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Cajun in STL?

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I've only found one STL recommendation for cajun here on the Chowhound, for Broadway Oyster Bar. About which I've read mixed reviews mostly by people who don't like cajun food.

I'm staying downtown for mardi gras, coming in from KC. Was hoping for at least some andouille, red beans n rice, and gumbo at minimum. I suppose there's always Landry's. Thoughts about Broadway Oyster Bar? Other suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your help...

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  1. Two restaurants in Soulard serve Cajun food: 1860 Hardshell and Norton's - both are in the midst of the Mardi Gras festivities.

    The Broadway Oyster Bar is a hoot.

    1. I haven't been there in a long time, it's tiny, its hours are limited, and I usually see long lines there, but everyone always has good things to say about the Gumbo Shop ( http://www.saucemagazine.com/restaura... ) in Rock Hill, and I remember the food being great.

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      Gumbo Shop
      9501 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63119

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      1. re: esseelig

        Doug - Yes. I have a list of places. Was hoping for some quality guidance. ?

        Thanks, Es. Might try to get over there.

        1. re: esseelig

          Another vote for the Gumbo Shop. But I would add that Cajun food isn't a particularly strong area of specialty in St. Louis, if you're looking for local stuff, and Mardi Gras is a particularly frrazzled time in Cajun restaurants in Soulard, indeed, all of soulard.

          1. re: lemons

            Yes, I'm sure it's crazy. One more reason I'll probly try the Gumbo Shop instead of something in Soulard. Thanks!