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Prejean's

3480 N. I-49, Lafayette, LA - (337) 896-3247
Hungry for crawfish? Here you can have etouffee, crawfish pie, fried crawfish, rolled into fried boulettes, wrapped in tortillas to become an enchilada, or made into bisque with or without corn and crab or artichoke. There are combo platters that offer samples of nearly all the varieties, preferably with deep-flavored dirty rice on the side.
86% Approval Rating (15 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Eggplant Abbeville
Singing Crawfish Combo
Shrimp Louella
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo (cup)
Gateau Sirop
Red Velvet Cake

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
" Prejean's is not a cozy, out-of-the-way Roadfood cafĂ©. It is a boisterous eating hall with billboards on the highway, a gift shop just inside the front door, and the sort of fun/casual atmosphere that attracts busloads of tourists. None of that repudiates the fact ..."   [Read More]
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Richard Keistler
May 14, 2009
"Though I am a Texan, my family hails from Crowley, Lake Charles, and Jennings. I grew up eating Louisiana-style food and still travel regularly to Lafayette on business. Is Prejean's truly Cajun cooking? Who knows? We all see a difference between what is cooked at ..."   [Read More]
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Josh Nieman
June 14, 2008
"As a longtime road traveler, and resident of the heart of Cajun Country, I must profess that Prejean's restaurant is a common place for a Cajun destination, but not a place that is iconic to the land. Prejean's is just one more of the long line of restaurants that ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

3480 N. I-49, Lafayette, LA
(337) 896-3247

http://www.prejeans.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Named for the nearby town known for its delicious oysters, Eggplant Abbeville contains no oysters. It is fried eggplant topped with crab and surrounded by shrimp.
"Named for the nearby town known for its delicious oysters, Eggplant Abbeville contains no oysters. It is fried eggplant topped with crab and surrounded by shrimp."
Michael Stern





One of several crawfish combo plates on the menu,
"One of several crawfish combo plates on the menu, "Singing Crawfish" is etouffee and crawfish pie. We like the etouffee best of all the preparations at Prejeans. That's steamed white rice at the left."
Michael Stern


Each table at Prejeans is equipped with plenty of hot sauce, as well as a roll of paper towels nicely fitted inside an old yam can.
"Each table at Prejeans is equipped with plenty of hot sauce, as well as a roll of paper towels nicely fitted inside an old yam can."
Michael Stern


Big, muscular shrimp stuffed with blue crabmeat, presented in a puddle of crab butter cream and accompanied by dirty rice and a ramekin of macque choux: Shrimp Louella!
"Big, muscular shrimp stuffed with blue crabmeat, presented in a puddle of crab butter cream and accompanied by dirty rice and a ramekin of macque choux: Shrimp Louella!"
Michael Stern


A popular item on dessert menus here in Cajun country, red velvet cake is here festooned with ribbons of sweet icing. The cake is great but the icing is so sweet that you can hardly taste it.
"A popular item on dessert menus here in Cajun country, red velvet cake is here festooned with ribbons of sweet icing. The cake is great but the icing is so sweet that you can hardly taste it."
Michael Stern


Prejean's motto is
"Prejean's motto is "Simply Cajun." Located by the side of I-49, it is popular among tourists, but also a regular haunt of Lafayette locals."
Michael Stern



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