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Cajun Connection

897 E US Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373-9773
+1 815-667-9855
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“boudin balls” (30 reviews)
“bubba shrimp” (28 reviews)
“pecan pie” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
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897 E US Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373-9773
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1 - 10 of 249 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been to this restaurant before and thought it was great. We had a large group and called ahead to let them know we were coming. We understood that we could not all sit together and would take tables as they came available. This place...More

Thank kas36538
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is small but don't let that pool you. The owner has a ton of personality and the wait staff is amazing! It is a must stop if you are in the area

Thank Crystal A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cold beer, great food, great atmosphere, the owner is extremely friendly and comes around to visit everyone. I highly recommend, I'll be back again!

Thank Don H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although there was some home cooked style food on the menu we had mostly friend food: shrimp,chicken tenders and gator nuggets! Some shrimp bites had that notorious chemical taste,and the gator was way fatty as in pork and too fishy for our taste.The rice& beans...More

Thank boemiana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's unusual to find in Illinois, but this place serves authentic Cajun food. Ron is from Louisiana. His seafood is fresh and the food from his kitchen will make you feel you are in southern Louisiana. We've taken relatives who live near and in NOLA...More

Thank roadtrippinchick
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This place does a great job bringing you delicious Cajun dishes. Authentic Cajun restaurants are not so common in Northern Illinois and definitely more so as you leave the city. The Cajun connection is well worth the drive and is a great lunch or dinner...More

Thank Gators99
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Couples dinner. Great friendly staff (and owner). We had a fun time and great (really great) food. Prices are reasonable - everyone very pleased with all our meals. We will be back. As long as this is what we can expect we will be back...More

Thank Philip E
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Best place for cajun food, & they really lay out the welcome mat. We had a great meal & lots of laughs with the owner. We shall return!!

Thank Jaynee H
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Fun place in an unexpected area to find Cajun. We had pretty high hopes with many great reviews and found the food to be pleasant with small portions. We hoped for a little more soul on the plate (such as kicked up flavors and gumbo...More

Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I had heard about this place years ago and finally got to try it. It was very good and for sure a change of pace considering you are in central Illinois. The menu features all the items you would expect to find down south and...More

Thank Teahan
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Jack D
21 October 2016|
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Response from sueme3 | Reviewed this property |
I went to the Cajun Connection website & you are right the menu is there but no prices so I understand your question. This is a very affordable casual dining restaurant with fantastic food. I looked at the "Check Please... More
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dwesterl
7 July 2016|
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Response from gaspera | Reviewed this property |
This is down home Cajun food. They don't pretend to cater to dietary needs other than those. The owner is from Louisiana and goes back weekly for food for the week. You would probably be the best judge of the gluten in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 897 E US Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373-9773
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 815-667-9855
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