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The Cajun Experience

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14 Loudoun St., Leesburg, VA
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Leesburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go here on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. got the jambalaya and beans and rice. Felt like it was authentic New Orleans, service was very good but it was not very busy there that night. The jalapeño bloody Mary is excellent. Great character inside the restaurant I like the fact it's not a strip mall and cookie-cutter... More 

Thank musicwaveman
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went in on a sunday afternoon, having gotten a recommendation from a local. Tiny place, welcoming and friendly. We split the triple (red beans and sausage, etouffee, and jambalaya) and also split an order of crayfish mac 'n cheese. My favorite was the etouffe, hers was the jambalaya, although all four dishes were excellent. "Mmm, different flavors."

Thank Dick D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Although Leesburg is not the first -- or even the tenth -- place I'd expect to find great Cajun cooking, we were very lucky in stumbling across the Cajun Experience. The inside seating is a bit tight, but we got to sit outdoors in the restaurant's spacious backyard. The dinners we ordered were consistently great, and a live outdoor performance... More 

Thank Jonathan R
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I've wanted to like this restaurant since they opened having lived in Louisiana for many years, but I have gone several times and they always fail. Bland red beans and rice, boudin balls greasy, jambalaya mushy, cornbread dry...need I say more. Too expensive too.

Thank Deirdre B
Tysons Corner, Virginia
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love New Orleans style food and couldn't believe it when we went to this 'hole in the wall' in Leesburg and the food turned out to be soooo good. I have been back there several times - taking different friends with me and I don't know if they enjoy it as much as me - BUT they ate everything... More 

Thank Jan1606
Ashburn, Virginia
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

In the couple of times I've gone here to eat, I found it to be a lot of fatty/deep fried food. I probably had already decided to not go back here ever before I heard that the owner made it known that anyone can come in to eat open carrying there guns. NOT something I am comfortable seeing someone's gun... More 

Thank Lisa C
Leesburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Being from Louisiana I was excited to find a Cajun restaurant in NOVA. The excitement was gone quickly after we entered the door. The service started out good. We were seated quickly and our drink order was taken. That's where it all went down hill. I had to go looking for our server to get our beer. Then I had... More 

Thank TIP52210
middleburg va
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Have been here a few times and it's a hit and miss kind of restaurant. First time, great. Second and third, just average. This last time around the holidays, it was great again.

Thank stealie
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Always enjoy the experience here. Very small indoor seating but they have a covered patio with heaters in the winter. Finish off dinner with beignets and Cafe Du Monde coffee.

Thank Hong M
Potomac Falls, Virginia
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Gator bites, yum. Beignet, yum. Everything is delicious at Cajun Experience! The weekend brunch is superb as well! A gem in downtown Leesburg!

Thank jkk918

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Loudoun St., Leesburg, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Leesburg
  • Phone Number: 703-777-6580

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