After a trip to Nantahala Brewing, my husband and I drove another 1/2 hour to visit The Cajun Connection, as a guest at the Biltmore Estate had recommended it to my husband. (He works in the winery there.)
The location leaves much to be desired, just let me say straight up. It is in a rather dilapidated strip mall, and if one were judging just on appearances, you might turn tail and run. Do not let this dissuade you, however.
I just read some of the recent reviews about service, and I have to say, for us, we had some of the best service anywhere. Granted, we were a little early for the dinner rush, but I cannot imagine our server being rude or inattentive towards anyone. She was amazing. She was also very patient with our questions (as I had never eaten Cajun before) and most forthcoming with suggestions. She even went the extra mile to provide me with crackers and horseradish for my oysters - not something that was standard on the menu.
Other people in the restaurant seemed very open to speak to the other tables, and they, too, were enthusiastic about their experience.
As for the food, I found it to be pretty good, but a little pricey for the amount we received. My broiled haddock was not the best fish I've ever had, but my shrimp were quite tasty and the oysters were heavenly! My husband seemed to enjoy his fried "Divine" platter, too.
I don't know that I'd drive 1 1/2 hours just for the food, but if you are in the area and looking for something different, you might want to consider this culinary excursion. We enjoyed ourselves immensely.
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