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Ragin' Cajun

1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719
732 280 6828
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Ranked #11 of 88 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
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Small intimate place with limited seating and a no reservation policy, it was nearly packed by 5:30 PM on a Saturday It's BYOB Food is wonderful Best Gumbo I've ever had Jambalaya is spicy but terrific Wait staff is attentive and knowledgable Its a place worth going to

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Browns Mills
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Great food. Nice vibe. Really loved the live music. Sometimes there might be a large table of diners that aren't there to enjoy the great live music, and they talk loudly to each other. That can be distracting. Bring your favorite alcoholic beverage. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

We decided to go the the Rajin Cajun because we were in NOLA last week and thought that we would enjoy an additional NOLA like meal. The food was good to very good. The meal started with hot rolls that were good but what made them great was the roasted garlic served with the bread and butter. The service was... More

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