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Ragin Cajun Piano Bar

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210 w 3rd st, Alton, IL
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5:00 pm - 5:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 14
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun Place, With Awesome Bread Pudding

This is a great place to go for great piano music and vocals and the food is good as well. My favorite thing to order is the bread pudding. I can't stand bread pudding, but theirs is to die for. So I usually get a salad or an appetizer and then have the bread pudding. They also have great Long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2014
J-W
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Illinois
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

What a gem to find in Alton. We went in on a quiet Saturday afternoon. We had the following foods, we decided to share them all to get a taste of several things: Blackened Shrimp appetizer, Black & Blue Bayou Burger with Cajun Chips and White Chocolate Bread Pudding. All three were delicious and the menu is just full of... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had always enjoyed this restaurant, which is why we were so excited to eat there Saturday night for a friend's birthday. The piano player was fantastic, but even his fun humor wasn't enough after waiting two hours for our food. And having our waitress forget part of our order, failing to refill drinks, and snarling at us along the... More 

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Illinois
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601 reviews 601 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is a great place to go for great piano music and vocals and the food is good as well. My favorite thing to order is the bread pudding. I can't stand bread pudding, but theirs is to die for. So I usually get a salad or an appetizer and then have the bread pudding. They also have great Long... More 

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Godfrey, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went to the Cajun as our second and last stop. Thank goodness if was a Friday, not too sure how many of my co-workers would have made it to work the next day. The music was lovely, loved the diversity of the music. We sang and danced almost the entire time we were there. I ended up taking the birthday... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is so NEAT! The layout is very different and funky, bartenders were very nice! We didn't eat there, but they seemed to have quite a menu! The dueling piano musicians (along with their drummer) were awesome! We originally only stopped in for a quick drink and ended up staying a couple of hours b/c of how much fun... More 

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Missouri
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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Looking for a place to eat in Alton, we went to the Ragin' Cajun on a Sunday. It was pretty quiet, but looks like the place might really hop on Fridays and Saturdays. The selection of beers was extensive, and the menu reasonably broad. The service was friendly, and the food quite good. Prices were reasonable. Overall a very good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A twist on the classic 'dueling piano bar', the twist being roughnecks and lads crowd the bar and make the place feel more like high school musical on methamphetamine.

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Omaha
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93 reviews 93 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Tried a dozen different appetizers, entrees, and deserts. They were all good. We made these choices with the assistance of Natalie. Great service and advice; make sure to ask for her if she is available. The dueling pianos were a plus.

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Alton, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went to this restaurant because we had heard good things about it. We had so much fun. There was no piano playing the night we were there, but another table and our table got to laughing and joking and had so much fun. The service was great. The food was the best and a lot of it. We will... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Horrible, bland food. Service ok until I got my check and was charged 20% gratuity for using a gift certificate and the waitress got snotty! We won't be back!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 w 3rd st, Alton, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 5:00 am

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