3419 Fly Rd, Santa Fe, TN | Directions 3848235.780826 -87.147166
Papa Boudreaux's Cajun Cafe . . .simply the Best ! – Unbelievable New Orleans w/ a flair. As Papa says, " we like it to be 4 to 5 star , without the bow-tie!"
I was attracted to Papa's at the compelling request to visit by some of my friends. Being burned by local restaurants who lay claims of being Cajun, yet, are from Chicago, New York and other point north of the U.S. borders; I felt that this was simply another loosing attendance. I was wrong ! After three years I am always
thrilled to return, return and return again. Worth the trip. Worth the wait. . . . simply, worth the experience.
Here ends the story!
( former New Orleans resident)
Laissez les bon temps roulet! – I get a ahnvee for the food there, yes sir. My bon ami done drive up. Got's out and oh yea. Comment ca va? Papa said to me. I done drunkin 9 beers oh boy, done started actin coo-yon. I stood up and yelled laissez les bon temps roulet!
Best Cajun food anywhere. – I'm always looking for a memorable dining experience, and Papa Boudreaux's came through with flying colors. There were four of us, and we sampled each other's dishes. All the food was AWESOME. I have been to New Orleans at least 10 times and have eaten many places there, and I have never had such delicious food. Papa Boudreaux, my compliments- you should be famous.
papa Boudreaux's Cajun Cafe – I am not from Louisiana but I went to L.S.U for 8 years. I have eaten all around South Louisiana which was a great experience. I relocated some years ago to the Nashville ( Brentwood ) area and have seen quite a few restaurants come and go over the years. Quite frankly, they simply could not cut the mustard.
Now comes Papa Boudreaux with his "unbelievable" recipes New Orleans cusine and I simply could not refuse traveling almost a hour to attend. When you arrive, everyone from four state areas are on the parking lot sipping beer or wine, having just a festive time of it. Ya have to wait your turn but man'o'man, is it worth every minute.
Who is this Chef Boudreaux and did God create him out of a dying breed? Emeril Lagosse...move over 'cause you haven't what it takes to keep up with this man. Laughter, festive music, the atmosphere, the lights, all those L.S.U. & Louisiana Tech University items and more so; Mardi Gras Beads all over the place and in the bathroom too.
What can I say, the food is plentiful and undeniably - fabulously delicious.
Papa Boudreaux, the next star on Food Network !!
Patrick Beesley, " Geaux L.S.U."
eyeeeeeeeeee, I'm sure glad my friends in Tenn. took me up-dare in the woods to Boudreaux's. – HEY YALL, YOU GOTTA GO TO BEAUDREAUX'S. YEP, I'm from South Louisiana, born and raised. I also cook and my friends in Franklin took me up there. It was awesome, one of the good things were the chance for me to tailgate again. Yep, we pulled up in the gravel parking lot looked at the cenderblock building and I was at home and just knew it was going to be good. Nothing like a mom and pop eatery. We put our names in with the waitress put the tail gate down and we had a great time meeting new folks from the surrounding areas having our wine that we brought. We had a very worth hour and fifteen minute wait and we were presented with the southern hospitality that I am used to down in Prairieville, LA. I went into the kitchen and met Papa and he was glad to meet me. He sent out a very large bowl of seafood gumbo for our table (complementary) and let me tell you sha, it was GOOOOOOD. Sasaabon-Sha' Ummmm. The atmosphere was great, music and others just smackin their lips and and praising the goodness. Never would I have thought that there would be such a great place to eat up there. Those folks sure are lucky to have that in their part of the woods. The bread pudin was so like moma's but not quite. But close, HA. I have told many people of my experience and they ask me to give them the address for when they are in the area. I was proud to relay my experience with them. PaPa Beaudreaux, keep up the good work padan and I will be back.
Sammy P. Charlet Sr.
Best cuisine to be found anywhere. Authentic as it gets. Come early, fills up fast. – I have never written a review before but after experiencing the most delicious food I have ever partaken of last evening (3/6/08) I knew I had to! The portions are huge, enough for two people. This type of cuisine is usually not found anywhere around here. It is authentic cajun food straight from New Orleans. I have watched many cooking shows on the FOOD NETWORK station and have tried many of their recipes myself and nothing compares with this. We have eaten many places around the country but this is the best. You must try the gumbo, it is to die for! Also the special blackened filet of fish on linguin with shrimp and crawfish in lobster sauce is best the entree I have ever tasted. The desserts can't be beat, even by your grandmother! Great service! Get there early because the place is small and fills up fast.
The Papa Rocks!!!! – Okay I have to admit, I was terrified at the prospect of eating out in the middle of Santa Fe, TN!!!! Finding Papa's was a task in and of itself. However, once you get past the location and the look of the place, the food makes it all worth while. Don't pass up the catfish. The creole and red beans and rice are the best you'll find outside Louisiana. The portions are HUGE!!!! Seriously, way too much food, but you'll want to eat every bite. They don't serve alcohol but you're welcome to bring your own wine or beer. Lastly, order the bread pudding, it's worth every calorie. DELICIOUS!!!!! Thanks Papa, the music and the food made for a great evening.
Best Cajun Ever – Traveled over 1 1/2 hours to dine at Papa Boudreaux's at the insistence of friends. I cannot express how great the food was. Sincerely, it was almost as if I was back in Louisiana again, only much better. You will be presented recipes for 4 - 5 star quality, without the bow-tie atmosphere. We had, Garlic Shrimp Cheese Grits topped with a 1/2 pound portion of wild caught Creole fried catfish. We also had a large, I mean, a very large bowl of seafood Gumbo. The shrimp was not these small or popcorn shrimp rather extra large shrimp, authentic andouille (cajun sausage) .... unbelievably scrumptious. We also ate some of the best fried soft shell crabs and a very large serving of red beans, rice and sausage. What was unusual about this was Papa uses 3 different kinds of sausage: smoked, Kelbasa & andouille which makes quite a combination of flavors for a different kind of red bean dish I have never had before. Music was great and the atmosphere was more than Mardi Gras festive. Papa comes out to the tables to check on everyone to make certain they have enjoyed the food as well as entertains his clientele with jokes and laughter. Indeed, a great dining experience!
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Papa Boudreaux's Cajun Cafe – Unbelievable is all I can say ! Like being back home in south Louisiana but even better. Very large portions; Papa does not skimp on portions in any way. Great atmosphere, with all sorts of LSU, Louisiana Tech University and New Orleans Saints decor. Music is furnish (works for food and tips) and is just a good overall place to visit. They say people come for four state areas and there is a long wait so get there early or later. In between, ya' gonna have to wait your turn... it's worth it! You could see a movie star or two or a professional musical entertainer at times as one never knows who'll show up at papa's . Papa deserves at least, 6 stars as it is that good.
Best Cajun Food in Tennessee, great customer service, get there early. – I have never made a review at all before, but after eating at Papa Boudreaux's I had to right one. The location is a bit hard to find. It's off the highway in a very small town. Also, keep in mind they only take cash or checks. We made this mistake the first time, but they were so nice they let us eat anyway and pay them later. When you pull into the gravel parking lot of the concrete block building you are going to want to turn around and leave, but please don't you will not be disappointed. Once inside you will find the atmosphere that of some small Cajun cafe in Louisiana. The service again is amazing, and the food is all made by the owner, Papa Boudreaux himself. After they let us stay and eat even though we had no money, I ordered the chicken and andouille creole over rice. While we waited they brought us french bread and butter. It was very fresh and hot. The dish came out in a massive bowl with 4 lemon wedges, a bay leaf, and a lot of other spices. The creole was rich and very spicy like cajun should be. It was one of the best dishes of all time, and there was no way I could eat it all as much as I wanted to. To top it all off in the end I ordered Louisiana Chocolate bread pudding. They served it will ice cream and it was very rich and some of the best bread pudding I have ever had. They do not have salads, but they have a few appetizers. I saw someone order the bbq shrimp and they brought enough shrimp out to fill a bucket. My dinner cost $15 for the meal and $5 for the bread pudding. It was all worth it in my opinion. I love cajun food so I will defiantly frequent this place from now on. Closest thing to Louisiana in Tennessee. Also they fill up fast so get there early. They do have weird hours.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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