Mardi Gras has us thinking about Cajun and Creole cuisine like crawfish, gumbo, jambalaya and more! Check out these 15 NOLA inspired eats & laissez bon temps rouler!

Updated February 2022



Aunti Irene's Kitchen: No fuss, Cajun-spiced seafood like their “Black Box”, aka a packed to the brim to-go special | South Dallas

Big Shucks: The family-owned oyster bar since 1983 celebrates Fat Tuesday with exclusive crawfish + drink specials | Multiple locations

Boiling Crab: Choose your catch, add sauce, and pick your spice for a custom experience straight out of a backyard crab fest | Multiple locations

Charlies Creole Kitchen: Casual, fuss-free setting with classics like étouffée, jambalaya & more | Lower Greenville 

Dodies Reef: Celebrate their Mardi Gras party with boiled crawfish, hurricane buckets, and live music. Plus Tuesday specials all February long | Lower Greenville

Granny's Cajun Cooking: Fast casual spot whipping up staples like boudin balls, gumbo, and more southern faves | Lovers

Krio: Cajun meets Asian with boils, beignets & more! Their Mardi Craw Pop-Up will host boiled crawfish, cocktails, and a DJ | Bishop Arts 

Le Bon Temps Beignets: A taste of NOLA’s Cafe Du Monde, aka hot chicory coffee + French fried beignets from a Louisiana native | Deep Ellum

Nates Seafood: Family-owned seafood joint serving for over 30 years with live blues music every Thursday | Addison 

MudBugs Bar & Grill: Family-owned by Louisiana natives serving all the classics, some with personal twists | Frisco

Nola Brasserie: Cajun dishes handmade from scratch and NOLA inspired cocktails | Downtown 

Shuck n Jive: Local staple for 30+ years with crawfish, Jell-O shot and hurricane specials on Fat Tuesday | Multiple locations

Swamp Cafe: Originated in NOLA serving Cajun-inspired meals all day long in a casual setting with Halal options | Addison

Sweet Grass Market: Authentic NOLA dishes like boiled seafood, po’boys, and more southern entrees with occasional live jazz music | Old East

Tasty Tails: Try out the Tasty Tuesday special, including $6.99/lb crawfish and speciality “Who Dat” sauce | Addison 

The Free Man Dallas: The local favorite pairs Cajun specialities with live music every night | Deep Ellum