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Cajun Queen
Cajun Queen

Cajun Queen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cajunqueen.com
  • Phone: (704) 377-9017
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Cajun, American
  • Executive Chef: William Wssling
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Dixieland Band Every night.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lamar
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cajun Queen
Enjoy the friendly, laid-back atmosphere of 'Nawlins without having to leave your back yard. Experiencing the sensation of true New Orleans cuisine has never been easier. We have a number of entree and drink specialties, including Dixie Beer - the beer that made New Orleans famous!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Went during restaurant week. The main dish was great for both my husband and myself. He had the Diane and he had the etouffee. Both dishes were very tasty. We did not care for the gumbo.... It seemed to be missing something... What I'm not sure. Also the bread pudding was great. And I'm not a bread pudding person, but it was good. My husband had the key lime pie that was very light and creamy. They ran out of the who cream which he thought it needed to combat the tartness of the pie. But overall we had a great experience. Food was good, service was good... We will go back again."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We were seated upstairs with the band. Food was great but the temperature upstairs was almost unbearable. So hot my girlfriend and i both were completely soaked when we left. Spoke with the folks sitting on either side and they were concerned about the hot temperature also. Thermostat on the wall was reading 86 degrees."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "food was delicious.. shrimp & grits, nice & spicy ( left overs even better the next day). fried oysters & fried shrimp delicious. Diane, looked delicious, will try next time."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great atmosphere! We always enjoy dining here and enjoyed the restaurant week specials on this occasion."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our waitress was not good. She rushed us and was very mechanical. Also, the live music was not very good and the only played for 20 minutes before they took a 30 min break. Strange."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It's been several years since we visited the Cajun Queen. My wife and I were a bit disappointed this visit. Our reception/seating went very well -- the hostesses were more than accommodating and very friendly. Our meals were mediocre -- food was barely warm and my Creole had very little rice (I left hungry). My wife ordered cocktail sauce with her shrimp, but did not receive it with meal -- it arrived half way through meal. The service was also a bit disjointed -- our server seemed rushed/overwhelmed and the bus boys were in a hurry to remove plates (it was approaching closing time). The food tasted good enough, but it was hard to overcome the temperature problem and quantity issue. We will likely go back--maybe bad timing this trip."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We go here at least twice each year. This was the first time we were...uncomfortable. We were seated right next to the hostess stand...and there were at least 5 hostesses standing there at any time. Although I sat right next to my husband, I could not hear him on account of the noise level. My husband asked for the oysters as an appetizer. The waiter told my husband that "that was a lot of food" and that he "should really just get the half order." We had finished our wine before dessert was served. The waiter asked if my husband wanted one more glass. He declined THREE times. The waiter would not take no for an answer and commented that "no one's going to know." When we received the bill the waiter charged us for the extra glass of wine!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went on Friday 7/18, (my birthday) which was also the first night of restaurant week. Even though it was 6:30 pm...and was starting to get crowded, the service was great and it was really important to us because we had to get in and out to make it to a play that started at 8pm."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had dinner and cocktails upstairs and listened to the live jazz band. The band/food/drinks were all great, but the tables are really close together. It is more intimate downstairs, but then we would have missed the band. Definitely will return, I just know what to expect next time."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • " Charlotte's #1 spot for Cajun Food ! Great ambiance. Quiet dining downstairs, live jazz bar and dining upstairs. Also outdoor rooftop dining patio with skyline views. Service is spot on, and food has never let me down. Three levels of cajun "spice" Diane, Creole, or Etouffee. I've had just about every dish. Blackened Steaks and Pork Tenderloins are my favorite. Don't forget to ask about the Daily Specials ! Wine list plentiful, and full bar. Next to uptown in historic Stanleyville. Free valet parking is a nice touch."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • " My stop at The Cajun Queen was like a trip back to my childhood in NE Louisiana ,The food brought back all the good times of Cajun Country .The atmosphere takes you to the old homes of LA and the true Hospitality of the Cajun people ,reminds me of the homes that would open up in small towns for gumbo festivals .The people would welcome anyone with a bowl of gumbo and a good tale .You can't get any closer to Cajun people without being in Louisiana. The Staff goes above and beyond for the customer hats off to them all From the Hosting staff at the door to the Kitchen and Wait staff, Great job and excellent service ."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This was another wonderful evening at Cajun Queen. The jazz band was delightful. Guy with the string bass was a great new addition. Love the New Orleans Platter. Cajun Queen remains an awesome and fun place for family and guests."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I used to go to Kings College which is across the park from the restaurant. We always heard the vibrant music; I had NO idea! All these years, I let this gem slip through my fingers. The food is excellent, with great sizable portions"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. I bring my friends there all the time."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "It was our first visit and dinner was great. we will be back. Use the valet parking."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I have NEVER been disappointed with a meal from Cajun Queen. I would highly recommend going there for dinner. It is one of my favorite places to eat in Charlotte."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My wife and I frequent this establishment because the staff is friendly, the food is great and the atmosphere is ever so changing. If you want a quite Sunday brunch - this is your place. If you desire a romantic evening - request a table away from the band/bar. If you want a vibrant, fun place to hang out and enjoy good music and food - sit upstairs where the band is playing on weekends. It's a wonderful place that we continue to come back to. Have fun!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Good food. Good service. Catfish is great. New to the area. Have visited 3 times in 4 months"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Love the Eggs Benedict with crab cakes, a couple of mimosa's and some bourbon bread pudding for dessert. Try it. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Our dining experience was surprising much better that we anticipated! We arrived for Sunday brunch and was welcomed by a friendly host who seated us in the back patio room. It had great natural sunlight which created a lovely ambience. Our server was very friendly and helpful with our food selection. The eggs benedict and crab cakes were good! I am looking forward to our next visit soon!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I had the Eggs Benedict and was awesome. My wife had the Bacon and Cheese omelet and it was better. Loved the potatoes"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "You will not go wrong eating at the Queen. I do wish they had a larger area at the bar while waiting for a table. It's worth the wait!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were with a group of 8 adults and we all enjoyed the food at the Cajun Queen- the specials were excellent! The service definitely could have been better. We went long periods of time without seeing our waiter. At the end of the evening we had to go looking for him as we hadn't seen him in 30 min or more! We will definitely go back though as the food was really great."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Pork chops outstanding, shrimp & grits NOT eatable, steak great, shrimp scampi just ok, barbecue shrimp very good. Extremely crowded. Must use valet parking or walk there. So noisy, due to a party of about 16, our group of 5 could not have a conversation. For a special occasion I will stay UP-Town."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "New Orleans classics are a great mainstay for Charlotte dinners. Keep up the good work...and call ahead or uwe Open Table as they fill up quickly."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great Cajun food. My Louisiana wife says its as good as back home! Try eating upstairs in the evening for live music."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • " food was excellent.....waiter could have been a little more friendly.....music was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Each visit to Cajun Queen and has been good. Gets noisy once the live Jazz starts and the tables are a bit to close together but the food is good. Nice place to visit and the valet parking was great."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Love the fried oysters and my guest enjoyed the salmon. Ordered the broccoli which was watery and tough. Also, the bread was stale."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "In a city that has a great variety of restaurants, Cajun Queen is truly unique. I could see myself eating there once a week."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Was our first time. I love Cajun food so I felt like this hit all the right notes with abiance and quality of food. Not skimpy on the portions and enjoyed the selections of wine and drinks. Thought it to be a unique dining experience. Would definitely come back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Have been several times and have not been disappointed one time..."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great Dining Experience with Great Tasting Food with Great Service. I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "When a restaurant is packed at 6:30 on a Wednesday, you know the food is good! A longtime Charlotte gem, Cajun Queen didn't disappoint. We hadn't been in long time but were coaxed back with an Amazon coupon. Good food, good service, nice ambience. No surprise to anyone, the only challenge is the parking. Even the valets had trouble finding parking spots. Amazing, but true - at 6:30. Wondering how they manage during the likely more crowded prime eating time or even a weekend."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Cajun queen is probably the best restaurant in Charlotte that serves authentic Cajun food. The band is great and play a variety of music. Great experience! The atmosphere is very lively."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "But we did enjoy our drinks and dinner any way, even though our waitress seemed so disinterested in us."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We first came to Cajun Queen about 18-20 years ago. It has become our family's favorite place to go when we are celebrating a special occasion or birthday. We live in another county, so we make a commitment to travel the 40+ miles to reach the location. We have brought out of town guests, who talk about the experience and the food quality years later. We have never been disappointed in the service, the food or the overall experience. The restaurant has been expanded over the years to add more dining areas and yet it has still maintained the same vibe as the original areas. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My wife and I have been here several times and we always enjoy the food. We always sit upstairs and enjoy the live jazz but we were seated downstairs this time. Despite at least 4 speakers in the room where we were seated, there was no music. It was a bit awkward hearing everyone's conversations and having them hear ours. Unfortunately this time the service was terrible. Our waiter must have had an awful day before we arrved because he was miserable. It kind of ruined the whole experience for us. We were envious of tables nearby who were getting great service from other waiters. At least we still enjoyed the food."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed the meal and the ambience. Will definitely come back again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Cajun Queen is our go to when we want good food and great service, the staff is also accommodating."
    Dined on 7/6/2014