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“Excellent Blue Crab Soup” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Cajun Connection - CLOSED

The Cajun Connection
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
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Description: Full service restaurant. Serving Wine and Beer
Columbia City, IN
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Excellent Blue Crab Soup”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Visited while on vacation. The Blue Crab Soup, Shrimp Wrap, and Shrimp Po'Boy were excellent. The fries werent' tasty tho. But with so much food, we could have done without the fries and been just fine. Waitress (I think she was the owner) was very friendly and made accommodations for my son (3yr). I'll definitely be back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Franklin, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“You CAN eat great seafood in the mountains!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

I have had nothing but a great meal at Cajun Connection, for all the years I've been eating there. Ernie and Bea, the owners, make sure their food is fresh and flavorful. Not spicy, unless you want it that way;-) but super flavorful. Great people, great food, a bright spot in Franklin!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sylva
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14 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Overpriced and not so friendly staff”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I used to be a regular at Cajun Connection until I went in alone one evening and the waitress would not let me sit at a booth because she said a larger party MIGHT come in and she would need the table. Huh? The Cajun BBQ shrimp appetizer and a bowl of soup were around $20. The food was good but overpriced. I also got the feeling of being rushed to finish my meal.

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Athens, Georgia
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“Great Service un-even food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Was here Thanksgiving day and was greeted immediately by the owner with a big welcome and explanation of their Thanksgiving special dinner which featured Cajun fried turkey (or roasted or ham) and all the sides for $12. The fried turkey breast was so good it sold out while we were there. My wife's gumbo and shrimp po-boy were excellent but my Cajun Sampler was not.The rice was crunchy and under cooked. The Jambalaya tasted like tomato soup, hot sauce and that rice. maybe one bite of some unidentified protein in the half cup serving. Awful! The Étouffée was poor but not as bad. Spicy brown gravy and a few crayfish in the half cup. My Gumbo was also good and the bread was OK. The Service was terrific. Only the owner the very loud but helpful and pleasant female manager and Anne the quick happy and attentive server were the only wait staff but they did a great job and made our lunch pleasant despite the food short comings. Next time I'll try the crab soup and avoid the bad stuff.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Franklin, North Carolina
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“Wow! Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The service was great! The Blue Crab Soup Outstanding and the Shrimp and Grits was straight out of New Iberia, La. Thanks for an authentic cajun experience!

Visited November 2012
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