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D.I.'s Cajun Restaurant

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6533 Highway 97, Basile, LA 70515
337-432-5141
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Today
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
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
Back again for my yearly FIX of seafood and cajun music

You will see several reviews by me here. About once a year I have to drive the 6+ hours to get some REAL crawfish and enjoy the music at DI's. This year, no reservations allowed. But with the music starting at 6:30 we decided to arrive about 6:15 and we were seated immediately. They have over 120... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
CrankyOldGuy
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Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

You will see several reviews by me here. About once a year I have to drive the 6+ hours to get some REAL crawfish and enjoy the music at DI's. This year, no reservations allowed. But with the music starting at 6:30 we decided to arrive about 6:15 and we were seated immediately. They have over 120 places to seat... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Went with a group of 6 and we all ordered something different. I got a grilled plate and loved the grilled blackened oysters (very spicy, but excellent), well cooked firm fish and the shrimp were also really good. Hubby got fried frog legs, good but not well seasoned. Friends got stuffed crab and fried shrimp which they both loved. We... More 

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Orange, Texas
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is always good and authentic Cajun food. Many times you have a short wait to get seated but it's certainly worth the wait. The food is fresh and the waitstaff is friendly and competent. It's a few miles off IH 10 but it's certainly worth the trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Unless you are looking for seafood forget this place. It's authentic Cajun but the menu is almost all seafood. I don't eat seafood so there was not much to choose. The burger was average. The music was way too loud to facilitate nice dining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Ate here 19 years ago and a couple of time in between. Shame we were not in crawfish season but the food was still fabulous, the band great the dancing relaxed. It is a barn of a place that is very welcoming to the visitors and you get to appreciate the pucker tastes and sounds of the Cajun way of... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The locals were right! A group of people suggested we go and we were not disappointed!!! Had the BBQ Crabs. They were out of this world. I will not forget this place and can't wait to go again. Amazing food and the staff were lots of fun too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A little out of the way, but worth the trip. Excellent crawfish, great staff, and authentic live Cajun music with plenty of room to dance.

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Mamou, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Food is very good. Atmosphere is casual and friendly. Take note, there is live music. Very loud live music. If your idea of a night out is a quiet evening, do not go here. If you want to hear and taste Cajun music and Cajun food, this is the place. Recommend. Warning: It is definitely out of the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

D.I's has a history and that's why it is located basically in the middle of the crawfish and rice fields of his property. D.I. used to host community crawfish boils in his barn and that's how it grew into a restaurant. The food is excellent; the atmosphere is family-oriented and it's a good ol' place to settle in for an... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I love coming to Louisiana to begin with, and eating the cuisine is just another bonus!! But I have to admit, the food at DI's is some of the BEST I have ever eaten!!! My brother in law and sister took my family here and we ate with abandon!!! The taste was incredible!!! Everything was so fresh and flavorful! I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6533 Highway 97, Basile, LA 70515
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Basile
  • Phone Number: 337-432-5141

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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