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Lady N'awlins Cajun Cafe

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2329 W. Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4434
+1 804-355-4746
10:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 16:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'll start by saying this place is small and what I consider to be a "hole in a wall." There is not a ton of seating. We were promptly seated. The food was soooo good! We had fried oysters for our appetizer and they were some of the best that I've had. I had the catfish and it was amazing!... More 

Thank Tasha E
Richmond, Virginia
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant with a group of friends. Ordering was a bit overwhelming and food came out at very different times. I was done with my meal before my husband received his. Other than this issue, the food was great. I had the fried catfish. It was THE BEST fried catfish I've ever had. I chose greens and brussel... More 

Thank mamaluvs2travel
Charles City, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I broke out of our routine and decided to try something new. Get the Beignets. I had the chicken and waffles with andouille sausage gravy, It was great. My wife had a crab omelet completely filled with crab. It is a nice change from the ordinary.

Thank Charles H
1 review
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Our first visit and we will definitely return. Service was a bit slow and disappointing at first but improved as the meal went on. My husband enjoyed his LA Louisiana cocktail and the classic jambalaya which was chock full of seafood and meat. My gator cakes were good but a bit crumbly. Gator bites at the next table looked like... More 

Thank Richard C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I don't like cajun anything, at all. HOWEVER - I came to visit Lady N'awlins for the first time this past week and let's just say it wasn't my last time. Oysters? I greatly dislike. HOWEVER - I had them twice this week. Every 'cajun' dish was overwhelming due to the excess amount of cajun seasoning, this was just right.... More 

Thank Stacey H
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Friends recommended I'd try this place because I was on the hunt for some rather tasty Shrimp & Grits. I was definitely not disappointed!!! Everything was great! The food, the drinks, and the service. Upon entering the establishment, it appeared to be just a cool, quaint, little bar. It's amazing food is the secret! My husband and I both ordered... More 

2 Thank Shana J
Richmond, VA, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This popular restaurant/bar in Richmond's historic Fan District is known for their Cajun/creole menu. I've ordered their fried oysters before and thought they were quite good. However, this week we visited and I ordered the Oyster Trio as an appetizer and what a disappointment. I couldn't tell the Bienville from the Rockefeller. One had a way too creamy glop of... More 

1 Thank Stephen G
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117 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lady Nawlins is a typical bar with chalk art on the ceiling and small booths. The reason I will be going back is because they have great beers on tap and amazing food inspired by New Orleans! Bacon wrapped plantains, oysters Rockefeller, shrimp and grits...no matter what we ordered, it was amazing!

1 Thank moony606
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We loved the food here! It seems to be a popular watering hole in an area of many places. We were able to still get a glass of wine just under the happy hour price and it was a nice size pour. They brought out some crackers and spicy cheese which was not too spicy. We ordered the jambalya Supreme... More 

Thank paul j
Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Our son attends college at VCU and we were searching for good places. This will be top on our list! We took 3 college boys, and we all loved the food, and we loved the atmosphere. The gator bites are delicious, and the spicy shrimp! And we all loved our entrees, blackened catfish - delicious, jumbalaya - delicious. Great music... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2329 W. Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4434
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-355-4746

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?