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The Cajun Experience, Leesburg Va

14 Loudoun St., Leesburg, VA
703-777-6580
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Ranked #14 of 169 restaurants in Leesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: www.cajunexperience.biz
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: www.cajunexperience.biz
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English first
Northern Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We had meant to try this restaurant months ago, but it is just far away enough from our home that the logistics never quite seemed to work out. Then we found ourselves out in Leesburg on another matter in early evening, and thought "perfect opportunity". Our first impression on entering the eatery - I can't really call it a restaurant... More

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Aldie, Virginia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

The Cajun Experience is delicious AND a bargain. (We came to this conclusion even before seeing that it was a Washingtonian Cheap Eats winner.) We had the chicken and sausage gumbo (sooo good), a fried shrimp po boy with house-made chips (even better), a grilled shrimp salad (a tasty option if you don't like fried things), two huge beignets, a... More

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Washington, DC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed the Cajun Experience. We dined outside and there was two men playing music which added to the experience. It was a very pleasant evening. We ordered the hush puppies for appetizer and I got the shrimp po boy and my husband got the seafood gumbo. They were both delicious. We enjoyed the food and... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

My husband is a Cajun from Cecilia, LA (near Lafayette, home of the owners from what I understand). And he and I have had quite a number of disappointing experiences with "Cajun" food in the past. Not this time! We each had a cup (a generous cup) of the seafood gumbo which tasted authentic and delicious, as if it was... More

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Northern Virginnie
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My husband and I went to the Leesburg Garden Festival this weekend and on our way back to our car, came upon the Cajun Experience. It is located in an historic building in town and has several cozy interior dining rooms and a patio. We chose the patio since it was a gorgeous day and there was comfortable seating. Although... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Maybe not as good as New Orleans - but a lot closer to home. We had two dishes and the Jumbajia was excellent. Nice and spicy and a plate full. There were several other tables full and music in the background but we were easily able to hold a conversation. The restuarant is a converted house which even feels like... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

I'd give this restaurant 10 stars if I could. Little hole-in-wall type place in Leesburg, VA. We started off with appetizers; I had the fried oysters and my husband had Boudin balls (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudin). Both were terrific and generous portions. For our entrees I had the seafood gumbo with rice, which included crab, shrimp, and the all-time favorite crawfish. Again, wonderful.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012 via mobile

The Cajun Experience is one of our favorite lunch spots in the winter! Their seafood gumbo is filled with shrimp, crawfish, veges and rice with just the right amount of heat! We usually follow our cup of gumbo with one of theri many po boy sandwiches. Always cooked to perfection on a toasty roll with their tasty remoulade sauce. I... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

We are from Louisiana and know cajun food very well and this was very close to being original tasting. I had the gumbo which was thick and seasoned. My husband also ordered the boudin balls and they were pretty good, not like home but not bad. The wait was kind of slow being only 1 table of 2 tables full... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The idea is great, but the food didn't taste fresh.

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