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Blue Dog Cafe

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1211 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503-2604
337-237-0005
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 277
    Excellent
  • 176
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always good food

I always eat at the Blue Dog when I'm in Lafayette and it never disappoints. Great food and good environment. I recommend for anyone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
titanman24
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Meridian, Mississippi
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We go to this restaurant often, and have for 13 years. Good food, but the same menu for over a decade! The "award winning dishes" won awards over 10 years ago. How about updating the menu and embracing the local farmers and fishermen? I would love to see this place step it up. Its good, but missing out on great... More 

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Meridian, Mississippi
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I always eat at the Blue Dog when I'm in Lafayette and it never disappoints. Great food and good environment. I recommend for anyone.

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Portland, Oregon
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199 reviews 199 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My partner had the Penne Pasta with Portobello Mushrooms, spinach, red peppers & feta cheese - excellent. I had the Treasure of the Bayou Gumbo with a won ton - equally excellent. My only complaint was the lousy location of the restrooms which were located at the entrance of an extremely busy kitchen

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Trinidad and Tobago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a great restaurant. I've been twice within 6 months and both times I enjoyed the experience. The food is fantastic. You can get most of the local favourites like Crawfish Étouffée as well as upscale dishes like Glazed Duck Breast. The honey infused butter for the bread rolls is amazingly good. The food portions are huge so there's... More 

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Robbins, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Best food of our entire trip. Great authentic Cajun cuisine! We recommended it to every one at the festival,we were in town for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Was disappointed that the dinner was not exceptional as most reviews I read before going to the restaurant. Service and food was good but nothing to write home about.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Good food, but not awesome. You can try Cajun and Creole food. The place is nice surrounded by blue dog's picture painted by a renewed artist. The service is good and the price is ok.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The soups are the best I have ever had. Wonton appetizers are a must have. Did not have anything on the menu that was bad. Service was excellent as well.

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The food was very good and so were the drinks. The wait staff was attentive and the atmosphere was peaceful.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had hoped for better as it had been recommended but it was just very ordinary. There were 4 of us and we just had an entrėe each, my wife and I had blackened catfish with pasta, I thought it was okay but my wife disliked it, our friends had shrimp one with pasta and the other was battered and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1211 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503-2604
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 337-237-0005

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?