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Blue Dog Cafe

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1211 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 10001
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A legendary restaurant in Lafayette that has friendly service and a great menu. Have eaten there many times over the past eight year and they never disappoint. We had the "Louisiana Purchase" which is excellent. Restaurant features many Louisiana dishes. Be prepared to wait if you don't have reservations. A must dine restaurant for anyone visiting Lafayette

Thank rjnjjwa
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I never met the man but his Blue Dog Paintings are beautiful and inspirational. I visited his Blue Dog Café in Lafayette the Monday after his passing. I wish I would have known then he also had a restraraunt in Lake Charles. I had Sausage and Chicken Gumbo and an Abita tapper for lunch. Delicious! The next day on the... More 

Montgomery, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We treated our team for a business lunch! Great choice! We will be back! Everyone enjoyed their meal!!

Thank Cynthia D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gotta make a stop if you're from out of town like us. Great local taps, enchiladas, service. All unique and not to be missed in Lafayette! Don't forget the bread pudding; mmmmmm.

Thank Robin M
Cape Coral, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After we were able to get a table away form the night's loud (but good) entertainer we enjoyed a terrific meal. Crab cakes were served with a great sauce. Nice ambiance.

Thank Maui O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first time eating here as I am new to the area. The overall atmosphere was very cool and the live music only made it better. The servers were very friendly and quick. The food was extremely good and there is a wide variety of choices to fit any appetite.

Thank Mang1230
Richmond, Virginia
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here several times .... always excellent food and service and a nice atmosphere. Gumbos, jumble, etc all staples. Surprisingly I ordered the salad and I swear there was some hot sauce even in the salad. So expect some spicy food especially if you are from out of town. One of the best restaurants in town no doubt.

Thank Markie1929
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've only been here for brunch on Sundays, but it's a wonderful experience. It offers a buffet style brunch with unlimited mimosas for $20 a head. If you come for brunch, plan to arrive before the doors open as there is usually a line waiting at the door. The best Louisiana style cuisines and options for brunch are available, as... More 

Thank Deroche10
Thibodaux, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The brunch had a wide variety for a brunch selection. I thought it a bit strange but many people seemed to like the choices. It was not pricy but like any buffet style brunch for the most part (except for a few manned stations) it took forever to get paid

Thank Brooke H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They offer a decent mix of menu items, Cajun included. We split seafood wontons & half and half. Excellent beyond description! The bartender knew how to make some of the more classic cocktails, the old fashioned was great. Casual atmosphere, laid back, but seriously good food..

Thank 129HRD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 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 - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1211 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 10001
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 2122299222

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