Bellefleur's Bar and Grill, formerly known as Merlotte's Bar and Grill, was a restaurant owned by Sam Merlotte, but is now owned by Arlene Bellefleur. It is a popular local hangout for residents of Bon Temps, Louisiana. Sam once said that he opened it as a place for people to come, sit down, and not have to dance. The restaurant has a habit of being close to the center of the supernatural and over-the-top happenings in Bon Temps, in part because it is owned by a shifter and employs a halfling, a medium, and a witch.
Bellefleur's tends to have a very poor record of service; many of its employees, including Tara Thornton and Arlene Fowler Bellefleur, are rude to the customers on a regular basis. Fights between employees within view of the customers are quite common. Others have ended up dead within weeks of each other, leading Arlene to be concerned that she would eventually be killed.
Sam has expressed relief that he has the only bar in town, otherwise very few people would actually come back to Merlotte's.
- Arlene Fowler Bellefleur (Owner/Manager)
- Holly Cleary (Waitress)
- Jessica Hamby (Hostess)
- Lafayette Reynolds (Cook)
- Sookie Stackhouse (Waitress)
- Big John (Cook) ("Strange Love")
- Jimmy (Busboy) (mentioned) (name known from when Tommy is shifted into Sam - shouts "Ay Jimmy, table 8s got no set ups") ("I Wish I Was The Moon")
- Amy Burley, Waitress, killed by Drew Marshall
- Dawn Green, Waitress, killed by Drew Marshall
- Daphne Landry, Waitress, killed by Eggs under Maryann's influence
- Tommy Mickens, Busboy, fired after he confronted Sam.
- Tara Thornton, Bartender, quit after leaving Bon Temps.
- Terry Bellefleur, Cook, shot by Justin McGillich.
- Sam Merlotte, Owner and Manager, sold his bar to Arlene Bellefleur.
People who have died in and surrounding Bellefleur'sEdit
In chronological order:
- Mack Rattray - killed by Bill Compton in the parking lot
- Denise Rattray - killed by Bill Compton in the parking lot
- Nancy LeGuare (aka "Miss Jeanette") - killed by Maryann (body discovered in parking lot)
- Daphne Landry - killed by Maryann near the pond (body discovered in Merlotte's freezer)
- Benedict Talley (aka Eggs) - killed by Jason in the parking lot
- Franklin Mott - staked by Jason next to the trash bins
- Tommy Mickens - killed by Marcus Bozeman (died inside Merlotte's)
- Patrick Devins - shot by Terry Bellefleur/consumed by the Ifrit in the main dining area.
- Terry Bellefleur - shot by Justin McGillich next to the trash bins.
- Tara Thornton - killed by infected vampires in the parking lot.