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Best Cajun/Creole restaurant

A sampler appetizer platter of various gumbos, red beans and rice and jambalaya at Gumbeaux's in Douglasville, which was your pick and our pick for best Cajun/Creole restaurant in and around Atlanta. Photo: Renee Brock / Special

A sampler appetizer platter of various gumbos, red beans and rice and jambalaya at Gumbeaux's in Douglasville, which was your pick and our pick for best Cajun/Creole restaurant in and around Atlanta. Photo: Renee Brock / Special

1.Gumbeaux’s Cajun Café
You say, “So worth the drive. The food is incredible and inexpensive. I just got back from New Orleans and it tastes just like the food there” and “Great food great atmosphere, most of the staff have been there forever and really make you feel part of the family. They always have great specials and 50¢ shrimp night. Their food is amazing and the portions are huge. Also the best banana pudding I have ever put in my mouth (sorry grandma ) lol. Seriously we go here on a regular basis and always refer our friends, clients and family. Check it out you will not be disappointed.”

2. Henry’s Louisiana Grill
3. Big Easy Grill
4. Adele’s Authentic Cajun Experience
5. AJ’s Famous Seafood and Po’boys
6. Cajun’s Cookin’

French Quarter Shrimp at Gumbeaux's, which topped both the readers' list and our critic's list of best Cajun/Creole restaurants in and around Atlanta. Photo: Kent D. Johnson, kdjohnson@ajc.com

French Quarter Shrimp at Gumbeaux's, which topped both the readers' list and our critic's list of best Cajun/Creole restaurants in and around Atlanta. Photo: Kent D. Johnson, kdjohnson@ajc.com

1. (tie) Gumbeaux’s Cajun Cafe, Douglasville and Adele’s Authentic Cajun Experience, Roswell
The AJC dining team’s specialist in Southern and Neighborhood Fare Jenny Turknett says, “Both of my top picks serve the spicier cajun fare and both have mastered the depth of flavor frequently neglected in favor of naked heat. Opt for the sampler platters at each so that you can taste a range of dishes including shrimp creole, jambalaya and gumbo. At Gumbeaux’s, which opened in 1994, don’t miss the jambalaya bursting with smoky heat. At Adele’s, a relative newcomer, having opened in the last 6 months, try the shrimp creole, which is brothy, tangy and packed with tomato flavor.”

3. Beignet Connection
4. AJ’s Famous Seafood and Po’boys
5. Henry’s Louisiana Grill

360 comments Add your comment

Shea

January 25th, 2012
6:07 pm

Henry’s in Acworth!! If you want GREAT food and fun atmosphere, this is the place to go! Love seeing Henry every time we go there…feels like family!

Timmay

January 25th, 2012
6:10 pm

Trinity’s Creole Cafe in Kennesaw is great ( I hope they open again soon)
But Henry’s in Acworth is DE BEST

ST

January 25th, 2012
6:25 pm

Henry’s in Acworth!!!!

Tiffany

January 25th, 2012
7:14 pm

Henry’s!!! It has the best food and service! We bring out of town guests there, and they always say, “we are coming back here when we come back to town!”

Jim

January 25th, 2012
7:19 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville, Ga. Best food that’s ever been in my mouth.

Kim

January 25th, 2012
7:31 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville, Ga. the BEST !

Bisnono

January 25th, 2012
7:32 pm

Gumbeaux in Douglasville!!!

Cecelia

January 25th, 2012
7:32 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is the BEST!!! Atlanta Highway Seafood Market in Gainesville comes in second.

Rob

January 25th, 2012
7:33 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville!!!! They have the BEST food and the BEST service. This is THE place to go for a fun night of good food!!!

Karen

January 25th, 2012
7:33 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville hands down!!

Nicole

January 25th, 2012
7:35 pm

Gumbeaux in Douglasville is the BEST!!!

Karen

January 25th, 2012
7:35 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville has the best food and service. The food is authentic Cajun. The best!!

Brandie

January 25th, 2012
7:38 pm

Gumbeaux in Douglasville Ga. Great food great atmosphere, most of the staff have been there forever and really make you feel part of the family. They always have great specials and 50¢ shrimp night. There food is amazing and the portions are huge. Also the best banana pudding I have ever put in my mouth (sorry grandma ) lol. Seriously we go here on a regular basis and always refer our friends, clients and family. Check it out you will not be disapointed.

Rock Conner

January 25th, 2012
7:40 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is THE destination for Cajun food in Metro Atlanta. I once went to both Gumbeaux’s & Henry’s in the same week, ordering crawfish etouffee & crab cakes. Henry’s served a fine meal, but Gumbeaux’s was superb. I went to high school & college in Baton Rouge, where Gumbeaux’s would thrive.

Denise Woodall

January 25th, 2012
7:40 pm

Gumbeaux in Douglasville, Ga is the best!!!!

MorganH

January 25th, 2012
7:43 pm

Henry’s Louisiana Grill! Everything on the menu is fantastic. I’ve never had a bad experience. Portions are out of control and I always have leftovers (which of course I take home). The atmosphere is wonderful. Henry is very personable and visits each and every table making sure their experience is satisfactory while handing out mardi gras beads. Not to mention Henry’s Uptown, a bar located above the restaurant with live bands playing every week. From the historic downtown exposed brick building that it’s located in, to the cajun decor; Henry’s is the best cajun/ creole restaurant.

Pam

January 25th, 2012
7:44 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville! Awesome entrees and appetizers, awesome staff, awesome deserts! I eat here often, usually at lunch, but occasionally for dinner also. $1 shots when the train goes through town is cool too!

Kerri Estes

January 25th, 2012
7:48 pm

We have been eaten at Gumbeaux’s numerous times over the past years and I must say it is by far the best and our most favorite resteraunt!

Gibber

January 25th, 2012
7:50 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville has the BEST food around! I’ve never been disapointed everything is delicious!

Katherine

January 25th, 2012
7:52 pm

Henry’s love the food and love Henry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rita

January 25th, 2012
7:53 pm

HENRY”S!!! Downtown Acworth

Amy Foster

January 25th, 2012
7:59 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville for sure!! Our friends from NOLA even love it, and they know REAL Cajun!

April

January 25th, 2012
8:01 pm

Gumbeauxs in Douglasville!!!! No contest!! I went last night and can’t wait to get home and eat my leftovers!

Angie

January 25th, 2012
8:04 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville by far the best!!!!

Jen

January 25th, 2012
8:05 pm

Henry’s in Acworth!! Especially during crawfish season!

Monica Haughton

January 25th, 2012
8:10 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville, GA is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

Donna

January 25th, 2012
8:15 pm

Gunbeaux’s in Douglasville!! I definatley have to go to get “my fix” every week!!! Best food around!!

Villa Rica DAWG

January 25th, 2012
8:19 pm

Gumbeaux’s is my favorite restaurant — not just Cajun. It’s THE best restaurant (IMO).

Brandi

January 25th, 2012
8:31 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is the best cajun food around; hands down!

Tammy

January 25th, 2012
8:35 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville, Ga is the best Cajun around!!!! Also Herny’s in Acworth.Ga would run 2nd best.

Laura K

January 25th, 2012
8:39 pm

Gumbeaux’s is my favorite! I grew up in New Orleans and I know what good Cajun food should taste like.

Keener

January 25th, 2012
9:04 pm

Gumbeaux in Douglasville by far- best food, music, atmosphere, bar, specials, staff, and the seafood chowder is pure gold (and purple)!!!!

Cindy

January 25th, 2012
9:05 pm

Henry’s is my favorite!!!

Ed Meyer

January 25th, 2012
9:08 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is the best !!!!!!

Nate

January 25th, 2012
9:18 pm

Henry’s in Acworth!

Chris Gribble

January 25th, 2012
9:19 pm

Gumbeauxs in Douglasville !!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle

January 25th, 2012
9:42 pm

Gumbeaux’s is the best restaurant, cajun or otherwise, in Douglasville. The food is great and you get a ton of it. Everything I have had there over the years has been awesome, including the service.

Harrison

January 25th, 2012
9:45 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville!!! Best Restaurant in GEORGIA!

Kellye & Adam

January 25th, 2012
9:50 pm

Great Cajun food! Best Bananas Foster PERIOD!

Andrew

January 25th, 2012
10:07 pm

With out a doubt Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is one of the best Cajun restaurants I have ever eaten at. They have wonderful service, and amazing mouth-watering food. I’ve just recently moved out of state, but I would defiantly make a trip out there just to eat their food. And right now, I’m craving their Crawfish Etouffee and Bananas Foster.

KAREN

January 25th, 2012
10:10 pm

HENRY’S LOUISIANA GRILL is the best. Food is great! The atmosphere is fun. Service is consistently good. Never had a less than great experience there.

Freida

January 25th, 2012
10:21 pm

Henry’s in Acworth

Sharon

January 25th, 2012
10:34 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is the best restaurant ever! That’s why you see people standing outside waiting for a table. It’s well worth the wait!

Paige

January 25th, 2012
10:38 pm

Gumbeaux’s!!! in Douglasville, GA.

Naomi

January 25th, 2012
10:43 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville!!! Fantastic food – every time. I’ve eaten at a lot of different cajun/creole restaurants, and none compare to what they’ve done here in Douglasville.

Everyone in Atlanta should add Gumbeaux’s to their list of places to eat… HIGHLY recommended!

Krystle

January 25th, 2012
11:00 pm

Hey, this place is awesome. Gumbeaux’s has some of the best food in town!!! Not to mention the peanut butter pie and the rum bread pudding!!!

Dave

January 25th, 2012
11:05 pm

Henry’s Rocks! I have taken many people from my company to Henry’s over the years. Recently we were in New Orleans and ate as a group at Mulates…the mainstay Cajun restaurant in the Quarter. After dinner every person that was familiar with Henry’s commented on how much better Henry’s was! If you want the best Cajun…bypass New Orleans and come to Acworth! The gator rocks, the Abita is cold and the Oooh La La is hot baby!

Guy

January 25th, 2012
11:08 pm

Gumbeaux in Douglasville is hands down the best around these parts.When ever I leave, I can hardly wait to go back.The food is a big part but the people that run the place take it over the top.

Brandi

January 25th, 2012
11:10 pm

We drive from Kennesaw to go to Gumbeaux. Our favorite restaurant in all of Atlanta!

Tara

January 25th, 2012
11:21 pm

Henry’s in Acworth is BY FAR the best :)