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Best Cajun Food In Atlanta

March 26, 2014 9:00 AM

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(Credit: Courtesy of http://www.chefhenrys.com/)

(Credit: Courtesy of http://www.chefhenrys.com/)

If you have a cajun craving with all of the Mardi Gras talk lately, there are plenty of restaurants you can hit up right here in Atlanta. Looking for jambalaya, muffaletta and a variety of po’ boy sandwiches? No problem. We’ve picked our favorite cajun spots in town. Let us know if your favorites made the list.

Big Easy Grille & Bar
1193 Collier Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-2777
www.bigeasygrille.com

For over 10 years, this New Orleans-inspired restaurant has been serving up cajun food in Atlanta, including what it claims is the best shrimp po’ boy in town. All of the cajun standards are available like jambalaya, voodoo shrimp and, of course, crawfish. The restaurant was started by two friends, and the relaxed, good-time vibe continues today. Check out the menu if you really want to start drooling.

Gumbeaux’s Cajun Cafe
6712 E. Broad St.
Douglasville, GA 30134
(770) 947-8288
www.gumbeauxs.com

This family owned and run restaurant uses fresh fish from the Gulf of Mexico to bring the flavors of southern Louisiana to Atlanta. If you’re craving a cup of seafood gumbo, this is the place to go. The cafe prides itself on its friendly service and is regularly voted among the best cajun food spots in Atlanta. Check out the homemade key lime pie for dessert, too.

Adele’s Authentic Cajun Cafe
690 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 260
Roswell, GA 30076 
(770) 594-0655
www.adelescajun.com

Chef Marc Wegman always dreamed of opening a cajun restaurant, and he studied under several masters of the flavors in New Orleans before heading to Atlanta to open Adele’s with his wife. In an effort to make all of his customers feel like family, Marc encourages diners to make suggestions or requests if your favorite cajun dish isn’t featured on the menu. Most likely, even if it’s not listed, he can whip it up for you. Adele’s even has authentic New Orleans pralines for dessert.

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Henry’s Louisiana Grill
4835 N. Main St.
Acworth, GA 30101
(770) 966-1515
www.chefhenrys.com

Just outside of downtown Atlanta, historic Acworth is a charming little area adjacent to several great hiking and nature trails. One of the main attractions of the town is Henry’s Louisiana Grill, which makes for a great stop after a morning hike. Satisfying and tasty, the fare at Henry’s is real, authentic New Orleans grub. It’s also a great venue for live music on the weekends.

Crawfish Shack Seafood
4337 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30341
(404) 929-6789
www.crawfishshackseafood.com

Cajun food may not be your first association with Buford Highway, but everyone in Atlanta knows that this is the area for interesting, inexpensive dining. The Crawfish Shack is a favorite with locals in the know. It’s nothing fancy, but it will satisfy your crawfish craving. It’s also a great place to take kids if they have a tolerance for spicy food. Check it out the next time you’re in the area.

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Keely Herrick is a freelance writer. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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