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Barrow’s Catfish

A reborn version of a city classic, Barrow’s made its name on golden-fried catfish, but now it also makes a full menu of other New Orleans fish house classics.
New Orleans, LA

Bergeron’s Boudin and Cajun Meats

Bergeron's is a remote Cajun boucherie and restaurant where everything is cooked with essence of smoke. Don’t miss the famous chicken patties.

Billy’s Boudin and Cracklins

In the never-ending debates about where to find Cajun country's best boudin and crackins, Billy's rates high among connoisseurs and travelers.
Scott, LA

Blue Dog Cafe

Blue Dog Cafe offers fun, creative cuisine originally conceived by the famous Cajun artist George Rodrigeue.
Lafayette, LA

Bon Ton

New Orleans meets Vietnam at Atlanta’s Bon Ton, where everything is different, from spicy boiled peanuts to 5-spice shrimp with buttered bread.
Atlanta, GA

Bon Ton Cafe

Bon Ton is the New Orleans restaurant in which to taste such Creole classics as crawfish etouffe, jambalaya, and signature Red Fish Bon Ton.
New Orleans, LA

Café des Amis

** THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED ** For a full, true, and joyous taste of Acadian Louisiana, Cafe des Amis is peerless, from beignets to crawfish, with live Zydeco music for dancing on Saturday.

Cub’s Crawfish

Whether you call 'em crayfish, mudbugs, or crawdaddies, Cub’s small, freshwater crustaceans are spicy and delicious. Gumbo is real tasty, too.
Pensacola, FL


Beer trays heaped with crawfish emerge from D.I.'s kitchen trailing spicy steam. This remote restaurant in Basile, Louisiana, is a brimful measure of Acadiana.

Don’s Specialty Meats

A modern butcher shop and grocery in the heart of Cajun country, Don's serves dramatically delicious plate lunch, especially Saturday's BBQ smoked pork chop.
Scott, LA


Dwight's of Lafayette, Louisiana, has a full menu of BBQ, grilled meats, po boys, and gumbo, but it's Cajun crawfish that star: boiled, fried or etouffeed.
Lafayette, LA

Dwyer’s Cafe

In Lafayette, Louisiana, Dwyer's is the place to go for Cajun-accented hot lunch as well as breakfast sweet potato hot cakes with cane syrup.
Lafayette, LA

Elsie’s Pie and Plate

Sweet and savory Louisiana pies are baked with equal gusto at Elsie's, a comfortable, new school diner in Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge, LA


There are gumbos, po boys, oysters, and catfish, but the not-to-miss dish is Herby-K's sauced Shrimp Buster sandwich.
Shreveport, LA

King’s Tavern

The oldest (and most haunted) free-standing building in Mississippi is an atmospheric tavern with a chef-driven menu.

Lasyone’s Meat Pie Kitchen

A Natchitoches meat pie is a vividly seasoned mélange of pork & beef enclosed in a pastry crust, deep fried until golden crisp. Lasyone's makes the best.

Legnon’s Boucherie

A regular award winner for boudin perfection and a practical community center, Legnon is a Cajun country legend.

Les Sisters’ Southern Kitchen

Les Sisters Southern Kitchen serves the San Fernando Valley with fine Southern and Cajun fare. Pan-fried chicken can’t be beat, and jambalaya rates a close second.
Los Angeles, CA

Liuzza’s By the Track

Liuzza's by the Track is an intimate haunt for heaping plates of Cajun classics, po-boys, and trendsetting barbecue shrimp.
New Orleans, LA


Among many excellent Creole-Italian restaurants in the Crescent City, Mandina’s stands out for unique specialties, enormous portions, and spectacular seafood.
New Orleans, LA


Catfish made Louisiana's Middendorf's a legend. Thin catfish especially: diaphanous strips lightly breaded and fried. Broiled oysters & shrimp are great.


A blue-collar cafeteria with blue-ribbon Creole fare, Mother's serves New Orleans classics with style and sass. Red beans and rice, please!
New Orleans, LA

Myran’s Maison de Manger

During crawfish season, every diner at every table in Myran's Maison de Manger goes for a heaping mound of bright red mudbugs. With beer, of course!

Parrain’s Seafood

Parrain's is a nouveau roadhouse serving Gulf-fresh fish and Creole seafood classics as well as cheap drinks and superb sides.
Baton Rouge, LA

Po Boys Creole & Fresh Catch

Sandwiched between a Dollar General and a Mexican grocery, Po' Boys serves great tasting Creole food and fresh seafood.


Cajun food galore at Prejean's restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana, including crawfish every which way. Combo platters comer with deep-flavored dirty rice.
Lafayette, LA

R & J Southern Homecooking

Soul food heaven! Kudos to owner Julie Peterson's quote: "A chef makes things they want to serve to people; a cook makes people things they want. I'm a cook."

The Donut Shop

A roadside stand that boasts hot, fresh raised glazed and other creative expressions of the donut art. But the biggest draw may be Big Pappa’s hot tamales.

Tony’s Seafood Market and Deli

Serving some of the best boiled crawfish in Louisiana, Tony's is a one-stop shop for fresh fish, superb seafood boudin, soul food, and Cajun snacks.
Baton Rouge, LA

Whiskey Alley

Beyond a copious whiskey selection, this lively downtown Aiken bar & restaurant offers a dazzling repertoire of small and large plates for snacks or dinner.
Aiken, SC

Wintzell’s Oyster House

Like its more famous sister restaurant in Mobile, the Guntersville location of Wintzell's serves big platters of seafood and legendary West Indies Salad.

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