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Cajun Queen, Charlotte, NC
Cajun Queen, Charlotte, NC
Cajun Queen, Charlotte, NC
Cajun Queen, Charlotte, NC
Cajun Queen, Charlotte, NC

Cajun Queen

4.6
4.6
2514 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cajun
Home to the flavorsome platters of South Louisiana, Cajun Queen is a converted home restaurant, the architecture of which dates back to the vintage early 18th century. A nostalgic iteration of the 1980's New Orleans greets the visiting patrons, with purple, green and golden themed décor priming the interiors at Cajun Queen. The dining experience is equally comfortable, and customers can cine in the living room, expanded restroom, sunroom or wrought iron rooftop terrace. From crawfish to seafood, gumbo to steak—the servings at Cajun Queen are a concoction of culinary choices. Fried shrimp, etouffee, blackened chicken breast, bayou platter, ribeye steak and frenbch cut pork chop are often the most ladled platters which customers like to order. Wine servings prime the bar area to complement the authentic Cajun flavors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Cajun, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (704) 377-9017
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    William Wssling
  • Neighborhood
    Elizabeth
  • Cross street
    Lamar
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Entertainment
    Live Dixieland Band Every night.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,514 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

2,514 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Cajun Queen excels with the food, service, and ambience!!! Everything on the menu is awesome, and the overall dining experience is unequaled for Cajun and Creole cuisine in Charlotte!

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  2. phy1iciaNYC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything about this place is mid— Food is mid, Ambience is mid, service is mid. NOLA is our favorite place to eat and we’re huge fans of Cajun/Creole food at home, so we were looking forward to a great meal here. Instead, subpar textures and flavors leveled our expectations and I can’t see myself choosing bland food ever again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I enjoyed our meal at Cajun Queen. The food was very good, the service was fantastic and the overall experience was fun. We will be back!

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  4. KenyaF

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. Our waiter was on point & aimed to please. Valet staff was very attentive & helpful.

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  5. McGrubby

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Erica was AWESOME! food was delicious and the band was great!!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere and amazing food and service. Will be back!

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  7. PatriciaW

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always…. top notch service, food and experience.

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  8. ValerissaB

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, wonderful service and fantastic ambiance with live music. I came for my birthday and was treated very well. The band and other customers sang to me and they gave me a free dessert !

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  9. RichardD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cajun Queen is a state pull in Charlotte and we've been coming for 20 years. It is always wonderful and they always attempt to accommodate any guest who might have any food restrictions or allergies. If you're okay with a little bit of loud live music you should definitely sit upstairs because it's a one of a kind experience.

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  10. TrashaS

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, music and service! Almost like being in New Orleans for a minute.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exactly what you want for a Sunday Brunch!!! Eggs Benedict was amazing, Bourbon French Toast simply delicious 😋 Shrimp and Grits scrumptious

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing food and service! Would love more music downstairs.

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  13. Bill

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our daughter and son in law ate here and told us how great it was. So when it was birthday time for my wife, we received a gift certificate to this restaurant. I had the gumbo and shrimp etoufee. My wife had a salad and the blackened catfish. Both the gumbo and etoufee were literally bursting with flavor, although if you don’t like a moderate level of spice, maybe make another choice. You can’t go wrong ! My wife loved the catfish. I did too ! And word to the wise, save room for the bourbon Brad pudding ! Great atmosphere as well, we had some friendly chats with folks at the bar and next table. Reasonable prices and generous portions. Highly recommend !

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  14. debbyg

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Extra crispy fried oysters…red beans & rice & bourbon pecan pie…to bring home. Meals were absolutely delicious…as always❤️❤️

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  15. Drew

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so delicious. The service was phenomenal. Definitely will bring my family when I visit Charlotte in a few months

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Cajun Queen. Get the oreo cheesecake if you can.

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  17. millie

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was great and came out fast! Riley was a great server

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  18. SherikaB

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and the entree size was great! Our waitress was wonderful! The manager also came around and checked on everything to make sure we were satisfied and everything came out to our liking. I will be back soon!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience food was great wine choices were great!

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  20. YvonneG

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Music stopped playing too early Over all it’s a good experience

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  21. JeanneB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic, the portions were generous, and all of the employees were attentive and kind! We will definitely be going back.

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  22. CathyM

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t know why we have not been there in so long, true Charlotte favorite that brings me back home.

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  23. Lovecajunqueen

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There are other Cajun restaurants out there; however Cajun Queen actually seasons their food Cajun style. Others add a dash of seasoning because it’s “too hot or spicy”. Also great service and atmosphere.

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  24. matthewc

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited on Fat Tuesday. Both bartenders were outstanding, especially dealing with present patrons AND service bar. Witnessed them cordially assisting patrons assembling an outside king cake, smiling all the way! Carly Ann took excellent care of our six person party without missing a beat. I’ve never had a bad experience here, but it truly speaks for this staff that on such an iconic evening, the service level was outstanding. The food is incomparable, served hot and fresh from the kitchen-absolutely no evidence of a heat lamp situation! These folks, quite simply, ROCK!!! If you go and experience anything different, I don’t accept the rebuke, BUT, I sincerely doubt you will be disappointed. ALSO, some of Charlotte’s finest jazz musicians provide an impeccable soundtrack for your evening. Highly recommended.

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  25. SET1949

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The previous 5 responses are all I feel necessary to say.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
     Food service was excellent. Will refer to anybody to try and eat. 

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  27. CHRISTOPHEK

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall a solid, good experience as usual. 3 things. My ribeye was a little tough, but also not as expensive as traditional high-end steak restuarants. Not sure what cut quality Cajun-Queen is getting. It was good, just not great. I wish any live music would get piped down from the bar to the dining guest below or even any music (jazz, dixieland jazz?). Lastly I wish y'all had chicken etoufee' as an appetizer....currently can only get crawfish etoufee' as an app. Otherwise still a favorite.

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  28. JulieP

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. The waitress recommendations were right on spot and we LOVED them!

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  29. Anthonyy

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Tables are too close together .. in the room where we were seated I felt packed.

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  30. KayDee

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable meal at Cajun Queen. Food was delicious. Service was very good. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was because I felt rushed. They are very busy and trying to turn over tables very quickly, which is understandable. But I did not feel as if I had time to really take my time to enjoy the meal. Would love to return again when not so busy.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been many years since I have been here but the food is still good as I remember.

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  32. ChristieS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best seafood and cocktails in town! Very cozy for date night

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  33. LizW

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place to go In Charlotte for great cajun / creole. Excellent food, and service. It was the perfect dinner for people wanting a taste of New Orleans.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was all amazing from the appetizers to the entrees! Our waitress Reagan was kind, attentive, and knowledgeable being that it was our first time there. Will definitely be back again!

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  35. dinad

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters are the best. I am from Florida and these are so good. I eat here when I come to Charlotte.

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  36. nylivinginnc

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always. The Queen always delivers a great time.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Bayou feel and live music was great. Food was a 9/10 for me. Complimentary Valet parking was a great gesture.

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  38. SteveT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was seated on time and in a great location to see and hear the band. Volume was perfect - could still carry on a conversation - and music was just right for the venue. Cajun food was very good! Will come back!

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  39. BrendaD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. This was my second time visiting this restaurant and I was not disappointed. Well done.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience at Cajun Queen was very good. My only recommendation to Cajun Queen is regarding the New Orleans platter which includes red beans and rice. Include more red beans and less rice. 

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You can order delivery directly from Cajun Queen using the Order Online button.

Cajun Queen is rated 4.6 stars by 2514 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cajun Queen

1800 East 7th street, Charlotte, NC 28204

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lamar
  • Neighborhood
    Elizabeth
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Cajun, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    William Wssling
  • Entertainment
    Live Dixieland Band Every night.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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