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“Love Mudbugs!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mudbugs Cajun Cafe

Mudbugs Cajun Cafe
20 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032
317.843.8380
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Ranked #1 of 190 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Monticello, Indiana
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Love Mudbugs!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our son was leaving for Army basic training, he wanted a Shrimp Poboy sandwich in the worst way. I lucked on Mudbugs by chance on line. Went to Mudbugs night before our son shipped, we tried some of everything and it was all delicious! Service is wonderful, space is not too big and not too small. Our son will be home for Christmas and has asked if we can drive down to Carmel and go to Mudbugs!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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washington
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“Great food, wonderful family business!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

My wife and I were in Carmel from out of state to attend a concert at the Palladium. I read the reviews of a variety of restaurants and picked Mudbugs for a pre-concert meal. We weren't disappointed.
The minute we walked in we felt welcome and a 'glad your here' feeling. I sensed the person at the register whom i ordered some beers from was the owner. We sat down outside in the sidewalk dining area. A very friendly waitress came to our table and quickly made a suggestion to try the Chicken Courtbouillon. She offered to bring us samples of this and a couple other items. Everything was awesome! We ordered the Courtbouillon, dirty rice and a shrimp Po' Boy sandwich. Excellant. We found out in our conversation with her that indeed that was her dad at the register. A true family business...mom and dad together with other family members...great food and wonderful service. You won't be disappointed,

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis
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“Love some authentic cajun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Mud Bugs has added some breadth to the ever evolving and diversifying Carmel food scene. The cajun food is really really good. Highly recommend the crawfish casserole. It's amazingly comforting! Loads of flavor and a great guilty pleasure. The atmosphere is not fussy...just come in, sit down, and enjoy the food. The court bouillion (sp?) is also a favorite. In the summer, for limited times, they have a crawfish boil...the crawfish are flown in fresh from Louisiana. The folks who run the place are super nice and very hospitable. Love this local place!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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michigan
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“Yankee Cajun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Living up north, it's difficult to find any sort of Cajun or Creole dining. In the area for the evening, we thought we'd give Mudbugs a try. The cafe was clean, staff friendly, and the food good. Our party of six sampled much of the menu, and it was all good, the hushpuppies especially. We had planned on trying the bignets, but were too stuffed!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel, Indiana
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“Good food with reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

My family and I eat here fairly often since it's near our home. The food is good although kind of bland, but I suspect to suit local tastes. I wind up adding quite a lot of hot sauce and find that helps a lot. Usually get the shrimp Po Boy and it's very good especially if you have them add extra shrimp. Friendly staff. Clean. Very reasonable prices.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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