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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
  • "We always enjoy it here. Tonight my husband tried the Cajun Pasta and now has a new favorite. We all tasted it and I will try it next time. They were very accommodating about adjusting the item for his diet preferences also."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "What I noticed most is how tender the chicken was. We ordered two different chicken dishes, and the chicken could be cut with a fork. So Yummy ! Also, we had 2 teenagers and 1 pre-teen with us, they enjoyed their dinner also. All three kids were first timers at the Cajun Queen. Everything was wonderful."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This was our first visit to the Cajun Queen. Staff was great. Catered to our every need. The food was execellent. The filet was the best steak I have ever eaten. The fish was also awesome. The fried oyster appetizer was so good. I will be back to try the crawfish tails. We really enjoyed our meal."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Terrible Brunch. Love this place for dinner but this was the worst brunch ever. Eggs Benedict came with hard boiled eggs instead of poached and then when we asked for poached eggs we were brought raw runny eggs. We were their first customer so being busy cannot even be an excuse for this restaurant as there was only one other table besides ours. I will never go for brunch again."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Cajun Queen has delivered an excellent experience each time I've dined there. The food is delicious, the meals are diverse and the ambience is what you'd expect from a mostly diverse crowd of fun loving people."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Never disappointed. We have introduced this restaurant to several friends and they have done the same! Food makes you miss New Orleans!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "FOOD WAS GREAT, TABLES ARE TOO CROWDED. 2-TOPS ARE TOO SMALL. NOISE LEVEL DEAFENING, EVEN DOWNSTAIRS."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Family celebration for my sons 32nd birthday. Twin sons who live 300 miles apart individually requested that we celebrate their birthday at Cajun Queen. it had been 7 or 8 years since they had been there and yet Saturday's dinner lived up to their memories. Thank you, Cajun Queen for the great food and excellent service."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The atmosphere was amazing. Diverse group of people..really gives you the NewOrlesns vibe. I was disappointed in the food this time, however I'm willing to give them a second chance. My entire party was disappointed with the flavoring of the food. Staff was really friendly. I overheard the waiter saying that they've had the same chef since 1985. I thought that was pretty amazing."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Wife and i just celebrated our 5yr anniversary and decided to go here for dinner. Our table was given away upstairs, but the mgr quickly resolved the issue and gave us 2 free drinks for the mix up. Great atmosphere and kind staff."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I've eaten at Cajun Queen many times and never had a bad experience. Great food, great service and fun atmosphere. There is a nice dixieland combo on the second floor. If you want to hear the band, ask to sit upstairs (the bar is also on the second floor). If you want to visit but hear the band in the background, ask to sit on the main floor in the front of the building. If you don't want to hear the band, ask to sit on the sun porch."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Good food, right-sized portions, and an attentive waiter who surprised us with an un-ordered dessert for our 45th anniversary celebration. We were there well before the crowd on a week nite, so we were able to have a quiet meal."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I have dinner at Cajun queen at a minimum of 2x a month and I love it. I've never been disappointed in the food or service."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The figs is fresh and the spices are perfect. I highly recommend the BBQ shrimp and the Shrimp and Grits. Great selection of beer and wine."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Love cajun queen! Have never been disappointed with the food, service or ambiance. Outdoor, 2nd floor patio is great and there dessert and coffee options round off the experience wonderfully. And there fried pickles are the best around!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I was very disappointed with the quality of the food at Cajun Queen. The BBQ shrimp was terrible. The shrimp were tough, overdone and the sauce was just OK. The bread they gave us to dip with was stale. I also had the chicken with the Diane Sauce. They give you two HUGE pieces of chicken but very little rice. The rice was drowning in sauce. For the price, I do not recommend this place. BUT, the upstairs bar is nice for drinks and some live music. Maybe should keep this as an after-dinner place."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Love this place we had a awesome time for my husbands 31st birthday! closest thing we can find to home here in Charlotte for him! Would recommend the restaurant to anybody! The band was awesome and even had the whole room join in to sing my husband Happy Birthday!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Love Cajun Queen. The food and service are always great."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Spent a delightful evening with special friends at The Cajun Queen. Excellent service and delicious food plus good company made for a memorable time. We chose different entrees and all were superb: steak, shrimp Scampi, and Mahi Mahi with crawfish topping. Spicy gumbo started the meal and we ended it with a luscious bourbon pecan pie and good, hot coffee. We dined leisurely and served with prompt attention but not rushed. Definitely will return !"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Noise level: energetic is NOT good....in this case. Unfortunately there was a large table on the second floor which was obnoxiously loud - to the point of us not being able to communicate with each other nor the waiter. This disappointed our guests who were there for the first time. The food at this visit was ok, not a wow as it was on previous visits. The night experience was - a night out - not special."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food was great, service was excellent, and total experience was priceless!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We love eating here the whole cajun experience. And great food"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great food, great ambiance. Live band was on point and actually took requests. Great service every time we've been there."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere is always wonderful. We had to wait a little longer than usual for a table with a reservation but other than that, the service was great."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This is a great find. Finally something other than Italian food."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "If you like the food in New Orleans you will love the Cajan Queen. The BBQ shrimp appetizer was outstanding as was the Etouffée.The portions were generous, the food was wonderful and the beer was from New Orleans too."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I ordered the Diane (3) meat it was Delicious! My date ordered a Cajun dish... I forgot the name of ot however, it seemed to be a tomato based with (3) meat...shrimp, chicken and crawfish. I will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Fried oysters are a must! Not greasy, nice and plump."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I have been to Cajun Queen so many times before and it has become my favorite restaurant! The food is consistently perfect! I wish I coud eat there every day!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Brought our guests to this restaurant last weekend. The service was great, very attentive and knowledgeable waiter, and the food was just outstanding. Loved the New Orleans experience, including the New Orleans drink specialties."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "One of best restaurant in Charlotte, NC. I always enjoy my self when I go there."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great food! A taste of New Orleans that we were looking for"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Cajun Queen was the first restaurant we encountered when coming to Charlotte so it seemed appropriate that it would be the one we chose for our going away dinner when moving back to Seattle. This time we took friends and it was as wonderful as the first time! We will miss living here and miss our dinners at The Cajun Queen!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "A very nice restaurant for special occasions! Food was delicious and gumbo was out of this world!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This place attempts cajun food by overdoing the red pepper. The service is below average. I had to keep calling the waitress over for service to our table. The oysters were chewy, we couldn't swallow most of them. I won't be returning."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Our waitress rocked! She was smart, funny, attentive and genuinely concerned about our dining experience."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Went out for a birthday dinner for the first time. The food was outstanding!!! Server was wonderful and helpful with the menu. Music was perfect and not too loud. Looking forward to going back again!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We were seated upstairs near the band. Fun atmosphere and music. Interesting Cajun dishes. Unique spot in Charlotte with lots of character. For a quieter scene make reservations for downstairs--it's away from the band but the atmosphere is still good."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This was only my second time dining there and it was as good as I remembered. This time made a reservation and was seated immediately. Staff & food: AWESOME!!! Although I forgot my Key Lime pie :-("
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Food was ok. Ambience sucks u can he chairs moving up stairs and dishes clashing in kitchen m. Our waiter never said 2 words the whole time. Just an old house that needs updating. Would Reccomend if u are getting food to go"
    Dined on 7/29/2014