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Mudbugs Cajun Cafe

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20 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032-1764
+1 317-843-8380
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stumbled across this treasure while in town for business. We live 80 miles north of Carmel and will travel back just to experience the Cajun cuisine and hospitality! Can't wait to share this with friends and family! Everything on the menu is amazing and the service was super quick! Honestly, I would wait in a long line for this scrumptious... More 

Thank Theda M
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a local, but I love authentic Cajun. This place definitely fits the bill. The staff is friendly, especially the owner. Nice, family feel. This is our place to hang out downtown Carmel, and I've never been there when it's crowded or had to wait.

Thank JeanlovesJerry
Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

stopped by on a rainy icy weekend. was moderately busy. owner was helpful in pointing out non shellfish dishes since i gave an allergy to this. tried the chicken courtbouillon dish which was very tasty poured over white rice. $7 for regular size. will probably stop by and get beignets some other time.

Thank indy500kw
Carmel, Indiana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Very Busy, under staffed, but the food was great for the price. Tables not wiped down completely enough in between customers. Seemed like The Managers were unprepared for number of people/guests that were present..

Thank Micheal M
Manassas, Virginia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

MY husband and I found this place on trip advisor as a great place for Cajun food and were very pleased! I ordered the shrimp etuffe and craw fish casserole... wow.... delicious!! Hubby ordered gumbo and red beans and rice.. not a drop left in the bowls.. You won't be disappointed!!

Thank Marcie R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you want a taste of authentic Louisiana food this is the place to go. Very casual atmosphere. Talk with owner who uses family recipes from Louisiana.

Thank Joe M
Carmel, Indiana
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

the only reason its not 5 stars is sometimes the pork po' boy it can be a little salty. The beignets are amazing, and we love everything here!

Thank ladukart
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Our family stopped in for a bite to eat after a long day in Indianapolis' Children's Museum. We looked for something causal but a place that was local & good, Mudbugs was spot on! My kids are pretty picky when it comes to trying different types of cuisine but they really enjoyed everything. We all loved the hush puppies! They... More 

Thank Finemuralpainter
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I've passed this place several times and never went inside. The day my wife and I went the owner(im embarrassed to say I forget his name) was there. It was one of the most cordial experiences I've had in the states. We were unsure what we wanted so he brought out a sample of absolutely everything. We landed on the... More 

Thank Matthew H
Lebanon, Indiana
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My wife and I both got po boys, (one shrimp, one catfish) and thoroughly enjoyed them. The seasoning was tasty but not overbearing, allowing you to adjust it as you see fit with classic creole condiments on the tables. Serving sizes were generous but not wasteful. Service was excellent, the place was extremely clean and the owner was incredibly friendly.... More 

Thank neckersco

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032-1764
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 317-843-8380

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