We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Papa Boudreauxs Cajun Cafe

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3419 Fly Rd, Santa Fe, TN 38482
+1 931-682-0040
Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Thu 16:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 37: English reviews
Columbia, Tennessee
Level Contributor
65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We love Cajun food and music, and that's what we got. It's a really small area, so do not be shocked with that. The live entertainment was perfect for the atmosphere. We were told beforehand it's a BYOB, unless drinking soda/tea/water. We were with a group of friends so we all ordered together and got a sampling and everything we... More 

Thank jukho
Hartwell, Georgia
Level Contributor
111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Miles from anything larger than a hamlet or a village on a narrow county road we came upon a cinder block building. As we pulled into the gravel parking lot, we saw what appeared to be the restaurant staff sitting outside. They welcomed us in and said to choose any table. We were early on a Thursday and the only... More 

Thank baileespoppa
Mansfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Our first Cajun experience. Wow! Not a huge menu, but the quality makes up for that! Crawfish and Shrimp Effouee was delicious. Hubby had the huge standard portion- the smaller appetite was as much as I needed! And the fried Oysters- superlative. Took our own wine and beer. Service excellent- helpful and cheerful waitress. Chef and sous chef came to... More 

Thank niknbert
Level Contributor
47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A group of New Zealand friends and myself came here for a meal. Be ready for a tiny little restaurant with the friendliest staff, the tastiest Cajun food and a real cozy family atmosphere. This restaurant has made me fall in love with Cajun and I hope to take some of the flavour home with me. Boudin balls, Gumbo, chicken... More 

Thank Sam H
Columbia, Tennessee
Level Contributor
42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I believe the Best Restaurants in the United States are in New Orleans! With that being said; I was blown away by the quality and quantity of food served at Papa B's Cajun Cafe! Recently my wife and I along with some friends visited Papa B's. Heck, I thought I was back in the French Quarter of New Orleans! The... More 

Thank Joe B
Spring Hill, Tennessee
Level Contributor
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

New Orleans is one of our favorite areas to visit, so we know the real thing. This is not it. Not bad for what it is in general, just don't come expecting the real cajun food the way they state they're all about and that we did therefore expect. Plus, I would expect FAR better accommodations at this price point... More 

Thank CarolineMargevio
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I love this place. The food and vibe here are whole lot better than the one in Franklin. It is in the middle of no where.. BYOB, arrive early, socialize outside, and enjoy the incredible food.

Thank RyanMSmith
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I bit off the main trail but well worth the trip. The food is outstanding and the people are friendly. The only drawback is that it is very small and sometimes the wait is long but worth it.

Thank Ted A
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Papa Boudreaux has a sign that says "on this site, in 1899 (or some date) nothing happened!" But boy, in this little yellow block building, some great Cajun food happens on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings! Incidentally Papa's is in Fly, Tennessee, not Santa Fe (pronounced Santa FEE, for you people who don't know). Turn just after or before... More 

Thank commentator_11
Spring Hill, Tennessee
Level Contributor
28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

We have nothing against hole-in-the-wall dining - sometimes those places have the absolute best food. Sadly, this is not one of those times. We recently visited Papa Boudreaux for the first time, which will also be our last. Very mediocre food, even for a casual restaurant that this is, and terrible presentation. Ordered two $6.95 catfish appetizers as dinner, and... More 

Thank Brianna K

Travellers who viewed Papa Boudreauxs Cajun Cafe also viewed


Been to Papa Boudreauxs Cajun Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3419 Fly Rd, Santa Fe, TN 38482
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 931-682-0040

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Papa Boudreauxs Cajun Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Nashville, Tennessee
4 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Papa Boudreauxs Cajun Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?