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Johnson's Boucaniere

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1111 Saint John St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6713
+1 337-269-8878
07:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat 07:00 - 17:30
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had my usual, the Begnauds Special, topped off with bread pudding. No othe barque place in the area hold a candle to Johnsons. And the ambiance and friendliness of the waitstaff is worth the visit..

Thank Wrabalais
Lafayette, Louisiana
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151 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Johnson's Boucanier is seriously good Five star BBQ and Cajun food. Takeout or eat on deck. My personal favorite is the Begnaud Special sandwich made with their home made smoked pork sausage and their smoked pulled brisket and their homemade BBQ sauce. Also their gumbo and boudin is as good as any I've ever had. Lots of other goodies too:... More 

Thank TheDotdog
Woodstock, Vermont
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602 reviews
444 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in at Johnson's while on Cajun Food Tour and met Lori Walls, the proprietor and her father Wallace Johnson, a wonderful man who took us out back and showed us the workings of the smokehouse, etc. When back inside, Lori gave us all a bowl of their smothered potatoes and sausage. What a treat! Great flavor and the sausage... More 

Thank Travelcrow
Slidell, Louisiana
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Ordered a couple of links of boudin and a cup of gumbo and was very pleased. The boudin was steamed old-school style and was on the spicy side, but very good. The chicken and sausage gumbo was outstanding. Johnson's Andouille sausage is world class. On my first visit I wasn't sure how to order -- the interior is cramped and... More 

1 Thank DonaldRedman
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Love the BBQ chicken and Boudin. My wife loves the bread pudding. They also have great pulled pork and brisket sandwiches. Like to go on Saturday when they play zydeco music.

Thank Tj G
Marksville, LA
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242 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious pulled chicken sandwich! Tender tasty and yummy sauce...very friendly staff and accommodating

Thank merrudy
Lafayette, Louisiana
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

My husband had been raving about the food for months (especially the sausage sauce piquant lunch), so my first visit was a lunch date with him. It won't be my last. I devoured the brisket sandwich with BBQ sauce. The piled high brisket was tender and just the right amount of chewiness to satisfy the inner carnivore. Quick service and... More 

Thank tanyac41
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Wonderful local BBQ lunch spot, also offers other local favorites like red beans and rice and gumbo seasonally. Enjoy lunch on the porch when the weather is nice.

Thank Casey B
Bonham, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Went there for lunch on a Saturday. Had the ribs and boudin. Both were really good. No tables inside set at picnic tables on the porch. There is no a lot of tables. It is worth the effort. .

Thank shilohkay
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I returned to Louisiana for Xmas 2013. Visited Ft.Polk, Tabasco plant, Duck Dynasty store, Blue Dog Café the day George Rodrique had passed I flew into Lake Charles. I was in Lafayette on Xmas Eve. While I was there I took the Cajun Food Tour with Marie Ducote. One of the 6 stops was Johnsons Boucaniere. I had no idea... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Saint John St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6713
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-269-8878
Johnson's Boucaniere continues the Johnson family tradition of making Boudin, sausages, and tasso's once sold at the original Johnson's Grocery (since 1937. Add to that outstanding smoked pulled pork, brisket, and chicken and other smoked meats and charcuterie. Wonderful service and quality of food. A must for any Cajun or BBQ foodie.

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