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BON TON CAFÉ
401 Magazine St. 524-3386
The restaurant that first introduced authentic Cajun cuisine to many New Orleanians is still going strong decades later, delighting its many local regulars and visitors alike with specialties like turtle soup, fried catfish fingers, crab meat au gratin, redfish Bon Ton and the crawfish combination dinner with crawfish prepared as an etouffee, a bisque, fried and in an omelet. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$$

JUKEBOX CAJUN DINER
2560 Williams Blvd., Kenner 469-1112; www.jukeboxcajundiner.com
Dependable diner fare lights up the night at this Kenner favorite. Plug a few songs into the jukebox, hop on a stool at the diner counter and watch the cook grill up a nice juicy burger or stack up your pancakes. Or go for a Jukebox Rocking Dinner selection, such as blackened catfish or a T-bone steak served with your choice of "side tunes." No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

K-PAUL'S LOUISIANA KITCHEN
416 Chartres St. 596-2530; www.kpauls.com
No recovery would be complete without Chef Paul Prudhomme at the culinary helm. His iconic Cajun restaurant in the French Quarter has never stopped drawing crowds hungering for the blackened entrees; the blackened twin beef tenders debris entree is irresistible to palates that seek out the fiery flavor. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MULATE'S THE ORIGINAL CAJUN RESTAURANT
201 Julia St. 522-1492; www.mulates.com
Cajun food is sometimes overlooked in Creole-infatuated New Orleans, or worse, lumped in with the latter. At Mulate's, authentic Cajun fare is served against a backdrop of rustic near-Acadiana, complete with live music on Friday nights. Try the catfish Mulate (grilled, with crawfish etouffee) or Cecilia (also grilled, with crab meat stuffing) or the seafood platter. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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