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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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Abilene, Texas
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201 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

If you are looking for good Cajun food...this is the place. The owners are from New Orleans and have developed a menus full of fish dishes to satisfy you hunger. Try the Crayfish Mac and Cheese. The dessert options are great!! It is a small and quite place to meet share stories of the day's activities. The servers are friendly... More 

Thank Richard S
Ashburn, Virginia
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105 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

With all of the competition in Downtown Leesburg, it's easy to pass by this place. But they have affordable lunch specials, and their food is good. The Po' boy sandwiches are large and made fresh. The service is attentive. And they have a nice verity of meals. The place could use a paint job to make it look more welcoming,... More 

Thank laguna5243
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant several times, the food is good, sometimes better than others. The service is always excellent, and attentive. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere being totally different from the chain franchises to which we are normally subjected. On the outside it looks a little run down, but the inside is very clean and very pleasant.... More 

Thank Anjin_San_99
Newburyport, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We could have gone to a dozen other places in town but glad we didn't. Great oysters and gumbo. Would love to go back again. Laid back atmosphere but good eats

Thank patfitz20
Germantown, Maryland
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153 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This Restaurant is not even close to good Cajun Food. I ordered the Jambalya and it lacked enough seasoning and very little onion and no celery. Whoever does the cooking, has got to step up to the plate and figure out how to season the Jambalya. The Shrimp appetizer was ok, and the hush puppies were too. The prices reflected... More 

Thank Larry20874
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best crayfish etoufee, gator bites, steak Diane and, of course, Abita beer east of Na'Lins!! We come here for the authentic food but stay to hear the Hard Swimming Fish when they play as well. First Friday in Leesburg has us back monthly but we would come back anyway. Wonderful homelike atmosphere with outstanding food and drink.... More 

Thank Dawn C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Excellent food We had fried boudin balls, oysters on the half shell, and shrimp salads. All very tasty. Having just traveled to New Orleans, we were curious about the authenticity. This restaurant delivers the real stuff! Treat yourself to the Marie Laveux cocktail too - so worth it!

Thank ustraveler3574
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113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Went to the Cajun Experience for lunch. Had a mud trio appetizer (alligator, shrimp and craw fish). First time trying out gator and it tasted very much like chicken (even the texture of the meat). Service was quick and jambalaya was decent (it didn't really have the taste and little dry). They do have outside seating. Go around the building... More 

Thank Samuel H
Reston, Virginia
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256 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Hard to get a sense of whether you are getting their best when you have a late lunch. Great people and quality tasty ingredients. The po-bo

Thank pillowandfork
Leesburg, Virginia
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Fantastic Cajun food in a casual setting. Great service, reasonable prices and fun atmosphere. Loved the crawfish ettouffe. Gigantic Poboys with homemade chips. They have a yummy brunch on Sunday's, too. Recommended!

Thank MarkusOfExcellence

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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
American, Seafood
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?