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Yats Cajun Creole

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60 University Dr, Suite 100, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2197
+1 219-286-3482
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  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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“maque choux” (5 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole
60 University Dr, Suite 100, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2197
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

First time here. I love Gumbo and their's is different but very good. Friendly service, clean place. I would upscale the place to real plates ,silverware and bowls but the fast food concept seems to work for them. I will definitely return to try their...More

Thank john b
Reviewed March 12, 2018

We were curious about this new place in town offering creole food, but one visit was enough to never go back. Food was mediocre, small portions served in stirofam boxes with plastic utensils. In complete discrepancy with charming, urban- meats south ambiance.More

Thank snezanazubic
Robin C, Guest Relations Manager at Yats Cajun Creole, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

I apologize you had a less than stellar visit to Yats. Did you order your food to-go? (Our take out orders are packaged in Styrofoam take out boxes.) Our fast-casual atmosphere has a price point for all budgets but if you feel you did not...More

Reviewed January 22, 2018

we were there after the lunch rush. the food is ordered off a big black board. many choices for different palates. the food we ordered was tasty with the right amount of spice in my humble opinion. atmosphere ok but seemed a little dark. service...More

Thank Earlene K
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Love Yats! It is wholesome and delicious slow-cooked cajun food that you can eat in or out. It is served up fresh and hot and there are always a great variety of choices from mild to medium heat/spice and for those who are vegetarian or...More

1  Thank rubybug
Reviewed September 21, 2017

We really weren't sure what to expect...We were pleasantly surprised. The food is excellent. Staff are professional and friendly. Also, there is plentiful and comfortable seating. Our order was prepared very quickly. Also, there's plenty of room for parking. If you wish, you can eat...More

Thank 3Daytrip7
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

We are huge fans of the carmelized corn dishes which include the vegan b and b as well as the maque choux. The seasoned bread is fantastic don't forget to ask for extra. We have been coming since they opened. Parking and atmosphere make it...More

Thank doglover253
Robin C, General Manager at Yats Cajun Creole, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

Thanks for the great review, doglover253! We also appreciate you being a loyal customer since we opened in January, 2014.

Reviewed September 6, 2017

My husband loves this place. It's a little too spicy for me but my Italian loves it! Great place for lunch!

Thank Cathryn V
Robin C, General Manager at Yats Cajun Creole, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thanks for your review, Cathryn. If you ever want to try something on the milder side, I'd suggest the Maque Choux (mock shoe) or Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Sausage. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed August 16, 2017

My family and I went here to try. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Even thou the plates looked small (like you were going to be full) the food packs a punch. Very tasty and very filling. We will be going back for sure.

Thank bwhite131
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

No matter what I get here, it's always amazing!!! Super filling. Fairly inexpensive. Friendly fun atmosphere. And the bread is to die for!!!!!!! 😍😍😍

Thank Tonya L
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

As someone who has lived down south south many Cajun restaurants, this place has excellent choices of Cajun food that is relatively inexpensive. They have a large selection of hot sauces (30 or so) to spice things up if you like, & cold beer to...More

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
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Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 University Dr, Suite 100, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2197
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-286-3482
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We're a local Cajun Creole restaurant. It's that simple. Yats' food is New Orleans inspired sauces that are deeply satisfying with a touch of spice. All of our dishes are served over rice, plus you get a side of our toasted Cajun buttered bread! We also offer entrees that are gluten and dairy free. The bar features several favorite bottled beers, drafts from our "Bottoms Up" tap, and three wide screen TVs. Come and hang out with your friends, your family, and other people you love! We're in the people business and we serve good food at an affordable price. Come out every Tuesday at 6pm for Tuesday Night Trivia! Win Yats Cash!
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