The idea began with the desire to prepare home cooked meals for working people and stay-at-home parents. At the beginning we were focused on reaching family and friends. Our menus consisted of a short list of casseroles, side dishes and desserts.

After just a few short months, the concept exploded and we opened at our first location. Through the years we have let our customers guide us in the direction of their needs and wants. Today our menu has expanded to dozens of main dishes, side dishes, desserts, hors d'oevres, catering, etc.

We sell frozen and non-frozen food items. Customers may place their orders in advance or just stop by and grab from one of our prepared food freezers and fridge. We encourage our customers to bring your own dishes for us to fill. This practice is especially convenient during the holidays, and if you choose, you can keep it a secret from your guests!

We serve a delicious lunch from Monday-Friday 11am-2pm. Some of our popular prepared foods can be found on the lunch menu including our lasagna and our popular chicken salad.

Owners, Phil and Helena Brocato, have three small children. Joseph (age 5), Philip (age 4) and Abigail (age 1). They are proud to provide a much needed service and convenience for our community. Thank you to all our loyal patrons! We look forward to further expansion and more future locations.

Hours & Location

1426 Metro Drive
Alexandria, LA

Monday - Friday 10:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Saturday 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.