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Mudbugs Cajun Cafe

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20 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032-1764
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Carmel, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy Mudbugs for something a little different. On our last visit, I enjoyed the pick 3 with shrimp etouffee and a vegetable jambalaya which was a special. I love their hush puppies and the beignets are a taste of heaven. Winter treat for the kids after a walk in the cold is the warm beignets with hot chocolate! We'll... More 

Thank Julie B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. The food is always great, served hot, and the vibe is fun. Eating on Main Street is equally entertaining.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Carmel, Indiana
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate there once, and I enjoyed the food. It is a small little restaurant that is friendly and cute.

Thank Flowersformom
Franklin, TN
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133 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Just had dinner to go with the Pick 3 option, with Shrimp Etouffe, Chicken Court-bouillon, and the black-eyed-pea jambalaya. I also got a single order of beignets. The person who answered the phone was polite and helpful. The order was ready by the time I got there in 5 minutes. The price was reasonable. The food was solid with some... More 

Thank jeffowentn
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I visit often with my family. It is a favorite with their large portions, outdoor seating and cajun offerings. A must try!

Thank Shell B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Not sure what exactly has changed but the Shrimp étouffée I had the other day was just not that good. It was alright but no where the level I would like. The dish was about 90% mushy rice and the rest was the shrimp étouffée. The sauce is not really flavorful at all. The garlic bread that was served was... More 

Thank Ross S
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Small little place with great taste. Authentic Cajun with portions so big it is hard to eat it all. Great for lunch.

Thank alwaystripin
Carmel, Indiana
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Mudbug's always serves a good meal. Nice atmosphere inside and the outside seating is a plus in nice weather. Several nice shops and galleries within walking distance.

Thank Ringo317
Zionsville, Indiana
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

My son and I went to Mudbugs Cajun Cafe.(His choice!). I got a pick 3 combo( half shrimp Po'Boy, Crawfish Casserole, and Chicken/ sausage gumbo. My son got the BBQ Po'Boy with hush puppies. We finished them off with beignets. It was all very good and a neat little niche restaurant. Awesome food and we will be going back.

Thank turne23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Great food & awesome service...Several variaties of Abita beer & local beer (sun king)...Had the red beans & rice...good down home comfort food...

Thank Dusty W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032-1764
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 317.843.8380

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