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3480 NE Evangeline Trwy, Lafayette, LA 70507
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Ranked #16 of 465 restaurants in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Award-winning Cajun cuisine and live Cajun music nightly make Prejean's Restaurant a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Conveniently located on I49 North, just 2 miles north of I-10 in Lafayette, LA. Repeatedly voted Acadiana's Favorite Cajun restaurant, the friendly and casual atmosphere is sure to delight. Big Al, the 14-foot stuffed gator is seated in the middle of the dining room guarding some of our over 400 culinary medals and awards. Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Large groups welcome! Prejean's Restaurant is "Simply Cajun, Simply Delicious"!
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76% Recommend
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I bring all of our out of town guest here to sample the Louisiana culture. It is real hard to find a bad meal or horrible service in this gem of a restaurant. If you are stopping or just passing through the area it is worth a stop. Lafayette is a great place for food and this is one the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

As always the food was great and the house band was excellent. Our server, Mark, was very informative, knows his menu and recommendations were right on. The marinated seafood salad was excellent, the stuffed tilapia was delicious. No room for dessert, but the bread pudding is very good from past experience. It is a little touristy, but the good and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We were staying at a local bed and breakfast and decided to try this long time local establishment. We went on a Saturday night at the peak of dinner rush. I'm noting that so when I tell you the service was great, you will give it more importance. The place was packed and there was a line, but because we... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The best! We ate her each night we were in Lafayette. You can't get this type of food just anywhere. Great music!

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Have been here a few times on our own, and always had a good experience. Food quality and flavor is usually very good (experienced a seafood gumbo where the roux had burned and was not edible once). Recommend the surf over the turf. Quick access off I-49, near the LA State Troop.

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Authentic Cajun Food at its best. My wife and I split the crawfish platter with boudin balls as an appetizer. The platter came with a salad, fried crawfish, crawfish bisque, etoufee, fried crawfish, crawfish pie, crawfish cornbread and rolls. The food was excellent and more than enough for us to split. We also enjoyed the cajun music with a live... More

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Even if we arrived late we got excellent service. My favorite is the crawfish bisque. The crawfish player platter was huge, mostly fried crawfish, had we known we would have ordered grilled. Extraordinary bread.

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Tyler, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

OMG- if you love Cajun food and fresh seafood- this is the place to go! On the pricey side, but well worth it- portions are ample and oh so good! I had the corn & crab bisque- sweet, velvety soup with lump crab meat- not fishy at all! Will definitely eat there again!

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Memphis, Tennessee
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visited for a late lunch when there were few others in the restaurant. Our server was very helpful and patient and the food was varied and good. We tried a crawfish plate that offered crawfish multiple ways, but the best dish was the alligator and crawfish cheesecake. That is something you must try!

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I had the crawfish étouffée and it was to die for. Wife had the crawfish enchiladas and she loved them! Had a band playing zydeco music and it just made the whole experience so wonderful. Everything was so fresh and the service was great too. Truly the whole package.

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