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Ragin Cajun Piano Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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210 W 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6102
5:00 pm - 5:00 am
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Sun 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to go out while in Alton, and this place popped up and seemed different, so we gave it a shot. It was definitely a nice change to see two people playing piano and singing instead of the usual crappy DJ that plays the same crap music over and over again. My only issue with them was they took... More 

Thank Karl K
Edwardsville, Illinois
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

It's a piano bar. We enjoy singing along. The food is amazing. The bisque is perfect, velvety texture and rich taste. The blackened alligator bites, NUMMY! I got a burger instead of my usual steak. Both are excellent, as are the seafood choices. But, the VERY, VERY best thing is the white chocolate bread pudding. I've never had anything like... More 

Thank vkd62025
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

First off if anyone says this is French quarter type of Cajun cooking they have obviously never been to New Orleans. Jumbalya is not even jambalaya it's a gumbo soup with no meat maybe 6 crawfish tales and one tiny tid bit of andouille. Then the shrimp Po boy really how can you mess this up? I'll tell you how... More 

Thank Jerry H
Godfrey, Illinois
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

In fairness, I visit New Orleans and the gulf cost a couple times a year. That being said, the Ragin Cajun would be considered a buffet bar or diner food at best. Is it OK? Sort a. It aint bad, it aint the worst. If your your looking for authentic Cajun food, don't judge it by what you get here.... More 

Thank 1castletown
Alton, Illinois
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

While this is not New Orleans fare in spite of adverts to the contrary, the food is great, the drinks are great, the service is great and the atmosphere is pure party. I suspect the atmosphere is what people go for and the great food is just the frosting on the cake. Cajun take on old faves like Caesar salad... More 

Thank Lynden S
St. Louis
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

Great piano entertainment, We had drinks, just fine! we did not eat here. It was a hot spot in downtown Alton.

Thank nursegraf
Quincy, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016

My wife and I took a little trip to get away and try something different. I googled cajun food in the area and came across Ragin Cajun in Alton. We went early on a Wed. night in the middle of winter. The crowd was low, but the food and service was spectacular. I had fried crawtails and a cup of... More 

Thank 487derrickn
Alton, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

love this place! always fun because it is a piano bar. the drinks are really good the bartenders are always there to help you decide what you would like. the food has always been good with everything I have had.

1 Thank linda s
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015

Words don't describe it. It is truly cool and unusual. You have to check it out for yourself. Great patios on 2 floors

Thank altonguy487
Alton, Illinois
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is one of the funniest bars I've been to. Doesn't matter if your 21 or 71, your gonna have fun here. Great food and mxed drinks. The dueling pianos are amazing! My favorite spot in Alton.

1 Thank skablue820

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 5:00 am
5:00 pm - 5:00 am
5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 W 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 6184339119

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?