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Dat Cajun Place

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeout or delivery at this time.
Oyster Bar, Full Liquor Bar, Live entertainment nightly on the Abita Stage. Authentic Cajun/Creole food. NFL Sunday Ticket and SEC channel for all the best football action.
$7 - $16
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Free off-street parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in on a whim and had an outstanding meal. The Shrimp Pontchartrain was delicious-- I could have drunk the sauce and the bread side was soft and crispy, perfect to sop it up . The rice was well seasoned and the dish had good...portions of shrimp and sausage. I also tried the boudin and the gumbo-- both tasty and very authentic (and this is coming from someone with ties to Louisiana). Frozen drinks were frosty and the service was excellent. We sat at the bar and our server checked on us several times. Live music was a plus. Don't be fooled by the location in a shopping plaza-- this was the best meal I had on a long weekend trip to Panama City. My only regret is that we didn't have time to visit again!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here last year on vacation. I couldn't wait to get back. The staff is amazing. The food is fantastic.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went tonight for our son’s-in-law birthday dinner (he said it’s his favorite restaurant). I had the fried chicken sandwich with fries and my husband had the Hurricane burger and fries. Both were great. We had great service and we loved the live music. Will...definitely go back again.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 11, 2020 via mobile

Incredible food! Wonderful service!! The live music added to the cool atmosphere! Did I say the food was great, yet?! Great bar too. My favorite Cajun place on the planet.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 10, 2020

There was no evidence of social distancing, no masks on staff, or anything along those lines. The poor young woman hosting and seating patrons appeared miserable. We arrived early for dinner. We were seated in a booth as requested. Shortly thereafter, another trio was seated...in the booth behind us while the entire restaurant was empty. The booth shook with their arrival and my husband's wine spilled from his glass. We quietly asked our server if we could move to a nearby table which we did. We waited on our oyster appetizer order as the restaurant filled. There was no effort to space seatings that we could see. in the meantime the same hostess seated someone at the booth we had occupied with no cleaning done since we left the table, The restaurant filled quickly and we decided to take our entrees to go. We own a condo nearby and have been patrons of this restaurant for a long time but we were upset with the current environment. Food was okay on the salty side.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 8, 2020 via mobile

Great food, generous portions, and great spicy Bloody Mary garnished with pickled beans, okra and olives. Love that Cajun hash,and wife’s love’s mimosas and chocolate chip pancakes.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 28, 2020 via mobile

I was taken to this restaurant by a friend you would do good to do the same. I’m from Missouri and love Cajun and seafood and this is a one stop shop. The atmosphere and staff are great !! The staff are all knowledgeable about...what they are serving and where it comes from. I can’t stress enough how much I loved this place. I’m being told that they are in the process of opening another restaurant, same everything nearby. The new restaurant will have more seating and from what I know they can use it.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 22, 2020 via mobile

I recommend anything on the menu. It's all fantastic. They have a great beer selection as well. Awesome restaurant!!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 19, 2020 via mobile

This is probably my favorite restaurant in PCB. They are VERY busy during fall break. The waiters have always been fast, nice and helpful. I introduced it to my family and they loved it too. We actually went twice on a short Fall Break Vacation....Usually have cheap draft beer specials also.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 7, 2020

It has been a year since our last visit and I am thrilled to say the food is still great. My husband loves the Fish Orleans. I opted for a sandwich this time which did not disappoint but my favorite is the bread pudding. I...have not had any better. It is moist and the rum sauce decadent. The only thing that would be better is if I had room for 2. They are building a new site which will be bigger and have separate areas for bar and dining. It can get crowded. Great Job cajunsMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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March 18, 2020|
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Response from ILRtraveler | Reviewed this property |
I saw on Facebook that they are open and adhering to the 50% capacity rule
April 23, 2019|
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Response from ericamad1530 | Reviewed this property |
Yes tried the alligator and it was good. The bites taste very much like popcorn chicken
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May 8, 2017|
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