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“Neat Restaurant”

The Cabin Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 89 Restaurants in Gonzales
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our goal is to preserve some of the local farming history, serve meals typical of the River Road tradition, and make your visit a relaxed and memorable one.
Reviewed June 18, 2012

Good Cajun style food in a unique atmosphere. Try any of the seafood dishes. The Cabin is in a remote location nearby the Mississippi River and has some cool old farm implements to look at while waiting for a table. The grounds has fish ponds and fountains that are relaxing to have a drink by while waiting. Nice lunch menu.

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Reviewed June 15, 2012

This restaurant is hidden away in an old cabin and could easily be missed but the locals know about it and so do the New Orleans crowd. it is so popular that on Mother's Day when I drove by there on my way out of town, the local sheriff's patrol was hand-directing traffic in and out of it's parking lot. I ate there the night before and had crawfish euateffee? which was delicious. Try their mint juleps too.

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Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

I guess if you are from Minnesota and have never had really food Cajun cooking, this place would be awesome. If you are from south of Alexandria, Louisiana, you will be disappointed.

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Thank JSN1973
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

Overall you would be hard pressed to find another that has as much to offer as this establishment. Have only been there twice in our travels and stive to return when we are within 100 miles. We drive truck and there is parking for one big rig if done carefully. But the food is outstanding at a reasonable price. And the eclectic antique decor and blended buildings is remarkable. Wish it was close to home so that we would be able to use it as a venue for our daughters wedding this year (2012). Do stop in.

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1  Thank TimLutz
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

This is a pretty good place to have lunch after seeing the San Francisco Plantation. It is such a tumble-down place that is hard to find and even harder to find the entrance to the dining room. The Cabin has a lot of rusted farm implement "yard art" that adds a funky charm. Be sure to visit their web site so that you can appreciate the authentic decor in the dining room; it's pretty dark inside even on a bright sunny day.

We ate later in the day, so our entrees looked like they were held over from the lunch-time target customer. Our panel of ex-pat reviewers proclaimed this is food like you might eat at a family reunion or at your auntie's place--not like your mama's, but still good. The sausage was a little dry and chewy but still flavorful. The red beans and rice was good, not exceptional. My jambayla was dry, but some folks make it that way. Try eating the cool oniony potato salad along with a bite of the beans or gumbo--that's a local thing. The gumbo was very good. My recommendation--I would order a variety of the homemade vegetables and load up on the fluffy cornbread. Yum!

Travelers with mobility concerns: You have to negotiate a gravel parking lot, a narrow winding path to the restaurant, and a few wooden stairs up to the entrance. I think the bathrooms are reasonably accessible.

Visit the cistern bathrooms, then go to the adjacent general store museum. Lots of cool stuff to look at before you head on your way.

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2  Thank Perkypaws
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