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There’s not much better than sitting out on the porch at the Cajun Cafe in Pinellas Park looking over the water and enjoying some delicious Cajun food.  Loren started off with a cup of gumbo and we munched on some fried okra while we waited for our entrees.

Lots of flavor, a bit of spice and a nice crunchy exterior on the okra.  So tasty.  We both got etouffee today, one with chicken & one with crawfish.

I love their etouffee sauce.  It’s rich and tomatoey with enough spice to make it interesting.  The crawfish are cooked perfectly and I can’t help but eat the whole thing.  We got a whiskey bread pudding to go because we were too full to eat it there.  Total bill with a drink was $51.

Cajun Cafe on the Bayou 
8101 Park Blvd
Pinellas Park, FL
727-546-6732

Cajun Cafe on the Bayou Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Food5/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value4/5
4.4/5

Oh, Cajun Cafe on the Bayou, you make such amazing food.

There was fried okra, spicy and crunchy, then some crab cakes, gumbo, and my go -to dish, the crawfish etouffee.  There’s also whiskey bread pudding that will get consumed later.  We were too full to eat it there.  We just love the flavors of everything they make here.  The etouffee is always delicious, sometimes spicier than others (this was one of those times), but I still manage to eat the entire thing.  It’s $50 well spent.

Cajun Cafe on the Bayou 
8101 Park Blvd
Pinellas Park, FL
727-546-6732

Cajun Cafe on the Bayou Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Food5/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value4/5
4.1/5
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  • Filed under: Cajun
  • All Loren had to do was mention Cajun food and off we went down to the Cajun Cafe in Pinellas Park.  Fried okra, gumbo, and some crawfish etouffee and some whiskey bread pudding to take home.

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    No photo of the bread pudding, it got devoured a few hours later.  The weather was nice enough that we were able to sit on the patio, watch the river and enjoy some delicious food.  This place is always consistent and always delivers wonderful flavors.  Total bill with a drink was $40.

    Cajun Cafe on the Bayou 
    8101 Park Blvd
    Pinellas Park, FL
    727-546-6732

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    Food5/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere4/5
    Value4/5
    4.4/5

    We spent the day at Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure.  I didn’t get any photos, but we ate lunch at Croissant Moon in Islands of Adventure and dinner at Pat O’Briens in City Walk.

    Nothing’s cheap in the amusement parks.  Lunch was $30 for a couple of sandwiches, salad and a piece of cake.  The food was fresh, but nothing to write home about.

    Dinner was also $30, but it was really good.  I got the crawfish etouffee and Loren got the taste of New Orleans trio which had a bowl of gumbo, jambalaya, and red beans & rice.  I’d definitely eat at Pat O’Briens again.   We sat outside and it was really dark, but they had portable heaters going so at least it was warm.

     

     

    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5
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  • Filed under: American, Orlando
  • We checked out Blue Dog Po’ Boys in Clearwater today for lunch.  It’s not a very big place, but the New Orleans flavors definitely packed a punch.  We started off with some gumbo.

    Lots of deep, rich flavors and just enough spiciness to make it interesting. Loren kept pulling the bowl closer to his side of the table.  Since he wanted leftovers he ordered a whole muffaletta sandwich, the photo below is only half.

    The waitress wrapped the other half and even with only half on the plate, he only managed to eat a quarter of it.  It’s huge.  He really enjoyed it though.  Lots of meats and the olive spread was tasty.  I went for a oyster po’boy with a side of sweet potato fries.

    This was a pretty large sandwich too.  I ended up eating half and just eating the oysters out of the other half.  They were crunchy and tasty and the who dat sauce added some additional spice.  The sweet potato fries were crispy on the outside, soft in the middle and had a cinnamon sugar coating on them.  They could have been dessert.  But, alas, there was bread pudding for dessert.

    Yummy, yummy, yummy!  It had a really tasty sauce on it and a nice texture and flavor overall.  We’ll definitely be back to eat here again.  Total bill with two drinks was $37.

    Blue Dog Po’Boys
    25708 US 19 N
    Clearwater, FL
    (727) 797-0500

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    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.7/5