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Mudbugs Cajun Cafe

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20 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032-1764
+1 317-843-8380
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Carmel, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very Busy, under staffed, but the food was great for the price. Tables not wiped down completely enough in between customers. Seemed like The Managers were unprepared for number of people/guests that were present..

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Thank Micheal M
Manassas, Virginia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

MY husband and I found this place on trip advisor as a great place for Cajun food and were very pleased! I ordered the shrimp etuffe and craw fish casserole... wow.... delicious!! Hubby ordered gumbo and red beans and rice.. not a drop left in the bowls.. You won't be disappointed!!

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Thank Marcie R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you want a taste of authentic Louisiana food this is the place to go. Very casual atmosphere. Talk with owner who uses family recipes from Louisiana.

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Thank Joe M
Carmel, Indiana
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

the only reason its not 5 stars is sometimes the pork po' boy it can be a little salty. The beignets are amazing, and we love everything here!

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Thank ladukart
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Our family stopped in for a bite to eat after a long day in Indianapolis' Children's Museum. We looked for something causal but a place that was local & good, Mudbugs was spot on! My kids are pretty picky when it comes to trying different types of cuisine but they really enjoyed everything. We all loved the hush puppies! They... More 

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Thank Finemuralpainter
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I've passed this place several times and never went inside. The day my wife and I went the owner(im embarrassed to say I forget his name) was there. It was one of the most cordial experiences I've had in the states. We were unsure what we wanted so he brought out a sample of absolutely everything. We landed on the... More 

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Thank Matthew H
Lebanon, Indiana
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My wife and I both got po boys, (one shrimp, one catfish) and thoroughly enjoyed them. The seasoning was tasty but not overbearing, allowing you to adjust it as you see fit with classic creole condiments on the tables. Serving sizes were generous but not wasteful. Service was excellent, the place was extremely clean and the owner was incredibly friendly.... More 

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Thank neckersco
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nice cajun fare with occasional specialties like alligator bites. Generous portions with all the cajun spices and sauces one desires.

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Thank Datrunner
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I met a friend for lunch here at this Cajun Cafe. Both of us ate a homemade lunch with appetizer & 2 drinks for under $20 before tax. The food was great. My Shrimp Po'boy was generous & had a wonderful flavor & crunch. The Hush Puppies appetizer was as good as any I've had in the South. My friend'd... More 

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Thank Julie A
Batesville, Indiana
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123 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

With a 4 1/2 star rating my wife and I thought that we couldn't go wrong with going to the Mudbugs Café. Boy, were we wrong. When we walked into the café we should have taken notice of all the dishes of "dirty rice" left on the tables. But, we didn't, and to be honest the food just was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Cuisine
Cajun & Creole
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032-1764
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 317-843-8380

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?