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Ragin' Cajun

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$$ - $$$
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1102 State Route 35, Hwy 35 N, Belmar, NJ 07719-2731
+1 732-280-6828
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bricktown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is the place to go for authentic cajun and creole food!! You've got to try the Swamp Daddy Pasta is my favorite goto. Ettoufe is very good. What no crawdads or Okra??? I know Tracie wouldn't serve what she wouldn't, but comm on! This would be a 5 if they did! Great music Great place!!!

Thank ajberndt
Savannah, Georgia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

The owner of this wonderful restaurant recently died at a very young age but the tradition of her cajun legacy lives on.

Thank clancymcq
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

It's a little Cajun restaurant house with alligator sausage and etc, if you like real Creole style food this is the only place in the area with decent food it's a different experience everyone should experience whether it's your type or not

Thank Chris M
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198 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Living locally we have numerous choices of restaurants to pick from. So we decided to go here for the first time in 20 years. Service was nonchalant. I always judge service on how my water glass is kept full. Unfortunately it wasn't. Food was very good though and the size of the entrées were huge. The onion soup was delicious,... More 

Thank bearcj
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised since I'm not really into spicy foods how amazing this restaurant was! They do rate the spiciness of things so you know to be careful if something may bother you. I have to say my favorite thing was the alligator sausage with creole mustard dipping sauce. It was so delicious! Also the blackened steak bites were... More 

Thank Lesmakeup
Morganville, New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Not your typical Cajun restaurant. Freshest fish. Blackened bites or main dishes are delicious, great sauces! You must try the baked red snapper. We keep coming back for more!

Thank Robert L
wall, nj
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We have been customers for over 10 years. Food is so tasty, and spicy and dishes are rated so that you know how spicy (hot)the dinner will be before you order.The baked red snapper is excellent. Tuna bites are a great appetizer or dinner. We have enjoyed the tuna and pork chops and have never been disappointed. The wait staff... More 

Thank Barbara R
Manalapan, New Jersey
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Got lucky and sat on porch. Service was excellent and all diners seemed happy. Appetizers were brought out quickly. Entrees a bit to early but fine with us. Delicious deserts! Diner for four with tip $216. Well worth it. Had drinks beforehand across the street under the tents. Well worth the stop. Will be returning!

Thank Envie17
Kristin S, Owner at Ragin' Cajun, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. See you soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Went for an early Father's Day celebration dinner. It's tiny but worth the wait. My family and I love this place, especially the roasted garlic and and warm bread and anything blackened!

Thank Stacey E
Kristin S, Owner at Ragin' Cajun, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review. Happy that your dad enjoyed his Father's Day! Hope to see you back soon! More 

Colts Neck, NJ
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

Since Bayou Cafe went out of business we've been going to Drew's Bayshore Bistro whenever we're in the mood for cajun food. Friends suggested we try Ragin' Cajun and we went with great expectations. We LOVE cajun cuisine: we travel to Louisiana regularly and cook it at home all the time. The outdoor tables and the friendly, attentive service were... More 

Thank scasci
Kristin S, Owner at Ragin' Cajun, responded to this review

So sorry we didn't meet your expectations. Some of our dishes differ from your traditional louisiana fare, especially the étouffée. The holy trinity you were looking for is in both the creole and jambalaya. As far as spice goes.. Everyone seems to have their different confort levels. For most the jambalaya is considered spicy. Hopefully you let your server know... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cajun & Creole
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1102 State Route 35, Hwy 35 N, Belmar, NJ 07719-2731
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: +1 732-280-6828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?