Do you love Cajun food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Cajun cuisine in Austin. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Austin restaurants. We share the places that get great buzz, like Freda's Seafood Grille, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. We also point out good neighborhoods for Cajun restaurants in the Austin - South Austin area, for instance. When the craving hits, we'll make sure you get your fix!

South Austin
Evangeline Café


Owned and operated by a New Orleans native, Evangeline Café serves hearty portions of favorite French Quarter dishes. Menu highlights include stuffed pistolette (a small French roll with shrimp or crawfish and cheese sauce), boudin (Cajun...  Read More

South Austin
Cypress Grill


Cypress Grill lives up to its reputation as a "Louisiana Cafe" with a diverse menu of cajun favorites, like voodoo shrimp and crawfish étouffée. The food is made with heart, soul, and spice, which comes through in the rich and tasty flavors...  Read More

Louisiana Longhorn Cafe


It's not hard to figure out why this place is so popular. The casual, homey interior offers wood floors and whimsical decor, the menu is diverse, and service is personable and prompt. Frog legs, fried pickles, smoked boudin, and Cajun crab cakes...  Read More



Hill Top, set away from prominent restaurant thoroughfares and given to an eclectic menu and the whims of its owners, is a refreshing change of pace from corporate eateries. Occupying a former gas station, the place has a distinctive local feel...  Read More

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen


A small chain with a big Texas presence, Pappadeaux offers lively ambience, speedy (and friendly) service, and gargantuan portions to please even the heartiest of appetites. Start off with fried alligator, boudin (Cajun rice-and-pork sausage),...  Read More

Freda's Seafood Grille


Devoted to seafood of all kinds, Freda's is also known for serving a good selection of dishes inspired by native Louisiana cooking. The appealing interior boasts stained concrete floors, granite tables, multicolored light fixtures, and lots of...  Read More