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“Not what it used to be” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Boutin's

Boutin's
8322 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810-2825
(225) 819-9862
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Ranked #195 of 903 restaurants in Baton Rouge
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Perkins Rd
Description: Coming Soon!
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
“Not what it used to be”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Based on past experience, planned a nice nite at Boutin's, mostly for the good music and food. At least half of this is still true, the Cajun band was great!. The food and service, however, were terrible. Very inattentive wait staff, appetizer of boudan balls was pasty and lukewarm. Our waitress disappeared for most of the evening. After waiting for 45 min for our order, we cut our losses and left. The manager did offer to comp our main course, however the quality of the orders was poor. Crawfish enchilada was mostly beans with few crawfish, the corn macque she was canned corn spiced up a little. Greasy potato fries. Will not return.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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126 reviews 126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Great food, Great music, Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I was hesitant to try this restaurant after reading some of the other reviewers complain about the price, it not being authentic, and it being a tourist trap. But I discovered it was so close to my hotel that I decided to give it a shot. I'm really glad I did. The food was great. They had some unique twists on some traditional dishes, and everything was full of flavor and seasoning. It was like a kick in the taste-buds. The music was also a great addition to dinner, and it seemed authentic enough to me. The atmosphere didn't feel like a tourist trap either. It had a very inviting southern Cajun rustic feel. The attached Cajun market was also good, because I was able to pick up some spices and other items to take back home. While some of the locals may think they're too hip for this place since it's popular, I say give it a try if you're unsure because you may enjoy it as much as I did.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Baton Rougue Cajun eating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

As usual, the music was outstanding cajun and the folks dancing were very entertaining. The pond out back with all the turtles attracted the kids and due to cool weather was nice to visit. Food was very good but a little over priced.

Visited August 2013
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Overpriced and crummy too”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Had the bowle of crawfish étouffée. Not only were the crawfish teeny tiny, but there weren't many in there. Compared to other étouffée, this was terrible.

I would never eat here again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“This place was average--lot of people recommended I dont know why.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

It sounds like its good and appears to have a good feel to it. Food average. Most of the food was served well below acceptable temperature. I would not eat at Boutins in Baton Rouge again.

Visited July 2013
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