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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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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
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While walking through Carmel with kids, we stopped in to try to speed up labor for our daughter... Well. The owner gave us a number and told us to go sit down! Ah-ight... Out comes a sampling of their entire menu!!!! Seriously??? So we order our respective favorites. The pick 3 deal is VERY... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

While walking through Carmel with kids, we stopped in to try to speed up labor for our daughter... Well. The owner gave us a number and told us to go sit down! Ah-ight... Out comes a sampling of their entire menu!!!! Seriously??? So we order our respective favorites. The pick 3 deal is VERY filling. We were SATIATED... Well I... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Walked in and the place has a real comfy feel to it. You go up to counter and order we got the sampler platter you can choose 3 items . I got the chicken and sausage jambalaya dirty rice and chicken po boy sandwich all was good. Hubby go shrimp po boy shrimp etouffee and crawfish casserole...his was really good... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Located right on the Carmel main street is a little cajun gem with very reasonable orices. Serving Jambalaya.shrimp etoufee.chicken sausage gumbo.hush puppies..beignets and more from 6.95 to 10.95 small and tight inside with a few tables on the sidewalk.love this unique place!!

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Carmel, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My family and I tried Mudbugs this past weekend and absolutely loved it! The atmosphere was very casual, good music playing and very friendly staff. I highly recommend the pick 3 to try out a few different things. My personal favorites were the shrimp po'boy, the jambalaya, and the shrimp étouffée. And definitely get a side of hush puppies, hands... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, Usa
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180 reviews 180 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Roy, the owner came and asked us when we arrived if we had ever been to the restaurant before. My wife and I said no and he recommended a free sampler. We said, sure and ordered two glasses of wine. He brought out a sampler of around 10 of their specialties. It was absolutely awesome! We ordered the crawfish casserole... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Returned to Mudbugs and must say it was as good if not better than our first visit. Po boy & shrimp casserole were outstanding. Staff is as helpful as ever for sampling and recommending their authentic cajun dishes. Wish I had more room for hushpuppies!

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I like this restaurant. I’m not from New Orleans, but over the years, I have been to NOLA a dozen times on both business and leisure trips. Compared to some of the Cajun food I’ve had in NOLA, I think Mudbugs comes close to the real thing. I ate here twice while in the Carmel/Indianapolis area on business. I had... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I had lunch on a Saturday. Our order was taken and served by the owner, who is from Louisiana. He is laid back, friendly and will happily make suggestions on the menu. We both had the "choice of three entrees", so we could try several items on the menu. All were tasty, each with some spice to... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My wife and I are always seeking out places to have New Orleans style cooking. Last week we tried out Mudbugs in Carmel and it was great. My wife had the pick 3 combo, including the pulled pork po-boy, red beans and rice and the shrimp etoufee. She complexly enjoyed everything and thought that it was seasoned well. I had... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have been there two or three times in the last couple months. The service is very nice and the food is different yet really good.

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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: Indian, 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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