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nasilemak Oct 15, 2007 10:38 AM

Has anyone been to Magnolias in Inman Square recently? Is their Jambalaya good? Any recommendations? Thank you!

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    katzzz Oct 16, 2007 05:43 AM

    I've eaten in Magnolia's since it opened more than 20 years ago (which dates back to when it opened as Cajun Yankee, but it continues with the same chef/owner today) and I"ve never had a less than enjoyable meal there. And I have had numerous great meals -- a baked oysters w/bacon and rosemary casserole (one of their frequent monthly theme specials) I had a couple of years ago stands out in my mind. It's a fun place for just-ambitious-enough Southern-leaning-toward-New Orleans food at a reasonable price. Now if only they had a full liquor license it would be perfect (but the beer and wine selection is adequate).

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    1. re: katzzz
      Elyssa Oct 16, 2007 09:51 AM

      I totally agree with katzzz. Magnolia's (aka The Cajun Yankee) was one of my favorite restaurants growing up outside of Boston. I've been eating there since I was a kid and I've always had great meals there. My parents return a couple times a year.

      My big memory was their popcorn shrimp, catfish dishes and gumbo. It's been awhile since I've been back so I don't know if the quality has changed but in terms of cajun food in Boston this place is great.

      I always thought it's a cute little date spot too.

      1. re: Elyssa
        bachslunch Oct 16, 2007 02:35 PM

        It's been a couple years since I went to Magnolia's, but I was very impressed with their food at the time.

    2. DavisSquare Oct 15, 2007 05:57 PM

      Good desserts. Pecan and key lime pies. Mmm.

      1. gini Oct 15, 2007 11:46 AM

        Magnolias is not earth shattering, but it's pretty good. Everything is a little too cooked and a little too dry for me, but they carry some great Southern beers and comfort food. I actually quite like their Jambalaya. They fry well, but their shoe string sweet potatoes are tasteless.

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