Gotta Geaux to Pappadeaux

As you know by now, I love Cajun food.  My husband was in the mood for some Cajun food and we wanted to go out this time.  We decided to go to Pappadeaux. Have you heard of it?  If you haven’t been there, you have to go.  The food very close to what you’ll find in New Orleans…..poboys, gumbo, seafood platters etc…  Well, It’s enough to satisfy the craving until I can make it back home.

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The atmosphere and decor definitely remind me of a restaurant in the french quarters.  From the courtyard in the entry to the gas lanterns on the walls, and of course the iron fence.

First, we ordered our Pina Coladas….we always get this.  Then we needed to decided our appetizers.  Sooooo many choices, but we decided to try something different.  We shared the coconut shrimp with slaw and sauce.  As we waited for the appetizers, our waiter served some warm french bread and butter. In New Orleans we usually have a container of Lance cracker and butter or french bread and butter on the table.

I could have eaten another order of these shrimp.  OMG this was so good.  I wanted the last one but to be fair I ate two and my husband would eat the other two :(.

It was so much on the menu, it was hard to figure out what to order as my entrée, but I settled on the shrimp creole and grits. Doesn’t it look good.  Creole sauce, onions, large shrimp and creamy savory grits with tasso ham.

Pappadeaux Shrimp Creole & Grits

Pappadeaux Shrimp Creole & Grits

My husband chose the Seafood Platter with fried tilapia, shrimp, crab cakes, stuffed shrimp and stuffed crab with french fries.

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I was so full, I didn’t even order dessert which I regret.  I wanted the Praline Bread Pudding Souffle to go.  It’s served with vanilla ice cream and bourbon sauce.  Bourbon sauce….love it love it love it.

Have you been to Pappadeaux?  What’s your favorite Cajun restaurant in your area?

Sorry about the pictures, I had to use my camera phone.

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