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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

sp

January 23rd, 2012
2:29 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville and Henry’s Louisiana Grille in Acworth. Both are excellent – Both serve Abita beer on tap

johnny fontane

January 23rd, 2012
3:02 pm

sp is right on with those choices. Pappadeaux is not bad for a “chain”. Mckinnons is still going strong.

Ben

January 23rd, 2012
3:05 pm

Gumbeaux’s is excellent Cajun. Henry’s is good food, but not really authentic creole.

TH

January 23rd, 2012
3:13 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville and Big Easy Grill on Collier Rd are both great!

Efuzz

January 23rd, 2012
3:20 pm

Boudreaux’s Cajun Seafood Market in Duluth. Real Cajun food and real fresh ingredients.

FoSho

January 23rd, 2012
3:51 pm

Henry’s in Acworth—Oooh LaLa!!!

JRHD

January 23rd, 2012
3:51 pm

Boudreaux’s is the way to geaux (sorry, couldn’t resist) if you want some serious down on the bayou food. Pappadeaux’s is consistent chain food that remains true to the type.

Thomas

January 23rd, 2012
3:51 pm

Big Easy Grill is as good as you will find in Atlanta

D-ville

January 23rd, 2012
3:52 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is fantastic!

DL

January 23rd, 2012
3:53 pm

AJ’s in Marietta is very good. Really like Big Easy Grill in Atlanta.

Sneakers O' Toole

January 23rd, 2012
3:56 pm

Henry’s In Acworth! Worth the drive and Henry will personally stop by your table to make sure everything is perfect, maybe even buy you a round.

loki44

January 23rd, 2012
4:15 pm

Big Easy Grille!

BK

January 23rd, 2012
4:52 pm

HENRY’S!!!!!!

Betsy

January 23rd, 2012
5:13 pm

Not true Cajun, but more cajun-inspired, I suppose…we like The Crawfish Shack.

dagnabit

January 23rd, 2012
7:59 pm

Pappadeaux’s can screw up anything on the menu. Without apologies.

ROD

January 23rd, 2012
10:28 pm

Henry’s In Acworth

Kate

January 24th, 2012
12:48 am

I’m a NOLA transplant and Boudreaux’s is the best we’ve found so far. The Cajun Depot in Ellijay is also true to Creole tradition.

Matt

January 24th, 2012
6:35 am

I’m not telling because it is nearly impossible to get a table, but here is a hint if you want to have the best Creole/Cajun anywhere, yes anywhere and that includes New Orleans, drive to Rabbit Town, Georgia and you’re getting close.

Jbk

January 24th, 2012
6:47 am

Henry has nothing on Robby r- go to gumbeaux’s. Better food and price!

Carolyn

January 24th, 2012
7:36 am

Carolyn Keita makes the best gumbo in the world, hands down.

Me Too

January 24th, 2012
7:40 am

Mais, jamais d’la vie!

Ann

January 24th, 2012
8:04 am

Pappadeaux’s off Jimmy Carter – Best crawfish bisque ever! Fantastic Cajun food – great ambiance!!

raleturn

January 24th, 2012
8:05 am

Atlanta Highway Seafood Market in Gainesville can throw down po-boys, gumbo, red beans and rice, and jambalaya with the best of them. They worked on fish boats out of New Orleans before moving to Gainesville, and returns to New Orleans twice a week to get fresh fish.

JacketAlum07

January 24th, 2012
8:07 am

Red Lobster is my favorite, they have the BEST shrimp and cheddar biscuits!

Lovegoodfood

January 24th, 2012
8:09 am

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is the best!

LaTechDawg

January 24th, 2012
8:17 am

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is my favorite, but Henry’s in Acworth is right there as well. The owner of Gumbeaux’s is from Columbia, La., just south of Monroe; and Henry is from Natchitoches.

mmcsrcwnc

January 24th, 2012
8:37 am

Big Easy Grille off of Collier Road – Hand’s down! Claude knows how to throw down in the kitchen. Their Alligator Ettouffee, Shrimp PoBoy and Crawfish are the best. They usually do nightly specials such as Oyster on the half or Crawfish boils, depending on what’s in season. They have a great brunch as well.

Princess P

January 24th, 2012
8:38 am

Gumbeauxs in DOuglassville give me my Louisiana fix!

Elliot Garcia

January 24th, 2012
8:39 am

Big Easy off of Collier!! Just sitting at the bar reminds you of NOLA….great food too!!

BenR

January 24th, 2012
8:42 am

Parish in Inman Park.

jefe in marietta

January 24th, 2012
8:43 am

We make the drive to Dallas, GA for Cajun’s Cookin! Best gator bites and fried shrimp po boys I have ever had!

Hanky Panky

January 24th, 2012
8:45 am

Popeye’s in Snellville has the best shrimp and red beans and rice EVER!!!!!!! Captain D’s in Lilburn also just put some really good tilapia on the menu.

Steve

January 24th, 2012
8:46 am

Henry’s in Acworth.

LaKisha

January 24th, 2012
8:50 am

Gumbeaux in Douglasville is great!

Jeff C.

January 24th, 2012
8:53 am

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville.

Debra

January 24th, 2012
8:55 am

You R kidding right… Red Lobster? Since when do they fall into the “Cajun” category!!

WhoDat

January 24th, 2012
8:57 am

I know who should NOT be on the list – Copelands. Especially the one by Cumberland Mall. Food is subpar at best, and the management and wait staff at this location make it an easy place to AVOID.

RT

January 24th, 2012
9:03 am

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is top notch.

gw

January 24th, 2012
9:07 am

Adele’s in Roswell.

Hard_Head_WhoDat

January 24th, 2012
9:09 am

New Orleans Seafood has the best boiled seafood, they are located on Lawrenceville hwy maybe .5 miles from 285,.,.
They taste like Hanks,.,,. if you are from New Orleans you know that’s a compliment.,.

PLEASE, PLEASE, Please, do not go the New Orleans Seafood on Pleasant Hill,.. they are horrible,.,. they don’t purge their crawfish and they put mustard on seafood po-boys.,.,

Todd Alkire

January 24th, 2012
9:14 am

Coach’s Cajun Kitchen!

Hard_Head_Whodat

January 24th, 2012
9:15 am

sorry guys,

the spot is called Southern Seafood, they are located on Lawrencevill Hwy.,.

sorry for the type’o

St Bernard Parish

January 24th, 2012
9:15 am

From down on the bayou I know a thing or two about good eats….as much as I love Henry’s in Acworth, it’s not a true representation of New Orleans food (although his seafood trio oh lala is amazing). The best overall menu and taste that I’ve come across is Gumbeaux’s in downtown Douglasville. And believe it or not, AJ’s Poboys in Marietta on Roswell Rd. is the best Po-boy I’ve had in GA. Hands down. Everything I’ve had some AJ’s has been fantastic.

GaBlue

January 24th, 2012
9:18 am

Yes! Adele’s in Roswell!! OMG, that place is awesome!

MJ

January 24th, 2012
9:21 am

Gumbeaux in Douglasville. The hush puppies are fantastic. Portions are huge.

Hardlyeverposts

January 24th, 2012
9:25 am

Adele’s in Roswell is AMAZING!! I have friends that rave about Gumbeax’ but have never been. My husband has eated at Henry’s and says it’s good but Adele’s is WAY bettter!!!

sambo

January 24th, 2012
9:25 am

Flat rock grill

JOD

January 24th, 2012
9:33 am

Henry’s in Acworth!!! Yeah, baby!

GC

January 24th, 2012
9:33 am

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is the best!!! Real down home cajun food!! Reasonable prices and they are not shy with the portions. Best deal for your money.

carnic

January 24th, 2012
9:35 am

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is the best

Hanky Panky

January 24th, 2012
9:37 am

I love it when IHOP puts BIGNETS on the menu!!!

TheDebutante

January 24th, 2012
9:37 am

We love McKinnons. The late great Billy Mckinnon knew how to cook and the food has not changed since his death a few years ago.

kap

January 24th, 2012
9:42 am

AJ’s in Marietta

robert

January 24th, 2012
9:49 am

Big Easy Grill on Collier and Adele’s in Roswell are my favorites. I love the feel and food of both those places.

Gulf Coaster

January 24th, 2012
9:50 am

I grew up on the Gulf and spent quite a lot of time in New Orleans before moving to Atlanta. I considered it my second home and because of that, I take my shrimp po boys seriously. My favorite place is Gumbeaux. There used to be a place called On The Bayou, in Chamblee. Anyone know what happened to them? The owner was from New Orleans and their food was quite good too.

Skipper

January 24th, 2012
9:52 am

Henry’s in Acworth…. Gumbeaux in Douglasville is a close second…

Gulf Coaster

January 24th, 2012
9:53 am

Oh! And I had McKinnon’s for the first time last weekend! Fantastic but I still prefer Gumbeaux… the whole atmosphere fits my memories of New Orleans.

K-Dog

January 24th, 2012
9:55 am

Henry’s in Acworth….without a question.

gojackets!

January 24th, 2012
10:00 am

Henry’s in Acworth!

Delta Hog Moss

January 24th, 2012
10:01 am

Crawfish Shack Buford Hwy hands down. A Vietnamese owned, Cajun inspired fare. And it is as good as your gonna get outside the Delta! Fresh oysters delivered directly by plane from across the street at PDK. Craw daddys sent the same way LIVE! Take them home live and boil them up yourself (my personal preference). But get there early cause they close at 7:00. Trust me, any restaurant that closes at 7:00 ain’t struggling for a reason.

Mary

January 24th, 2012
10:08 am

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville. The BEST!!!

katie

January 24th, 2012
10:09 am

Me The Foodie

January 24th, 2012
10:10 am

Tough to decide but Henry’s and Gumbeaux’s are the best in GA!

Amy

January 24th, 2012
10:17 am

Henry’s in Acworth gets my vote!

Keno

January 24th, 2012
10:17 am

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville #1, Henry in Acworth a close second. For great Louisiana foods head to Cajun Meat Co on Roswell Rd in Marietta

snatchandgrab

January 24th, 2012
10:18 am

Personnaly, I love Copelands. My friends from Louisianna swear bby Guumbeauxs in D’ville. I haven’t made it out there to try it yet.

andy

January 24th, 2012
10:18 am

Boudreaux’s in downtown Duluth is a great place!!!

Gulf Coast Girl

January 24th, 2012
10:24 am

Parish in Inman Park. Beautiful space, good food. Need to get out to Douglasville now.

Stacey

January 24th, 2012
10:27 am

Gumbeaux in Douglasville and Pappadeaux’s in Marietta!

KK

January 24th, 2012
10:36 am

Big Easy Grill and McKinnons

Britt

January 24th, 2012
10:38 am

Atkin’s Park in Smyrna!

LawDawg

January 24th, 2012
10:40 am

Why even do this as a Best of the Big A. There is only one good place in the state: Gumbeaux

Susan

January 24th, 2012
10:44 am

Without a doubt, GUMBEAUX’s in Douglasville. 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.

GREG

January 24th, 2012
10:45 am

Looks like the Gumbeaux owner notified everyone on his email list to this blog

Kandi

January 24th, 2012
10:46 am

Front Page News off Moreland Ave has the best jambalaya, gumbo & crawfish & shrimp etouffee I’ve ever had in a long time. I also had an excellent gumbo dish from Fox Sports Grill in Atlantic Station some time ago as well.

RSC

January 24th, 2012
10:47 am

Henry’s Lousianna Grill in Acworth!!! Ooh La La!!!

Jay

January 24th, 2012
10:48 am

Henry’s Lousiana Grill in Acworth; heck, Henry invented the genre in metro Atlanta

BigDawg

January 24th, 2012
10:49 am

Recently moved back to ATL and happened to find Zuffy’s at Druid Hills. It is the reincarnation of the old Fuzzy’s, complete with Joe Dale’s recipes (salad dressing, mussels, bread pudding, yummmmmm). The Jambayaya, Etouffe, PoBoys and numerous crawfish recipes take me tastewise near some rolling good time memories. The food is great and to make it perfect, many of the Fuzzy’s staff is there and they remembered me! Can’t get much better than great food, service, location and memories!

Patrick

January 24th, 2012
10:58 am

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is the best Cajun Restaurant in Georgia hands down. It is also one of the best restaurants overall in the state. If you have not tried it, you are missing out.

ben

January 24th, 2012
11:00 am

gumbeauxs hands down!!! As far as henry’s goes, how many dishes can you put the same cream sauce on?

zekeZ

January 24th, 2012
11:02 am

McKinnon’s, Henry’s, Gumbeaux, in that order. I have not eaten at McKinnon’s since the early 90’s because I no longer live in Atlanta, but, as I remember IT WAS GREAT!!

Megan

January 24th, 2012
11:02 am

Big Easy on Collier Road!!!!!!

Bonannie

January 24th, 2012
11:04 am

Henry’s Louisiana Gill in Acworth – best corn bread ever and great atmosphere!!

Best Po Boys, Gumbo Red Beans

January 24th, 2012
11:15 am

AJ’s in Marietta. Fantastic po boys and red beans, and their chicken and sausage gumbo is perfect combination of flavor and heat. We live in town, but AJs is one of the few places we’re willing to go OTP for, for lunch on a Saturday or Sunday. I’ve been to Big Easy Grill on Collier a few times. It’s not bad if you don’t want to make the trip, but AJs is less expensive and worth the trip in my opinion.

Lorie

January 24th, 2012
11:16 am

Big Easy. No contest.

Andrew

January 24th, 2012
11:16 am

RL’s off the square in Covington. Excellent Food.

Ashley

January 24th, 2012
11:17 am

Henry’s in Acworth! Fabulous food.

Call it like it is

January 24th, 2012
11:20 am

Tell you like it is, I live in Acworth a couple miles from Henrys’s and nothing bad about his place, but if I want real cajun at a better price I ride to D-ville and eat at Gumbeaux. His seafood chowder is off the hook! No contest.

Chrissy

January 24th, 2012
11:25 am

Henry’s in Acworth! It is the best cajun food I have had in this area. I felt like I was back home in New Orleans… Make a reservation or get there early there is always a wait:)

AA

January 24th, 2012
11:26 am

Henry’s in Acworth is the best Cajun/Creole food I have had. Very true to form and worth the drive.

JacketAlum07-you are an idiot.

Swamp person

January 24th, 2012
11:29 am

Seriously…..did someone put Captain D’s earlier?

must not get out much….lol

RealBuckhead

January 24th, 2012
11:29 am

RL’s in Covington right off the square.

Swamp person

January 24th, 2012
11:30 am

…and Pappadeaux is not any better than Captain D’s…

ugagirl

January 24th, 2012
11:33 am

Big Easy Grille on Collier – hands down! One of my favorite places in Atlanta – cajun or not!

Three Jack

January 24th, 2012
11:37 am

AJ’s – East Cobb – almost time for Oyster Wednesdays, Henry’s of course.

guy

January 24th, 2012
11:37 am

fyi… douglasville is not even close to atlanta. so, automatic disqualifier in my book. Parish in Inman Park = fail for LA food (but their desserts are awesome). If your gold standard for Louisiana food is Pappadeaux, or even worse Red Lobster, I feel sorry for you. The poboy at the Tavern at Phipps is ok, but never has enough oysters (plus the fat freaky boy george waiter is gross if you know who i’m talking about). the red beans and rice w sausage at Zuffy’s isn’t too bad flavor-wise, except their rice is always old. mckinnon’s and copelands are ok, but both are overpriced. let’s face it, atlanta needs a good cajun/creole seafood restaurant…right now!

DAR

January 24th, 2012
11:37 am

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

Three Jack

January 24th, 2012
11:37 am

AJ’s – meant to write ‘Crawfish Boil Wednesdays’

No Name Yet

January 24th, 2012
11:50 am

Gumbeaux’s! (I think Henry’s is pretty good too.)

Fred

January 24th, 2012
11:51 am

I see that the whole population of Douglasville and all the employees of and friends of Gumbeaux’s have shown up on the blog. Isn’t Douglasville a suburb of Birmingham and about an hour west of Atlanta on 20?

Rob K

January 24th, 2012
11:53 am

AJ’s on 120 in Marietta makes an amazing Po-Boy. They do it right in the LA tradition. Hard to beat an AJ’s Po-Boy and an Abita Restoration Pale Ale draft…

KDP4TH

January 24th, 2012
11:53 am

Boudreaux’s Cajun Seafood Market in Duluth.

Louise

January 24th, 2012
11:59 am

from Baton Rouge and miss the great food. I like Henry’s and Gubeaux’s…where is the place mentioned in Dallas, GA????

Fred

January 24th, 2012
11:59 am

Anyone who nominates Papadeaux’s for “Best Cajun” also thinks Captain D’s is ‘Best Seafood” lol.

@Gulf Coaster: IE Beyond the Bayou. They moved from their Johnson Ferry Road location to that old house in Chamblee. They moved right as the economy tanked. It was hard to find them and there was a lapse in time between when they closed one place and opened the other. They never recovered from it. That area was supposed to be developed and wasn’t. As such Beyond the Bayou went to the Great Beyond lol. They served to ONLY authentic roast beef po’boy I’ve had in over 20 years that i didn’t make myself. Since they closed I have yet to find a real Cajun place.

I guess I’ll have to make sure my passport is up to date and head out to Douglasville and try that gumbeaux’s place. but hell, by the time I’ve driven that far I’m half way to Louisiana anyway and may as well keep heading west for the real stuff……….

Andrew

January 24th, 2012
12:02 pm

For someone that has lived in Louisiana. RL’s is the closest to the real thing I have found in this area. that reminds me of the food of my childhood. I have gone to Douglasville to eat at Gumbeaux’s and it is O.K. but it’s food is not of the quality of R.L.’s. Coving is lucky to have a Restaurant like RL’s.

Don't Get Out Much?

January 24th, 2012
12:05 pm

Apparently, Fred and Guy don’t get out much. Douglasville is part of Metro Atlanta and takes all of 15 minutes to drive to from downtown Atlanta. This also means they have never experienced Gumbeaux. Seriously, if you enjoy Cajun food…it’s worth the drive!

Boney

January 24th, 2012
12:07 pm

there is no such thing as good cajun or creole food, it is all horrendous

Fred

January 24th, 2012
12:08 pm

I agree with guy about places in Acworth or Douglasville (especially DALLAS), being called “Best of Atlanta.” However when it comes to Cajun food/Creole food, there just aren’t 5 places worth nominating. Front Page News is decent food, but I wouldn’t call them authentic. The Oyster Barn makes a pretty decent Gumbo. 98% of the places that serve a “po’boy” haven’t a clue what a po’boy even is, they just have some kind of fried seafood they throw on any type of roll they can get cheap and CALL it a “po’boy.” i mean just damn, one place in Lawrenceville (forget the name) had a “po’boy” as they called it on Cuban bread. Why didn’t he call it an oyster CUBAN Sandwich for pete’s sake?

I have tried every new “Cajun’ place I hear about with hope and anticipation, but I know of any still open IN ATLANTA that are worth really calling a ‘Cajun” or Creole place. Most do to Cajun what a $2.00 all you can eat buffet does for Chinese……….

Gulf Coaster

January 24th, 2012
12:09 pm

Thanks for the update Fred! Yes, we went there a few times after it moved to Chamblee. One day we showed up for lunch and the place was closed. That was too bad because we enjoyed going there.
Definitely update the passport and take a trip to D’ville. My husband and I share some of our best pre-children memories of New Orleans and love to go to Gumbeaux on our date nights. It has a similar atmosphere to Beyond the Bayou (pre-Chamblee) and I love their po boys. The price is much more reasonable than McKinnon’s too.

LCS'er

January 24th, 2012
12:10 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is BY FAR the best in the entire Atlanta area! Hands down, authentic Cajun that is obviously homemade by someone from Louisiana who knows what he’s doing! Not a “wanna be” like others…

M Sanders

January 24th, 2012
12:11 pm

My hubby is from “Nawlins” and is the world’s worst food critic……….in his mind unless it’s from Louisiana it aint gonna be good! That being said we LOVE Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville, just went last Friday as a matter of fact and have been happy patrons for over 11 years. We’ve tried Cajun joints all over the metro area and this is the ONLY one he will return to. NEVER had a bad bite of anything on the menu!

St Bernard Parish

January 24th, 2012
12:14 pm

For the morons assuming Gumbeaux’s is begging friends and family to spend time on this blog, you are just sad. It’s 2 minutes from Six Flags and 20 minutes from the heart of Atlanta….close than Henry’s I might add….and if you all had half a brain you’d know this blog was asking for Metro Atlanta, not just downtown. I am grew up 11 miles from the french quarter, down on the bayou and trust me when I say, if I wanted to eat good LA dishes, I’d go to A. Gumbeaux’s and B. AJ’s in Marietta. A few other places dable with a good dish or two here and there…but consistently, those are the two worth closing your eyes and picking anything on the menu. I would like to get over to Adele’s soon, it’s relatively new so I hadn’t the chance to make it Roswell yet….but soon.

Fred

January 24th, 2012
12:18 pm

@Gulf Coaster: Since you knew about Beyond the Bayou, I’ll take your word about Gumbeaux’s and take a day off to travel out there…….. Thanks.

Seriously though, when there is such an overwhelming positive response for a place like there has been for Gumbeaux’s it usually means they are doing something right. Also enough people have mentioned Henry’s to make me want to try them as well.

Swamp person

January 24th, 2012
12:23 pm

@Boney, “there is no such thing as good cajun or creole food, it is all horrendous”

you must be one of those New England Yankees where good food is boiled meat and potatoes…

Arthur Treacher

January 24th, 2012
12:29 pm

Long John Silver’s

Nick Saban

January 24th, 2012
12:30 pm

Miss Betty’s BBQ shrimp in Old Metairie, LA

Boudreaux

January 24th, 2012
12:32 pm

Give me some all you can eat shrimp at Red Lobster–hhmmmm, heaven on earth!

Dirk

January 24th, 2012
12:33 pm

Love long john silver’s, especailly their crispy droppings!

mar1jdh

January 24th, 2012
12:37 pm

Adele’s in Roswell is fantastic. Perfect po boy and great jambalaya. (Didn’t try the gumbo, but my friend did and said it was fantastic.) plus the owner/chef is always around showing a true hands on approach.

William

January 24th, 2012
12:46 pm

New Orleans N’Athens, aka NONA

kitchen diva

January 24th, 2012
12:54 pm

Gumbeaux’s top quality assured products. Each item is speced out to meet exacting standards, prepared fresh daily and topped off with great service.Awesome food and drink for a great value.

ATLAS

January 24th, 2012
12:56 pm

McKinnon’s in Buckhead

Mr. Acadian

January 24th, 2012
1:16 pm

you said best cajun food. well, I’ll put my gumbo up against anyone in the city. True to the region, the best cajun food isn’t found in any restaurant, it’s found at home. It Atlanta, the home belongs to me, Mr. Acadian.

grnidkjun

January 24th, 2012
1:21 pm

The Big Easy Grille
Po Boys, ettoufe, gator bites, voodoo sauce, abita…it’s worth The ninety minute drive to me when I’m homesick! The atmosphere is like places I would frequent at home.

St Bernard Parish

January 24th, 2012
1:31 pm

Mr. Acadian, please post your address….TIA.

Elizabeth Vercruysse

January 24th, 2012
1:50 pm

Big Easy Grille, hands down!!! Having lived in New Orleans myself, you realize how hard it can be to get authentic Cajun, and Claude has it mastered!!! Every time we are in town, we make it a must to stop by and fulfill our Cajun Cravings!!!

love it

January 24th, 2012
2:05 pm

Do any of these places mentioned serve fresh beignets? Thats what I am looking to find.

Fred

January 24th, 2012
2:10 pm

Mr. Acadian: Your gumbo is a pale shadow of a weak broth when compared to mine lol. I’ll bet your roux is still white when you start adding stuff and if it isn’t it’s because you burnt it :) You probably take the heads and bones and skin off the fish, and the shells off the crabs, crawfish and shrimp. Do you use echrich farms instead of a good REAL andouille or boudin? Boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of the whole damn chicken?

LOL I challenge you.

Fred

January 24th, 2012
2:17 pm

Hey Love it, this is as close as I can get you to good beignets…………….

http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2010/02/french-market-beignet-doughnuts.html

Mr. Acadian

January 24th, 2012
4:08 pm

I take all challenges!!! Com on down St. Bernard Parish. We will eat inside while Mr. Fred stays on the porch…but don’t worry Mr. Fred you won’t be cold cause my GUMBO is HOT…btw, I make my own andouille

The Truth

January 24th, 2012
4:17 pm

@Ben – Henry’s isn’t authentic? Seriously? That’s the dumbest thing I’ve read on the AJC, and that’s saying an awful lot!

Henry’s is definitely the best – bar none. Gumbeaux is alright, but definitely not worth the drive unless you’re already in Douglasville.

Danielle

January 24th, 2012
4:21 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is the best: very authentic Cajun cooking, great service, reasonable prices, and generous portions. YUM!

Ooh La La

January 24th, 2012
4:22 pm

Henri’s in Acworth is my favorite. Gumbeaux is Douglasville is good too, but the atmosphere isn’t as nice. Shrimp Ooh La La at Henri’s is wonderful!!!

Audrey

January 24th, 2012
4:24 pm

Henry’s Louisiana Grill. Best local restaurant around!

John

January 24th, 2012
4:27 pm

N’awlins in East Atlanta!

Bubba

January 24th, 2012
4:29 pm

Harry Bissetts in Athens!

LDD

January 24th, 2012
4:29 pm

Pappadeaux is AWFUL!!!!!

BigA

January 24th, 2012
4:31 pm

Henry’s!!! In Acworth!

Valinor

January 24th, 2012
4:33 pm

Adele’s in Roswell is the REAL DEAL!!!

Acworthian

January 24th, 2012
4:34 pm

Gumbeaux- A- Geaux Geuax

January 24th, 2012
4:43 pm

Not trying to boast but have yet to find a restaurant that comes close to my cooking.
I’m from LA and sorry, but Henry’s is fair at best. Eaten there numerous times hoping it’ll get better but the scorched roux, mushy rice, wierd flavors make it tough.
Parish doesn’y cut it either. Guess I’ll have to make the drive out to D’ville and check out Gumbeaux’s.

Dale

January 24th, 2012
4:47 pm

Rupricht

January 24th, 2012
4:53 pm

For elegant Creole and Cajun – McKinnon’s Louisianne. For fantastic Po-Boys, Red Beans & Rice & unbelievable Cheese Grits – A.J.’s in Marietta.

Claude

January 24th, 2012
4:56 pm

To Dale and all others who have read and or posted. Big Easy Grille is OPEN (in fact starting the tenth year) The Big easy Dale referenced is Big Easy Cajun Kitchen. No affiliation

tom

January 24th, 2012
4:59 pm

Big Easy Grille on Collier Rd. in Atlanta IS open and has been going strong for 10 years. It not a big place like Henri’s or Gumbeaux’s. A neighborhood joint, just like being in NOLA. The real deal.

Typical Redneck

January 24th, 2012
5:00 pm

Harry Bissets is closed.

Dirty Dawg

January 24th, 2012
5:03 pm

If you haven’t done Boudreaux’s in Duluth, you should…if you have and don’t rate it the best around these parts then you don’t know Cajun from coona$$.

ms.alabama

January 24th, 2012
5:03 pm

Henry’s in acworth…

Bill Sherman

January 24th, 2012
5:04 pm

Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Acworth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TeamHenry

January 24th, 2012
5:05 pm

Henry’s Louisiana Grill!!! Great food, great service, great atmosphere!!!

Bloomie

January 24th, 2012
5:08 pm

The Crawfish Shack on Buford Highway and soon adding a location on Roswell Rd. Yum!

Tom

January 24th, 2012
5:10 pm

RL’s Off the Square in Covington – the chef trained for years with Paul Prudhomme at Commander’s Palace. Can’t bebeat.

Lee

January 24th, 2012
5:10 pm

Big Easy Grille on Collier Road.

Delta Hog Moss

January 24th, 2012
5:12 pm

Hey Big Dawg. Jo Dale aint whippin up that food. He branched off and opened Pirates Pub. That girl that got the bands at Fuzzy’s opened Zuffy’s. Rivals! The winner. Zuffy’s only because Pirates Pub died. And the only reason Zuffy’s is popular is because thats where the Pink Pony girls go after work.

Yolanda Hurd

January 24th, 2012
5:16 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is excellent! I love it and learned about it througha business partner…. the ironic thing is I live in Douglasville and never knew what a treasure I had in my own area! I go every chance I get!

MW

January 24th, 2012
5:16 pm

Boudreaux’s in Duluth and Adele’s in Roswell.

lilb

January 24th, 2012
5:20 pm

Big Easy Grille!!! You’re crazy if you think a chain restaurant can beat this place! The owners are there everyday serving drinks and food that are AUTHENTIC cajun! On the Westside of Atlanta off Howell Mill Road (on Collier), so very local to Atlanta.

Kara

January 24th, 2012
5:21 pm

Big Easy Grille on Collier Road. The Voodoo Gator is delicious!

From the Bayou

January 24th, 2012
5:21 pm

I like Henry’s, but can anyone explain to me what makes his Ooh LaLa a cajun dish? I’ll tell you what – nothing. It’s closer related to an italian alfredo than it is to cajun. Don’t get me wrong, its a tasty dish but does not represent authentic cajun in any way. Judge apples to apples by sticking to the creole staples. Also, does anybody know of a cajun restaurant serving boudin in the Atlanta area?

NomNomNomATL

January 24th, 2012
5:27 pm

Big Easy Grill is the best in ATL. It looks as though Gumbeaux’s is the best in Douglasville though. Next time I go to Six Flags (which will be never) I’ll stop by.

Beau

January 24th, 2012
5:27 pm

Becky

January 24th, 2012
5:29 pm

Love the Big Easy Grille..The food is great and the service is awesome..

@Fred and Guy..Douglasville is NOT that far away..I live about 3 minutes away from Gumbeaux and I can drive from my house to downtown Atlanta in about 15-20 mins..If you are to lazy to drive more than next door for a nice dinner,then by all means, please stay wherever you call home..

Kawasaki Kid

January 24th, 2012
5:32 pm

Gumbeaux’s in downtown Douglasville has the best fried catfish and oysters in the whole universe. If there’s any better, I don’t want to know!

Alex

January 24th, 2012
5:40 pm

Big Easy Grille on Collier Road in Atlanta.

Elliot Garcia

January 24th, 2012
5:40 pm

Douglasville? no thanks…..

Al

January 24th, 2012
5:40 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville. I was blown away. The best steak. Me and my wife thought it was better than Morton’s Steakhouse. Amazing dishes! We love it and only been 3 times all the way from the east side of Dekalb.

PD

January 24th, 2012
5:41 pm

Gumbeaux’s in D’ville is the best Cajun outside of Louisiana. But for Creole, Gabe’s Downtown in Villa Rica is a hidden gem.

Fred

January 24th, 2012
5:42 pm

No beer at Henry’s?

PalmTree387

January 24th, 2012
5:48 pm

Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Acworth, great gumbo, etouffee and fun ambience. I can always feel the authentic Louisiana spirit in the place, especially after an awesome seasonal crawfish boil!

Vince

January 24th, 2012
5:49 pm

Henry’s Louisiana Grille in Acworth.

Jennifer

January 24th, 2012
5:52 pm

1.Boudreaux’s Cajun Seafood Market
2. Big Easy

Up Town Ruler

January 24th, 2012
5:55 pm

My House ! ! !
Fresh Seafood from New Orleans
Fresh sausage and pickled pork from Opelousas
Born in Charity Hospital In 1947
Yea You Right … Real Creole and Cajun
Bell Pepper, Onion, Celery, Garlic …. Real Reaux
Beau Coup T L C in the Kitchen

Yes Indeed ! ! ! !

Marcia

January 24th, 2012
5:57 pm

Absolutely Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville…As a Bayou Girl From Assumpiton Parish…their Gumbeaux is pretty authentic!!!!

Jennifer

January 24th, 2012
6:01 pm

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dawgfan

January 24th, 2012
6:04 pm

Eagles Landing in Lawrenceville

Erik

January 24th, 2012
6:04 pm

I have eaten at most of the Cajun places in town, but Big Easy has got them all beat… hands down!!!

Beth

January 24th, 2012
6:05 pm

BIG EASY!!!! YUM YUM!!!

Douglasville is not Atlanta

January 24th, 2012
6:06 pm

Douglasville is not in Atlanta…get a map

Larry

January 24th, 2012
6:20 pm

Cajun’s Cookin in Hiram! Real Cajun food from a real cCajun. No question the best around! The Muffalattas taste like their straight from the Central Grocery on Decatur St. in New Orleans. The food is fresh and AWESOME!!!

Ann

January 24th, 2012
6:27 pm

Cajun’s Cookin’ in Hiram on 278 knows what they’re doing when it comes to real cajun food. Shrimp po-boy is awesome & the gumbo is to die for.They just recently moved from Dallas, GA.

Fred

January 24th, 2012
6:43 pm

@Dawgfan: Trying to talk my wife into trying Eagles Landing tonight. If it sucks I hold you personally responsible lol.

KC

January 24th, 2012
7:26 pm

Cajun’s Cookin’
678-332-6261
cajunscookin@comcast.net
http://www.cajunscookin.com

THE BEST! AWESOME FOOD, FANTASTIC OWNERS!!!!!!!. :O)

ormewood

January 24th, 2012
7:33 pm

Been to Gumbeaux’s a couple of times. It was good, but for whatever reason didn’t blow me away. AJ’s in East Cobb is a hidden gem tucked into a Kroger shopping center. Their po boys are excellent, and on Wednesdays, etoufee is the special and it is outstanding. Get there early if you want some because they run out quickly.

Sue

January 24th, 2012
7:45 pm

Cajun’s Cookin’ is by far the best and most authentic Cajun food I have had. These guys have done it right! I would strongly suggest them to everyone before anyone casts a vote on this.

SMc

January 24th, 2012
8:02 pm

We LOVE Cajun’s Cookin’ in Dallas, GA! YUM! Muffalattas are the way to go!

casie

January 24th, 2012
8:02 pm

Cajuns Cookin’ has the best food. I highly recommend Cajuns cookin’ to everyone. My favorite food there are the gater bits, and the best gumbo your mouth will ever taste.

Lisa

January 24th, 2012
8:21 pm

The BEST: Cajun’s Cookin’ Restaurant-Hiram, GA

Thibodeaux

January 24th, 2012
8:22 pm

AJ’s. So glad so few of you know about AJ’s. This is an outstanding gem in East Cobb. The place is very small, so don’t tell anyone how amazing the food is or we will have to stand in line!

Shelley

January 24th, 2012
8:49 pm

Cajun’s Cookin!

auntielala

January 24th, 2012
9:14 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville, baby! We’ve eaten there for years & it is FANTASTIC! Heard good things about Henry’s. Plan to try it soon.

Kim

January 24th, 2012
9:43 pm

HENRY’S in Acworth..YEAH BABY!!!

Harrison

January 24th, 2012
9:45 pm

Gumbeaux’s hands down! Blows all of these places away! If you haven’t had it yet, you must!

Di Deedoe

January 24th, 2012
9:47 pm

HENRY’S YEA BABY… Downtown Acworth…

SUE MACY

January 24th, 2012
9:51 pm

Henry;s in Acworth Ga. Main St.. is the BEST there is.!!!!!!!!!!!

Theresa Mason

January 24th, 2012
9:54 pm

Henry’s in Acworth,Ga!

David

January 24th, 2012
9:55 pm

Henry’s in Acworth!

Kayla

January 24th, 2012
9:59 pm

HENRY’S!!!!!

Cindy

January 24th, 2012
9:59 pm

Henry’s is the best!!!!!!

Sam

January 24th, 2012
10:06 pm

Henry’s in Acworth!

Julia Hewgley

January 24th, 2012
10:10 pm

Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Downtown Acworth!!! Won the People’s Plate List on ABC Nightline for the Best Restaurant in America. You just can’t beat it!

Steve

January 24th, 2012
10:20 pm

My vote goes to Cajun’s Cookin’ in Hiram. They just moved to their new location because they were so successful. They moved from Dallas to Hiram this past weekend. Food is outstanding!

melshel

January 24th, 2012
10:21 pm

Henry’s in Acworth ~ delicious food and the best servers EVER! A great time EVERY time!

Bryan Pritchard

January 24th, 2012
10:21 pm

The NATION can’t be wrong winners of Nightline’s BEST PLATE IN AMERICA HENRY’S IN ACWORTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rob

January 24th, 2012
10:22 pm

Trinity Creole Cafe in downtown Kennesaw has some good food.

brooke Turner

January 24th, 2012
10:35 pm

HENREYS!!!! The best :)

Laura

January 24th, 2012
10:39 pm

HENRY’S in Acworth! The food is always great, the staff are amazing, and I’ve not been there many times that Henry didn’t come out and personally greet us. He is as much of a draw as the food!

Eric

January 24th, 2012
10:42 pm

Henry’s in Acworth and Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville

Dianne

January 24th, 2012
10:44 pm

Henry’s in downtown Acworth. YEAH BABY!!!

Marcus

January 24th, 2012
10:45 pm

Yeah baby! ! ! Henry’s Louisiana Grill downtown Acworth.

Granny

January 24th, 2012
10:47 pm

Henry’s of course!

Dianna

January 24th, 2012
10:47 pm

By Far the “BEST” has to be Henry’s in downtown Acworth

stranger in a strange land

January 24th, 2012
10:49 pm

stop it with the Henry’s recommendations! It’s hard enough as it is to get in there.

Ramona Fuller

January 24th, 2012
11:01 pm

Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Acworth!

Heather

January 24th, 2012
11:19 pm

Adele’s is the real deal! Food is authentic and delish. Service is awesome! And they even had beignets!

Mary B

January 24th, 2012
11:58 pm

Mckinnons – YUM

Wendy

January 25th, 2012
6:47 am

Henry’s in Acworth!! Love the food and everything about it!!

Hannah

January 25th, 2012
7:18 am

Big easy grille, second to none, love love love it!

Jeanette Holloway

January 25th, 2012
7:54 am

Henry’s in Aceorth, hands down…..great food, great service & Henry ofcourse!

PinkSkirt

January 25th, 2012
8:37 am

My Family and I have eaten at Henry’s since the very first day it opened! Henry is a Great Guy and a Superb Chef!! We LOVED it then and STILL LOVE it!! This is “the place” to go!! The atmosphere is awesome, the food is phenomenal (especially the Louisiana Ooh La La & the Bread pudding) NOTHING compares, not even Gumbeaux’s!!

WP

January 25th, 2012
9:32 am

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is the best Cajun Restaurant- Hands down. He has great desserts also

Eric

January 25th, 2012
10:13 am

As the days draw nearer to Mardi Gras, my mind starts to wander and my mouth starts to water in anticipation of having some great Cajun and Creole cuisine courtesy of Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville. My wife likes eating the Roby R’s Marinated Ribeye and I like eating a combination plate of Cajun popcorn and fried alligator. (wiping drool from corners of my mouth)

Steve

January 25th, 2012
10:24 am

Cajun’s Cookin’

tigerhal

January 25th, 2012
10:25 am

Gumbeaux’s is the best Restaurant around. He gives plenty of food for a resonable price

Doug

January 25th, 2012
10:34 am

Cajun’s Cookin in Hiram. Without question the best Cajun in town! Cajun (the owner, who you will most assuredly meet) is a true New Orleanian! His food is authentic and told to be straight from his Momma’s kitchen, and they’ll definitely help you “pass a good time”! Great food and people there. DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE!!

LSUONE

January 25th, 2012
11:49 am

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is by far the best EVER. If you haven’t been there, you are missing out BIG TIME!!

John

January 25th, 2012
12:07 pm

Henry’s in Acworth, hands down best food and experience.

CB

January 25th, 2012
12:24 pm

Big Easy Grille

AO

January 25th, 2012
12:40 pm

McKinnon’s all the way!!! Thank you, Aziz!

davidA

January 25th, 2012
2:55 pm

Hands down for good food and good times you can’t beat Henry’s Louisiana Grille in Acworth. The nightly fish specials are awesome and seem to improve every time I eat there. The staff is friendly and awesome. I know may Louisianans and they all swear Henry’s is the real deal. Throw in Blues on Friday night and you have the recipe for some serious fun.

Shae

January 25th, 2012
2:57 pm

Henrys Louisiana grill

Robert

January 25th, 2012
4:21 pm

Big Easy Grille in ATLANTA!

Terri Patterson

January 25th, 2012
4:25 pm

Love, love, love Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Acworth. The food is incomparable, located on quaint Main St. in downtown Acworth is perfect, inside it’s festive and warm…and Henry is ALWAYS circulating spreading his joy! We also love Henry’s Uptown…best place to go Friday nights for amazing blues, rock and dancing…you never know when Henry is gonna invite you onto the dance floor. Best choice for cajun/creole food in town!

Amy T.

January 25th, 2012
4:26 pm

Henry’s in Acworth, hands down!!

*BAM*

January 25th, 2012
4:27 pm

Gumbeaux in Douglasville!!!! They serve so much more food than Henry’s (which is good too)… Gumbeaux is true ‘dirty cajun’ and Henry’s is more fancy but not enough food for a cajun girl like me!! :P

Jennifer

January 25th, 2012
4:27 pm

You can’t beat Henry’s in downtown Acworth. As Chef Henry would say, “Yeah baby!!!”

Cheryl Bryan

January 25th, 2012
4:28 pm

Definitely Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Acworth! Henry is a true blood Cajun and it shows in his wonderful food. Yeah baby…OOH LA lA!!

Mary

January 25th, 2012
4:29 pm

Henry’s in Acworth!

Liz

January 25th, 2012
4:37 pm

Alexis M. La Salle

January 25th, 2012
4:41 pm

Henry’s Louisiana Grill; come for the food, stay for the atmosphere — come BACK because of the experience.

Rob Eldred

January 25th, 2012
4:42 pm

Henrys……Acworth, GA ……. Their food rocks and they have a diverse menu selection…..gourmet Cajun!!!!!

Debbie

January 25th, 2012
4:43 pm

Henry’s in Acworth! The Ooh La La, Shrimp and Grits and bread pudding are the best anywhere. I can’t believe people are posting restaurant CHAINS as their favorites. Do you want to dine with a corporation or with a chef who visits your table personally, gives you a free bread pudding on your birthday and whose original recipes will give you a foodgasm? I rest my case.

David

January 25th, 2012
4:44 pm

Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Acworth is the BEST. Period.

Amy

January 25th, 2012
4:59 pm

Big Easy Grille all the way!

Debbie

January 25th, 2012
5:09 pm

Henry’sLouisana Grill is the best! Food is fantastic, staff is friendly, and Henry is always making the rounds to make sure everyone is HAPPY! We have been loyal customers for 8 years and NEVER been disappointed

Amanda Frey

January 25th, 2012
5:11 pm

Henry’s in Acworth is the best! Wonderful food and great atmosphere

ProudMPMom

January 25th, 2012
5:25 pm

Henry’s in Acworth! AMAZING!!

Mary

January 25th, 2012
5:32 pm

Henry’s In Acworth!! It’s the best! Yeah Baby!!

Rawn

January 25th, 2012
5:34 pm

Henry’s is a great place. Good food, wonderful atmosphere, and upstairs is off the hook.

Mandy Moore

January 25th, 2012
5:46 pm

Henry’s rocks!!

DPorche

January 25th, 2012
5:55 pm

Louisiana native and LSU grad, my choice is Henry’s in Acworth! Geaux Henry’s!

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 :)

fltattjen

January 26th, 2012
12:07 am

Geaux Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is simply outstanding!

Cheryl Baltzer

January 26th, 2012
1:25 am

Love, love, love GUMBEAUX’S in Douglasville. We drove from Ohio just to try their food. Wonderful place to eat and great people. We’re planning another trip down. Thanks!

Cynthia Campbell

January 26th, 2012
2:49 am

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is the best Cajun food in the Atlanta area! Robby is from Louisiana and prepares authentic Cajun dishes. The menu has something for everyone. The only problem is in deciding what item to order, because everything is delicious!

Phydeaux

January 26th, 2012
3:23 am

@matt, don’t be a dingus. Woo boy you told us, right!

Kenneth.Wiggins

January 26th, 2012
4:36 am

Big Easy… No contest.

KeriW

January 26th, 2012
8:07 am

Adele’s in Roswell! And the nicest cajun owners too – great food, great experience!

Diane

January 26th, 2012
10:19 am

For the person who said Red Lobster, really?? Their seafood is not the best either. We basically stopped eating there.

Pappadeaux is ok, but I would not consider it the best in town.

Right now the best Cajun restaurant I have been to lately is Adele’s in Roswell. Awesome Po Boys, and great gumbos! Chef Marc used to work at some awesome restaurants in New Orleans and he brings his experience to the Atlanta area. It is a must try!!!

Citadel11mom

January 26th, 2012
10:28 am

Adele’s in Roswell is fantastic. The food is delicious and authentic and the staff makes you feel right at home.

Joe Siler

January 26th, 2012
10:30 am

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is Great!

Ted

January 26th, 2012
10:42 am

Gumbeaux is DA best

Ashley

January 26th, 2012
10:54 am

Adele’s in Roswell is the best! Having grown up on the gulf coast, with family in NOLA, I know creole and New Orleans cooking. Adele’s has amazing po’boys. The bread is the best I’ve had outside of NOLA. The seafood is always cooked to perfection and is never tough. And, that’s just a start! The gumbo, red beans, étouffée, jumbalya, always take me home. The chef specials are a treat and we finish off with a chicory coffee and biegnet.

We have introduced many to Adele’s, all love it. It’s not just the food that will keep you coming back. The ambiance, the friendly service and the feeling of family makes you want to stay.

Durand

January 26th, 2012
11:34 am

Henry’s, #1 on my list!! Chef Henry and staff places at the top!! Entire menu is awesom!!

Lis

January 26th, 2012
12:45 pm

GG’s Fine Foods has the real deal if you’re looking for Creole! I came across GG at the Roswell Farmer’s Market. She sells frozen heat and eat Creole items like Crawfish Pie (her Grandmother’s recipe!), Seafood Gumbo (the best I’ve had outside Louisiana!) and other delicious dishes. She had a restaurant in New Orleans and relocated here after Hurricane Katrina. GG’s Fine Foods has a website where you can contact GG. Call her, she loves to visit & she can help you with all your Louisiana food cravings!

bet-c

January 26th, 2012
2:36 pm

Henry’s is just delicious!

J Steen

January 26th, 2012
3:10 pm

Henry’s is where it’s at!!! YEAH BABY!!

Nick

January 26th, 2012
3:44 pm

Gumbeax’s is great!!!

Della

January 26th, 2012
4:53 pm

Hands down, Henry’s Louisiana Grill in downtown Acworth.

ALP

January 26th, 2012
5:41 pm

Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Acworth!!

Amber

January 26th, 2012
6:16 pm

Henrys in Acworth!!. Best service and Cajun food in the metro area!

JT

January 26th, 2012
6:32 pm

It has to be Adele’s in Roswell. Absolutely superb!

Allyson

January 26th, 2012
9:51 pm

Henry’s in Acworth!!! Everything is delicious, service is great, you even get a visit from Chef Henry. Try the Sat brunch.,also delish !!!

Kim

January 27th, 2012
7:27 am

Gumbeaux’s Cajun Cafe in Douglasville is absolutely the BEST!!

Ray From NY

January 27th, 2012
9:29 am

Amazing over 300 comments for only 5 Restaurants.

TCB

January 27th, 2012
10:49 am

Gumbeaux is the best cajun ever. The entrees are awesome and the atmosphere is great. We have all of our celebrations there.

cajan girl

January 27th, 2012
1:02 pm

By far HENRYS in Actworth. AS AUTHENTIC AS IT GETS, AND HE IS REALLY FROM NEW ORLEAN, NO PRETENDING

THE REAL DEAL

January 27th, 2012
1:07 pm

Hands down Henrys, the real deal

HRpufnstuf

January 27th, 2012
3:15 pm

You’ll have to come to my house, because everything we have tried in ATL just sucks. Even Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville had a nasty gumbo. You could tell there was no love put into the food. But I’m a little biased, being married to a true Cajun who can cook up a storm.

Tim

January 27th, 2012
3:16 pm

Best food and atmosphere! Family friendly and real down home cooking!

Meagan

January 27th, 2012
3:42 pm

Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Acworth is the ABSOLUTE BEST for cajun/creole food in ATL!! It is a great atmosphere and Henry has such a great attitude and it really makes going to Henry’s such a great experience! And of course the food is DELICIOUS! It is the most amazing cajun/creole food I have ever had! Love it!! :)

Martha

January 27th, 2012
3:45 pm

Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Acworth without a doubt!! They are hands down the best and we have been to a lot of Cajun restaurants around the country since my husband loves Cajun food, music, etc.. If you haven’t been, I highly recommend it, and if you have then you know what I am talking about.

Mary

January 27th, 2012
3:50 pm

Are you kidding me? There’s no contest! Adele’s Authentic Cajun Cuisine in Roswell has the most delicious, delectable, and authentic Cajun food anywhere! And on top of that, they’re fun, they want to get to know you, and everyone there does their best to make sure your experience is the best! Adele’s!!!!!

Charlynn

January 27th, 2012
3:58 pm

Henry’s in Acworth – The best Blackened Jumbo Shrimp EVER!

Tim

January 27th, 2012
4:00 pm

It is Henrys in Acworth no question about it!

Beth T.

January 27th, 2012
4:03 pm

You have to love Henry’s in Acworth. Great environment and great food. Just thinking about it makes me want to leave work and go there now!

Victoria

January 27th, 2012
4:58 pm

Grew up in Douglasville, now live in Marietta – but I will happily drive back home to eat at GUMBEAUX!! Better get there early or be prepared to wait. French Quarter Shrimp is the BEST!!!

H. E.

January 27th, 2012
5:02 pm

Traveled the world a lot and had some great food. But, my favorite stop in GA is Henry’s.

Ashley

January 27th, 2012
7:46 pm

Henry’s in Acworth!!!

Matt

January 27th, 2012
9:09 pm

Henry’s Lousianna Grill in Acworth has the best Cajun/Creole food in Atlanta Metro Area. Been all around the Cajun cities of New Orleans, Lafayette, Breux Bridges and Mamou Lousianna. If you want the taste of authentic cajun food, then make reservations and make the trip to Henry’s in Acworth.

THE REAL DEAL

January 28th, 2012
1:39 am

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THE REAL DEAL

January 28th, 2012
1:42 am

Henry’s in acworth is so woth the trip, a slice of the no’leans

J R Walker

January 28th, 2012
4:40 am

Big easy just for the voodoo shrimp.

Jimmy

January 28th, 2012
10:06 am

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville!!!!

Tracey

January 28th, 2012
10:51 am

Cajun’s Cooking is where I would go in Hiram GA. Run by a true Cajun. Delish, fun – they are creative and always experimenting with new recipes to please their guests – they want you to feel at home and part of the family. I can’t say enough – worth the drive from East Cobb!

Lola-Lucy

January 28th, 2012
2:02 pm

Henry’s in Acworth is THE BEST !!! Love cajun food. Being from NOLA, we eat cajun anytime we can. We eat out a lot. We’ve eaten at some of the other restaurants mentioned. But nothing beats the Ooh La La and the great hospitality at Henry’s. Worth the drive!!

Laura Martin

January 28th, 2012
9:27 pm

Gumbeaux’s hands down. Best restaurant ever and it happens to be cajun!

Angi Lund

January 28th, 2012
10:16 pm

Gumbeaux’s has THE BEST Cajun food!!! Love the people and the the food.

Sam S

January 29th, 2012
9:28 am

Heck yeah, Gumbeaux’s…. it’s the best that I have ever had:)

Jeff

January 29th, 2012
11:21 am

Claude’s Off the Bayou in Loganville-Awesome seafood gumbo, fried alligator, and catfish.
The best I’ve had in Atlanta.

Steve point

January 29th, 2012
3:56 pm

Henrys in Acworth is a joke, Cajun/creole? The food there is far off base as the distance from the big easy to Atlanta , he might fool those folks in Acworth, but not a magazine st native
Best I’ve found is Adele’s in Roswell, no smoke and mirrors menu or faux chef

USMC DAWG

January 29th, 2012
4:27 pm

Gumbeaux’s wins hands down. Henry’s is ok, but if I wanted Zatarin’s cooked out of the box, I would do it myself @ home.

Ravenous in Roswell

January 29th, 2012
6:03 pm

Hands down the best Cajun food in the area is RL off the square in convington GA. The best food for Cajun outside of New Orleans . Will travel again to enjoy.

mobebetter

January 29th, 2012
6:42 pm

Looks like they have now got internet in Douglasville…But the Big EASY WINS HANDS DOWN!

Megan

January 29th, 2012
8:16 pm

Gumbeaux’s in Douglasville is by far the best! From the huge portions of authentic Cajun food to the NOLA inspired fun loving atmosphere, it’s the perfect place for any occasion! The staff knows how to make you feel like family and the rum bread pudding will make you never want to leave!

mh

January 30th, 2012
11:24 am

Mylon

January 30th, 2012
11:34 am

Henry’s Louisiana Grille in Acworth is the best we’ve ever had & consistently stops us from talking due to the “oh my god” & mmmmmm sounds. Always great service too & real fun on the weekend!

Mark

January 30th, 2012
11:39 am

Henry’s in Acworth! Awesome food with awesome service!

Mike W.

January 30th, 2012
11:45 am

Henry’s in Acworth. Worth the drive from inside the Perimeter to north Cobb Co. Chef Henry will make your visit memorable. Yeah Baby!!!

Jessica Strey

January 30th, 2012
12:06 pm

Henry’s Louisiana Grille, hands down. Tried Pappadeux’s (both locals) couple of times, & they can’t hold a stick to Henry’s… portions are just as good w/better pricing, atmosphere is tons better, staff is OUTSTANDING, & food is amazing. I’ve never had the same meal twice, & its an easy go-to for out-of-town company.

Diane

January 30th, 2012
12:27 pm

Hand’s down Henry’s in Acworth ! From the owner/Chef Henry who oversees all aspects of his dishes to his enchanting persona…excelent staff, entertainment, food, beverages…top to bottom a MUST visit experience in Atlanta.

B Howard

January 30th, 2012
2:52 pm

Henry’s in Acworth by far the best I’ve had. His daily specials are always over the top….as is Henry himself. Love to go there. Great atmosphere and great food!!