The next time you're up for a well-seasoned meal in and around Daphne, Alabama, you can consider trying one of the several different Cajun restaurants in the area. As one can expect on the water, there are various seafood options at each location. Whether you're looking for brunch, lunch, or dinner, these delicious locations have something for everyone.

Bordeaux's Cajun Grill

Take a trip to Cajun country without leaving Daphne when you have a meal at Bordeaux's Cajun Grill at 29249 US Highway 98. This is a beautiful location to watch the sunset on the deck with friends and family after work. The Grill is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, when you can also have brunch. You can enjoy a seat on the deck as you watch the water of Mobile Bay, or you can choose a table inside if you prefer.

An appetizer of Blackened Gator is a fun way to start a meal with friends and family. It's a gluten-free dish served over rice with remoulade sauce. You can also choose a fun option, such as the Cajun Cheese fries served with Tasso Cheese Sauce and Tasso ham bits. All the main dishes are served with a house salad. You can also substitute the salad for rice and beans or toasted bread. Other meal options include spicy Shrimp Creole and Crawfish Cakes topped with lump crab meat and served with fried green tomatoes.

Pasta dishes are also available, including the Mardi Gras Pasta. It's served with crawfish tails, sweet peppers, onions, and mushrooms. It's as colorful and vibrant as the celebration itself. Save room for something sweet to round out the meal, such as the Bananas Foster bread pudding or a batch of sweet beignets.

On Sunday, you can start the day with various drinks paired with an omelet such as the gator and gouda or spinach and mushroom combinations. This establishment also offers a savory seafood cheesecake and sweet Bananas Foster French toast.

Felix's Fish Camp

Travel ten minutes north along Mobile Bay from Daphne to 1530 Battleship Parkway in Spanish Fort to Felix's Fish Camp when you're in the mood for fresh Cajun seafood. The drive is as breathtaking as the dishes. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. You'll find a relaxing place to enjoy a hearty meal and may even see a beautiful sunset when you arrive. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a drink at the bar while listening to various musicians.

The extensive menu includes steamed jumbo Gulf shrimp if you stop by for lunch. You can also enjoy the fried crawfish tails. One of the favorite options is the crawfish-smothered pork chops and grits. It's a perfect blend of southern, Cajun, and seafood. It's also served with a side to round out the meal.

As the sun goes down, the anticipation for dinner grows. For those looking to enjoy a hearty sandwich, there are five different Po-Boys on the menu, topped with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. These dishes are also served with fries — one of the more exciting combinations of half shrimp and half oysters. You can even go for the cornmeal battered oysters or enjoy the fresh catch of the day. Are you looking for soup? Try the seafood gumbo or Dr. Skipper's Turtle Soup served in a small cup or a larger bowl.

As delicious as the main meals are, do your best to save room for dessert or ask to take it home. One of the delicious options includes Moon Pie a La Mode. For a local flavor, try the Key Lime Pie. If you're looking for a more adult-friendly dessert, try the White Chocolate-Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding. It's served with caramel sauce and Jack Daniel's Bourbon Sauce.


On the other side of Mobile Bay from Daphne is a Cajun seafood haven ready to welcome you to Mobile, namely Mudbugs at the Loop. This fun escape is located at 2005 Government St. It's open from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5:30 on Sunday. If you're planning a large gathering, the restaurant offers a variety of seafood you can buy by the pound, including crawfish tail meat, shrimp (head on or off), crab, and lobster tails. If you don't have time to stay for your meal, you can order online and enjoy it at home.

Mudbugs at the Loop offers steamed and fried seafood selections if you plan on eating at the restaurant. For those who like the fresh, steamed option, there are 12 different specials on the menu, all of them shrimp based. You can have the shrimp with various sides, including potatoes, corn, sausage, green onion, and lemon. You can also upgrade the shrimp from medium to large or jumbo in a few of the specials. The meals are served seafood boil style with everything in the bag for you.

If you're looking for fried seafood, there are several options for lunch and dinner. The lunch plates come with either fried okra or French fries. Mudbugs offers shrimp, crab claws, and oysters as the main courses while also offering chicken fingers. The seafood platters include a pick-three option that allows you to customize the meal with the protein of your choice. On offer are gumbo, wings, Po Boy sandwiches, and seafood.

The warmth and spice of a good Cajun meal will linger with you after you've finished your meal. Whether you prefer the iconic Po Boy sandwich filled with spicy seafood or a sit-down option, there's something for everyone in the Daphne area. Buoyed by abundant local seafood, diners can enjoy a fresh Cajun meal on either side of the bay. If you choose a dinner service, watch the sky and the water to enjoy an awe-inspiring sunset while you wait for your meal.

So those were our top three Cajun restaurants here in the Daphne area. Do you have any favorites you'd like to share with us? Feel free to get in touch with us, and we'll see about adding it to our list.

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