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Cajun Connection

897 E US Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373-9773
+1 815-667-9855
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“boudin balls” (30 reviews)
“bubba shrimp” (28 reviews)
“pecan pie” (27 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
897 E US Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373-9773
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1 - 10 of 257 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place has been around forever, and I see why. Always heard they had great food but never had tried it until yesterday. I had the creole crawfish, fried gator, bubba shrimp and the red beans. Also tried my daughters blackened crawfish. All were excellent!!!...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The catfish and gumbo are very tasty and decent price. I paid $15 for a catfish dinner that included a gumbo. Not a great price but not a bad one either. The catfish was fried nicely with plenty of taste. The gumbo had nice junks...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was fantastic from start to finish. The atmosphere is homey, they owner is wonderful, the food was great! I have never tried many of these dishes before, but even if you have, they are better here! I especially liked the fried alligator with...More

Thank Torrenn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gotta love the Cajun Connection!! The food is excellent. Blackened Bubba Shrimp and the gumbo is my favorite. Cajun Ron and Amy are warm welcoming people. Walk in as a customer and leave as a friend.

Thank BRS530
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is delicious!!! Get there early and be prepared to wait in line. Have a cocktail and chat with your neighbor while you wait. It looks like a trailer on the side of the road, but there is a lot of good happening within...More

Thank peacechyld2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this unexpected restaurant while on a roadtrip on I80. It’s better than the usual interstate-chain-restaurant. It’s located 1.5 miles from the exit. Food report: The best dish we had was red rice and beans — this is a soup-like dish with lots...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Out of the way. In the middle of farm fields. But the front yard turned parking lot of this old farmhouse is full. So are the bellies of those who venture in to devour some great cajun fare! Don't let the lack of waiting space...More

Thank Erik G
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

First time visiting your restaurant. The service was wonderful and the food was excellent. We had blackened shrimp and blackened catfish. We drove over hour to eat here and the the food was worth the trip. The owners was so personal and kind explained the...More

Thank kmm1966
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I've been to this restaurant before and thought it was great. We had a large group and called ahead to let them know we were coming. We understood that we could not all sit together and would take tables as they came available. This place...More

Thank kas36538
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

This place is small but don't let that pool you. The owner has a ton of personality and the wait staff is amazing! It is a must stop if you are in the area

Thank Crystal A
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Jack D
21 October 2016|
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Response from sueme3 | Reviewed this property |
I went to the Cajun Connection website & you are right the menu is there but no prices so I understand your question. This is a very affordable casual dining restaurant with fantastic food. I looked at the "Check Please... More
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dwesterl
7 July 2016|
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Response from gaspera | Reviewed this property |
This is down home Cajun food. They don't pretend to cater to dietary needs other than those. The owner is from Louisiana and goes back weekly for food for the week. You would probably be the best judge of the gluten in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 897 E US Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373-9773
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 815-667-9855
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