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THE DISH: Boudreaux's Cajun Market and Cafe

Staff Photo: Heather Darenberg
 Clockwise from bottom, blackened scallop alfredeaux, seafood gumbo, creole crab cakes and a blackened grouper po boy sandwich are served at Boudreaux’s Cajun Market and Cafe in Duluth. 

Staff Photo: Heather Darenberg Clockwise from bottom, blackened scallop alfredeaux, seafood gumbo, creole crab cakes and a blackened grouper po boy sandwich are served at Boudreaux’s Cajun Market and Cafe in Duluth. 

3067 Main St., Duluth

770-814-8388

• Open since: April 15, 2003

On The Menu

• Gumbo Bowl: A hearty mix of seafood served around a bed of rice. $7

• Grouper Po Boy: A grouper fillet served on a hoagie filled with lettuce, tomato and relish. $9.50

• Cajun Trio Jambalaya: Sausage, chicken and shrimp cooked Cajun-style with onions, celery and green bell pepper served over rice. $11.99

• Fried Catfish Salad: Fried catfish fillet served on a salad. $9.99

• Location: Boudreaux’s Cajun Market and Cafe is located on Duluth’s Main Street, next to the New Dawn Theater Company.

• Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

• Owner: Paul Many, a native of southern Louisiana who has lived in Georgia since 1987

• Atmosphere: The casual family restaurant has plenty of downhome charm. Patrons line up to place their orders at the counter and then take a seat at one of the tables. Each table has a roll of paper towels and a basket full of spices, including Louisiana hot sauce and gumbo filè, or ground sassafras, which is used to thicken up the seafood gumbo.

Boudreaux’s isn’t just a restaurant. It’s a community gathering spot. Free live music is offered several nights a month. In addition to the food, the restaurant sells various spices and dry goods, such as red beans.

• Menu: Many uses two words to describe Boudreaux’s menu: authentic and estoric. “This is truly a piece of South Louisiana 700 miles away,” he said. Boudreaux’s gets a fresh supply of seafood weekly, and the products are handselected from vendors. The menu is 80 percent Cajun and 20 percent creole.

The seafood gumbo can be ordered as a side or in a cup or a bowl. The gumbo includes all types of seafood — shrimp, scallops, different types of fish — ensuring a hearty bite with every spoonful. Several types of po boys are available, including shrimp, oyster, gator, catfish, grouper, tilapia, sausage and chicken. Entrees include shrimp or crawfish etouffee, shrimp scampi, various types of jambalaya and red beans and rice.

An authentic Cajun lunch buffet is served Wednesdays through Fridays. Specials are available every Friday and Saturday night. Recently, specials included Creole Crab Cakes and Scallop Alfredeaux. The restaurant also offers New Orleans sno-balls. Those who order one can choose one of dozens of flavors.

Beverages include sweetened or unsweetened tea. Coca-Cola products are also available by the can.

• Things you might not know: Boudreaux’s guarantees your satisfaction with a 100 percent money-back promise.