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Evangeline Cafe

#79 of 2,965 Restaurants in Austin
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8106 Brodie Ln, Ste 110, Austin, TX 78745-7468
512-282-2586
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 39
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, some items better than others

So I grew up in Louisiana and I'm a tough critic for anything Cajun or Creole. Having said that, this place is pretty good. I had the chicken and sausage gumbo (very good), red beans and rice (very good) and a small shrimp po-boy (only ok). The shrimp was cooked and seasoned well and the Evangeline... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

So I grew up in Louisiana and I'm a tough critic for anything Cajun or Creole. Having said that, this place is pretty good. I had the chicken and sausage gumbo (very good), red beans and rice (very good) and a small shrimp po-boy (only ok). The shrimp was cooked and seasoned well and the Evangeline sauce (like a remounted)... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

When you come upon a restaurant in an unassuming shopping center, expectations tend to be low. If you're heading to Evangeline Café, start raising those expectations right now. Upon entering, you're in a Cajun wonderland. With the decorations and music you feel like you've entered a roadside café somewhere between Lafayette and New Orleans. The menu is full of Cajun... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Don't let the exterior fool you--the food here is really good. The pistolette with crawfish was amazing! We really enjoyed our meal. If you're into bread pudding, be sure to try it for dessert.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Great experience all around . Nice atmosphere , spot on service and the food was just what I needed. I had the Hank Williams platter and gator bites washed it down with the house red. The wife had a bowl of seafood gumbo and the red fish. House red went well with that as well. As we were killing this... More 

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Bertram, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The outside of this cafe can't begin to match the atmosphere inside and the great food. Don't let the strip mall fool you, these people know how to cook. We went on a week-day lunch time and opened the door to a packed house. It was worth the wait for a table and watching the locals. Will definitely go back.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Evangeline Cafe continues to attract locals and tourists alike, especially weekend evenings featuring their signature Cajun specialties and nightly live music. Considering the fact that Austin is a day's drive from Breaux Bridge or Lafayette, the Gumbo is darn pretty good. Red beans and Rice, Jambalaya, Fried Shrimp, Oysters and Catfish, Boudin, Hush Puppies, and all the trimmings will make... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I knew nothing of this place but my cousin, a Austin resident did. The food was great and They had live authentic Cajun music to boot. Service was excellent. Leave your tuxedo at home this is a jeans place. They have outdoor tables if you are so inclined. This place is the real deal......Cajun cooking and music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We ate here on the referral of a friend. I was skeptical of a cajun restaurant in a strip mall. Looks can be deceiving. It was great! The food was excellent and the service was, too. The desserts.....all were so good I dream of them to this day. With all the food choices in Austin, this one could be easily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Only in Austin, where there is such a plethora of great restaurants, would a place as good as Evangeline not be in the top 20 restaurants on Trip Advisor!!!! We stopped here for a Friday night dinner at 7pm. The place was packed, and we still only waited 10 minutes for a table. As per Trip Advisor reviews, we tried... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

and the best cajun food in town. great spot for a beer and some good live music while you chow down - try the roast beef poboy and thank me later.

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Additional Information about Evangeline Cafe

Address: 8106 Brodie Ln, Ste 110, Austin, TX 78745-7468
Phone Number: 512-282-2586
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8106 Brodie Ln, Ste 110, Austin, TX 78745-7468
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-282-2586

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?