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Blue Dog Cafe


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

Location and contact


Warm French Loaf
whipped Butter
Deviled Eggs
crispy bacon, garlic hot sauce emulsion
Cast-Iron Heirloom Cornbread
fresh milled anson mills blue corn & steen's cane syrup butter
Pimento Cheese
cracklin' seasoned pork rinds
Cornmeal Crusted Fried Oysters
buttermilk cream
Seafood Wontons
plum ginger sauce
Pork Fat Fried Catfish
b&b pickles, house tartar sauce
Boudin Balls
canebrake mustard aioli & pickle herb relish
Corn & Crab Bisque
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
Butter Lettuce Wedge
red onion, tomato, bacon, blue cheese, seeds, candied pecans, creamy garlic & peppercorn vinaigrette; Can be modified to be Eat Fit
from Louisiana Waters
Fried Shrimp BLT Poboy
fried gulf shrimp, helical farm butter lettuce, hydro tomato, pecan smoked bacon, red onion, remoulade, & poupart's bun
BBQ Shrimp & Grits
nola bbq sauce, bacon, onions, peppers, tomatoes
Half & Half
crispy soft shell crab, fried shrimp, crawfish étouffée, louisiana popcorn rice, & creamy cucumber tomato salad
Crawfish Enchiladas
cumin mornay, chili braised purple hulls, cilantro, & creme fraiche
Blue Crab Spaghetti
fresh lump crab, linguini, chili garlic butter, citrus herb gremolata, shaved cured egg yolk, grated 1 yr parmesan
Breaux Bridge Catfish
(fried, blackened, or grilled) served with jalapeno ginger slaw & tomato jam; Can be modified to be Eat Fit
Fresh Gulf Catch
(grilled or blackened), seasonal vegetables, lemon emulsion, herbs
Blue Dog Burger
8 oz handmade patty, cheddar, red onion, butter lettuce, tomato, b&b pickles, creolaise, & poupart's bun
Simply-Roasted Half Chicken**
citrus & toasted herb pan drippin' gravy, roasted seasonal vegetables
Pepper Jelly Glazed Pork Tenderloin
creamed corn maque choux, caramelized spring onions, pan-roasted peaches, & kara primo's pepper jelly glaze
10 oz Sirloin
served with sautéed green beans, creamy mashed potatoes, & mushroom demi
Each $6
Fries & Aioli
Mac & Cheese
Bourbon Candied Yams
Acadiana Style Dirty Rice
Smothered White Beans & Tasso
Seasonal Grilled Vegetables**
Canebrake Braised Collard Greens**
House Salad**
Lafayette, LA, restaurant providing modern Cajun cuisine by 2018 American Seafood King, Chef Ryan Trahan. Founded by Louisiana artist George Rodrigue most know for his depictions of Acadiana culture and his Blue Dog series of paintings.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I dined here on our first night in Lafayette, at the suggestion of the young lady on reception in our hotel up the road (Comfort Suites). I'm glad we took her recommendation! The restaurant is adorned with pictures of Blue Dogs in...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank PathManSlough
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is really good, but the atmosphere is awesome. If you are a fan of the Blue Dog paintings you will think you have died and gone to heaven. The service here is also top notch.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank FellowTraveler783695
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many upgrades-definitely a must see and eat spot while in Lafayette. We haven’t tried the new brunch they have, but plan to soon!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Meredith M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so pleased with our visit to the Blue Dog Cafe. We were celebrating a birthday and from the friendly young host seating us, to the very adept and courteous waiter Zach, to the amazing musicians and finally outstanding food we couldn’t have had...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Travelboy1947
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived half and hour before closing. Our order took 5 minutes at most to arrive at our table which meant they were pre cooked and stuck in microwave. We felt very rushed and the meal was not enjoyable.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Delphine S
KonstantinP446, General Manager at Blue Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Delphine, We are truly sorry for your experience. Can you please email our GM Konstantin with more details in regards to your visit. His email address is KP@bluedogcafe.com.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been there a couple of times. The service is great! The food has always been amazing! Service was beyond good. Attentive, kind, perfect.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Nikki M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eating at the Blue Dog Cafe was pleasing to my both my eyes and my palette. The Blue Dog Cafe offers authentic Cajun food with a nice selection of cocktails. I really enjoyed seeing all of the paintings done by George Rodrigue. The service was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Robin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this eclectic restaurant, the menu, the decor and the wait staff! Enjoyed seafood wontons, soft shell crab over shrimp etouffee, spaghetti dish, bean and tasso and a few other delights. Great lunch for five of us which lasted well into the afternoon! Great story...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the food and service at Blue Dog. You get well portioned servings that are seasoned just like mamma makes! Bonus is the George Rodrigue artwork that shows off the true Blue Dog with authenticity!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gypzyred
Reviewed March 15, 2019

great food, super service, shrimp & grits was the best, really good french bread, famous Blue Dog artwork everywhere

Date of visit: March 2019
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I didn't see anything like that....
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Response from Bud C | Reviewed this property |
We ate lunch the menu looked American and Cajun good selection I'm sure you will enjoy.
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