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Cajun Cafe on the Bayou

The Cajun Cafe on the Bayou
The Cajun Cafe on the Bayou

Eating at the Cajun Cafe was unplanned and unexpected. Set way back from the road, the Cajun Cafe sits on a lake, with both indoor and outdoor seating right on the water. It doesn’t look like much from the outside but we thought we would try something a little different.

For this visit we decided to eat inside, the weather is still a little hot to eat out on the deck. The decor is not too fancy, the bar has an impressive collection of Mardi Gras beads decorating it.

Our waiter was pleasant but a little absent, he wasn’t bad, just not great. The menu has a nice selection, a lot of Cajun dishes (As you would expect), they also have quite an extensive beer list, if you like beer.

Beer Beer Beer
Beer Beer Beer

As for the food, well I’d call it delightful! I ordered a crawfish po boy, my husband had a stuffed pork dish and my dad who was eating with us, had the crab cakes. All 3 of us really enjoyed our dinners. My po boy was huge and just spicy enough, the crawdads were fried perfectly so they weren’t too chewy or dried out. My husband’s dish while slightly dry was absolutely delish.

I think the restaurant itself looks like an old Florida home, I found it to be quite charming. I would definitely eat here again despite the slightly average service time.

Mardi Gras Bar
Sunset on the Bayou
Sunset on the Bayou
Sunset on the Bayou

Atmosphere – The Cajun Cafe has a nice mix of old Florida and New Orleans but not too fancy.

Service – Our waiter while polite was a little long between visits.

Food – The food was really yummy! I really enjoyed by po boy and would order it again in a heart beat.

Summary – The Cajun Cafe would be a fun place to bring out of town guests, it has a fun attitude and great food.

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Joe’s Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
Eat at Joe’s

Joe’s Crab Shack is an interesting place. It has a nice outside seating area with a wraparound deck and even an outdoor play ground for kid dumping.

Joe’s is the kinda place where the employees do dances to songs and someone is usually yelling something on the PA system. Joe’s is loud and fun. Not the place to have quiet conversations.

Joe’s offers mainly seafood, especially of the steamed variety. Their big push is the steamer meal combos, which offer usually a crab, a couple veggies and a seasoning theme.

Joe's Classic
Joe’s Classic Steampot

I tried the Joe’s Classic Steampot, which had Dungeness and Snow crabs, along with boiled shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes.  Obviously the steampot is just for show, while tasty the potatoes weren’t very warm and I’ve never eaten a cob of corn where the kernels where so tiny!

The crab in the pot was quite yummy though and the sausage was also quite good. My husband had a large shrimp platter which he enjoyed.

So while the meal wasn’t the best it was still a fun place to try, I liked it when all the wait staff started dancing & clapping in time together when a certain song came on, even the women behind the bar were dancing. There was a girl going table to table making balloon animals for tips. The whole place has a very festive attitude which I enjoyed.

Balloon love

My bib

Atmosphere – If you are in the mood for some fun, this lively atmosphere is for you.

Service – Service was pretty good.

Food – The crab was good but the veggies need work.

Summary – If you just are in the mood for some fun and don’t mind a little noise, Joe’s is a great place to take friends have a drink and eat some crustaceans.

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