Cajun for a Day

Immerse yourself in the Cajun mystique. Visit places that will put history into perspective and give you a sense of what makes something or someone Cajun. Many restaurants serve Cajun food and those listed here are just a sampling.

Acadian Memorial & Museum
121 S. New Market St.  |  St. Martinville, LA 70582
337 394-2258
Located in historic St. Martinville, the Acadian Memorial is a great place to visit for tourists and locals alike. For those of you searching your Acadian genealogy, be sure to visit our Ensemble Encore database of Acadian Genealogy.

Acadian Museum of Erath
203 Broadway  |  Erath, LA 70533
337 937-5468
The Acadian Museum, located in the heart of Cajun country in Erath, Louisiana, commemorates and honors the Acadian heritage and Cajun people of Louisiana.

Atchafalaya Experience
338 N. Sterling St.  |  Lafayette, LA 70501
337 277-4726
We accommodate the photographer, birders and lovers of nature who would appreciate seeing Louisiana's answer to the Grand Canyon, "The Atchafalaya". Louisiana's Atchafalaya is North America's largest river swamp and ranks among the top 10 wilderness areas in the United States. The vistas have the appearance of pristine cypress and mixed wood swamp.

Begnaud House
110 Benoit Patin Rd.  |  Scott, LA 70583
337 269-5155
A visitor center where you can actually sit and visit. Learn from our cultural classroom about food, music and Mardi Gras. Free Friday night Jam Session at 6 p.m.

Best Stop Supermarket
615 Hwy. 93 North  |  Scott, LA 70583
337 233-5805
The best boudin, cracklins, stuffed pork chops, smoked sausage, andouille, tasso, chaudin and more great Cajun food. Voted Best Boudin & Cracklin 10 years running by the Times of Acadiana readership poll.

Blue Dog Café
1211 W. Pinhook Rd.  |  Lafayette, LA 70503
337 237-0005
Voted as one of the top three Cajun Restaurants, as having the Best Chef and the Best Place for Sunday Brunch in the Times' 2011 Best of Acadiana campaign.

Cafe des Amis
140 E. Bridge St.  |  Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
337 332-5273
Charming restaurant in historical Downtown Breaux Bridge specializing in modern Cajun cuisine. Showcasing local artists monthly. Featured nationally and internationally in magazines, on TV and online. Uniquely soulful, a can't miss stop.

Cajun Country Swamp Tours
1209 Rookery Rd.  |  Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
337 319-0010
Enjoy a professional, insightful eco-tour by a Cajun naturalist with B.S. degrees in Zoology & Botany. View birds, alligators, huge moss-draped cypress trees and much more. Nature at its best. "Come experience my passion & Joie de Vivre with more than just a boat ride!"
Lafayette, LA
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Crawfish Town USA Restaurant and Fresh Market
2815 Grand Point Hwy.  |  Henderson, LA 70517
337 667-6148
Specializing in boiled crawfish, as well as many other fried and grilled Louisiana seafood items, the restaurant offers a large variety of classic Cajun dishes & platters, top grade beef & pasta dishes, as well as Award Winning specials. All served with uniquely Cajun hospitality!

Dwyer's Café
323 Jefferson St.  |  Lafayette, LA 70501
337 235-9364
Family run business since 1965. Locals favorite place to dine. Voted and Nominated best lunch in Acadiana since 1984, voted best gumbo by Southern Living. Outdoor dining available.

Fezzo's Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
720 I-10 S. Frontage Rd.  |  Scott, LA 70583
337 261-2464
The difference is in the seasoning. At Fezzo's, you will find only the freshest seafood, marinated steaks, great daily plate lunches & a variety on the menu that includes pasta dishes, poboys, salads and much more.

Floyd Sonnier's Beau Cajun Art Gallery
1010 St. Mary St.  |  Scott, LA 70583
337 237-7104
In a career spanning 27 years, Floyd Sonnier produced over 400 major pen-and-ink drawings, mostly depicting Cajun culture, lifestyle and family.

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Acadian Cultural Center
501 Fisher Rd.  |  Lafayette, LA 70508
337 232-0789
The Acadian Cultural Center, a unit of the National Park Service, depicts the story of the Acadians who settled the prairies, bayous & marshes of south Louisiana.

Johnson's Boucaniere
1111 St. John St.  |  Lafayette, LA 70501
337 269-8878
Johnson's Boucanière is a take-out or outdoor dining restaurant and a specialty meats store, using recipes from the world-famous Johnson's Grocery which was located in Eunice, Louisiana. We are located in the heart of downtown Lafayette and we make our own Smoked Sausage, Tasso, Seasoning, BBQ sauce and Beef Jerkey.

Lagneaux's Restaurant
445 Ridge Rd.  |  Lafayette, LA 70506
337 984-1415
Seafood buffet and full menu.

LARC's Acadian Village
200 Greenleaf Dr.  |  Lafayette, LA 70506
337 981-2364
Lafayette's oldest authentic vision of life in 19th century Southwest Louisiana.  Acadian Village is a showcase of authentic homes along a winding bayou which depicts the unique Acadian architecture of the time.  The homes were restored on site and are filled with period antiques.

Louisiana Crawfish Time
2019 Verot School Rd.  |  Lafayette, LA 70508
337 988-2645
Seafood restaurant specializing in Louisiana boiled seafood and oysters on the half shell. Dine in, drive thru, and catering available. Online store that sells and ships live crawfish and Cajun products throughout the United States!

Le Musee de Kaplan
405 N. Cushing Blvd.  |  Kaplan, LA 70548
337 643-1528
Le Musee is an art and historical museum. Coffee/music last Saturday of the month. The history and culture of Kaplan is exhibited with photographs/displays.

Liberty Theatre/Rendez-Vous Des Cajuns Music Show
200 W. Park Ave.  |  Eunice, LA 70535
The home of the “Rendez-Vous des Cajuns” Radio Show, the Liberty Center for the Performing Arts is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been included in the Great American Movie Theaters Preservation Press Guide published by the Smithsonian. Every Saturday Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the theater presents a live radio show, featuring both Cajun and Zydeco music in the Grand Old Opry/Louisiana Hayride/Prairie Home Companion format.

Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site
1210 N. Main St.  |  St. Martinville, LA 70582
888 677-2900
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site explores the cultural interplay among the diverse peoples along the famed Bayou Teche. Acadians and Creoles, Indians and Africans, Frenchmen and Spaniards, slaves and free people of color-all contributed to the historical tradition of cultural diversity in the Teche region.

McGee's Landing
1337 Henderson Levee Rd.  |  Henderson, LA 70517
337 228-2384
A full service Cajun restaurant, marina, small boat rentals, kayak, canoe, and small motor boats. Guided swamp tours and airboat tours available 7 days a week. Full service bar with deck and live music on weekends. Campground open.

McIlhenny Co. TABASCO
Hwy 329, Factory Rd.  |  Avery Island, LA 70513
337 373-6132
Short presentation by tour guide, 10-minute video, artifacts & exhibits to view. Shop at Country Store with a sampling bar. Free miniature of TABASCO given to each visitor. Food service available.

Nimbeaux's Restaurant
2011 W. Pinhook Rd.  |  Lafayette, LA 70508
337 233-3131
Casual family dining specializing in fried catfish. Daily lunch specials $7.99. Poboys, large salads, large hamburgers, crawfish, oysters, crabcakes, snapper, salmon, tilapia, shrimp, alligator, shrimp gumbo, & crawfish bisque. Can you find

The Original Don's Seafood & Steakhouse
301 E. Vermilion St.  |  Lafayette, LA 70501
337 235-3551
What began as a tiny French-Acadian restaurant on a side street in Lafayette, Louisiana, has become a famous group of Cajun restaurants. The Landry family is dedicated to continuing this tradition and to maintaining its reputation for fine food.

Poche's Market & Restaurant
3015-A Main Hwy.  |  Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
337 332-2108
At Poche's Restaurant we cook up the same great Cajun dishes that have been staples for generations. We've got over 50 years of cooking know how under our belt, and we're a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Come and try us out!

Pont Breaux's Cajun Restaurant
325 Mills Ave.  |  Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
337 332-4648
Pont Breaux's Cajun Restaurant is the cornerstone of Cajun Country's proudest traditions-the music, food & love of good times. Live Cajun music every night. Pont Breaux's - an excellent place to experience the unique Cajun heritage.

Prejean's Restaurant
3480 NE Evangeline Thrwy.  |  Lafayette, LA 70507
337 896-3247
Capture the ambience of French Louisiana at the award-winning Prejean's. Prejean's team of chefs prepares gold medal Cajun specialties, fresh Gulf seafood, steaks & wild game, while you enjoy live Cajun music nightly.

R & M's Boiling Point
7413 Hwy. 90 W.  |  New Iberia, LA 70560
337 365-7596
Since 1981, R & M's Boiling Point has been serving an extensive menu of delicious seafood items in the New Iberia, LA area. Family owned and operated, we specialize in boiled crabs, crawfish and shrimp, as well as fresh fried and grilled seafood.

Randol's Restaurant & Cajun Dancehall
2320 Kaliste Saloom Rd.  |  Lafayette, LA 70508
337 981-7080
Two steppin', toe tappin', taste temptin'. Good times, good food, good music. Where the young & the old "Laissez les bons temps rouler".

St. Martinville Tourist Center
121 S. New Market St.  |  St. Martinville, LA 70582
337 394-2233
The history of Cajun and Creole heritage told within three unique museums: Acadian Memorial, African/American Museum, and the Museum of Acadian Memorial. Daily tours in French & English available by appointment. Located in historic district overlooking Bayou Teche.

300 Fisher Rd.  |  Lafayette, LA 70508
337 233-4077
Cajun/Creole Heritage & Folklife Park. Historic village represents life in Acadiana from 1765-1890. Features self-guided tours; costumed, bi-lingual artisans, live music, cooking school, restaurant, boat tours and gift shop.

Vermilionville's La Cuisine de Maman
300 Fisher Rd.  |  Lafayette, LA 70508
337 233-4077
Full-service restaurant serving Cajun and Creole cuisine and set in a 19th century folklife and heritage park. The restaurant also caters events held in the park's performance center, which is available for rent.