Top Choice Cajun in Uptown & Riverbend


DTB is the new place on Oak everyone's talking about. Get melt-in-your-mouth meats, crisp salads, and creative takes on Cajun comfort food (roasted cauliflower, for instance, or stuffed banana beignets) in an airy s…
Top Choice Cajun in French Quarter

Coop’s Place

Coop’s is an authentic Cajun dive, but more rocked out. Make no mistake: it can be grotty and chaotic, the servers have attitude and the layout is annoying. But it’s worth it for the food: rabbit jambalaya or chicke…
Cajun in CBD & Warehouse District


The phrase ‘everything but the squeal’ springs to mind at Cochon, regularly named one of New Orleans’ best restaurants. Donald Link pays homage to his Cajun culinary roots and the menu revels in most parts of the pi…
Cajun in Plantation Country

Wayne Jacob’s Smokehouse & Restaurant

This is the place to stop on your way upriver for smoky pork goodness. LaPlace, located about 30 miles west of New Orleans, is known for its fantastic sausages, and Wayne Jacob’s smokes up some of the best. Po’boys,…
Cajun in Breaux Bridge

Poche's Cajun Restaurant

You'll be sweating Cajun cuisine when they roll you out of Poche's, and we mean all that in a good way. Feast on a menu full of daily specials – smothered pork chops, crawfish étouffée (a kind of stewed crawfish ove…
Cajun in Cajun Prairie

Billy's Boudin & Cracklins

Folks will literally drive for hours, sometimes crossing state lines, to grab some of Billy's goods. Most folks treat this as a take-out counter, but there's a seating area and some coolers where you can snag a cold…
Cajun in Tremé-Lafitte


This old school, high-end Cajun spot has been refurbished into a lovely little blue-and-yellow cottage doling out sumptuous, rich plates of braised rabbit, slow-roasted duck and other favorites. The wine list is dee…
Cajun in Lafayette

Johnson's Boucanière

This resurrected, 70-year-old smoker business turns out detour-worthy boudin (Cajun-style pork-and-rice sausage) and an unstoppable smoked-pork-brisket sandwich topped with smoked sausage.
Cajun in French Quarter


Muriel's has a ghost (they set a table nightly for him!), a fascinating history, and it's one of the main stops on the Haunted History tours. The food is fine, and – if it's not rented for a private event – you can …
Cajun in Lafayette

Blue Dog Cafe

Make reservations if you hope to enjoy the live jazz and Cajun music brunch; on any given Sunday, the line stretches out the door by 10:30am. Enjoy bayou bisque with seafood, crawfish étouffée over rice, pork grilla…