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“An authentic blend of Louisiana cooking in a relaxed New Orleans atmosphere” Cajun Depot Grill has proudly been serving Ellijay and patrons of north Georgia since we opened our doors in 2001. We specialize in authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine with a wide variety of dishes and flavors to satisfy the most sophisticated pallet. The Cajun Depot Grill is the Big Easy choice in dining! Our food is available for dine-in, carry-out, curbside & delivery through RidgeRunner Delivery.
US$10 - US$25
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our company wanted to go but we didn't think we would like it. What a surprise. Our orders included: Blacken shrimp, Shrimp and Grits, Cole Slaw, Okra. Everyone liked their entrée.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to love this place as the reviews seemed good. But the service was really lacking. Food was ok but not worth the cost.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

There was nothing wrong with this restaurant. It just wasn’t memorable. It was good. More attentive service would have brought it to very good, but our server never brought my son’s salad or the cole slaw that came with my entree. I wasn’t worried about...it because the portions were more than generous, so I didn’t remind her. The beer was cold. I thought the spicy greens/tomatoes were excellent. I had the signature dish, the crab cakes. I enjoyed them, but they weren’t the best crab cakes I’ve ever had, but I appreciated their take on them. My husband enjoyed his chicken alfredo. It is a quaint little spot near an old train depot. I know it can be draining to attempt a connection with each and every family that vacations and dines here, but doing so would drive your results. Best wishes!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 29 May 2021 via mobile

Ordered To Go... Bayou Platter Which Had Almost Every Seafood + 2 Sides & A Salad! Grilled Mahi Mahi + 2 Sides & A Salad! Flavorful! New Owners Added A Bar ! Super Impressed! Highly Recommend

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 26 May 2021

This is the second time we ate at the Cajun Depot. Both times the food and service were great. This time we went for lunch. Although I did not get one, the sandwiches looked great.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 May 2021

Stumble on this gem after a day of visiting family. What a find! The stuffed mushrooms were so good & came out in a NY minute! I had the shrimp & grits, husband had the fried catfish. Simply wonderful... all that was missing was some...boudin!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 16 April 2021

We had lunch here today, following the recommendation of friends who had "discovered" the restaurant a few days earlier. First of all, we loved the appearance of the old building's exterior. Upon entering, we were pleasantly greeted and seated. Our server was friendly and efficient....I ordered 1/2 muffuletta sandwich with a cup of gumbo. I was not disappointed. My husband had a delicious hamburger and a cup of red beans and rice. We enjoyed the entire dining experience and look forward to returning..More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 7 April 2021

We live in Dalton, Ga and stop by when traveling. The food and service is A+. Small place and very easy to get to in Ellijay. The staff is always helpful and friendly supporting this restaurant...We have tried different things on the menu and everything...has been great. The wife loves the crab cakes and I like the gumbo to get started. There is a large variety on the menu. Highly recommended.-.-.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 31 March 2021 via mobile

Have been here several times so we decided to go before they closed. I ordered the catfish platter and it comes with cole slaw hushpuppies and fries. Wife ordered the shrimp platter with same sides. Their catfish filets are huge and delicious as is the...shrimp. I gave a 4 on this because of the fries. Crinkle cut and they where not good. Home fries would be better or sliced fries. Anyway this place is reasonably priced and worth the money!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 8 March 2021

Exceptional service and phenomenal food! You HAVE to try this place! The stuffed catfish is the best, it does take a little longer to cook due to being cooked at a low temp in a skillet to insure it gets fully cooked without being burnt...on the outside! The burgers are also fresh and never frozen! Try the Cajun Depot burger, it's the bomb!More

Date of visit: March 2021
cassiemstover, Owner at Cajun Depot Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2021

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26 April 2019|
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Response from Vicki C | Reviewed this property |
It’s an appetizer, but is large enough to be an entree IMO.
25 September 2016|
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Response from kathystephens2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure how to get that. It's worth the trip. Even for an Atlantan!😎
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Yes, Cajun Depot Grill offers takeaway services.

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Cajun Depot Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4