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4822 Walzem Road, just behind IHOP, San Antonio, TX 78218
+1 210-653-5688
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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San Antonio, Texas
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272 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Yes, this place looks run down. But it is clear to me that this business owner has a great gift with food and is trying to establish a mark. Money doesn't grow on trees and I am glad they didn't wait to open until all was pristine. The used restaurant spot likely came with the old interior furniture. But you... More 

Thank Capt_Wyatt
Kerrville, Texas
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163 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We arrived 45 minutes after the restaurant opened and the door was still locked! We entered and the place as empty. We sat down and ordered drinks and they arrived in styrofoam cups...the second hint that things were not great. We looked over the menu and half our party wanted the Cajun Roast Chicken luncheon... only to be told it... More 

Thank David E
San Antonio, Texas
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210 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

we went for the first time tonight with friends whose opinion we trust and they had raved about it. so we joined them and gave it a try! what a treat: complex and deeply satisfying gumbo, red beans and rice, fried shrimp, it was almost too much of a great thing. the owner chef (dewanna) came out and spent some... More 

2 Thank boudin
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014

As a Louisiana I am very disappointed. Will not recommended this resturant. Establishment has ragged, dingy chairs and slow service. Took us an hour to be served.

2 Thank monhan55
San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

In a not-so-visible spot, I imagine this place is like a hidden gem. It's small with a home-y feel, and friendly staff. Went here for lunch and had the catfish po'boy w/ a side of jambalaya. This was my first time trying Cajun food so I don't have anything to judge it by, but it was good. They have po'boys... More 

2 Thank amhart90
San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Authentic New Orleans style food! The gumbo and lobster bisque might be the best I have ever tried. This is family run and sometimes they run out of things but I tried something new on my last visit and now have another favorite, the shrimp po-boy! I have yet to be disappointed! Save room for the bread pudding with praline... More 

1 Thank Missy K
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Really great food. I was surprised at how good this was. It was a bit pricey but the quality was there to support the price. Nice people. Casual environment.

1 Thank LisaNG64
Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Had dinner here on a Friday night and waiter was owners son. He was a show by himself. Food was excellent and dessert rocked. Building wasn't much to look at but I go to have good service and good food, which we received here.

Thank FreebeernBBQ
1 review
Reviewed 24 May 2014

My wife and I had a taste for Cajun food, we have visited Pappadeaux here in San Antonio and we love it. The food at Big Easy Cafe was good and comparable to the food at Pappadeaux just cheaper in price. The dirty rice was well seasoned, the fish was seasoned, fresh, and hot. My wife had the blackened tilapia... More 

Thank albert1118
seguin, texas
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

the big easy cafe has moved to walzem rd---it is a small family restaurant( the family left new orleans after hurricane Katrina ). The food is EXCELLENT--all authenic cajun dishes,and great cajun music playing---very warm atmosphere. I had the Catfish Cocodrie ( a blackened filet, topped with shrimp & crawfish etouffee atop a bed of dirty rice, with garlic bread.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4822 Walzem Road, just behind IHOP, San Antonio, TX 78218
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-653-5688

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?