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Where to Eat Cajun Food in Atlanta

The ultimate list of Cajun dishes and restaurants in Atlanta.

McKinnons Cajun
Photo credit: Joeff Davis/CL File
McKinnons Louisiane Restaurant - 2017


Here's our selection of the Best Cajun Restaurant awards each year.

 

The Best Cajun in Atlanta according to our Critics is:

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Cajun restaurant near Emory with great Po'Boy sandwiches on authentic New Orlean's bread. | more...

The Best Cajun in Atlanta according to our Readers is:

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Bon Ton is a Vietnamese-inspired Cajun/Creole concept from the team behind the Lawrence and Crawfish Shack. Expect plenty of fried Cajun fare, seafood and fusion items like blackened crawfish banh-mi.



Hours: Sun., Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Monday.

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Last Year's Critic's Choice for Best Cajun

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Bon Ton is a Vietnamese-inspired Cajun/Creole concept from the team behind the Lawrence and Crawfish Shack. Expect plenty of fried Cajun fare, seafood and fusion items like blackened crawfish banh-mi.



Hours: Sun., Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Monday.

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Cajun Dishes from our 100 Dishes List

Beignets at The Corner Grille

Available at The Corner Grille
Inside a century-old corner building that once housed an Episcopal church, the Corner Grille is a laid-back spot to grab brunch, lunch, or dinner in historic College Park. The husband-and-wife owners’ Louisiana roots are proven by the beignets: deceptively thin pillows of chewy, layered yeast-raised pastry covered in a blizzard of powdered sugar. Eat them piping hot with a cup of coffee for the ultimate NOLA-inspired treat.

Boudin Balls at Crawfish Shack Seafood

Available at Crawfish Shack Seafood
Boudin, a distinctly Acadian-style pork and rice sausage, is a pleasure that is almost nonexistent outside of a small corner of west Louisiana. The Vietnamese-run Crawfish Shack, which has imported the flavors of Louisiana and executes them with its own touch, serves up deep-fried balls of this greasy, soul-satisfying treat. They're not on the menu, so you'll have to ask.

Po'Boy Sandwich at The Po'Boy Shop

Available at The Po'Boy Shop
Any effort to produce a Cajun menu outside New Orleans produces the same kind of argument about authenticity that people have about barbecue and deli food. The Po'Boy Shop is obviously mindful of that. Their po'boys start with French bread from New Orleans' Leidenheimer bakery — and they are all traditionally dressed with a spicy remoulade, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and pickles. Oysters, shrimp, catfish, grouper, sausage, muffaletta, and chicken tenderloins are among the close to 20 varieties available, including cheeseburger, vegan burger, and the notorious Debris, a sandwich made with roast beef slow-cooked so long it falls apart, producing fat “debris” used to make gravy, served with a horseradish sauce.

 

CL Recommends: Cajun Restaurants

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Bon Ton is a Vietnamese-inspired Cajun/Creole concept from the team behind the Lawrence and Crawfish Shack. Expect plenty of fried Cajun fare, seafood and fusion items like blackened crawfish banh-mi.



Hours: Sun., Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Monday.

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Open since 1985, McKinnon’s is known for down-home Cajun and Creole cooking. Most of the menu is seafood with starters like Oysters Rockefeller or grilled shrimp with red peppercorns. Expect entrées such as trout amandine, catfish Patoux with crawfish dressing, bouillabaisse, plates of fried seafood... | more...

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Cajun restaurant near Emory with great Po'Boy sandwiches on authentic New Orlean's bread. | more...
 




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