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Cajun Queen

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(36 Reviews)

1800 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204

(704) 377-9017

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Today: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tomorrow: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
33
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IN BUSINESS
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Hours

Regular Hours

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Primary Phone: (704) 377-9018

Phone: (704) 342-3786

Phone: (704) 377-9018

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Neighborhood
Elizabeth
AKA

Cajun Queen Restaurant

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Categories
Creole & Cajun Restaurants, Bars, Family Style Restaurants, Caterers, Take Out Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Valet, Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Southern, Caterers, Family Style, Take Out, Cajun & Creole

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: Club Events, Gifts, Homes, Restaurants / Cafes

Price Range : Average

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De P.

09/24/2017

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Atmosphere
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TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!
LACK OF PATKING!! HAD TO SEARCH FOR STREET PARKING!!
RESERVATIONS NOT HONORED!!!
Food was ok,,,but,, parts of the food was cold.

tomasart

04/18/2012

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Overall
I love this place!

This is always a delightful restaurant to stop by. I love the Spicy Shrimp which is Available to Your likes. My Friend who eats there with me love the Crawfish Ettofee.
The Rice and Red beans are delish!
I always go here when ever the chance crops up!~

smarsh1890

08/29/2011

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Good but far from great!!!

I went to Cajun Queen with three other friends tonight (Monday) night. To start off with they ran out of bread before before out Gumbo and appetizers were brought out to us. When the Gumbo came out it was cold and so was the shrimp in the Gumbo. We sent it back. The Waitress told us that they were having a problem in the kitchen which is not a good sign. We were wondering what we were in for next. If this was any indication of what the main course was like, then I didn't plan on coming back. They brought the Gumbo back out from the kitchen and it actually had good flavor. Good use of spices. It was spicey but not too spicey. I ordered the Pan Sauteed Duck breast. It tasted very good. The meat was tender and cooked just right for me, medium rare. The sauce, potatos, and other veggies were excellent. I was very happy with the main course. The waitress offered desert. I had a chocolate cookie pie. I should have never ordered it. The desert was terrible. It was hard, dry, and had little flavor.

Overall, its hard to say if I would go back in the near future or recommend Cajun Queen. I am on the fence and so is the rating I am going to give CQ.

I did like the main course, the atmosphere was cool, the wait staff was okay. The fact that they did not have any bread, the appetizers were alright, and the desert was downright terrible made me a little upset.

I wish the kitchen staff could make a complete 3 course meal were every course was good-excellent given the prices of the dishes.

It is hard to say but maybe the food might have been better if we didn't go on a Monday evening.

Ladyin704

02/16/2011

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Not @ all what I expected!!!

My husband and I wanted something different, and good, so after doing a little bit of research we decided to try the Cajun Queen. Our experience there was horrible, we had reservations for 8:00pm, we were not seated until 9:10, ok this made us think the food must be awesome, oh NO, The food was not seasoned well to say the least, and the portions were extremely small. I ordered the platter (sounds like a lot) I had 3 shrimp, 3 oysters, and a small peice of fish, My red beans and rice were cold. we did not get one refill on our drinks, after continuously asking, our server kept forgetting. The only good thing was the music, which is not jazz, but they still sounded ok.

Gemini29

02/06/2011

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Not my cup o tea

Honey...I wouldnt waste my $ on this restaurant. They have very little variety and they only offer leg quarters (4 chic.) CAN I GET A BREAST! not sure what other meats they sell. Greens too spicy and not enough flavor. Wont go back!

BrandeeG

01/03/2011

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REALLY GREAT PLACE!

I was looking for a nice romantic place for me and my husband to have dinner on new years. The Cajun Queen was more than I expected. Nice atmosphere, great food, and wonderful location. Being creole myself,its hard to find great Cajun food so far from home. I do recommend Cajun Queen, and already have to my friends. Thank you for a great start to our new year! Look forward to going again!

Lonngooch

12/29/2010

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Nice place but the food is not authentic.

My wife and I visited this restaurant last year because it was voted the best Cajun Restaurant in the Charlotte area. We relocated to the Charlotte area from New Orleans a couple of years ago, and we want to try a restaurant with authentic Cajun food so I am not required to cook for hours in my own kitchen. I really enjoyed the ambiance and the service; however, if you are going there for authentic Cajun food, you would do better skip Cajun Queen and eat at Bojangles. The sauce on my meal was watered down and it had so much cayenne pepper in it that I had to drink two glasses of water to finish it. I told the server about it and we were given a free desert, but I don't suspect I will ever go back unless someone insists and is treating me.

thebohemian

08/29/2010

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if you like your food prepared this is it.

really good food. i would like the dessert menu to offer more of a variety. when i order to go, they place everything delicately, not as if they are placing it in garbage bag like many places.

dpowersdoc

04/27/2010

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My first trip to a Cajun restaurant

This was my first visit ever to a Cajun restaurant, so I can say nothing about authenticity. I will say that my chicken étouffée was delicious and reasonably priced. It was very spicy, as the menu indicated it would be. I would have preferred some side dish to have been included, not just rice. Dishes of other diners looked very good but similarly sparse, like the blackened catfish next to me which had two fillets on the plate and a decorative lemon, but nothing else. I'll go back.

QCsmith

04/25/2010

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Overall
love

been going here ever since they opened.
i love everything about the cajun queen.
whenever i have family in town i take them out here for a great time!

InoFood

03/29/2010

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I've loved this place for 20 years

My family and I have been going to the Cajun Queen since 1990. Tim has always gone the extra mile to make our dinner a great experience. The BBq shrimp are the best in the land and the fried oysters are to die for.
We sometimes sit with the music and other times on the beautiful patio. When I got laid off a few years back Tim even bought my dinner. This is a special place.
I would recommend this place to EVERYBODY!!

jaci sturgies

03/03/2010

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Poor customer relations!

My choir reserved a week ahead of time an area near the band upstairs. When the 10 of us arrived a few minutes early, we were told by the hostess that there was a little ""glich"". We were informed that another group was in our reserved area and they wouldn't be finished for awhile. We were asked to wait at the bar or to sit downstairs at a table by the fireplace instead. We said that wasn't satisfactory and asked for the manager. Tim arrogantly informed us that he was the manager and the owner and what would we want him to do? We said we should have the space we reserved or at least some concession while we waited such as complimentary bar drinks. We were then told that if the party in our places took over a half hour, he would consider it-but suggested again that we take the downstairs area. Since we chose this restaurant because of the music we then left and went to another restaurant where we were treated with respect. We saw a limosine waiting as we left and felt that either this group had lots of money or some other advantage over us. Our church family and friends will not patronage Cajun Queen from now on!

PHold

02/16/2010

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Overall
Good place on occasion

The Canjun Queen is set in an old house and the atmoshpere does take you to another place. The tables are somewhat close so you are eating with strangers right next to you and in your conversation. The server was not able to fit inbetween the tables to the left or right of ours and had to serve from behind me, so initamcy is not available. The food was freshly prepared, but the Chef does not need to be so cautious with using salt and pepper as everything did lean to the bland side. One real critique I feel would be the Gumbo. Gumbo should be rich and thick with depth, this Gumbo was very thin and tomato-boullion like. It was fresh tasting but not the deep, rich taste I know Gumbo should be. The Shrimp and Grits were good but Creole sauce was tastelss. Despite the food being less than what expected, my wife and I liked this place and will return.

JennifereBlake1

12/30/2009

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Overall
Great place for something different

This is a restaurant where you hang out after your meal is long over and enjoy the atmosphere and live music. Fabulous establishment with a friendly staff. Sunday brunch is my favorite!!!!!!!

moe14

12/16/2009

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Fried Green Tomato's were very tasty

Upstairs is buzzing and band adds flair. I plan to go sunday with the family for the sunday brunch.

DowntownCharlotte24

09/14/2009

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Overall
Great Food, Great Outdoor Patio

Had a great experience my fist time at the Queen of Cajun. I had the Bayou Platter and my girlfriend had the Etouffee. Both were excellent but I especially liked the blackened seasoning on the chicken and catfish mine came with. From what I heard the Etouffee is one of the most popular on the menu so you can't go wrong with either one.

Overall, I will def return and recommend.

Kevin C

09/10/2009

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One of the best in Charlotte

The band is great but can be overpowering if you are right in front of them. I have had numerous items on the menu and have never had one dish that did not exceed my expectations. The BBQ Shrimp app is a MUST. I dont even care if they put the shrimp in, the sauce and bread are the best. you will get a different atmosphere and food quality is as good if not better that locations like del frisco.

Shel Brooke

10/28/2008

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By Far- My favorite restaurant in Charlotte!

A mere 3 1/2 years ago, I was brought to Cajun Queen on a date. Since, this restaurant has been a favorite of mine. I love the atmosphere; always sitting upstairs! The jazz band provides fabulous live entertainment. However, I would advise sitting across the room is you are planning on having a quite conversation. Their is usually a wait and the bar upstairs provides great drinks to sip on while listening to jazz and waiting to be seated. The food is absolutely amazing. I have had many items off the menu, but usually order off the specials. If you haven't tried Cajun Queen- you are definitely missing out on one of Charlotte's best kept little secrets. Great dining with a group, on a date, or as a business dinner.

jillery

06/19/2008

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Overall
Best cajun around

This place is great! Staff are very pleasant. Food is out of site!!! I have been a regular since '97. I have tried everything or just about and it's all delicious. Blackened is wonderful. Toppings you can get are excellent. The Dixieland Band is an asset to the already great atmosphere. Everyone should go and try this out. Kudos to the Cajun Queen!!!!

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