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Jul 16, 2006 12:55 PM

Chef Wayne's Big Mamou

I saw this place on the Phantom yesterday, and it looked really good. There is a real lack of Cajun food in MA, in fact I know of no place decent for it.

So is it worth the hike out to Springfield to go here?

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  1. I don't know where you're hiking from, and not sure if Big Mamou's is worth the trip (certainly looks pretty good), but Magnolia's on the opposite side of the state (in Inman Sq. Cambridge) is cajun influenced (used to be called Cajun Kitchen) and very tasty.

    1. Is Big Mamou open for lunch? I searched everywhere and couldn't find their hours.

      1. Go. Great food, friendly folks. It's really informal - you may end up sharing a table. Never been there for lunch but the Springfield newspaper website says they're open. BYOB.

        1. I just saw on some site that they are only open for lunch on weekdays. Oh well! Guess I'll have to try it for dinner some other time.

          1. Chef Wayne's Big Mamou is definitely worth it. The style is REAL cajun, not just some seasoning thrown on to make it spicy. You can BYOB which is fun. Some old standby favorites for apps. our the crabcakes (the best!), crawfish broulettes, crawfish quesadillas... for entrees we go crazy for the chicken etoufee which has fried crawfish tails on top... and the shrimp & sausage jambalaya (you can order with "extra" shrimp & sausage if you want. One of my all-time favorite restaurants. And they play good music, too. Small place but worth the trip!