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The 6 Best Cajun Restaurants Near Shawnee

Updated: June 15, 2022

Love Cajun Cuisine? These are the Shawnee spots that serve the best shrimp boils and boudin we have tasted. We analyzed awards, leading publications, and top-ranking sites to find the best Cajun restaurants. Don’t wait to visit these Shawnee favorites to sample the tastiest turtle soup and fried catfish you can imagine.

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Seafood Island

Creole, $$, ShawneeCreole, $$Shawnee
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Mariscos KC

Mexican, $$, OlatheMexican, $$Olathe, Central Core
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Southern Kitchen

Southern, $, Kansas CitySouthern, $Kansas City, Martin City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

KC Daiquiri Shop

Creole, $$, Kansas CityCreole, $$Kansas City, Central Business District - Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

KC Cajun

Creole, $$, Kansas CityCreole, $$Kansas City, Washington Weatley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Jazz A Louisiana Kitchen

Creole, $$, Kansas CityCreole, $$Kansas City, Volker
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate this list?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Shawnee. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 5301 restaurants in Shawnee, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 257 lists and articles from experts at and more. All with some boam magic. Don’t bother looking for we’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Questions & answers

The highest-rated late-night Cajun spot is Seafood Island in Shawnee.

Seafood Island is the highest-rated Cajun restaurant that serves breakfast in Shawnee.

Seafood Island is the highest-rated Cajun restaurant that is good for groups in Shawnee.

Seafood Island is the highest-rated Cajun restaurant for take-out in Shawnee.

Seafood Island is the highest-rated Cajun restaurant for delivery in Shawnee.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Rosé with grilled turkey burger

    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 Sauvignon Blanc with pork ribs with a barbecue rub

    Sauvignon Blanc is acidic and this makes it a great drink to have alongside your pairing_Dish_name. The pairing_drink_ingredients in the drink play nicely with the pairing_Dish_flavour_profile flavours in the food.

  • Pair Pinot Noir with pork

    When considering what goes best with pork, we recommend a glass of Pinot Noir, it truly complements the dish as it highlights the richer flavours of the meat.


Fun facts

  • A must-visit festival in Kansas City

    Kansas City celebrates American Royal World Series of Barbecue Festival in October, an event you should be sure to visit. Go check out the 5 day barbecue cook-off competition!

  • An order for 15bowls of gumbo?

    How much gumbo could you finish in 8 minutes? Get out of Joey Chestnut way because they ate 16 pounds.

  • A killer pairing

    One should always compliment their food with a drink that doesn't take away from the meal. If it’s Southern barbecue you’re eating, we recommend pairing it with a The Arnold Palmer Cocktail. The acidic and tannin-rich flavors of the The Arnold Palmer Cocktail won’t detract from the flavors of your Southern barbecue.

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