Memorable | One of the Best
Review by: Michael Stern
Prejean’s is not a cozy, out-of-the-way Roadfood café. It is a boisterous eating hall with billboards on the highway, a gift shop just inside the front door, and the sort of fun/casual atmosphere that attracts busloads of tourists. None of that repudiates the fact that the Prejean’s kitchen turns out good, classic Cajun food seven days a week, three meals a day.
Hungry for crawfish? Here you can have etouffee, crawfish pie, fried crawfish, rolled into fried boulettes, wrapped in tortillas to become an enchilada, or made into bisque with or without corn and crab or artichoke. There are several combo platters that offer samples of nearly all the varieties, preferably with deep-flavored dirty rice on the side. How about gumbo? Prejean’s gumbos are flamboyantly seasoned and some of the best anywhere We are especially fond of the chicken and sausage gumbo; and there are seafood gumbo and gumbo made from duck and andouille sausage.
The menu is gigantic, including such wild game as rack of elk, deer chops, and alligator (fried or grilled); and there are good old steaks for Cajun-frowners.
Despite the hordes who fill the place, especially on weekends, we have found service to be brisk, efficient and friendly. It’s a nice place; and big as it is, it is the real thing. Every night at seven, a quartet of guys set up on the bandstand with violin, squeezebox, triangle, and guitar and serenade customers with bayou tunes.
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|