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The Cajun Experience - CLOSED

1825 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5539
+1 202-558-9230
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Overview
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor37%
  • Terrible18%
1 Jul 2012
“if you don't mind eating in the rigth order”
23 Apr 2012
“Going downhill”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Seafood, Cajun & Creole
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
1825 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5539
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1 - 10 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 1 July 2012

we get the main plate before the apetizer !!! and it's not spicy, it burns your mouth and tongue for hours.

Thank jean marc G
Reviewed 23 April 2012

This used to be our favorite restaurant. Now, every time we go there it seems that the food quality is not up to par and the portion size has been cut in half!

1  Thank KKeyser23
Reviewed 9 April 2012

So very disappointing. My husband and I for the past ten years have made our annual pilgrimage to Jazzfest in New Orleans, in the Spring. As much for the food as for the music. When I saw a Living Social deal for the Cajun Experience,...More

3  Thank Geri B
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Arrived early for dinner with friends. We had reservations. We waited in the bar area for our table. My friends ordered drinks; however the drinks were just ok. We decided to just order our food at the bar because there was no movement from other...More

1  Thank amannva
Reviewed 21 February 2012

I had purchased an offer for 50% off the Cajun Experience for brunch. I used to live in the neighborhood so I was glad to be back and try a new spot, but from now on I think I'll stick to what i know. First...More

1  Thank Simi984
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Though we only had po' boys. Which is hard to get wrong.My husbands Gator Po boy had a bone in it and my catfish was just not good.Nice atmosphere bad food.

1  Thank seetheworld12
Reviewed 16 February 2012

We went to the Cajun Experience on Valentine’s Day. The restaurant did an admirable job of having a nice atmosphere without it being overwhelming. The general decorations (not holiday specific) were fun and gave the Louisiana feel without being gimmicky. For the holiday they’d sprinkled...More

Thank DKQTravels
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Went here b/c I got a Groupon and I am a big fan of NO. The decor is nice, but that's about where it ends. The food was mediocre at best and the service was pathetic but that is not a knock on the wait...More

1  Thank grandmariner01
Reviewed 19 November 2011

The Food was excellent, just the waiting period was a little long.

Thank 53Micaela
Reviewed 15 September 2011

From the framed pictures of Tiger Stadium to the family sitting next to us adorned in LSU attire (it was the home opener that night) we would have thought we stepped into a restaurant in New Orleans. Fried shrimp, oysters and crawfish that tasted like...More

1  Thank winthropgurl
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1825 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-5539
    (between N Swann St & N T St)
  • Public Transportation: Dupont Circle (Red)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-558-9230
  • E-mail
Description
December 2008, during a hard recession in the US economy, a thing most people thought couldn't be done was born. While sitting in a house in Ashburn, Virginia, Bryan and Melissa Crosswhite finally stated the obvious; Cajun food is what the world needs to experience. Five months into the business, The Cajun Experience was featured in The Washingtonian magazine in "Best Bites", and less than a year later, June, 2010, was named one of the "Top 100 Best Bargain Restaurants" by The Washingtonian. The restaurant has also been featured in The Washington Post and The Washington Business Journal. In October, 2010, a second location was established in Purcellville, VA, and The Cajun Experience recently opened in the DC metro area.
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