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Cajun Connection

897 E US Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373-9773
+1 815-667-9855
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gumbo” (67 reviews)
“boudin balls” (30 reviews)
“bubba shrimp” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole
PRICE
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897 E US Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373-9773
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1 - 10 of 218 reviews

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Have been here a few times. Great food. Pleasant service. Unpretentious. There is usually a wait and part of the wait can be outside so be prepared. Great cajun food. Very reasonably priced. The owner and his wife are very personable and care about customers...More

Thank 708katie485
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went to the Starved Rock area for a quick meet up with our son and daughter in law. Had a great time walking through Starved Rock and Mattieson State Parks . We ended our day with dinner at the Cajun Connection. We all thoroughly...More

Thank Mikekimmom
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Another great meal at Ron's Cajun Connection. Boudin Balls are the Best.... a must -have every time! Shrimp Etoufee and Boudin poppers and fried corn on the cob!

Thank Dori K
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This spot has everything you'd expect from the name. If you've never had gator, give it a shot. The title refers to both the owner and the cuisine.

Thank John D
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The crawfish was so good we ordered an extra 2 pounds. The gumbo was also fantastic. This is our go-to place for Cajun food in Illinois.

Thank sullib88
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I highly recommend this taste of Louisiana in north central Illinois. The menu is easy to navigate, the service is excellent, and the food is great.

Thank watts459
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Where to start? The jambalaya or gumbo? The gator or shrimp? The turtle (when available)? Yes, there can be a wait, but it is worth it.----trust me! Ron knows his stuff, and that's what keeps us coming back.

1  Thank jnsunderwood
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

People have been telling us to go here for years. We've eaten in New Orleans many times. The food was just ok. Gumbo and Blackened Shrimp was above average. Felt rushed. Got there at open, and they were already serving and waited an hour. Popeyes...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We finally went to try the food here after considering it for a few years. There was concerns about the food being spicy but we went here with friends to try it out finally. OMG the food was AWESOME! The Gumbo was great the Jumbalaya...More

Thank Fredelcamino
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We have had cajun and creole in Nola before but not in Illinois. THIS IS THE PLACE! The teenager and the four year old were liking their lips and really enjoyed the gumbo! They were up to try gator but were happy with po-boys and...More

Thank bjlemont
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Jack D
Could I get a menu with prices?
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
Do you have gluten - free options?
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail