La Cuisine de Maman
In Vermilionville, you can enjoy the authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine in La Cuisine de Maman. Try one of their home-style meals.
Favorite Dish: We had chicken & andouille gumbo, jambalaya and rice with red beans and andouille. It was good, but beware cajun food is quite spicy.
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The walls are covered with a collection of artworks by world famous artist, George Rodrigue. Have a look at the Blue Dog prints and paintings while you enjoy great Cajun cuisine.
On Friday and Saturday nights there's live smooth jazz.
Favorite Dish: The Grilled Delcambre Shrimp Salad was delicious!
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Randol's Cajun Restaurant: Live Cajun and Zydeco Music and Wonderful Food
This is my favorite restaurant in Louisiana. This place shows the Louisiana culture. The big dance floor and live band playing zydeco and cajun music. People of all ages are dancing out there. The food was also the best I've had in Lousiana so far. This is also the place where all the tourists go, but I can see why.
I went on a Thursday night and the "Old Timers Cajun Band" was playing.
Favorite Dish: The chicken and sausage gumbo was very good. Also I had the garlic shrimp on rotini pasta. So yummy, I wish I could have eaten it all, but the portions are too big!
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Prejean's Cajun Restaurant: Large preserved alligator displayed in restaurant
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The live Cajun music begins at 7:00 p.m. daily and the house bands are Les Freres Michot (Monday's), Woody Daigle and the Cajun Five (Tuesday, Wednesday, and alternate Friday's), Nouveau Colur(Thursday's), and Gervais Matte and the Branch Playboys (Saturday, Sunday, and alternate Friday's).
Attire is casual.
Favorite Dish: I accidentally ate fried alligator from the mixed fried appetizer plate. I'm serious that I thought it was chicken. It wasn't until after dinner that they told me it wasn't chicken.
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Julien's: Good poboys & large selection
I especially like their hot sauce, which they make homemade! This place has a very large selection of poboys. My coworkers had an oyster poboy and a "ragin cajun" poboy (ham boiled in crawfish boil) w/ lettuce, onions, and cheese.
Monday - Thursday 11:00 A.M. To 8:30 P.M.
Friday-Saturday 11:00 A.M. 9:30 P.M.
The locals definitely eat here and the waitress had that Louisiana charm/edge to her.
Favorite Dish: I had a spicy sausage poboy. Pretty good.
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Gator Cove: Deep fried goodness
Gator Cove is some of the best, authentic Cajun food in Louisiana. This said my my in laws who live 5 miles away.
The crawfish are outstanding and I even loved the alligator.
Pull up on a Friday night, order up a couple of beers, 5 lbs of crawfish each and go at it!
The have a huge sink in the rear of the restaurant so people can wash the spices off! Make sure you do so before going to the bathroom guys - I heard some screams.
Seriously, a down home kind of place with amazing food.
And yes, they do have a gator farm out back.
Favorite Dish: Loved the Cajun Power Garlic Sauce! Put it on everything. My favorite was the catfish. Loved it.
The crawfish is great, but a lot of work. Have someone experienced show you how to work 'em.
LaFete's: Cajun-Style Seafood Buffet!!!!!
This is definately one of my favorite restaurants in town. You can get just about any cajun specialty on the buffet, all you can eat for about $13.00 (kids are cheaper of course!). The dress code is very casual, after all, anytime you are going to be eating boiled crawfish you don't want to dress too nice! Jeans, even sweats are okay. The atmosphere is very laid back and the waitresses are friendly. You won't have any problems keeping your glass filled!
Favorite Dish: My favorite dishes on the buffet (that's the only thing we ever order is the buffet..who needs a menu!) would be the boiled shrimp, boiled crawfish, the twice baked potatos, and the fettucini....yum yum!
Chris' Po-Boys: Chris' Po-Boys
The story, as I remember it, goes like this: Long ago, during a transportation strike, a New Orleans cafe owner would give free sandwiches to the workers who had no money to pay for food. The cajun owner would make special sandwiches on bread that resembled a miniature baguette. When a striker would come in, the waiter would yell to the cook, 'here comes another one of those po' (slang for poor) boys', and that is how the sandwich got it's name. This chain makes great po boys, and for only a few bucks. There is even a drive through window.
Favorite Dish: Shrimp Po Boy
Please see the review of...
Please see the review of Robin's Restaurant, approx. 20 min. from Lafayette, listed on my Louisiana page.
Other Great Cajun Restaurants: Prejeans and Randalls.
Preajans and Randall's are both great real cajun resteraunts, a bit higher priced than most of my reccomendations. Usually cajun bands at night.
Don's SeafoodSome other ones...
Some other ones are: Randols (a bit touristy!) www.randols.com
Another one is Prejeans: www.prejeans.com
The food is good, don't go there for the atmosphere, there is no music - it is a fairly posh restaurant.
Favorite Dish: Fried Shrimp
My favorite Cajun restuarants...
My favorite Cajun restuarants are Prejeans in Lafayette and Paul's Pirouge in Carencro. Both have great food. Prejeans has live Cajun music and is a favorite of tourists visiting the area, while Paul's Pirouge is a small family owned restuarant visited by locals and not known about by many tourist.
If you like to dance or watch people dance, Randols in is the place to go. Randols has live Cajun music and dance floor, in addition to, good Cajun food.
Pizza Village: Best pizza in the free world!
Thin, crispy, tasty crust. Pizza Village pizza is always, hot, fresh, and YUMMY!!! Management is GREAT! Staff are always courteous and helpful.
Favorite Dish: Landry's Special Pizza
Olde Tyme Grocery: "Old Time" Poboys
Serves a variety of New Orleans style seafood and meat poboys + salad.
Poboys = sandwiches in French bread
8am -10pm Mon - Fri
9am - 7pm Sat
Close on Sundays
Favorite Dish: Poboys
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Poor Boy's Riverside Inn: Cajun Cuisine in the Garden
Enjoy Cajun style gulf seafood, lobster, steaks & exotics in a dining atmoshere overlooking a beautiful garden setting.
Close on Sundays.
Favorite Dish: Entree - Deep fried & grilled alligator & emu
Lagneaux Seafood: Lagneaux Seafood
Good Prices, Good Crawfish and Extremely relaxed atmosphere ie. blue jeans and old T-shirt.
Favorite Dish: Boiled Crawfish