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The 9 Best Cajun Restaurants Near San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

These Cajun restaurants in San Diego serve up the best maque choux and shrimp étouffée in town. We referred to millions of reviews and analyzed top local sites and these Cajun restaurants came out on top. You won’t find tastier po’boys or pain perdu than the ones made by these fantastic venues in San Diego.

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Bud & Rob's New Orleans Bistro

Southern, $$, San DiegoSouthern, $$San Diego, Core-Columbia
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Lyft

    Most Visited Cajun / Creole Restaurants in Core-Columbia, San Diego

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Crab Town

Creole, $$, San DiegoCreole, $$San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Shrimp Heads

Creole, $$, San DiegoCreole, $$San Diego, North Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Lyft

    Most Visited Cajun / Creole Restaurants in North Park, San Diego

    Lyft

Louisiana Purchase

Creole, $$, San DiegoCreole, $$San Diego, North Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Crab Hut

Creole, $$, San DiegoCreole, $$San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Crab Pub

Creole, $$, San DiegoCreole, $$San Diego, El Cerrito
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Cane Patch Kitchen

Creole, $$, San DiegoCreole, $$San Diego, Midway District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

The Ace Crab

Creole, $$, National CityCreole, $$National City, Eastside
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Crab Fever San Diego

Creole, $$, National CityCreole, $$National City, Central
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 10162 spots across San Diego, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 624 lists and articles from the likes of Lyft – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Lyft - Most Visited Cajun / Creole Restaurants in North Park, San Diego and Lyft - Most Visited Cajun / Creole Restaurants in Core-Columbia, San Diego to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

Bud's Louisiana Cafe and Crab Town are vegetarian-friendly Cajun restaurants in San Diego.

There are 17 Cajun restaurants in San Diego.

The highest-rated Cajun restaurants for delivery in San Diego are Crab Town, Shrimp Heads, and Submarine Crab.

Bud's Louisiana Cafe, Crab Town, and Shrimp Heads are the highest-rated Cajun restaurants that are good for groups in San Diego.

Bud's Louisiana Cafe is the highest-rated vegan-friendly Cajun restaurant in San Diego.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy grilled turkey burger with Rosé

    To elevate your grilled turkey burger experience, we recommend some Rosé to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this pink wine battles the grilled flavours.

  • Pair Zinfandel with beef burger

    If your food palns include Barbeque, then you should consider helping it along with some red wine. We find that a Zinfandel, with its hits of spice tones, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The ideal pairing for pork

    Experts suggest pairing a pork with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.


Fun facts

  • A match made in heaven: The Arnold Palmer Cocktail & Southern barbecue

    If you’re gonna be eating Southern barbecue, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice The Arnold Palmer Cocktail.

  • A day about barbeque

    Can’t get enough barbeque? You’re not alone. The United States celebrates National Barbeque Day every year on July 4.

  • The American Royal World Series of Barbecue Festival

    Not sure what to do in October? We have an event you should head to! Go hang out at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue Festival in Kansas City. They even have a 5 day barbecue cook-off competition!

Parking tips

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