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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Cajun Experience

1825 18th St. NW (Swann St. NW) Send to Phone
202-670-4416
A full-blown Cajun experience, from the décor to the po’ boys.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Cajun Experience Restaurant Review

: Much like its suburban cousin, this version of The Cajun Experience is housed in a quaint dwelling, though this is the downstairs of an old-timey townhouse on the edge of Adams Morgan. The small dining and bar area is cleverly decorated to have a New Orleans feel with posters and music setting the scene. But the real clinchers are the numerous New Orleans dishes with their sassy Cajun roots. Start with a cup of jambalaya or a boudin ball (rice with a seasoned pork filling) before tucking into a big bowl of chicken and sausage gumbo. Po’ boys are hearty, filled to overflowing with such classics as fried oysters or fried shrimp, and even, gasp, fried pot roast. Fried okra balls, hot and crunchy, make good sides, as does an order or two of hush puppies with the accompanying hot dipping sauce. Not worth it: the beignets, tough and chewy. Thirsting for a real Cajun brew? Try some Andygator beer.



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