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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 4
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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
Worth a try.

A hidden gem in the art district of Carmel. Nice variety and good prices. You can eat outside and people watch. Really nice even if you dont care for spicy food. They have a nice sampler so you can try a variety.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Darryl D
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Lake Station, Indiana
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Lake Station, Indiana
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A hidden gem in the art district of Carmel. Nice variety and good prices. You can eat outside and people watch. Really nice even if you dont care for spicy food. They have a nice sampler so you can try a variety.

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Beecher, Illinois
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We attended a baseball tournament at Grand Park, and were thrilled to realize that we were a quick drive from Mudbugs. It was such a nice change from the usual chain restaurants and concession stand hot dogs of a tournament. Four of the eight people in our group have lived in Louisiana, and we all agreed that the restaurant and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a great little place on the main drag in Carmel. We've been here probably 20 times and the food is good and reasonably authentic. The service is friendly too. But watch their website for the Saturdays when the have crawdads. You have to order in advance and make a reservation, but it's worth it.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Met a friend for lunch and neither of us had been here before. I really liked this place!! Friendly staff, tasty food and at a very reasonable price. I did the pick 3 Combo. Had the Shrimp Po Boy, Jambalaya and, my favorite of the three, the Shrimp Etouffee. Very flavorful. My friend enjoyed Miss Ann's Crawfish Casserole and was... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

The Pork PoBoy is my favorite! I also love the red beans and rice, as well as the gumbo. Everything here is great. If you have room, try the beniets

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Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Stopped by here on our way through town as we had read other reviews about this place. No, it's not spicey like you'd find in New Orleans but they have some very good dishes. If you want something soothing try their "Miss Ann's Crawfish Casserole" or the "Shrimp Etouffee." YUM! They offer spices you can add to make it hotter... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good place for Cajun food in Carmel. Beignets were a real yummy addition to our meal. Red beans and rice are very good!

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love Mudbugs! The owner is a super cool guy from New Orleans. He's come out and chatted with my family a few times and has even offered us little freebies like dessert! Gotta love that! The selection is wonderful in this place. If it is your first time, be sure to tell the person at the register. They have... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We happened to be in town for a baseball tournament and looked for a spot to eat on some down time. I saw the reviews and we decided to give this a try. We caught them on a holiday weekend. We told them it was our first time and they seemed rushed; I gave them a pass since it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great food but needs more blackened catfish and variety. Love the music played as well. Become more Louisiana style.

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Additional Information about Mudbugs Cajun Cafe

Address: 20 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032
Phone Number: 317.843.8380
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Indian, Cajun & Creole

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?