Blue Dog Cafe

Blue Dog Café combines traditional Cajun fare with a dining experience that allows you to view the works of George Rodrigue. Attorney Steve Santillo got into the restaurant business after helping broker the deal based on the concept of combining great food with great art. The immediate gratification of seeing pleased patrons was all it took to convince him to quit his day job and get into the hospitality industry - that and his love for food.

“From festivals to performances, everyone goes to the Dog,” is a fitting catch phrase the restaurant has come to embrace. You truly get the feeling you are welcome at the Blue Dog Café, whether you show up in shorts or an evening gown.

The owner and wait staff will make you feel right at home in the gallery-style dining room where you are encouraged to walk around and view the Blue Dog art on display. Blue Dog combines traditional Cajun entrées with creativity to spice up the menu. Seafood Wontons are one of their signature items as well as an Eggs Benedict served over a crab cake topped with hollandaise sauce that disappears rather quickly from their vast Sunday brunch buffet.

The Sunday brunch is no ordinary buffet and consists of about ten entrees, a prime rib carving station, made to order omelets and waffles, smoked salmon and bagels, seafood bisque, buttery croissants, and a wide array of desserts for anyone that may still have room.  Blue Dog Café appeals to the eyes and the taste buds and can leave you feeling, well, anything but blue!

Owner: Steve Santillo
Address: 1211 Pinhook Rd., Lafayette
Phone: (337) 237-0005
Website: www.bluedogcafe.com
Hours: M-F 11am-2pm, M-Th 5-9pm, F-Sa 5-10pm, Su 10:30am-2pm