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Blue Dog Cafe

1211 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503
+1 337-237-0005
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (69 reviews)
“dirty rice” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1211 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503
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Reviewed yesterday

This place was recommended by our hotel over PreJeans. It didn't disappoint. The portions are such you can share and still satisfied. The gumbo is very spicy so beware but very good. We got the oyster plate and shrimp plate. The café whatever cocktail with...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We we very happy. Friendly staff, nice selection of Cajun delicacies. Nice wine menu, cosy atmosphere, prices normal, live music for Sunday brunch

Thank Rishi V
Steve S, Owner at Blue Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Rishi! Steve S. Co-owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiffany, George Rodrigue's iconic pup, would approve of the menu! But the Sherwood Forest Soup has my vote for the best soup I've ever had. Think of brie, Portobello mushroom, maybe a little Sherry, and magic! I almost ordered a second cup, but the penne...More

Thank Dinah M
Steve S, Owner at Blue Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Dinah! Steve S. co-owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought about it so much, I came back the next day. Blackened catfish topped with shrimp ettoufee. Just stop it, so good! Crab Florentine next...just put me in a food coma and leave me alone. Mix with the Louisiana art flare of George Rodrigue...More

Thank PaulM0hlman
Steve S, Owner at Blue Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Paul! I am glad we provided you with such pleasurable experiences. Thank you for sharing them! Steve S. Co-owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a number of good Louisianian places in Lafayette and Blue Dog is one of the best. Perfect local kitchen, tap beer, and blue dog starring at you for every wall. So, very good, just little bit overpriced.

Thank Eugene D
Steve S, Owner at Blue Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Eugene. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your fellow Texans. Steve S. Co-owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip to Lafayette would not be complete without a visit to the Blue Dog Cafe! A fine tribute to the world-famous Louisiana artist, George Rodrigue, where many of his paintings and a large sculpture are on display. A representative and very flavorful sampling of...More

Thank Bob G
Steve S, Owner at Blue Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Bob! Hope to serve you again soon. Steve S. co-owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. Been here 2 nights in a row. Had the Baked Brie Crawfish Bisque in a bread bowl last night, and Crawfish Etofee tonight. Collin took excellent care of me. I live in Florida and hope to visit here again!

Thank JohnRussellCox
Steve S, Owner at Blue Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks John! We appreciate you Jon now by us twice. Steve S co-owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great restaurant. Great food, great atmosphere and great service. Really enjoyed the Cajun twist on the menu.

1  Thank springforward
Steve S, Owner at Blue Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much! Steve S co-owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress Erin was super!!! Lunch disappointing. Santillos Ceasar salad had a crab cake in the middle and came with your choice of oysters, crawfish or shrimp. Had oysters on mine. Salad was seasoned so hot we couldn't eat it!! Whatever seasoning was used was way...More

Thank Rose M
Steve S, Owner at Blue Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Rose: I'm so sorry he Caesar dressing was too hot for you. It definitely has a zing between the garlic and black pepper. Its possible that someone had a heavy hand. That batch is long gone, so I can't check that one for myself. I...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We discovered this place on a recent stop in Lafayette, and now we will eat here every time we stay overnight! The catfish with crawfish etouffe is outstanding, and now I fear I shall never try anything else. The Cucumber Hendrix martini was very good...More

Thank woodlandschar
Steve S, Owner at Blue Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for dining with us! We look forward to serving you again. Steve S

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2 March 2015|
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Response from Bud C | Reviewed this property |
We ate lunch the menu looked American and Cajun good selection I'm sure you will enjoy.
Renee T
30 January 2015|
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Response from Steve S | Property representative |
Renee: I can assure you that your experience in 2015 was not representative of our standards for food or service. I Our team is very friendly and knowledgeable. I apologize for your unacceptable experience in 2015. Thanks... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1211 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-237-0005
Traditional & fusion Cajun cuisine, as well as seafood, steaks, bisque & salads. All food is prepped from scratch.
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