Notable Dishes

Boston's Best Cajun Dishes

The Creole-style dishes at these Boston area joints will make you feel right at home in N’Awlins.

  • Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen
    • American
    • South End
    Food
    24
    Decor
    22
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $35

    Declared the “Best in Beantown”, the fried catfish with a side of candied yams and collard greens is as textbook NOLA as you can get. Dine during one of the restaurant’s live jazz sets and you’ll feel like you’re in the heart of Bourbon Street.

  • Highland Kitchen
    • New American
    • Somerville
    Food
    24
    Decor
    18
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $28

    The smorgasbord of rice dishes gets a new American reboot at this comfort spot. The usual players (shrimp, andouille sausage, tasso ham) are introduced to a modern duck confit in their version of a spicy jambalaya.

  • Tupelo
    • American
    • Cambridge
    Food
    22
    Decor
    18
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $32

    Comfort food warms the soul, and this neighborhood spot serves it up with a Southern drawl. Two types of gumbo end up on the menu: the traditional is filled with smoked andouille sausage and pulled chicken, and the vegetarian take has a hearty amount of sweet potato, fresh okra, and hominy.

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