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Jul 18, 2008 12:03 PM

Cajun in MD?

Now that both Louisiana Express and French Quarter are closed where shall we go in the Bethesda/Rockville/Gaithersburg/Germantown area for some decent homestyle Cajun food?

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  1. No place. Sniff. Even Copeland's is closed, although that was pretty bad.

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    1. re: Transplanted Texan

      If you're ever driving north through MD on I-95, consider a detour at exit 77 to Clarence's in Edgewood:


      1. re: bordeauxfan

        Wow, thank you kindly, bordeauxfan. I'm planning a cross-county jaunt even as we speak. The menu looks spot-on.

        1. re: Transplanted Texan

          This has been on my "must try" list for some time now, and we are going to go this weekend. Please report back if you hit it before we do, I would love to get your thoughts! I will definitely report back.

      2. re: Transplanted Texan

        Copelands is still open in Columbia - near the Lake across the street from the mall

        1. re: Mister Big

          Yi,kes, 20 bucks for ETOUFFEE? Damn! That's a lot of cash for comfort food. Still, the brunch prices look somewhat reasonable.

          1. re: Transplanted Texan

            we just ate there a few weeks ago...i was kind of drunk after happy hour down the street at Grapeseed...tee hee...but i do remember the gumbo being pretty great and the bread pudding tasty!
            (i would definitely recommend happy hour at grapeseed first though)

        2. Ethel and Ramone's in Mt Washington (in Baltimore) has what they bill as Creole food- red beans and rice, jambalaya, etc:

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          1. re: mgarland

            Smith B's in Union Station is wonderful....great creole cuisine!