Sunday, March 12, 2017

A Review of Boutin's Cajun Restaurant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Boutin’s is one of Baton Rouge’s better cajun restaurants. Not only do they serve cajun food, but you can get in on some authentic cajun music and dancing each evening at Boutin’s

The Restaurant

Arriving at Boutin’s, you will see a rustic looking building made of natural cypress which is unpainted. There are walkways and ramps that are handicapped accessible that go up to the restaurant, a walk around porch and a patio on the rear of the building where you can look out on the natural swamp located behind the building. It’s a very fitting setting for a cajun restaurant!

Inside the decor is just as fitting. The tables are all covered with bleached white tablecloths and look very nice and crisp in this unique setting. The walls inside are also in a natural form and you will find various “cajun” artifacts decorating the walls along with a few things that you would see in a seafood restaurant like netting on the wall with a crab or starfish inside.

The service is simply wonderful at Boutin’s, no matter if you go during the lunch hour or dinner hours. The servers are all very knowledgeable about the menu and take extra care with first-timers to make sure they understand what they are ordering, especially if they are visiting from another state or area.

The food is exceptional at Boutin’s. If you are in the mood for authentic cajun food or seafood, you won’t be disappointed. They offer an extensive menu of seafood dishes all prepared in an authentic cajun style. Some of the items on the menu are classic seafood gumbo, crawfish tasso alfredo, barbeque shrimp, jambalaya, catfish “rouge”, catfish “boutin”, corn chow. They also serve deep fried seafood, broiled seafood and steaks.

Boutin’s welcomes tour groups, and private parties. They have a large parking lot that will accommodate buses too. They also have banquet facilities available.

My Thoughts On Boutin’s

The atmosphere here at Boutin’s makes this a special place to dine. You feel right at home and the food is always great. During the dinner hours, you will be entertained with live local authentic cajun music and part of the dining room is turned into a dance floor. Feel free to jump right up and learn a cajun dance or two, or just sit back and watch the crowd. The bands typically play Monday through Saturday nights from 7-9 pm, except for Friday and Saturday nights when the time is extended until 10 pm.

I’ve told you that the food is exceptional here. I always have a problem deciding what to order because everything is good here and it is a hard decision to make. The seafood platter is huge and comes with stuffed crab, fried crawfish, golden fried butterfly shrimp, fried catfish, fried oysters, fried frog legs and a stuffed bell pepper. It is served with jambalaya, corn maque choux and home style fries for only $20.95. This platter can easily feed two people. The barbeque shrimp is also a good choice. It is broiled in a garlic butter sauce and served with several side items as well. Gumbo is another favorite and a good choice for an appetizer or combine with a salad for a light lunch.

Another popular event at Boutin’s is during crawfish season. You can order boiled crawfish platters with potatoes and corn for $13.99. They used to have an “all you can eat” special but I’m not sure if this will be offered this year. Crawfish supplies have been down and most restaurants have stopped offering all-you-can-eat boiled crawfish.

I probably visit Boutin’s more during the lunch hours. They have lunch specials that cater to the business crowd that are priced from $7.95 to $9.95. You will find salads, po-boys and various plate dinners on the menu.

Service is always good even when the place is packed. You will be served your appetizer or dinner salad within just a few minutes of placing your order. Entrees arrive about 10-15 minutes later. The wait staff is super friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu.

This is a great place to take friends or relatives who are visiting Baton Rouge. The restaurant is alive with action every night of the week and it is a restaurant that you won’t forget and always want to come back to!


Boutin’s is a fun restaurant for groups or families to dine at. You can go out and have a nice dinner and dance a bit too at the same location. They have good food, exceptional service and a great atmosphere. I give Boutin’s 5 Stars!

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