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Roadtrip Reivew Cajun Queen in Charlotte, NC

Today's Dinner Choice was Cajun Queen in Charlotte NC



It was a good night for me. A friend had offered to buy me and the wife dinner while in Charlotte and another friend who was a local Charlotte-ite had offered to show us around. We ended up at the Cajun Queen, which my friend Ed highly recommended. We were not disappointed as the place offered good food in an upscale atmosphere and a taste of Nawlin’s soul in North Carolina.

Restaurant:

Cajun Queen was a jazzy place with live music and a crowd. We walked in without reservations so we had a half hour wait. We were quote a large party and the place looked good so we decided to stick it out. The bar area was a little crowded but it was open enough that we could have conversations without having to shout and the bartender was quick and responsive. The menu was enticing and offered many treats that we wanted to sample. Their website touts them as the best Cajun food in Charlotte and I believe it by their offering in the menu. They offered fried green tomatoes, Cajun fried oysters and the New Orleans BBQ Shrimp which my friend recommended. They also offered a few blacked fish entrees, Creole and Etoufee style entrees as well.

The verdict:

The BBQ shrimp was very good. My friend had it as an app and as a meal. It was very first rate. It wasn’t spicy really at all. I am a big fan of shrimp and I have tried barbequing shrimp at home. While I cooked my own more to my liking I could see myself stopping by here to have just this shrimp if I didn’t feel like cooking.



I got the 16 oz Ribeye, which came with mashed potatoes and a cup of gumbo. The steak was great. It was well seasoned and well cooked. The sides were terrific and complemented the dish well. I ordered it medium, which is unusual for me but it was worth it. They cooked it with a pink inside which was very flavorful. It didn’t taste under cooked at all and I was glad I ordered it that way. The gumbo was a little spicy but I expected that. It was a good opener to a luscious meal.


We also had the bourbon bread pudding for dessert. It was sweet and delicious. It was top notch for bread pudding. It was a little crisp at parts inside but I liked that. 

Ratings:


Service:              4
Ambiance:          4
Food:                  5

Overall Experience:
I give the whole experience 4.5 out of 5 broken eggs:



The food was amazing, and the service was pretty good. It was an experience I would highly recommend to friends in the area and I would definitely consider a return trip. 



For more information on the location:
 Cajun Queen
1800 E 7th St
Charlotte, NC 28204
www.cajunqueen.net


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