There are many occasions when one might yearn for the pungent flavors of the bayou, even if one is in the Midwestern United States. Indianapolis Cajun and Creole restaurants recognize this unique longing and provide a culinary solution in Indiana equal to those from Louisiana. You can find items like etouffe, po’ boys, jambalaya, gumbo, hush puppies and, of course, sweet potato pie in several greater Indianapolis restaurants, and for many of them, Cajun is what their menus, and hearts, are dedicated to.
Here is our list of Cajun and Creole restaurants in Indianapolis and its immediate environs. Click the links for more detail and photos of the restaurants and their food.
Indianapolis Cajun & Creole Restaurants
|Bourbon Street Distillery and Restaurant: Near the busy Indianapolis downtown district, this famous eatery offers an excellent selection of Cajun and Creole dishes and great drinks to enhance them.|
|Mudbugs Cajun Cafe and Restaurant: Mudbugs is located in the spiffy north Indy suburb of Carmel, Indiana. A colorful, modern environment echoes the spicy Cajun menu. Do try the Crawfish Etoufee over rice and the pork or catfish Po-Boys.|
|Yats Restaurant: Inside Indianapolis proper, Yats Restaurant can be found in the trendy Broad Ripple Village neighborhood, one of the six official cultural districts in Indianapolis. Try the Seafood Gumbo, and top it off with Yats’ Peanut Butter Cream Pie, homemade back in the kitchen.|
|Zydeco’s Restaurant: In next-door Mooresville, Indiana, Zydeco’s has a top-notch Cajun and Creole menu that will knock your socks off, with rotating specials like Chicken and Anouille Gumbo, Cochon Piquant Grille and the house Cajun Sampler Platter.|
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