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Evangeline Cafe

#112 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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8106 Brodie Ln, Ste 110, Austin, TX 78745-7468
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Findlay, Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Evangeline's was recommended to my 17-year old daughter and I when we said we wanted gritty Austin not mainstream Austin. When Google maps directed us to a strip mall we almost balked and went looking for something else. Soooo glad we didn't! You feel like you walked into a hole-in-the-wall music bar and the food makes you believe you'll step... More 

Thank AKuts
Kyle, Texas, USA
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my wife here for a little get away from the kids on a Saturday night! We were not disappointed! I had the Hank Williams special which was excellent! The jambalaya it the perfect balance of all the ingredients! The sausage wasn't greasy or overpowering! They have a good choice of beer and the wait staff was spot on!... More 

Thank markf106
Madison, Connecticut
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144 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Obviously a popular place to go in south Austin. Went there w/ another couple on a busy Thursday night. Got there right at 6:00 and got a table. Couple had po boys and we had redfish special and shrimp dinner. Bill averaged only ~$16/person. Live music was performed. Good food and reasonable prices, but you'll wait for a table if... More 

Thank monocle
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

The wife and I stopped here to try something new for a Friday lunch, needless to say we will be back! Our server Nina was awesome and very helpful with recommendations. We tried the gator bites, fried oysters, and catfish po boy all were great including the Evangeline sauce. Also, the homemade cocktail sauce had a nice kick, we loved... More 

Thank Christopher C
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Traveling to Austin, our local friends there thought we might like this place. They were RIGHT! The decor is so fun to see, and the duet entertainment that night was very enjoyable. As for the food, GREAT CAJUN!

Thank EWilsonB
Spring Branch, Texas
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Small place in a strip center. They have some combos that allow you to try portions of several items (gumbo, crawfish pie (empanada) or ettoufee. I'm not a hardcore cajun but it was good to me. Reasonably priced also. Great wait staff.

Thank Dan R
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful surprise in a little strip mall. It is delicious! Nice change from all the BBQ we had in this visit. Definitely recommend!

Thank raelene r
Hutto, Texas
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221 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

I have lived in Austin all my life and have never heard of this place until now. It is hidden in a shopping center and you will not see it unless you are looking for it. I tried the fish and gumbo and it was fantastic. Go early because it feels up fast since it is a small restaurant. You... More 

Thank Julian H
Questa, New Mexico
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Walk in and think...."There's gotta be a back room....." - how can such a small place pack such a bang?! The food is unforgettable, the atmosphere takes you on a road trip to the bayou, the music confirms you're in Austin, & the overall friendliness of this little cafe in a strip mall in south Austin makes this place GREAT.... More 

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Northwestern New Jersey
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Evangeline's was a great little restaurant in a strip mall outside of downtown Austin. The Cajun flavor was strong in the decor, the music and the food! I couldn't help but observe great management - all the staff moved fast and filled in for each other. Nothing here was fancy, but the food was very tasty, served timely and hot,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8106 Brodie Ln, Ste 110, Austin, TX 78745-7468
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-282-2586

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?