Notable Dishes

Denver's Best Cajun Dishes

The Creole-style dishes at these Denver and Boulder joints will make you feel right at home in N’Awlins.

  • Lucile's Creole Cafe
    • Creole
    • Speer
    Food
    27
    Decor
    22
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $19

    Even after a hearty breakfast, one can’t resist the allure of a sweet third course. At this local Cajun staple, banana beignets topped with pecans and maple syrup pair perfectly with a cup of chicory coffee.

  • Tom's Home Cookin'
    • Southern American
    • Five Points
    Food
    27
    Decor
    15
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $13

    Get your Southern lunch fix at this cash only low-key spot. Their daily menu consists of Cajun classics like country steak, fried chicken and sides like candied yams and buttered corn. 

  • Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
    • Seafood
    • LoDo
    Food
    26
    Decor
    22
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $39

    Gumbo is a smorgasbord of prized N’Awlins ingredients in one hearty dish. This seafood favorite’s intepretation includes andouille, okra, gulf shrimp and whole crawfish.

  • The Asian Cajun
    • Asian
    • Athmar Park
    Food
    24
    Decor
    21
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $19

    With plenty of Asian-Creole mashups to choose, the Boil gives you the most bang for your buck. This five pound pot of crawfish, shrimp, baby clams, snow crabs, and mussels is served with two orders of sausage, corn, and potatoes.  Come with a crowd because there will be more than enough to go around.   

  • The Universal
    • Breakfast
    • Sunnyside
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    I

    Despite being open only for breakfast and lunch, the grits-loving chefs are sure to fill you up for the rest of the day. Recent grits-of-the-day specials have included a Philly cheese steak special and a more traditional black eyed peas, collard greens special.

  • Sassafras American Eatery
    • American
    • Jefferson Park
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    M

    The traditional Eggs Sardou is spiced up at this Creole-friendly restaurant in Jefferson Park. Two poached eggs are coated in a Fresno chili hollandaise, situated on a scallion grit cake, creamed spinach and artichoke and served with cornmeal-crusted oysters and smoked bacon.

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