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“Nice ambiance, good service”
Review of Cajun Yard Dog

Cajun Yard Dog
Ranked #98 of 2,456 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Arrived for lunch, restaurant pretty busy. Seated quickly and our drink orders taken. Service was friendly and order taken immediately. I had blackened salmon with collard greens on the side. Husband had fried oysters. Food was tasty, well presented. Oysters were delicately fried and not greasy. Portions were ample. What we found lacking was the spiciness that we have become accustomed to with Cajun food. While there were plenty of hot sauces at the table, the food just did not come up to expectation for Cajun, but for this area, might be about as good as it gets.

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

We found this place last year when we were in Charlotte and made an effort to return there on our visit this year. The food is excellent and the service friendly and accommodating. We'll try to get there every time we are in Charlotte

Thank Annie W
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Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Well having lived in New Orleans this was a treat. We enjoyed the jambalaya and special which was the fresh Wahoo meal. The sides fried okra was awesome as well as the pickled beets. But hands down the bread pudding with the homemade bourbon sauce was amazing and could have been served in any Orleans resturant with pride...keep up the good work we will stop back in next time we are in town.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Having a love for travel and the culinary arts of those cities-- be it a 5 star or a classic dump with great food--can sometimes work against you. After spending time in New Orleans you get a sense of what great Cajun cooking is and this place comes close but does not capture the true essence of it. Had a gumbo that was lacking, the fish served came out dry and the bread used for the po' boys was a little stale. The red beans and rice lacked that smoky, ham taste and was bland to say the least. If you haven't experienced Cajun in LA, then this place will give you a sense of what it is like, but it is not like being there. Being generous with my rating.

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Thank wallpa
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Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We read the reviews on trip advisor and so we wanted to check it out since it was a top ten restaurant in Charlotte. We were not impressed. We didn't mind the wait at all but it did take a bit so get there early. We went on a Saturday night and we seated fairly quickly by a very pleasant and friendly staff. The waitress explained that everything was fresh and cooked to order. We ordered the potato skin/chips appetizer but they were not in fresh and instead tasted like burnt potato chips. We also ordered the fried mushrooms which were huge! 5 on the plate and very clean fresh and tasty. We were expected small little bite sized shrooms but these were still great. I ordered the fried chicken which was good. Nice and juicy, and the skin was perfect. He ordered the pork chip special and was very disappointed since it was very undercooked in the center..pretty much raw! And for pork to be that way was a big issue with us. They were nice about it and brought us a whole new meal on the house but it was discouraging nonetheless. Instead he got the catfish which turned out to be really good. The sides were pretty good the mac was not as good as most reviews suggested but to each is own. The grits were much better than the Mac. All in all it was an ok dining experience.

Thank Stars4dt
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