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Cajun Queen

4.3
2556 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cajun
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  • Special Occasion (2632)
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cajun, American
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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
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Phone number
(704) 377-9017
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
William Wssling
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lamar
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Entertainment
Live Dixieland Band Every night.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Julie (Charlotte)
1.0  Dined on October 26, 2014

Went to Cajun Queen with my family to celebrate my birthday which is today. My my lunch and my daughters lunch was ok. When it came to my husband. He got fish,rice and a big bouquet of broccoli for outrages price. Sorry Cajun Queen I rather go back to Louisiana to get better Seafood . Not coming back !!

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HappyTravel (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2014

This was my first time visiting Cajun Queen. My husband and I had a wonderful time on our date night. We started the night with the exquisite barbecue shrimp and the entree of shrimp creole. It was Superior!! The food was season perfect and stay extremely hot until the last bite.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2014

The food is absolutely wonderful. The ambiance and service is good. However, if you are looking for a nice romantic flair do not sit near the band as it can be a bit noisy.

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Cdalton (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on October 25, 2014

This was my sixth time visiting, as always the food is excellent. This time the service was horrible, so much so that I tipped the bus boy instead of the waiter. Our waiter was never around, was condescending, and rude. We had to flag down other waiters or the busboy for drink refills and the bread and we were never checked on. When the waiter was flagged down he asked if we were ready for dessert and I replied we are ready for the check he stomped off like a little kid who could not careless. What is so sad...this was a birthday dinner for my father. We will go back, hopefully we will not encounter the same waiter.

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Hank (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2014

Canjun Queen has been the solid favorite spot in Charlotte since my return to the area four years ago. Menu items are always consistent and the specials always deserve their name. Great for a birthday for six or a quite dinner for two. Prices are fair and value is always at least or more than wold be anticipated. Thank you to the staff and management.

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LoveCajunfood (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on October 24, 2014

Having been to Louisiana, we thought the food was pretty good. It did favor the Creole side of cooking versus the Cajun side. Would like to see a bit more of the brown sauces as opposed to the red. The atmosphere was wonderful!

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Glojo66 (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on October 24, 2014

Taste buds gone AWRY!!!
Additionally the service was good, but the evening entertainment was superb.

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luv2eat (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2014

Beat Cajun in town. Always my choice for date night!

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Engprof1 (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2014

"The Queen" never lets me down whether just a fun time with friends or introducing someone to her for the first time. YUMMMMMMMM Been one of my standards since she opened and I lived within walking distance. Keep up the GREAT reputation!!!!

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Monk (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2014

We have always enjoyed Cajun Queen for its atmosphere, great food and great service. We love the music that is played there. Overall one of the best restaurants available in Charlotte.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on October 18, 2014

This is a great place to go for date night. Food is great, great atmosphere and great service. Definitely a neighborhood gem.

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Wannabafoodcritic (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on October 18, 2014

Fried Green Tomatoes were terrific, my Mahi was very fresh, other comments from our table...this is the best salmon I've ever had. Truly someplace we will return to.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on October 18, 2014

Food is delicious! The setting is charming. We were there at a very busy time so our waiter was very busy and could not be as attentive as one would wish for.

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Luvthefood (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2014

I have returned to this restaurant a number of times when entertaining guests. The location and setting are unique, and the food and service are wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on October 17, 2014

The food was absolutely wonderful. The service was not great at all. The waiter seemed unengaged. We were looking forward to hearing the live band but was not aware that we had to make a special requests to sit upstairs where they were playing. Parking is very inconvenient also.

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Kate (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2014

This was our second trip here. Love the setup and the food is amazing. We split the New Orleans Platter again and just as good as it was the first time

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Luv2dine (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 12, 2014

Cajun Queen was a wonderful place to eat. The food was amazing and our server Alex was outstanding! We set upstairs and the only complaint was that the music was very loud and it was hard to have a conversation with each other. We will definitely come back and recommend this place to our friends!

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Mimi (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 12, 2014

We dine at the Cajun Queen often as we enjoy creole foods and they do a great job with them. We tend to go early on Sunday evening, are quickly seated and the fun begins. Was trying to do a gluten free meal, ended up getting the blackened chicken on rice with steamed broccoli, Didn't eat bread, so was easily out of there with no tummy troubles that night. Always end up bringing home half of each dinner as the portions are huge. Great place to eat!

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kimbum2 (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on October 11, 2014

We always enjoy the Cajun Queen. However, we did have a mishap with the steak my husband ordered. He ordered it Med Rare and it came out pretty rare. He asked it be cooked a little longer but it came back too done. We've ordered steak before and it was perfect. Everybody can't be perfect ALL the time. Most of the time they are!! Great place to eat!! We will be back.

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1FoodieQueeninSC (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on October 11, 2014

The Cajun Queen is a big hit every time I go. The place never disappoints. Food is always fantastic, atmosphere is lively and the service is the best. Whenever my out of town guests come in to visit, it is there #1 request that we go! Never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2014

We dine here often and it is excellent every time. We will keep coming back. The manager is always there making sure everyone is happy with there meal.

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Engprof1 (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2014

This restaurant was my favorite neighborhood, good-food headquarters when living there in the 1970s. It's consistency for good food, good service, and just a fun place to meet friends seems to be getting better with each passing year. Looking forward to consistent coolness of fall weather for enjoying more outdoor dining. Will keep coming back and recommending "The Queen" every opportunity I get.

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vipJayme (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2014

This is our favorite restaurant and it didn't disappoint this time. Our server was great. The band was good. The food was good, too, although slightly inferior to what we usually get there. We went on a Tuesday, so we're guessing that perhaps the weekend kitchen staff is a little more expert. Recommended dishes: the fish specials, the steaks, pork tenderloin and crawfish scampi.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2014

We throughly enjoyed our experience. The food, service and ambiance were outstanding. We're looking forward to visiting each time we return to Charlotte.

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Bunni (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2014

We had a great evening with friends whom we do not see often enough! They are relatively new to the Charlotte area and I wanted them to experience this great Charlotte gem! The service was very good and the food was impeccable. After dinner, we went upstairs to enjoy another cocktail and listen to the band. Service at the bar was excellent! Thanks for a great time, Cajun Queen!

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2014

I enjoyed the atmosphere, food was great, and the service was on point. I really look forward to coming back and catching some jazz,

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Charlieb (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 2, 2014

Sure would be nice if you could work something out with the Priesters to use their parking lot after their hours.

Feed them once a month or something, sign a hold harmless clause, what ever.

Some people don't like to hand their car over to an attendent.

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JKDR (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2014

As always it was another perfect visit to Cajun Queen

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luvItalian (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2014

I took my boyfriend as a treat and we loved the restaurant. The Jazz was just right for dining, very mellow. Food was outstanding, I had the Diane and my date had the Etouffe. The waiter explained everything so we knew about spice levels, etc. The other diners were all having a good time, I could tell, and it seemed as though it was a regular crowd. Even on a Tuesday night the place was full. We ate upstairs near the band, but being an old house, there were a number of rooms to choose from. It is on my list to return again and again.

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Genny73 (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on September 29, 2014

The steaks are excellent especially if you get the mushroom/shrimp topping with it to dip each bit in! It is loud upstairs, but that doesn't bother me a bit. Live jazz 7 nights per week....which is fantastic. BBQ shrimp appetizer is the best! I've eaten here since the early 90's & there's something to be said for consistently great food! Love it!!

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