This trailer serves excellent Louisiana-style fare.
4209 Airport 512/586-4425
They say the breading on the fried shrimp is perfect and crunchy, and the boudin sausage balls keep the line of regulars stretching to the parking lot.
1200-D W. Howard 512/990-8000
Tacos, sandwiches, highly regarded burgers, a full complement of draft beers, and a broad selection of juices and locally made kombucha complement the neighborhood staples of coffee and live music. Read our review.
1400 E. 38 1/2 512/538-1991
4404-L W. William Cannon 512/358-7474
It's been around for a few years, but still feels like a discovery. The food still relies heavily on the locally-sourced ingredients they have always used, but now focuses on Creole-Italian dishes like a red gravy spaghetti made with a spiced tomato sauce. The fresh juice cocktails go down nicely in an atmosphere described as "silent movie house meets Speakeasy." Read our review.
1100 E. Sixth 512/467-4280
Casual lunch and dinner every day except Sunday, specializing in the traditional dishes of Southern Louisiana. Terrific food, friendly service, and live music most nights during dinner. Read our review.
8106 Brodie 512/282-2586
Meals begin with baskets of warm rolls paired with the house herb butter, but save room for desserts such as croissant bread pudding and orange-infused crème brûlée. Rib Eye Pontchartrain, French Quarter Salmon, and Chicken Benjamin round out the list of New Orleans' favorites on the menu. Folk art murals and Mardi Gras masks evoke the French Quarter as much as the cuisine here. Read our review.
13000 N. I-35 #600 512/832-9090
Oysters Rockefeller is one dish that never goes out of style. Try this northern outpost of the Downtown classic when you want to put on the ritz in Round Rock.
901 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock 512/943-4214
12823 Shops Pkwy., Bee Cave 512/263-2711
A blackboard menu offers a range of ethnicities, from Greek to Cajun/Creole to Southern comfort. Start with some blue crab cakes; move on toward the Port Arthur shrimp gumbo; make a pivotal decision at the entree fork in the road between a Blind Pig sandwich or chicken-fried steak; and arrive, still willing and able, at the blackberry pie and Italian cream cake finish line. Read our review.
10661 Hwy. 87 N., Fredericksburg 830/997-8922
This casual eatery offers Cajun pho, po-boys, crabs, oysters, shrimp and chicken wings.
2525 W. Anderson Ln. #132 (Northcross Mall) 512/243-5599
During crawfish season, peel a few with happy hour cocktails at this casual family restaurant.
200-B E. Main St., Round Rock 512/248-2900
This bright, casual place serves satisfying, authentic Louisiana home-style cooking by Famous Cajun Pie Man Aaron Hegger. Get the crawfish pie – tender crust, gently spiced filling. Read our review.
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #111 512/394-7221
A proprietor as friendly as her food is good serves up huge portions of burgers and Cajun chow from a succinct menu. The dining room is communal and friendly, and Lola is a blessing. Read our review.
1815 Rosewood 512/474-5652
A subtle kick from the red beans and rice, combined with the perfect breading on the fried shrimp and oyster po-boys, makes everyone a crazy Cajun.
1806 E. 12th 512/406-9237
Items here include po'boys, dinner plates, and combos with shrimp, oysters, and crab. Order the fish fried, blackened, or charbroiled, and sample a variety of side dishes.
6319 N. I-35 512/452-9363
This unassuming storefront just uphill from the lake still offers the beloved crawfish cakes with Mermaid sauce, as well as a hearty gumbo, crusty po-boys, and a complete by-the pound menu. Read our review.
18653 FM 1431, Jonestown 512/215-9319
This is where all your favorite restaurants get their seafood, so you know it's the freshest. Daily specials could include lobster, shrimp pizza, king crab, or even Crack Pie. This place gets packed.
5621 Airport 512/452-3820
Peruse the Robert Crumb-esque menu for good Cajun/Creole favorites like shrimp en brochette, and don't leave without a Cajun Skillet under your belt.
201 University Oaks #1300, Round Rock 512/255-2400
The slogan promises "half Cajun, half Tex-Mex, half Southern." Enjoy ambivalence in the form of dinner. Read our review.
3508 S. Lamar 512/440-7337