Restaurants

Top Choice Cajun in Houston

Brennan’s of Houston

The most famous name in New Orleans cooking runs this refined restaurant in Midtown. It's no mere offshoot but is a culinary temple all of its own. New Orleans flavors are blended with Texas, ingredients are über-fr…
Top Choice Cajun in Springfield

Chef Wayne's Big Mamou

Don't be fooled by its meager appearance – this hole in the wall serves up fabulous home-style Cajun fare. Highlights include the barbecued pulled pork, crayfish quesadillas and blackened catfish. One caveat: you'll…
Top Choice Cajun in Breaux Bridge

Café des Amis

In the compact, crawfish lovin' town of Breaux Bridge, you'll find this utterly unexpected cafe, where you can relax amid funky local art as waiters trot out sumptuous weekend breakfasts, all set to live zydeco musi…
Top Choice Cajun in French Quarter

Coop’s Place

Coop’s is an authentic Cajun dive but more rocked out. Make no mistake: it’s a grotty chaotic place, the servers have attitude and the layout is annoying. But it’s worth it for the food: rabbit jambalaya, chicken wi…
Top Choice Cajun in Galveston

Maceo Spice & Import

This excellent importer and spice market also happens to serve the best muffalettas and Cajun food in town at tables crammed between the shelves. The shop stays open till 5pm, but lunch service ends at 3pm.
Top Choice Cajun in Fort Collins

Lucile’s Restaurant

Snuggled in an old house, the restaurant is a cozy dream – replete with creaking floors, winsome waiters and fluffy, made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits. The Cajun home cookin’ is fantastic; try the eggs Pontchart…
Top Choice Cajun in Frisco

Lost Cajun

Convivial waitstaff and a festive Louisiana soundtrack greet hungry diners here. First-timers are rewarded with five samples to help them decide (or prolong indecision) – tasty offerings from the open kitchen includ…
Cajun in St Louis

Broadway Oyster Bar

Part bar, part live-music venue, but all restaurant, this joint jumps year-round. When the sun shines, people flock outside where they suck down crawfish and other Cajun treats. It's nuts before and after Cardinals …
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 Cajun Prairie

Billy & Ray's Boudin

Folks will literally drive for hours, sometimes crossing state lines, to grab some of Billy and Ray's goods, and to be clear, these are two distinct sausages: Billy's is for spice heads, while Ray's is milder. Most …