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Blue Dog Cafe

1211 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503-2604
337-237-0005
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Ranked #6 of 474 Restaurants in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Lafayette, LA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

why do people think that cajun food has to be hot and have a heavy sauce on it? it is about seasonings and flavor. not cayenne pepper. yes we use it but not excessively like they do here and the heavy sauces are way too much

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Too busy for great food, like fast food in on a buffet...

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Cedar Key, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

While passing through Lafayette to visit Family in New Orleans, we stopped at the Blue Dog Cafe for dinner. Everything on the menu was mouth watering. We ordered a sampler platter that gave us 4 items off the appetizer menu. We decided that would be a good way to try a bunch of different stuff and not gorge ourselves or... More 

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Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

great food, great jazz band, stellar service, nice atmosphere

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

One of my favorite things about Blue Dog is the outside seating area. It's SO nice when the weather is nice outside. When It's chilly outside I like to sit out there and eat a hot bowl of their awesome seafood gumbo. The crab cakes are really good as well as the corn and crab bisque, the crabmeat au'gratin...Lots of... More 

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Arlington, TX
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I went to the Blue Dog Cafe based on recommendations from Trip Advisor and some of my colleagues. The food was great and the atmosphere was really neat with the art work of George Rodrigue hanging on the walls. I had the Shrimp plate and it was as if Bubba from Forest Gump made it. The plate had small portions... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

WOW we walked in at 20 min to closing, yet carlos and the rest of the staff didnt seem to mind, except to let us know the kitchen would close when time got closer very clean, courteous rest. we were allowed to make our own starter, when carlos found out we had never tried crawfish, he set us up with... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I had the Filet Mignon on the menu. I am loved, adored, and enjoyed every morsel. The mashed taters that came with it were beyond yummy. I have told everyone about it. Our waitress was so wonderful as well. What a treat. I will return!

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Round Rock, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

We stopped at the Blue Dog Cafe as we passed through Lafayette on our way from Florida to Texas. The service was great. Our waitress was knowledgable about the menu and made good recommendations. There are several types of seafood bisque and we tried two different ones that were excellent. We also enjoyed our entrees. Too bad there wasn't room... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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202 reviews 202 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Think I went at the wrong time. They had finished the lunch service and it was to early for dinner so we had to order in the bar off the appetizer menu. I had to pick up some Blue Dog things for a friend and had very little time so could not return. The crab cakes were not good but... More 

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Additional Information about Blue Dog Cafe

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

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