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Cuisine: Cajun/Creole
Sample fresh, boiled seafood of every variety: shrimp, blue crabs, and crawfish (in season), as well as boudin, gumbo, oysters on the half shell, and red beans and rice.
700 E. Sixth + 512/472-0985
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
Light-filled and cheery with brightly colored walls and an open floor plan, this place serves up a raved-over crust on fried items as well as the best peach cobbler in these parts. Read our review.
1050 E. 11th #100 + 512/391-2331
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 + 512/671-7925
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 fried green tomatoes from the garden; 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 popular trailer near Zilker Park turns out Nak-i-dish (ground pork and beef mixed with onions and stuffed inside a puff pastry crust), red beans and rice with juicy chunks of andouille sausage, and terrific crawfish pie.
1604 E. Sixth + 512/573-5215
102 Legion Dr., Llano + 325/247-3663
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
Knock back a few Flaming MoJoes at Austin's latest late-night boîte, piquing your appetite for Creole-style favorites.
6406 N. I-35 #1600 + 512/206-4110
Friendly and funky, the blend of Creole and Southern soul foods here aims to please. Especially recommended are the catfish, collards, fried okra, red beans and rice, and the addictive boudin balls. Read our review.
1075 Springdale + 512/927-6666
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 + 512/394-7200
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.
1603 S. Congress + 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
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