The Best Cajun Food In Alabama Is Hiding Down An Old Country Road, But It's So Worth The Effort
By Lisa Battles|Published September 26, 2023
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If you’ve been looking for a hot spot for Cajun food in Alabama, grab your crawfish boil wet wipes and blaze a path to LJz Backyard Bayou. The family-owned restaurant is tucked away on Old Railroad Bed Road in the unincorporated community of Harvest, which is located in the northeastern part of Madison County, roughly halfway between Athens and Huntsville.
If LJz Backyard Bayou is already your go-to for Cajun food in Alabama, let us know your favorite dish. If you’re making plans to give it a try, consider tacking on a leisurely nature hike at the Harvest Square Nature Preserve, which is five miles to the northeast of LJz. The Dry Creek Trail at the preserve is an easy .8-mile loop.
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