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Permanently Closed - Prudhomme's Lost Cajun Kitchen

227 reviews
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$30 and under
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Prudhomme�s Lost Cajun Kitchen is a restaurant in Columbia, Pennsylvania that specializes in serving authentic New Orleans Cajun style dishes. The restaurant is family friendly, offers a laidback dining experience with pool tables and darts, and features a full-service bar.

The menu at Prudhomme�s Lost Cajun Kitchen features a variety of small plates, soups, salads, pasta and entr�es. Signature dishes at Prudhomme�s Lost Cajun Kitchen include catfish platter, seafood platter, chicken and shrimp, baked mac and cheese, fried catfish, glazed ham and A-1 skillet burger. Signature cocktails served at the restaurant�s bar include Key lime pie martinis, honey lemonade and spiked sweet tea lemonade.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cajun, American, Fish
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Hours of operation

Tuesday: 4:30PM - 11:00PM Wednesday - Thursday: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 12:00AM
Sunday: 11:00AM - 9:00PM
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Phone number
(717) 684-1706
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
David & Sharon Prudhomme
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Private party facilities
Our recently renovated banquet Hall, Prudhomme's On Fourth, is just two blocks away from the restaurant. Parking lot available as well as street parking. Built in 1853, once know as the Bitner Hotel. Everything from finger foods to full entrees are available. Menus created per your event and budget. Hall rental 250.00 for up to 3-4 hours. Non-Smoking site with rear courtyard available for smokers. BYOB option.
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Private party contact
Sharon: (717) 684-1706
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From small groups to larger groups of 100+ Prudhomme"s Lost Cajun Kitchen can make your event a unique and memorable one! "Before you sign, let us design!" Menus for the adventurous or not, items that will delight both young and old. Break away from the hum drum, same old. Look for new ideas to give your event that special feel! Weddings, Banquets, Family Reunions, Graduations, Rehearsals, Corp. Meetings and Employee Appreciation Dinners, Seminars, Training Sessions, Birthday Parties-adult and children's age appropriate fun days . Call us for further iformation.
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Cross street
Cherry St
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Parking details
Small lot on side, additional lot one block away as well as across street.
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Public transit
One block from bus stop
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Mon.-All You Can Eat Fish Fry 7.50

Tues.-Pasta Night 10.50

Wed.-live acoustic 70"s-Keith Kinard, Wings 'n Yuengling Spec.

Thurs-Music Trivia 7-10pm, Jambalaya/haddock Spec.12.95

Fri-full Menu DJ Karoke 9-12am, Late Night Food Spec. 9-12am

Sat-Live Ent.(see website)7-10pm

Sun.-dinner spec. TBA weekly, Live Entertainment, 1/2 off Bloody Mary, $3 Mimosa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.1  based on all time ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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nate (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on September 1, 2016

Made reservation, got a call from the restaurant the next day saying they were going to be closed that day because they didn't have enough help to staff the restaurant.

holidayeater (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on August 12, 2016

soups and gumbo were great. fried foods were very greasy. hush puppies good.

TheBEAV2014 (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on July 24, 2016

We really enjoyed the appetizers. The Caesar dressing on my salad was also tasty!

vipEatMeat (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on June 21, 2016

I must say that I picked Prudomme's because I was there before for lunch and the food was good and different. That still applies but I was unimpressed this time for dinner. The menu was varied and cajun which I like. I ordered the Mac and Cheese with lobster - it was ok - but very dry - not much sauce. Big chunks of lobster.

So this time was ok - but not as good as I remembered.

adbcampbell (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 29, 2016

We ate at The Lost Cajun Kitchen Memorial Day weekend 2016. We started with a Cajun Whoopie Pie, which in the case consisted of a crab cake between two corn muffin disks. It came with a terrific herb dipping sauce and we both loved it. My partner then had the bucket of crawfish and I had the crab-stuffed sole. Both dishes were authentically made and very flavorful. The portions were generous for the price. The chef is Paul Prudhomme's brother, so he got the real recipes for sure! The building is a former speakeasy with all the secret bells and a cool vibe.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

A group of eleven "foodie" friends, most from out of town, were delighted with our "Lost Cajun Kitchen" experience. The service was very good, the food was fantastic, and we all had a wonderful time. As far as I know this is the only authentic Cajun restaurant in the region, and it is not to be missed.

vipPTXC (Mobile)
4.0  Dined on May 17, 2016

You wouldn't know it was just the Mighty Susquehanna just down the street, and not the other Mighty River - the Mississippi... by the quality and variety of the Naw'lins food. There wasn't an appetizer or entree we didn't want to try, so we'll have to come back again and again to sample them all. But BIG BUBBA’S COMBO is going to be hard to ignore (and share) in any future meal.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

Excellent and authentic Canun cuisine above the Mason Dixon line. Don't miss it!!!

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

We really enjoyed our meal. The waitress, Danielle, was friendly

GBYP (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on April 10, 2016

Very disappointed with the quality of the food. The food was not visually appealing and not tasty at all. The server and host were friendly.

MrsDanielson (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on April 1, 2016

Haven't been here in 15+ was every bit as good as I remembered. My husband loved it too. It was his first visit.

QuiltInFoodie (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

The food is great! Real deal! We took friends who are foodies this time and they loved it too.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

If you're looking for genuine New Orleans Cajun cooking in York or Lancaster this is the place. We got a special they were doing for two and the amount of food was just right. The salad was small but the Big Bubba Seafood Combo entree made up for it. The atmosphere, and music on the night we went, would appeal to an older crowd but since it was our first time there can't say that this is the norm.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

Been wanting to try this place and was not disappointed.

JoeH (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

A gem. Nice "neighborhood" or "corner restaurant" feel with a wonderful menu at a reasonable. The food tastes like it has been seasoned for hours, not ten minutes. And the wait staff was both competent and friendly without being overbearing. Can't wait to go back even though it was a 45 minute drive.

Lynn6265 (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

Prudhomme's is a fun place to go if you're looking for something a little different. We've been going here off and on over the years. It was not crowded (Sat. night) like I thought used to be. Maybe it's not "the" place to go anymore?? Food was okay - I had mac and cheese and felt like it was a glammed up box mix, however the shrimp I had on top was very good. It's a nice place to go with friends if you want a relaxed atmosphere. The service was excellent!

alm616 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

This place is great if you are looking to try something new and different. The delicious creole cuisine is very similar to many of the great restaurants I visited while in New Orleans. Our family favorite is the alligator. Must try!

QuiltInFoodie (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2015

We went between lunch and dinner so it was quiet. Very nice staff, interesting menu. We have had cajun elsewhere, this was the best, most authentic of anywhere we have tried. The ambience was fun and it is in a great old building that we hear is haunted!

Kajunkeefer (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2015

First time here, friend suggested since I like all foods hot and spicey. The beauty is my wife doesnt but there is plenty to choose from for everyones pallet. The atmosphere was just like being in LA. It truly is a diamond hidden in a cave!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2015

My wife and I ate at Prudomme's Friday night and it was fantastic! The service was great and the food was outstanding!!! I will definitely go back and recommend this place to friends and family. You can tell that they are passionate about what they do. I real gem in Columbia, PA