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A Guide to ATL’s Best Cajun & Creole Food

Last Updated: February 15, 2022

If you can’t make the trip to New Orleans, these Atlanta restaurants are the next best thing. They’re bringing the spices, the flavors, and the beignets to ATL and doing it so, so well.

 
AJ's Famous Food And Poboys - Chargrilled Oysters | Photo: Facebook
AJ’s Famous Food And Poboys – Chargrilled Oysters | Photo: Facebook

1. AJ’s Famous Seafood and PoBoys

2100 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30062

This spot is a total gem in Marietta! There are po boys galore (the softshell crab one is our fave), muffuletta’s, gator tacos, and crawfish specials on Wednesdays in the springtime. The inside is a no frills, casual vibe, and you can get their grub for takeout as well! 

Bayou'Q - Shrimp Po Boy
Bayou’Q – Shrimp Po Boy

2. Bayou’Q

982 Canton Street Roswell, GA 30075

Roswell has all the best spots! Case in point: Bayou’Q. Dig into their shrimp and grit cakes, their po boys, or their Nawlins’ shrimp. They’ve got a rockin’ patio with live music many nights as well, and a mean jamabalaya. It’s a place where you can’t really go wrong with anything you order from the menu. 

Bon Ton Boil

Bon Ton Atlanta – Seafood Boil | Photo Credit: Bon Ton

3. Bon Ton Atlanta

 674 Myrtle St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

It’s rare that a restaurant has both phenomenal decor and food, but that’s exactly what you get at Bon Ton. It’s a super cool, hip atmosphere–walking in to this cozy space and you will truly feel like you’ve discovered something underground and special–plus Vietnamese/Cajun food that pleases every time. They’re also available for delivery on UberEats at this time. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Bourbon St. Concepts

777 Oak St SW Atlanta, GA 30310

Pull up your favorite delivery apps and gear up for a fantastic meal. A new pick-up and delivery-only spot has opened up at Oak Street Eats Food Depot called Bourbon St. Wings, and they have some of the BEST beignets we’ve ever had. They also have a variety of po boys, and have super fun and delicious cake waffles if you really want to indulge your sweet tooth! 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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5. Cafe Bourbon St.

1318 Sylvan Rd. Atlanta 30310

There is a line everyday at this food truck spot in Triton Yards, and it’s because they’re doing cajun food maybe better than anyone in ATL. There’s wonderful beignets, po boys, gumbo, and even jambalaya eggrolls. Go for a visit and see what the hype is all about! 

6. Flatlands Bourbon And Bayou

 52B N Main St, Alpharetta, GA 30009

You don’t have to go intown or to Buford Highway for a taste of cajun spice. If you live north of the city, you’ll find that Flatlands Bourbon and Bayou in Alpharetta more than hits the mark. The alligator bites are the perfect starter, the chargrilled oysters are on point, and crawfish mac and cheese is just decadence on a plate. They also have outdoor seating available! 

The Food Shoppe - BBQ Chicken Mac & Cheese | Photo: Yelp
The Food Shoppe – BBQ Chicken Mac & Cheese | Photo: Yelp

7. The Food Shoppe 

123 Luckie St NW #108, Atlanta, GA 30303

Folks rave about The Food Shoppe in Downtown Atlanta. This hole-in-the-wall spot has a cozy and welcoming kind of atmosphere with amazing service and fantastic dishes with creole flavor in everything. From creole chicken pasta to creole omelets, that New Orleans flavor takes front and center in everything they make. 

Henry's Louisiana Grille | Photo: chefhenrys.com
Henry’s Louisiana Grille | Photo: chefhenrys.com

8. Henry’s Louisiana Grille 

4835 N. Main Street Acworth, GA 30101

The passion this Acworth joint inspires in customers is unreal! It’s been featured on Food Network and for great reason–they’re really bringing the Big Easy’s flavor and flair to Acworth. 

 

9. The Juicy Crab

Multiple Locations

You don’t need us to tell you about the Juicy Crab, the mega-hit that popped up all over Georgia seemingly overnight. This New Orleans seafood inspired spot has cuisine that just begs you to slap a bib on before diving in, and they’ve got a massive cult following. You’ll love the seafood boils, served in a bag, that comes in that signature juicy sauce. Get ready to chow down! 

10. Lagarde

5090 Peachtree Blvd Suite D-100, Chamblee, GA 30341

A lot of ATL’s cajun spots are a little hole-in-the-wall, but not so with Lagarde. It’s a casual atmosphere but still a really nice restaurant, with a wonderful indoor/outdoor vibe that’s perfect for Atlanta spring weather. Their menu is full of New Orleans goodies and Southern classics alike, with a mouthwatering fried chicken sandwich, perfectly chargrilled oysters, and po boys that never disappoint. Find it in happening Chamblee

11. Louisiana Bistreaux

Multiple Locations

Louisiana Bistreaux has been an East Point staple for cajun food for years, and now they’ve expanded to Decatur and Buckhead. Their signature dishes have to be a toss-up between the very decadent “Angus Ribeye Orleans,” whci his a grilled ribeye topped with crawfish and lump crabmeat and their “Crawtator Grouper,” a grouper crusted with Zapp’s crawtator chips in a cajun crawfish sauce on jalapeno gouda grits. Yeah, it’s a flavor bomb that’ll put you into a food stupor in the best way possible. 

The Po Boy Shop - Po Boy | Photo: Facebook/thepoboyshop
The Po Boy Shop – Po Boy | Photo: Facebook/thepoboyshop

12. The Po’ Boy Shop

It’s a no frills sort of place in Decatur, but oh man do they know po boys. The bread is flaky on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside, and you can get shrimp, oysters, gator, crawfish, andouille sausage and so much more for your fillings. They also sell authentic muffalettas and fried seafood platters. 

Yay Beignets | Photo: Facebook/yaybeignet
Yay Beignet – Beignets | Photo: Facebook/yaybeignet

13. Yay Beignets

660 Irwin St NE Atlanta, GA 30312

You wouldn’t think it would be, but it’s really hard to find quality beignets outside of New Orleans. There’s so many sad attempts at it that are frankly just pathetic. But Yay Beignet is serving up a hot and fresh rendition of it that customers rave about standing right up there with Cafe Du Monde! Get yours with a hot cup of Ethiopian coffee at this Black-owned spot that’s doing the Big Easy proud. 

Adele’s On Canton
AJ’s Famous Seafood and PoBoys
Bon Ton Atlanta
Bourbon St. Concepts
Cafe Bourbon St.
Flatlands Bourbon And Bayou
The Food Shoppe
The Juicy Crab
Lagarde
Louisiana Bistreaux
The Po’ Boy Shop
Adele’s On Canton

Roswell really does have some of Metro Atlanta’s best eats! The beignets are a must and the crawfish gravy and biscuits are a unique brunch order that totally slaps. The outdoor seating is open and airy and the insides are nice and cozy.

AJ’s Famous Seafood and PoBoys

This spot is a total gem in Marietta! There are po boys galore (the softshell crab one is our fave), muffuletta’s, gator tacos, and crawfish specials on Wednesdays in the springtime. The inside is a no frills, casual vibe, and you can get their grub for takeout as well!

Bon Ton Atlanta

It’s rare that a restaurant has both phenomenal decor and food, but that’s exactly what you get at Bon Ton. It’s a super cool, hip atmosphere–walking in to this cozy space and you will truly feel like you’ve discovered something underground and special–plus Vietnamese/Cajun food that pleases every time. They’re also available for delivery on UberEats at this time.

Bourbon St. Concepts

Pull up your favorite delivery apps and gear up for a fantastic meal. A new pick-up and delivery-only spot has opened up at Oak Street Eats Food Depot called Bourbon St. Wings, and they have some of the BEST beignets we’ve ever had. They also have a variety of po boys, and have super fun and delicious cake waffles if you really want to indulge your sweet tooth!

Cafe Bourbon St.

There is a line everyday at this food truck spot in Triton Yards, and it’s because they’re doing cajun food maybe better than anyone in ATL. There’s wonderful beignets, po boys, gumbo, and even jambalaya eggrolls. Go for a visit and see what the hype is all about!

Flatlands Bourbon And Bayou

You don’t have to go intown or to Buford Highway for a taste of cajun spice. If you live north of the city, you’ll find that Flatlands Bourbon and Bayou in Alpharetta more than hits the mark. The alligator bites are the perfect starter, the chargrilled oysters are on point, and crawfish mac and cheese is just decadence on a plate. They also have outdoor seating available!

The Food Shoppe

Folks rave about The Food Shoppe in Downtown Atlanta. This hole-in-the-wall spot has a cozy and welcoming kind of atmosphere with amazing service and fantastic dishes with creole flavor in everything. From creole chicken pasta to creole omelets, that New Orleans flavor takes front and center in everything they make.

The Juicy Crab

You don’t need us to tell you about the Juicy Crab, the mega-hit that popped up all over Georgia seemingly overnight. This New Orleans seafood inspired spot has cuisine that just begs you to slap a bib on before diving in, and they’ve got a massive cult following. You’ll love the seafood boils, served in a bag, that comes in that signature juicy sauce. Get ready to chow down!

Lagarde

A lot of ATL’s cajun spots are a little hole-in-the-wall, but not so with Lagarde. It’s a casual atmosphere but still a really nice restaurant, with a wonderful indoor/outdoor vibe that’s perfect for Atlanta spring weather. Their menu is full of New Orleans goodies and Southern classics alike, with a mouthwatering fried chicken sandwich, perfectly chargrilled oysters, and po boys that never disappoint. Find it in happening Chamblee!

Louisiana Bistreaux

Louisiana Bistreaux has been an East Point staple for cajun food for years, and now they’ve expanded to Decatur and Buckhead. Their signature dishes have to be a toss-up between the very decadent “Angus Ribeye Orleans,” whci his a grilled ribeye topped with crawfish and lump crabmeat and their “Crawtator Grouper,” a grouper crusted with Zapp’s crawtator chips in a cajun crawfish sauce on jalapeno gouda grits. Yeah, it’s a flavor bomb that’ll put you into a food stupor in the best way possible.

The Po’ Boy Shop

It’s a no frills sort of place in Decatur, but oh man do they know po boys. The bread is flaky on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside, and you can get shrimp, oysters, gator, crawfish, amdouille sausage and so much more for your fillings. They also sell authentic muffalatas and fried seafood platters.

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