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Mudbugs Cajun Cafe

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20 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032
317.843.8380
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My go to when I need Cajun in Indiana

I have been here with friends and family for lunch and for dinner and I am never disappointed (unless they aren't open and I am cravin' Cajun). This is the place to get home cooked Cajun. These dishes are classic and made mama would make them. They don't always have gator or oysters or crawdads... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Carolyn W
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Carmel, Indiana
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Carmel, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I have been here with friends and family for lunch and for dinner and I am never disappointed (unless they aren't open and I am cravin' Cajun). This is the place to get home cooked Cajun. These dishes are classic and made mama would make them. They don't always have gator or oysters or crawdads. That depends on the market,... More 

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Noblesville, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This was our second time eating here and was definitely pleased. New Orleans is one of our favorite cities because of the food and this place reminds us of it greatly. I had the pick 3 of red beans and rice, dirty rice, and shrimp etoufee. They were all delicious! Also had an order of hush puppies with a side... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Walked in for a carry out. Had their shrimp poor boy and hush puppies. Both were excellent. the service has always been great

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Muncie, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We spotted this place while walking around after dinner at Bub's one evening. My son and I were back in the area last weekend, and decided to stop in and give Mudbugs a try. Could not have picked a better place. Nice atmosphere, great food, and wonderful service. We both ordered trio's and sampled a bit of everything. We'll definitely... More 

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Had lunch today at this GREAT find in DT Carmel. Highly recommended and it did not disappoint. Had their Lunch Combo off their blackboard which gave you almost too many options. Allowed to select 3 items or 2 items & 1/2 a poorboy if you preferred which is what we did. 1/2 Shrimp poorboy, red beans & rice and Crawfish... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We tried this for lunch the week of 01/05/2015. I wasn't sure what to expect but a coworker highly recommended it especially on Tuesday since it was all-you-can eat Gumbo. I saw too much I wanted to try and didn't want to just try Gumbo so I got red beans & rice and jambalaya. The red beans and rice was... More 

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Hagerstown, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

a cute little café in downtown carmel, Indiana - a nice area to visit any time, so it's a bonus. the owner is a friendly guy. a relaxing place. we were given a free taste platter to sample most of the dishes they offer. our favorite was the gumbo. I also liked the pulled pork - and we'll try a... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Visited Mudbugs on a Saturday for lunch. One of the board specials that caught my eye was Catfish Etoufee, which made me forget about the rest of their very good menu. I asked the friendly gentleman taking food orders about it, and he called it their Cadillac of dishes. It was a large catfish filet, coated in corn meal and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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363 reviews 363 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We just ate lunch here for Gator Day and the food, atmosphere, beer, etc were perfect! My husband ordered the Gator pick three- gator chili, gator poboy and gator casserole-delicious!! We love this place and wi be back!

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We really enjoy the service, location and of corse, the FOOD. They have a large selection and a great atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 317.843.8380

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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