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Cajun Connection

897 E US Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373-9773
+1 815-667-9855
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“boudin balls” (31 reviews)
“bubba shrimp” (28 reviews)
“jambalaya” (48 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
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897 E US Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373-9773
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to try alligator and frog legs. I got a steak and jambalaya , just in case. Food was good and staff amazing. Very clean. Great atmosphere

Thank 797zacharys
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

So, this little house has the most outstanding Cajun cuisine. The story of the owner and his travels to Louisiana make it even more fun. Check the website because ours are limited but the food is well worth the travel.

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Good home style Cajun food. One of best gumbos I have had. Smaller portions. It good food. This is a local place with homestyle food. If you want something elegent or fancy this is not the place.

Thank MJM_62_DP
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Someone's review said that you had to get beyond the topography, but the food is decidedly Cajun. My friend and I went and between us we had gumbo, deep fried boudin balls, Bubba shrimp, alligator, frog legs, étouffée, and rice. It was truly an amazing...More

Thank RJK_Chicago
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to the Cajun Connection and we all felt like it was just Ok.. Meh.. Average. Glad we tried it but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there again.

Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I love finding these little hole in the wall that serve up great food. The owner/chef came out to talk to us twice. Small, not fancy but with excellent food. Loved the frog legs, the gumbo and the blackened alligator. Will stop by next time...More

Thank pandabear6
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

They don't take reservations. They were not interested in trying to get our group seated close together, let alone at one table. Probably won't bother going back.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This was delicious, and they had a kids menuea that had the mac n' cheese and chicken finger basics, it had options from the adult menu such as alligator bites and catfish strips! Their variety of Cajon food was impressive! My husband who has a...More

Thank Krista V
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for Cajun food the owner is quite a character but make sure you get there early because it sure fills up fast and parking is very limited but it is worth the wait

Thank Jesse R
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We were seated by the owner/chef who was quite comical in educating us about Cajun food and his menu. The food was mediocre but fun was had by all and I liked the atmosphere (old home turned into restaurant) and the waitress we had was...More

Thank nursesrock43
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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
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
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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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