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Ragin Cajun Piano Bar

210 w 3rd st, Alton, IL
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Ranked #12 of 84 restaurants in Alton
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 7, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Springfield, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have been wanting to try this place for a couple of years now, but our first opportunity came this past Saturday. We were in town to do some geocaching and to take in some of the rich history of Alton. We came to Ragin Cajun at an off-time between lunch and dinner, so we didn't get to catch any... More

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a very lively and fun piano bar on Friday and Saturday nights. I have spent a lot of time in New Orleans, and the Ragin Cajun really does capture the feel of Bourbon Street. The food is AMAZING! The pub steak is my personal favorite, always perfect. Finally, they have a potato choice, too!! The lobster bisque is... More

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Edgewood, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Food Was Good. Found IT Walking By. We Were Looking For A Pkace To Eat.heat Was A Premium. Feet Got Cold During Meal. Too Dark Too. Server Had To Lend Us A Flashlight To Read The Menu. Doubt We Will Go Back.

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Alton, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The last 2 times we have been here it has been terrible. The orders came out wrong. We ordered alagator bites and we recieved clams. My steak was so dry I could not chew it. I dont plan on going back for dinner for a long long time.

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Hamburg, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I love this place. I go here often with friends for dinner and late night drinks. I never would've thought a piano bar would be a hit with a bunch of 25 year olds but it's actually a really fun place. Good food, cold beer and great music with a decent price.

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Illinois
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342 reviews 342 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is a nice little restaurant with great food and awesome music. Prices are right and service is good.

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Alton, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This place had good food when it origially opened. The drink menu is extensive, which is a great plus. On our first visit we ordered the crawfish cakes (special of the day). We loved the crawfish cakes so much that we asked if it could become a regular menu item. Our next two dining experiences were not as pleasant. No... More

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East Alton, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The place is a little rowdy, but I guess that is the whole idea for a New Orleans style restaurant. I had the etouffe and my wife had the jambalaya and both were excellent. Add to the that the house merlot, priced very nicely, and two singing piano players and you have all the ingredients for a great night out.

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St. Louis, MO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

On Wednesday May 8th 2013, my Wife and I were in Alton for a special event and we were about 1 hour early and had some time to kill. I was looking for a place that I had been to once and couldn't find it because I had made a wrong turn. I saw an open parking place almost in... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The service was excellent and the food was excellent. We had the Voodoo Chicken Sandwich (grilled) and the Taste of New Orleans entree. Both delicious. The etouffee and red beans and rice bring it! They have an expansive selection of beers - some local brews, some hard to find brews (for example, Tangerine Wheat), and many brews from New Orleans... More

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