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“great po boys, crawfish, red beans and rice, oysters and other new orleans dishes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dodies Cajun Diner

Dodies Cajun Diner
2129 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-8890
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Ranked #693 of 2,896 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
Dallas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“great po boys, crawfish, red beans and rice, oysters and other new orleans dishes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I went to school in New Orleans and was so happy when i found Dodie's (about 1992 or so). It's not fancy, not upscale, but a genuine dive with authentic New Orleans food. We hit here about once every ten days when I'm in town. The waitstaff knows their regulars and takes really good care of them. The food is reliable, seafood fresh, and the beer is cold.

This place is run by the dad. The son is more ambitious - he has a couple of other restaurants, including one down the street. As the restaurants move upscale, they lose their uniqueness... At least the original hasn't done that. I hope that the family keeps this place open.

If you like crawfish but are lazy, get the king crab legs. They are cooked in the same crab boil, but have more meat for less work. I love crayfish, but smaller ones wear me out. Dodie's sticks to Louisiana crawfish, which can be smaller than the Chinese ones in other places. I've never had a bad oyster over many many dozens, and they are always very flavorful and fresh Gulf oysters.

Two recommendations if you like po-boys. One - their version of a muffaletta is very good (even if sometimes offmenu). It's on french bread, but otherwise is true to New Orleans. The second is the Ferdie (ham and roast beef, fully dressed with oodles of mayo and gravy) is a sloppy delight - I can usually only eat half. Again, this is from their old menu, but is often available. Just ask.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Leawood, Kansas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Fun area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Went for Sunday brunch, which was a good choice. Their version of eggs Benidict was very good. Came with a couple of fried oysters, and Cajun fried potatoes. The rest of our party opted for the regular menu. There are so many great choices, you will need to go back multiple times! The red snapper was the best thing on the table! It came with a creamy Cajun sauce with crawfish. Delicious. The three kings was good also. Gumbo, jambalaya and crawfish étouffée was very good...not a lot of rice, which was perfect. The only thing that was just, ok, was their "famous" coleslaw. Next time we will try their Cajun pasta. Service was suburb. Loved the rooftop also!

Visited April 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Fabulous, fresh food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

A great food experience. Quite a surprise. One of the very best Chicken Alfredo meals I have ever had the pleasure of eating. The Mahi Mahi was good, too. The portions are large with much flavor. The wait staff was very attentive. As a Texan that loves Iced Tea, Dodie's Iced Tea is very flavorfult!! The view is not stellar, but the outdoor seating area is cool and comfortable. Its a "wharf-style" environment. No need to dress up.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sherman, Texas
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Everything must taste awesome here! My husband had the fish n shrimp, and I had the messy roast beef, it was all very tasty. The bartender made awesome well drinks, and the view was just beautiful. It was just breezy enough and sunny out to be delightful.

Visited March 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Loud and salty”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Seafood comes from the ocean, so it carries with it considerable amounts of salt. Dodie's adds a significant amount of salt to any food item on the menu, seemingly to convince or remind the guests that this food originates in the ocean. Orange juice given to my son was not drinkable, a mix of concentrate which stank like rotten oranges. Go there for beers or drinks and you may forget the food experience.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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