DEQUINCY — It holds the distinction of being featured on the Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail, and rightly so.
Comeaux’s Cajun Gold in DeQuincy offers it in many forms: boudin links, boudin balls and, yes, even boudin burgers.
On a recent visit to the restaurant, I opted for the boudin burger — my first experience with that particular form of boudin. It was a wise choice.
I love boudin and I love burgers, but I wasn’t sure that I would be a fan of the hybrid.
As with every other Comeaux’s dish I’ve had, I was not disappointed. The boudin was formed into a patty, fried and placed on a bun with mayonnaise and mustard. It is a simple presentation with a powerful flavor, and the price is right, coming in at only $3.79.
After all this talk of boudin, it’s worth noting that it is not Comeaux’s Cajun Gold’s one-hit wonder. The restaurant certainly lives up to its name, offering a plethora of reasonably priced Louisiana favorites.
Grilled and fried seafood dinners come in a variety of sizes and combinations. The prices range from $8.99 for the two-piece fried catfish dinner served with fries, cole slaw and hush puppies to $21.95 for the seafood platter, which includes a variety of seafood options and sides.
The signature sandwiches are a great pick for lunch or dinner, ranging in price from $3.79 to $11.99. They also come in half or whole sizes, and are priced accordingly.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the desserts, particularly the bread pudding. I very seldom order dessert when I eat out, but I rarely leave this restaurant without first ordering the bread pudding.
It is always served fresh and hot, with a scoop of ice cream if you choose — and you should.
Everything on the dessert menu is under $4, and $1 extra gets you a scoop of ice cream to accompany the dessert of your choice.
Apart from the consistently wonderful food, its the friendly waitstaff and casual dining environment that keeps me coming back.
No matter where you live in Southwest Louisiana, be assured that the Comeaux’s Cajun Gold experience makes the short trip to DeQuincy well worth it.