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Cajun Connection

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897 E US Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373-9773
+1 815-667-9855
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Brookfield, Illinois
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Have been here a few times. Great food. Pleasant service. Unpretentious. There is usually a wait and part of the wait can be outside so be prepared. Great cajun food. Very reasonably priced. The owner and his wife are very personable and care about customers enjoying their experience. Desserts are amazing!!!

Thank 708katie485
Palatine, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went to the Starved Rock area for a quick meet up with our son and daughter in law. Had a great time walking through Starved Rock and Mattieson State Parks . We ended our day with dinner at the Cajun Connection. We all thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. The food was great, the service was awesome! Great place!

Thank Mikekimmom
Bloomington, Illinois
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Another great meal at Ron's Cajun Connection. Boudin Balls are the Best.... a must -have every time! Shrimp Etoufee and Boudin poppers and fried corn on the cob!

Thank Dori K
Wheaton, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This spot has everything you'd expect from the name. If you've never had gator, give it a shot. The title refers to both the owner and the cuisine.

Thank John D
Lockport, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The crawfish was so good we ordered an extra 2 pounds. The gumbo was also fantastic. This is our go-to place for Cajun food in Illinois.

Thank sullib88
Peru, Illinois
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I highly recommend this taste of Louisiana in north central Illinois. The menu is easy to navigate, the service is excellent, and the food is great.

Thank watts459
Shorewood IL
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Where to start? The jambalaya or gumbo? The gator or shrimp? The turtle (when available)? Yes, there can be a wait, but it is worth it.----trust me! Ron knows his stuff, and that's what keeps us coming back.

1 Thank jnsunderwood
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

People have been telling us to go here for years. We've eaten in New Orleans many times. The food was just ok. Gumbo and Blackened Shrimp was above average. Felt rushed. Got there at open, and they were already serving and waited an hour. Popeyes with alcohol.

Thank Wendy K
Streator, Illinois
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178 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We finally went to try the food here after considering it for a few years. There was concerns about the food being spicy but we went here with friends to try it out finally. OMG the food was AWESOME! The Gumbo was great the Jumbalaya was the best I ever have had and the Bubba Shrimp was Great! We will... More 

Thank Fredelcamino
Peoria, Illinois
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157 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We have had cajun and creole in Nola before but not in Illinois. THIS IS THE PLACE! The teenager and the four year old were liking their lips and really enjoyed the gumbo! They were up to try gator but were happy with po-boys and kid's chicken strips. Hubby and I really enjoyed the combo. Create a combo if you... More 

Thank bjlemont

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?