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645 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3819
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have lived in Salt Lake for 2 decades and this is probably my favorite place to go for a night out. This restaurant/bar is near downtown and easily accessible. The food is fantastic and the main theme is cajun cuisine, which I love. There are plates for everyone (pizza, burgers, salads, pasta, etc) but why eat these when you... More 

Thank bccskibum
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food. Love atmosphere. Would love to come back when there's live music. Had appetizers, gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee between us. Everyone took to go boxes because of the amount of food. Highly recommended.

Thank Diana M
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323 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love practically all Southern dishes, and this restaurant offers a vast array of delicious meals. The gumbo is highly recommended!!

Thank TravelRobs
Layton, Utah
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have searched all over Utah for good Gumbo and other dishes. Being from Louisiana, we know what we like. After 3 years of looking we found it here. I tried a sample of the gumbo and when the waitress returned, she couldn’t bring more out fast enough. We had the seafood balls, gumbo, crawfish etouffee, two... More 

Thank CoreyE33
Naples, Florida
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner one night and was not disappointed. Service was excellent and there are over 450 beer choices updated on their smartphone apps. The food is full of flavor. The Cajun Seafood Balls are a must appetizer. Will definitely visit again when in Salt Lake City.

Knoxville, Tennessee
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174 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At the recommendation on the waitress i tried the alligator cheesecake and a bowl of gumbo The alligator cheesecake was similar to a ceeche with i hope ground alligator the paired red sauce was excellent. The gumbo was not extrodinarily flavorful or spicy. Seemed to have simmered to long Wait staff was attentive after their first stopby Beer selection is... More 

Thank colinacirc
Brenham, TX
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by for a late dinner and everything was excellent. The service was very good and they have an outstanding beer selection. I had the gumbo and the Ahi Tuna Taco's. Both dishes were very good and had complex flavor levels. I'll be sure to go back when I'm in Salt Lake City again.

Thank Richard R
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to a retirement party there last night. Service was horrible. They only assigned one server for nearly 20 people. We ordered the dube beers and waited about 15 minutes for them to pop the cap off the bottle. Finally came....and the damn beer was warm. I'll NEVER go back there

Thank Dave O
Herriman, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend the Cajun, the Gumbolaya was delicious. The sweet potato fries were an excellent appetizer. Our group of 4 couples arrived around 6:00pm and we only waited about 5 minutes to be seated. I recommend that if you are going for the beer that you choose a style and let your waitress/waiter guide you through your choices. They knocked... More 

Thank Michel M
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service, food, value were all excellent! We had a group of 7 during a busy evening. Waiter was knowledgeable of MANY MANY beer options and took time to explain. Answered menu questions easily. We had great appetizers "alligator cheesecake" (like quiche sort of), and seafood crisps I can't remember name of. Great entrees of gumbo, salads, red beans and rice,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 645 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3819
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: 801-961-8400

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