It could take you hours to decide which Cajun/Creole restaurant is the best. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.
Who says you have to go all the way down to New Orleans to get top-notch Cajun and Creole cuisine? From gumbo to bread pudding soufflé, you’ll find it here.
HEAVEN ON SEVEN
Sitting on the 7th floor of the Garland Building right across the street from Millennium Park, Heaven on Seven does Cajun food right, and for those that like gumbo, there really isn’t a better place in Chicago to find it. The décor is Mardi Gras themed, so fun is encouraged, and their full bar will definitely get the party started. They also have more hot sauce varieties than you’ll be able to count.
We Love Their: The Gumbo, Jalapeño Corn Muffins, Shrimp and Cheese Grits
While Big Jones covers the spectrum of southern cooking, they’re particularly famous for their prowess in the Creole and Cajun realm, especially during weekend brunch. The southern hospitality will start at the door and stays on point until the moment you leave, only topped by the smells and flavors you’ll be overwhelmed by. This Andersonville hotspot is also well known for being LGBT friendly, which is always a plus.
We Love Their: Andouille, Eggs New Orleans, Gumbo Ya-Ya
With masterfully crafted cocktails and unique, delicious Cajun food, Analogue is a high-end yet affordable Logan Square spot that’s equally as perfect for a night out with friends as it is an excellent choice for a date night. Get the night popping with a fishbowl cocktail or two, and you’ll be ready to hit Bourbon Street, or Logan Square in this case, which is one of the best neighborhoods in the city for nightlife.
We Love Their: Smoked Fish Dip, Fried Chicken Sliders, Chicken and Waffles