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“Great atmosphere, decent food!”
Review of Blue Dog Cafe

Blue Dog Cafe
Ranked #11 of 585 Restaurants in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Traditional & fusion Cajun cuisine, as well as seafood, steaks, bisque & salads. All food is prepped from scratch.
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Large portions! Thank goodness two of us shared. And we still were too full to try that amazing looking bread pudding! We shared the crab platter which was good but not fantastic. I was pleased with it overall. However, the crab bisque and the seafood wontons were some of the best things I've ever eaten! Will recommend this place!

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Thank katrinabrain
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

found this place via trip advisor. great bar with local beers on tap. zydicko music playing then had blackened catfish with etoufee topping, unbelievable!!!! great value for the food,drinks and atmosphere

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Thank scottyb b
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

The crab platter was absolutely tasteless. Fried up and bland. Very disappointed. The crab cake was basically a bread cake with crab flavor. Awful. I am from the Maryland area- the crab state and this was by far one of the worst crab cakes I have ever had - even when compared to cheap take out places that you know going in- it will be bad. Shame on you Blue Dog cafe.

Crab claws on the platter- no seasoning on it. A stuffed crab shell- again bread- no meat to be found...

Crawfish bisque was bitter and tasteless.

The corn and crab chowder was nice- some may think it is too sweet (I like mine sweet and thought it was bordering on too sweet myself). Found some real crab in there and the crab was incredibly sweet and delicious. The honey garlic butter was amazing. Other than the chowder and butter- I did not eat anything memorable and wanted to throw it away. What a disappointment. I came to Lafayette to eat and hear music. The eating fun was not fulfilled at Blue Dog- a waste of a precious meal with such good food around.

Server was great. She was extremely accommodating and attentive.

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Thank culture
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Stopped in for a quick lunch at noon. Service was fantasic, food arrived quickly and we were seated by a very nice view of the outside dining area. Staff was curtious and helpful. Fun atmosphere as well. Our food choices were tasty.... recommend!

Thank TinyTuff
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We went to Blue Dog Cafe on a Saturday in August. We called when they 1st opened with a large party and they told us to come right over - by the time we arrived, the restaurant had many tables filled. The hostess had no clue we had called but the manager/owner showed up, remembered my phone call and took us straight to a table she had set aside for us. The food was good, not great, and the atmosphere was very relaxed and pleasant.

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Thank missy1656
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