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Blue Dog Cafe

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1211 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to dinner with some friends and had never been before, but appeared to be a favorite locals joint. The menu is extensive and I'm sure there are a few great options, but the two award winning, recommended dishes, we got were lacking in flavor and incredibly large in portion size. Friendly service and they were very accommodating when one... More 

Thank Beverly C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food at a reasonable price. The decor is amazing and service was nothing less than spectacular, thanks Michael!

Thank Barry R
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The ambience in the restaurant was lively on a Saturday night. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. The menu was extensive and difficult to make a choice from. The Andouille sausage starter was very good as was the chicken bayou teche. Good wine list and selection of beers.

Thank Pat G
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Blue Dog for dinner while we were staying in a nearby hotel. My husband ordered blackened catfish topped with shrimp étouffée and I had the flounder stuffed with crabmeat. The étouffée was not particularly good and the stuffed flounder had mostly bread as the stuffing. The bread and butter served before the entree was very good. If... More 

Thank S C
Kalispell, United States
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is nicely furnished, the staff were friendly and welcoming. The menu has a wide selection of items. The Blue Dog Catfish dish is served with blackened catfish filet, with a side of rice, covered with etouffee. For a great Cajun dish, you can't beat this one. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank John S
Richmond Heights, Ohio
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traffic was a huge factor in choosing this restaurant. Good food, service was ok. Spicey food was not correctly identified. I know, but not everyone can tolerate spice. Cup of soup was pricey, dessert was skimpy. Hotel recommended and was good, not great.

Thank Barbara F
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wife and I have dinned at the Blue Dog Café on several occasions, and we have never had a bad experience or meal. The Steak and Seafood are very good choices when you are making your decision on what to eat. The Blue Dog Café has easy access from the busy traffic on Pinhook and plenty of parking area.... More 

Thank shinnerbock
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Louisiana purchase was excellent. Way too much food but incredibly tasty. The stuffed shrimp was great. Next time I will try the fried shrimp though.

Thank DancersDaddy
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, very "Cajun" service was fast and courteous. Prices what you'd expect. Overall a great place

Thank Adrian B
Manhattan Beach, California
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice spot serving Cajun food with great service. I had the Andouille Sausage appetizer which was excellent. Had a bit of a char flavor which was very tasty. Also had a bowl of the Louisiana Seafood Gumbo, which was a little thin and not as spicy or hot, temperature wise as I like my gumbo. The gumbo was still... More 

Thank Andy F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1211 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 2122299222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?