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1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719
732 280 6828
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Ranked #10 of 89 Restaurants in Belmar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • English first
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English first
Belmar, New Jersey
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just one visit; weekday during summer of 2014. Food was fabulous. Service friendly and efficient. Prices reasonable. You can easily miss this place while driving by on Route 35, which appears to be the older single-family house is once was. Interior décor is charming, though tables perhaps a tad too close for some. Main setback was noticeably smoky air in... More 

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Bayville, New Jersey
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213 reviews 213 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Small restaurant, but we went after Labor Day which helped. Food cooked to order, nice live music, blackened fish was very good, so was the Jambalya and Creole. It was very good, spiced well and very enjoyable. I spent considerable time in New Orleans, it was not as good as being there, but great for NJ. Also had some non-cajun... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Love this restaurant, My family goes every few weeks and eats outdoors in summer. Food is fresh and delicious and very accommodating to my gluten free requirement.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had delicious food accompanied by zydeco live music in a non-pretentious no-frills atmosphere. Don't let the plastic lawn chairs on the patio adjacent to 711 and the traffic stop you. Run, do not walk, to this creole/Cajun BYOB gem. My mouth thought I was in the French quarter, large potions, excellent value, fun vibe. The staff are students working... More 

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Lafayette, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great food, BYOB, the service was a little less than desired, the waitress was very young, not that means anything but, it was hard to get her attention. But the food made for the service. The food was obviously made cook to order, and very fresh. I would go back the next time we are in the area!

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Millstone, New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

For over 20 years going into Belmar to look at the yachts, never knew such a great place was located across the street. If you like spice but not too hot then this is the place. Hands down best food in Belmar. The interior is a bit scary ( good that is) but the music is great. Superior service. This... More 

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US of A
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Ragin' Cajin is probably one of my better dining experiences I've had in a while. A taste of the "Big Easy" in New Jersey. I have heard that the wait here has been known to be hours but if you time it right, it's not that bad. The RC is small, 12 or 14 tables and the atmosphere is very... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I live right across the street from this place and I have eaten there a couple of times. Its all very average. The food is good but not great for the price. Its in a house that they converted into a restaurant so seating is very limited(i saw only like 8 tables). It is BYOB. The location is good; right... More 

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Bay Head, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Tried this place for the first time. Blackened shrimp, rice and beans and creme bruise cheesecake - perfect!

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Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews 121 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

First time here to a long-time there restaurant. We waited a few minutes for a table, glad we were there ahead of many others who had a long wait. It's not so nice to be eating while realizing that others are hoping we'd (or anyone would) be done "soon". Classic trade-off for a restaurant: take reservations or not. (Still they... More 

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Additional Information about Ragin' Cajun

Address: 1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719
Phone Number: 732 280 6828
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

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