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Mudbugs Cajun Cafe

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Served With Your Choice Of Side.
pork cooked with cajun seasonings. served au jus on a toasted french baguette.
Bbq Pork
slow-cooked pulled pork served with slightly tangy bbq sauce.
deep-fried, battered chicken sprinkled with tony's and served on a toasted french baguette. dressed: lettuce, tomato and remoulade
Chicken Salad
served on a toasted french baguette with lettuce and tomato.
spicy, battered and deep-fried shrimp served on a toasted french baguette. dressed: lettuce, tomato and remoulade
deep-fried catfish on a toasted french baguette. dressed: lettuce, tomato and remoulade
Pick 3 Combo
any 3 items on the menu excluding the catfish po'boy
Regular $6.95
Small $4.95
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
a hearty roux-based soup with chicken and sausage. excellent with potato salad during the summer month
Regular $6.95
Small $3.95
Chicken Courtbouillon
spicy tomato-based stew with chunks of chicken and served over rice.
Regular $6.95
Small $3.95
a rice dish with chicken and smoked sausage cooked with the cajun "holy trinity", onions, celery and bell pepper
Regular $6.95
Black-eyed Pea Jambalaya
black-eyed peas, brown rice and lots of veggies vegetarian
Regular $8.95
Small $4.95
Miss Ann's Crawfish Casserole
a cheesy baked dish with crawfish, rice, vegetables and many flavorful seasonings. named 2010 "best casserole" by indianapolis monthly
Regular $7.95
Small $4.95
Shrimp Etouffee
a thick shrimp stew served over rice.
Regular $5.95
Small $2.95
Dirty Rice
ground beef and rice cooked with green peppers, celery, onions, beef stock and special seasonings
Regular $5.95
Small $2.95
Red Beans & Rice
dried red beans are slow-cooked with sausage and seasonings. served over rice.
Homemade Potato Chips
overflowing basket of chips
(order Of 8) $1.95
(order Of 16) $3.95
Hush Puppies
(2007 state fair signature food) there is no way to describe these yummy balls of corny goodness. you just have to try them.
Potato Salad
homemade. cool and creamy. perfect side with po'boys, gumbo, etouffee and courtbouillon.
(order Of 4) $3.95
(order Of 8) $6.95
pronounced ben~yay. french for "fried dough". served with powdered sugar. delightful
$8 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Cajun & Creole
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the 3 item combo. The shrimp etoufee was best. The jambalaya and crawfish casserole were both tasty but sort of dry for my taste. My wife had the pork with gravy over rice. She said it was OK but she prefers BBQ pulled...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank antiqueengineer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their food is authentic Cajun food because the LeBlanc's are from the middle of Cajun country. I go in there for their good food; but the Cajun ambience is what really draws me to eat their. I enjoy passing a quick "Comment ca va, chere....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cajunindy
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

I read the reviews of this place and thought we should try it out. Parking is a little difficult but findable. Location is quite quaint with a real flavor of Nola. The staff are very helpful and even made great recommendations. We tried the pick...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank juliebfromindy
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Traveling for work, and I have a meal stipend per day, which I try to use a good portion of. As this place was very inexpensive I wasn't really feeling it, though my love of all things NOLA won out (WHO DAT). I had the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wrathi
Reviewed November 29, 2018

We regularly come here when we have a day off and are going to be in the area. There are lots of good New Orleans staples, and we’ve never had a bad meal here. I love to come when I’m craving Louisiana food or missing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alyeska13
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Located on main street in the old town kind of a unremarkable store front, but the food is authentic and great. Run by a Cajun expat who lost his way home and decided to stay, but really very good place to visit if for nothing...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Roderick M
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We love to eat here as a family. My favorite is the jambalaya and hush puppies. My husband likes their catfish and shrimp po boys. Grest friendly service and quick!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Debbie H
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Great food! Catch them when the special is etouffee... large portions Nice selection of beers in bottles

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Local-Critic-47362
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

First time lunch at Mud Bugs with my cousin who loves the place. So many perfect choices. She had a pork po boy. The pork was seasoned delicately and was awesome. I had red beans and rice which was delightful. Great seasoning with the perfect...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 1953debbieh
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The Mudbugs Cajun Cafe is an unassuming place with good food and a predictable meal. The menu is creative for Carmel, but more typical for New Orleans, with less spice that you might expect down there. Really good "local" food typical of New Orleans: jumbo,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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September 29, 2017|
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Response from Go_IU_13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Everything is very flavorful, not spicy, and you can kick it up a notch if you choose, with the seasoning/sauce on the table. The red beans and rice is just plain delicious. Not spicy-hot. The pork Po’boy is wonderful.
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