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The Cajun Connection - CLOSED

549 Highlands Road, Franklin, NC 28734
828-369-6288
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Price range: $4 - $18
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Hamburgers, Seafood, Pasta
Description: Full service restaurant. Serving Wine and Beer
Restaurant details
Description: Full service restaurant. Serving Wine and Beer

30 reviews from our community

60% Recommend
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

I had catfish for the first time ever here! It was delicious. The seasonings they use arent too spicy but just right. Their hush puppies are to die for, and the bread pudding is also amazing. Deep friend basket has all sorts to choose from, I enjoyed it and so did my husband!

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Franklin, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Four of us ate there recently; we all loved our fare, from drinks to dessert (key lime pie, awesome!). I had a lovely salad topped with steamed shrimp, two others had the catfish basket, the other guy had corn and crab soup (as did I) and peel and eat shrimp. Great atmosphere, inexpensive. We will go back soon!

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This little hole in the wall in a strip mall on Highlands road has been here for quite a while but we have not tried it until recently. It is a small place probably only about 30 or so seats. We were first of the lunch crowd. My wife had a cup of blue crab soup and I had a... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

After a trip to Nantahala Brewing, my husband and I drove another 1/2 hour to visit The Cajun Connection, as a guest at the Biltmore Estate had recommended it to my husband. (He works in the winery there.) The location leaves much to be desired, just let me say straight up. It is in a rather dilapidated strip mall, and... More

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

WE have been to this restaurant several times. My mom is from New Orleans and I lived there for years...so we are qualified to tell you it is authentic!!! I recommend the crawfish and all of the soups, the service was good as well.

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Peachtree City
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We (party if 4) had worst dining experience ever! Food was ok, but service was unbelievably rude. 2 of the 4 received their meal and were finished by the time 3rd person received salad. 4th persons order was incorrect and when we informed the waitress, she became angry and stormed off. 3rd person received dinner and was finished while 4... More

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Ft. Myers, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We love the food and service at Cajun Connection. We probably eat there two times a week! Best Cajun pasta, fried okra, bread I ever ate!

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Franklin, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The food is good and the service is friendly. The shrimp and grits were great as was the fried crawfish tail appetizer.

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Dillard, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The service tends not to be very good. Usually have to ask to get your glass refilled, if you can find someone. They are expensive compared to the amount of food you get. Their food is pretty good, but after livning in New Orleans for 11 years, I definately have had better cajun food at better prices. If you need... More

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Franklin, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Food for Franklin area is too pricey! Food was not that great and service was poor. Restaurant area is much too small and you felt like you were on top of the next table.

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