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Permanently Closed - Cajun Experience - Leesburg

54 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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Cajun Experience in Leesburg, Virginia is an eatery that specializes in serving Cajun staples. The restaurant is set in a former Victorian style, two story house, making it a quaint dining experience.

Cajun Experience offers main lunch and dinner menu as well as a weekend brunch menu. Brunch at the restaurant features such fare as fried oyster benedict, breakfast po'boy, bowl of cheese grits and shrimp and grits. The main menu at Cajun Experience features a vast array of starters, salads, entr�es, gumbo, sides, po'boys, desserts and kid friendly fare. Entr�e selections at the restaurant include seafood gumbo, Cajun seafood platter, crawfish etouffee and steak Dianne.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Creole
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Thursday 11:30am -4:00pm, Friday - Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday, Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 8:00pm.
Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 8:00pm.
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Phone number
(703) 777-6580
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bryan Crosswhite
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Cross street
Church St.
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Live Music on Saturday Nights at 7pm.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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vipJeffreyD (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

Staff are very accommodating and friendly. The food is authentic New Orleans style. The restaurant is in the historic area of town so is small but it has outside seating so that is good for warm days. Family had the jambalaya, gator bites, shrimp po' boy, and chicken po' boy. All were very tasty. Recommend going during the week for dinner.

KDub (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on September 4, 2016

Nice atmosphere. Server was not as attentive as needed. Glasses were empty too many times at the table for too long. She was nice, however.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on September 2, 2016

We made reservations and were seated promptly. We were seated inside in the first floor dining room but most diners were on the back patio where there was live music. The live music and the recorded music inside were both great! Our order was taken and our appetizer and drinks were served quickly. It was downhill from there.

After more than an hour of watching what seemed to be the only waitress race back and forth between the upstairs diners and the outside ones, the table next to us complained to a manager who stopped by that they hadn't gotten their food. When we joked that we'd been there longer than they had and hadn't gotten ours either, the manager mumbled something about a problem in the kitchen. The other folks had to cancel their order and leave. I was surprised the manager still charged them for the one appetizer their table shared. Then he said he would check on our meal. When he came back from the kitchen he asked what we ordered, and went back to the kitchen. He was gone just long enough to plate our jambalaya so we wondered if our order had gotten lost.

The food was great but we'll probably just use them for takeout from now on.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 2016

We love this place they are always so friendly and the food is great. We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday. She turned 5 and she still chose it out of any place to go. They welcomed us and once again the food was amazing. Best crawfish you can find in NOVA

vipTryingNewPlace (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on August 4, 2016

Food was okay. Only beer is Abita. Portions are giant, enough for two people to share. Ambiance could have been better. Worth trying but will check out other places in Leesburg before going here again.

2mato (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

first and last time .We went because of the band and decide to eat dinner there .Not enough servers for the business they had there so it was spotty. My wife had the red beans and rice .Had it not been that they used a Tasso sausage for heat it would have been bland .No sign of the trinity ,bay leaves, etc. No depth of flavor just red kidney beans and hardly any sauce. It looked old like it had been around all week .I ordered jambalaya and crawfish etouffee.The jambalaya was dry(old?) bland but I did see some peppers. Th etouffee ,well I did find pepper and onions but again not much flavor .the best things they had going for them was the band was good and the beerwas cold .And atleast they got that right and served Abita . We won't go back for the food

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

Best place to eat in Leesburg

JmeJane (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Looks can be deceiving. When I first got into the restaurant I thought ok it is really small and not very busy (only 2 tables were occupied) I hope I didn't make a mistake makng reservations here.

Let me say, I am very glad we tried this place out. We got there right before the rush and when the people started coming there were a few turned away because they didn't even have reservations. Needless to say, I'm glad we came early. The service was amazing and the food to die for! I'm not much of a crawfish person but the Crawfish Mac Balls was awesome and the main courses where even better. I give my overall experience for the night an A+!

This is definitely added to my go to restaurants if I'm in the Leesburg area.

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Food is awesome in a quaint little place. We were told it's the 2nd oldest house in Leesburg. They carry all the Abita beers as well. The recent blizzard took down the cover over the back patio but on a previous visit there was live music and a great outdoor patio in warm weather. Hopefully it is fixed in the spring!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 7, 2016

Party of 4, 1pm Sunday reservation, presumably for brunch. However, that menu wasn't available at all and more than half the items on the regular menu also weren't available. Ok? So drinks...only 3 of the 8 Abita beers on hand? No apologies from the staff, just the nonchalant excuse that they were really busy Friday and Saturday night so they ran out of many things. I guess I'm not sure why they even opened then??? Thank goodness there were barely any other customers 2 days from Mardi Gras. Ultimately, we stayed because we had heard the food was great so we ordered what we could and waited and waited and waited. Unfortunately when our orders did arrive, the food was really only mediocre at best and certainly not worth the price. I think I may have found 3 tiny shrimp and not much else in my bland my seafood gumbo and neither person who ordered the etouffe ate more than a couple of bites- it was gelatinous and tasteless. Don't know about the rest of the missing menu- but these are essentially Cajun standards so it is hard to be optimistic. 3 of the 4 of us had lived in NOLA for several years and were really looking forward to the real deal. We could not have been more disappointed.