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Bud's Louisiana Cafe

4320 Viewridge Ave, San Diego, CA 92123
858-573-2837
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Ranked #618 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Del Mar, California
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404 reviews 404 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Found this restaurant online by accident so we tried it and we were not disappointed. The food was well prepared and quite delicious in the Cajun/Creole style. The portions are small and a little pricey but still all in all very good. This restaurant is located in a industrial area and can be a little hard to find, but it's... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

So glad we stumbled across the bustling little cafe. Such good food, plenty of options, my husband had the soft shell crab po boy thought it was awesome we both had the house salad the creole mustard vinaigrette was so tasty I had the Cajun jambalaya and a heavenly jalapeño corn bread muffin definitely a place we will return too.

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Love this hidden gem in San Diego. Had dinner with friends make sure u make reservations on weekends. Gumbo was great I had special shrimp and grits great sauce severed with grits and cheese toast points. Oh yes don't forget to try the abita beers and I love the John daly cocktail, yum sweet tea lemonade and vodka. The service... More

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I loved the food. Specially alligator sausage :) I thought they could do a better job with the chairs / tables. Chairs aren’t comfortable.

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MICHIGAN
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I got a fried shrimp po boy ($11 or $12) - it was very good. Remoulade sauce tasty, shrimp was yummy & quite a bit of it on the sandwich. Hubby got the Jambalaya ($15) & really, really liked it a lot (one of his favorite menu items & this place measured up!). Ate on the outside patio.

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Sterling, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We were heading back from the SD Botanical Gardens and we were looking for a late lunch. Bud's came up as close by on my TA app. The regular lunch crowd had already thinned out and we were seated is a small area at the back of the restaurant. Our waiter was one of the best I've ever had -... More

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Oceanside
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50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We enjoy Cajun cooking and it's hard to find a good restaurant in the San Diego area. So when we looked online and saw that Bud's Louisiana Cafe came highly recommended, we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed!!! Since we both like seafood (especially shrimp) we selected the Fried Shrimp Po Boy (fried shrimp in a... More

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San Diego, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Bud's is a great lunch spot in Kearney Mesa. I have eaten there many times and never disappointed. They offer the best Cajun food in San Diego by far!

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

BIg disappointment!!! Used to be good...Gumbo with floating cold potatoe salad in the center, really? Order the catfish St. Charles if you like plain grilled fish atop plain white rice flanked by tasteless green beans.

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Rancho California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Business travel has taken me to New Orleans several times but my wife had never eaten good, authentic New Orleans French Quarter style food. Research led me to Bud's Louisiana Cafe on the north side of San Diego. Reviews were good and it was close to our home, so I took her there for her birthday. Based on the comments... More

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