12 metro Atlanta restaurants to get your Cajun food fix

Smoked snow crab legs with crawfish smoked gouda mac and cheese and lo lat rolls on the side at Bon Ton. / Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Smoked snow crab legs with crawfish smoked gouda mac and cheese and lo lat rolls on the side at Bon Ton. / Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

It’s almost Mardi Gras time — what better way to get in the mood than with some cajun or creole food? Check out these spots around metro Atlanta to get your gumbo, crawfish and po’boy fix:

AJ’s Famous Seafood & Po’Boys — A laid-back spot for Cajun classics including muffuletta sandwiches, gator chili, gumbos and a variety of po’boys.
2100 Roswell Road, Marietta. 678-999-0767

Adele’s on Canton — New Orleans-bred Chef Marc Wegman serves up po’boys of both the traditional (oyster, catfish, shrimp) and unconventional varieties (roast beef, veggie), as well as muffulettas and entrees including shrimp creole and jambalaya. Don’t to wrap things up with an order of the French Quarter beignets.
1169 Canton St., Roswell. 770-594-0655, adelescajun.com

Big Easy Grille — Chow down on dishes such as gumbo, po’boys, fried alligator and crawfish etouffe, and check out brunch specials including bayou benedict and Cajun Bloody Marys and margaritas.
1193 Collier Road, Atlanta. 404-352-2777, bigeasygrille.com

Bon Ton — Go for something a little offbeat with this newly-opened New Orleans-style Vietnamese-Creole restaurant that serves up dishes including a Nashville hot oyster roll, a Cajun shrimp burger, crawfish smoked Gouda mac and cheese, and an unusual applewood-smoked snow crab preparation.
675 Myrtle St. N.E., Atlanta. facebook.com/bontonatl.

Flatlands Bourbon & Bayou — This spot from husband and wife Jodi and Vinny Chieco, who also own Brick House Pizza and Pasta in Roswell, serves up creole classics including shrimp andouille, blackened redfish and po’ boys.
52B N. Main St., Alpharetta. 470-242-5458, flatlands52.com/

Frank’s Cajun & Soul Kitchen — The cajun cuisine at this family-owned restaurant, named for owner David Simmons’ father, shares a menu with Southern and soul food specialties. Cajun dishes include the fried fish and chicken platters and po’boys, as well as boudin balls with creole tartar sauce.
1175 Powder Springs St., Marietta. 678-383-6703, frankscajunsoul.com

Hugo’s Oyster Bar — The Cajun seafood restaurant offers classics including po’boys, muffulettas and Cajun-prepared seafood, as well as Sunday brunch dishes and drinks including Eggs Sardou, oyster benedict. gin fizz and milk punch.
10360 Alpharetta St, Roswell. 770-993-5922. hugosoysterbar.com/

RC's Chargrilled Oysters at Hugo's Oyster Bar. / AJC file photo

RC’s Chargrilled Oysters at Hugo’s Oyster Bar. / AJC file photo

The Juicy Crab — Get your of Cajun-style seafood boils, fried fish and more.
Locations in Conyers, Douglasville, Duluth and Smyrna. thejuicycrab.com

Louisiana Bistreaux — Get a taste of New Orleans with gator bites, gumbo, eggplant atchafalaya, etouffes, blackened and fried seafood and po’boys, and stick around for bourbon bread pudding.
1496 Church St., Decatur, 404-963-1463 and 1375 Virginia Ave., Atlanta, 404-762-6755. louisianabistreaux.com

McKinnon’s Louisiane Restaurant — This Atlanta institution has been serving up New Orleans cuisine for more than 40 years. Check out the Bourbon Street Scallops, shrimp creole and crabmeat au gratin.
3209 Maple Drive, Atlanta. 404-237-1313, mckinnons.com/

Roux on Canton — The Cajun-inspired menu features po’boys and a jambalaya-stuffed pepper.
946 Canton St., Roswell. 770-993-0007, rouxoncanton.com

Serpas — This Old Fourth Ward spot features Southern cuisine with a Louisiana twist from South Louisiana native Scott Serpas, who offer up flash-fried oysters and beignets and a creole omelet for brunch.
659 Auburn Ave. NE #501, Atlanta. 404-688, 0040, serpasrestaurant.com/


Beaudreaux’s Cafe Acadiana, Boiling Crawfish, Crawfish Shack and The Bayou Boil — Check out these four spots for some of the best boiled crawfish in metro Atlanta.

Beaudreaux’s Cafe Acadiana, 2863 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth. 770-814-8388 or 770-861-7950 (catering), cafe-acadiana.com.

Boiling Crawfish, 5412 Buford Highway, Doraville. 770-559-5839, boilingcrawfish.com.

Crawfish Shack, 4337 Buford Highway, Atlanta. 404-329-1610, crawfishshackseafood.com.

The Bayou Boil, 5091 Buford Highway, Doraville. 770-733-1460, thebayouboil.com.



Where to buy king cake in metro Atlanta

5 can’t miss Mardi Gras events at metro Atlanta restaurants and bars

Learn to make beignets, pralines and more sweet treats for Mardi Gras


Read more stories like this by liking Atlanta Restaurant Scene on Facebook, following@ATLDiningNews on Twitter and @ajcdining on Instagram.

Reader Comments 0


Steamed crab legs is NOT a creole dish. Boiled blue crabs seasoned with Zatarine's is the REAL thing. Also, roast beef po boys are real N'awlins. As long as they have a lot of gravy. 

From a REAL coonasse.....

Go Jackets!


You missed Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville, Henry’s in Achworth and Austell Seafood in Austell


Great story and resource, but come on--"snow crab legs?!"  Does anyone really think this is Cajun or creole?  : )


Gumbeaux's in Douglasville is the best! Extensive menu, great food and service. That's why it is always crowded!


You missed The Red Snapper on Cheshire Bridge Road...long established New Orleans-style food.  SIgnature dish: Snapper Yvonne with crab and artichoke in a white wine sauce. Also Crab au Gratin, Fried oysters and a fabulous coconut cake.  Great bar....I love this place


Henry's Louisiana Grill in Acworth is worth a drive.


@JamesBoddie  Thank you so much.  I've been racking my brain trying to remember the name of that fabulous place!  Which is sad, since my Cajun grandfather's name was "Henry."  I'll remember it now!


How did you leave Henry's Louisiana Grill, Acworth off of this list?