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Mudbugs Cajun Cafe

20 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032-1764
+1 317-843-8380
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beignets” (41 reviews)
“jambalaya” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Cajun & Creole
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LOCATION
20 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032-1764
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1 - 10 of 210 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant in Carmel is a great find. Authentic taste with great selection. Reasonably priced too!

Thank w0f2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love Mudbugs! Great authentic Cajun cuisine, hot sauces, and they have beer! What could be better than that?More

Thank Keithsk13888
Mudbugs C, Owner at Mudbugs Cajun Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed dining at our restaurant and thanks for the nice review ! Next time you're in please let the staff know that Roy is giving you a free order of beignets for taking the time to give us a review. Thanks again !...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Mudbugs had been on my "to-do" list for some time on my culinary tour of Carmel.. I finally ventured over there on a recent cold October Monday evening... Food - AWESOME - I tried the 3 entrée sampler - the recommended approach for any first...More

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 24 October 2017

My wife and I were very impressed by this place. We happened to stumble upon it on the one day a month they have gator, so we took full advantage. My order was the Pick 3 of Gator jambalaya, shrimp etouffee, and pork w/rice and...More

Thank twhite90
Mudbugs C, Owner at Mudbugs Cajun Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks for dining at Mudbugs and thanks so much for letting other Trip Advisor users know about your experience. I hope to see you guys in again soon ! Thanks again, Roy @ Mudbugs Cajun Cafe'

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Stopped in for lunch on a girls day out. I had not had Cajun food before and was very impressed. Food excellent and service was great! Definitely a place that I would return to while visiting Carmel. Thanks for making our day out even better.

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I stopped in for a quick lunch while on a break from filming. Free parking nearby, lovely atmosphere inside and out, and delicious food at affordable prices. Highly recommend stopping by; I definitely plan on coming back.

Thank Adam A
Mudbugs C, Owner at Mudbugs Cajun Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Glad you enjoyed dining at Mudbugs and thanks for taking the time to post such a nice review. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again, Roy

Reviewed 8 September 2017

We each ordered a "pick 3" which enabled us to try six different menu items - best way to go if you are a taster. Everything had great flavor, although the pork & gravy was light on the gravy and ended up seeming dry on...More

Thank Lauri D
Mudbugs C, Owner at Mudbugs Cajun Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thanks for dining at Mudbugs and I'm glad you enjoyed the food and the beignets. We usually get food out to customers fairly quick and I'm a bit concerned about your wait time. Could you please give me a call @ 317-843-8380 any day during...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

my family comes to Mudbugs several times. never disappointed. both jambalaya and gumbo are our favorites! I would say they are pretty authentic New Orleans style and "authentic" is my highest praise for a restaurant!More

Thank Hai Y
Mudbugs C, Owner at Mudbugs Cajun Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

I appreciate the praise in regards to authenticity because it's part of our logo. I really like hearing that we are bringing a bit of southern cooking to the Midwest. Thanks for the nice review and I hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Roy...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have driven by so many times and finally stopped in for a bite with a friend. Wish I had done it a while ago! I absolutely LOVED their Shrimp Etouffee and their Beignets. My friend and I goofed when we ordered a double order...More

Thank TDDunk64
Mudbugs C, Owner at Mudbugs Cajun Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Glad you enjoyed dining at our restaurant, and appreciate you taking the time to post such a nice review. We have several gluten free dishes on the menu FYI. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks, Roy @ Mudbugs Cajun Cafe'

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Mudbugs hit the spot for something different. They offer a sample plate of all the entrees for free so you can decide. They offer small and regular size bowls. Check out the menu online. Very polite service. Good music and atmosphere. Will be back.

Thank reno2112
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Response from Go_IU_13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Everything is very flavorful, not spicy, and you can kick it up a notch if you choose, with the seasoning/sauce on the table. The red beans and rice is just plain delicious. Not spicy-hot. The pork Po’boy is wonderful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
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, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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