Prejean's Restaurant

4.5
127 Reviews
$30 and under
Cajun
Prejean's Restaurant is a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Conveniently located on I49 North, just 2 miles north of I-10 in Lafayette, LA awaits Big Al, our 14-foot stuffed gator to welcome you to our warm, friendly, and casual atmosphere. Mouth watering Char-Grilled Oysters served up with a bowl of one of our Signature Gumbos or maybe a perfectly cooked juicy Steak are just some of our menu offerings that are sure to delight.

After 40 years of ownership under the Guilbeau Family, Prejean’s started a new chapter in November 2020! New owners Tim Metcalf, Greg Metcalf, & Ken Boudreaux bring a combined 75+ years of restaurant experience & a new attitude to the iconic Prejean’s Restaurant.

Our Mission is simple …
Buy the best food we can & cook it as Cajuns do.
Simply Cajun!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 127 people are saying
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ChristopherC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The jumbo was excellent. A little pricey for what you get, especially the appetizers.

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JOHNT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was excellent. What more could you ask for?

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globetrotter
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious solid Cajun food served in a fun atmosphere. A band was playing when we ate dinner. Favorites are crab legs and fried alligator bites. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In from out of town and we had a large family group, our waiter was amazing and the food was excellent as always!

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Dissappointed
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Extremely slow service. Shrimp tasted of bleach. Eggplant pirogue and seafood stuffed mushrooms were very good. Took 40 to 45 minutes to get food. Wont go back

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food. Always a joy to meet everyone. Wonderful service.

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Benoit13
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Will definitely visit again.

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DonY
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant has changed ownership since the last time I was there. Few things I noticed....the "decor" has been changed for the better. There is space now...more open and comfortable. The menue has been reduced. Kind of disappointed in that...although the choices on the new menue were fine. The quality of the food was very good as were the sizes of the servings. If you walk away hungry I would be amazed. We went on a Thursday evening and I would recommend making reservations since it was quite crowded. The service was excellent and the wait from ordering until served was very good. Couldn't have been more than 10 minutes. Everyone in our group was very pleased with the meal. Glad I didn't shy way after the ownership changed hands.

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Wendy
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent even with our large party. The food kept coming and was hot, plentiful and delicious. The new Prejeans is now our favorite spot in Lafayette!

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PamC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the Cajun music and food! Appetizers could have more quantity

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food tasted just fine but food took a while to come out.

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John
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat in Lafayette. I had the Chicken and Sausage Gumbo followed by the Debris Po Boy. Good food, service, and ambiance. Highly recommended.

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AlyssaL
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Got the Nacheaux’s and Seafood Gumbo this time and I was amazed! I always get the gumbo so I know it’s always good but the nacheauxs really hit a home run! Brennan was a very attentive server! He was friendly and knew the menu well.

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FreedomS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Amazing people. I had a certain request for my film production crew and they came through!!! Super nice and professional.

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MommaC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The food was very good but they ran out of a lot. Was out of a certain whiskey for one of the posted drinks, ran out of crawfish for the fried crawfish salad, ran out of the olives and green beans for the bloody Mary and pineapple for the special of the night. Also our waiter was extremely slow. Had to request refills for drinks and he would disappear. Was seated at 7 and didn't leave until 9:30. It took him over 10 minutes just to bring back our credit cards.

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Mike
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Lafayette for the first time and were hoping to find a good Cajun food restaurant. I believe we found the best. The dishes we had were delicious and the service excellent. Highly recommended.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The server was a polite fellow. The food was far to Spicey hot to the point of discomfort. No one in our party was able to eat it.
The server didn’t even take note of how much food was left on plates. That should have been a clue that something was wrong.

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Texaseean
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

food excellent except for the bread pudding that was bland.

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Jeanne
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a table of 12 and we all enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We were very pleased with our watier too. Everyone at our table liked their food an my son said the oysters were the best he had eaten. I loved the gumbo!!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! You can be casually dressed and enjoy great quality amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Celebration

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Emilou
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service. They went above and beyond when we celebrated a birthday there.

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KathiP
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent server, good food, live music.
The menu has great selections from local to favorite cuisine…

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ChristineS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. All staff was cordial and very accommodating. We love Prejean's!!!

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The ambiance is welcoming and even when they are packed the food is still spectacular. We had a great meal. And will enjoy the leftovers tonight!

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ClydeL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Over all it was very good. I had the gumbo and I found it a little too thick for my taste but I know everyone's gumbo is different. I would have preferred a little more chicken and a less less andouille. I would also suggest a combination appetizer plate for a table to share. Maybe also offering bread or hush puppies before your meal would also be nice. We will visit again hopefully soon.

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LoganH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely wonderful. We came to visit a family member and wanted authentic Cajun cuisine. Prejean’s did not disappoint. The gumbo was phenomenal as well as the shrimp and grits.

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CristiaH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Appetizers were excellent! Had the chard broiled oysters supreme, and truly enjoyed them. My husband had the duck gumbo, and had the chicken gumbo. Entrees were just ok. Preferred the appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Much improved since the new owners took over.

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AjTheriot
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is my Wife and I’s second time eating here in a few weeks, this time we brought some friends. The waiter remembered us and remembered the drinks my wife ordered, that was a plus. The service was fast, the food was hot, and very well cooked. Everyone enjoyed the drinks and food. This will not be our last time eating here. I can tell it’s under new ownership. Great place to eat and spend time in the Acadiana area with friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent meal!

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DanielleV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations but arrived a few minutes early and our waitress wasn’t there but they accommodated us. They sat us and got our drinks until our waitress arrived! Definitely recommended. The Eggplant Pirogue was absolutely amazing!! Everything was great.

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GumboYaYa
Baton Rouge
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our experience was a 3.5 star experience. I was really hoping that the reopened prejeans had improved the good, and maybe had taken the food quality back to days long gone.

We had a combination of chargrilled oysters, chicken cracklings and gumbo. The cracklings weren’t described properly on the menu. There’s no indication they’re breaded, yet they were. It only states they’re seasoned. So they’re like small pieces of KFC extra crispy. Not bad, but they aren’t the simple fried cracklings I longed for. On to the oysters. There are so many places to get charbroiled oysters nowadays, and some are outstanding. Prejeans we’re mediocre at best. They were also very salty and spicy, although they weren’t described that way. I suppose the best part of the meal was the duck and tasso gumbo. The roux was rich, the duck meat had been cooked down until it was falling apart - might be a plus or a minus depending. There was t quite enough broth, yet the ratio of meat was quite generous.

All in all, I doubt we’ll return. Too many wonderful places to eat in our area. There need to be tweaks here to bring it back to, or to surpass its’ glory days.

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Guillorys5
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went with another couple for dinner. We shared appetizers to try several things. We had the gator bites with the Thai Pepper Jelly, seafood stuffed mushrooms, Nacheauxs, Blackened Shrimp Flatbread and Fried Green tomatoes. All were very well seasoned. I think our favorite were the mushrooms. We also got the hush puppies and my husband got a cup of the duck gumbo. He said it was quite tasty and it looked like a really rich roux. They had a lady playing guitar and singing. It was a lively atmosphere. Would recommend

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PhillipW
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We got an order of raw oysters that looked like they had been shucked several hours before they were served. Should have sent them back. Food was ok but not worth the price. Hush puppies were burnt. Can't recommend the place.

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StephanieT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food! Like menu variety. Pleasant staff.

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Betty
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was very upset with my bill because I was charged for an adult fried fish dinner when we ordered a childrens fish dinner for my 4 year old granddaughter at a difference of $13.00 that was not noticed until we got home and checked the bill.

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Hhmjr
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food again. The new Prejean’s is again a great restaurant.

Noise level was high, because the band was playing, making it a little hard to hold a conversation but overall a great dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat,food and service is excellent

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GaryL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great service. Joseph was amazing! Good was excellent!

FAQs

Prejean's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (337) 896-3247.

Prejean's Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.