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Cajun in STL?

m.toast Feb 10, 2009 08:45 PM

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...

  1. d
    Doug Feb 11, 2009 03:58 AM

    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. e
      esseelig Feb 11, 2009 09:31 AM

      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.

      Gumbo Shop
      9501 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63119

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      1. re: esseelig
        m.toast Feb 11, 2009 03:12 PM

        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
          lemons Feb 11, 2009 07:25 PM

          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
            m.toast Feb 13, 2009 05:30 PM

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

        2. shnda99 Feb 17, 2009 01:40 PM


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