Louisiana May 20, 2019
This Unique Cajun Restaurant In Louisiana Is Also An Art Gallery And You’ll Want To Visit
There are countlessCajun restaurants in Louisiana, but few offer a unique atmosphere like this one. Tucked away in the heart of Cajun Country lies a delightful little gem that not only has some of the most flavorful Cajun food in the area, but its served up in an atmosphere that will leave you speechless.
You’ll find Blue Dog Cafe in Lafayette.
If you’ve never been here, you’re in for a real treat. This unique restaurant opened in 1999 and quickly grew in popularity. It might just be one of the most unique restaurants in Cajun Country.
From the moment you step inside, you’ll be surrounded by the artwork of local artist George Rodrigue.
Best known for his famous Blue Dog series, Rodrigue’s artwork captured the essence of Louisiana life through bold colors and vibrant imagery.
Rodrigue passed away in 2013, so Blue Dog Cafe and it is now operated by Rodrigue’s sons, Andre and Jacque, and a long-time friend, Steve Santillo. His artwork, however, lives on to inspire others.
At Blue Dog Cafe, you can view some of the most popular works by the late artist.
The colorful atmosphere will certainly brighten your day.
The menu is full of traditional Cajun cuisine with some unique twists that you won’t find anywhere else.
Shrimp and grits, soft shell crabs, gumbo, and more fill the menu, but there are several non-seafood dishes as well.
For starters, you can’t go wrong with the cornmeal crusted fried oysters.
If you’re an oyster lover, this dish is an absolute must.
One of the most popular dishes is the Crawfish Enchiladas.
With a cumin mornay, chili braised purple hills, cilantro, and creme fraiche, these bad boys will blow your taste buds away.
If you stop by on Sunday morning, you’ll find a delightful brunch menu offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Blue Dog Cafe has a new a la carte menu that includes all of your favorite brunch staples seamlessly blended with Cajun flavors for a delicious meal that will make you a customer for life.
Blue Dog Cafe also offers great Happy Hour specials from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 1211 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA, 70508
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Check out the Blue Dog Cafe
website and Facebook page for more information and to learn about their live music schedule.
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