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Cajun Connection

897 E US Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373-9773
+1 815-667-9855
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
897 E US Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373-9773
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is delicious!!! Get there early and be prepared to wait in line. Have a cocktail and chat with your neighbor while you wait. It looks like a trailer on the side of the road, but there is a lot of good happening within...More

Thank peacechyld2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at this unexpected restaurant while on a roadtrip on I80. It’s better than the usual interstate-chain-restaurant. It’s located 1.5 miles from the exit. Food report: The best dish we had was red rice and beans — this is a soup-like dish with lots...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of the way. In the middle of farm fields. But the front yard turned parking lot of this old farmhouse is full. So are the bellies of those who venture in to devour some great cajun fare! Don't let the lack of waiting space...More

Thank Erik G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting your restaurant. The service was wonderful and the food was excellent. We had blackened shrimp and blackened catfish. We drove over hour to eat here and the the food was worth the trip. The owners was so personal and kind explained the...More

Thank kmm1966
Reviewed April 16, 2018

I've been to this restaurant before and thought it was great. We had a large group and called ahead to let them know we were coming. We understood that we could not all sit together and would take tables as they came available. This place...More

Thank kas36538
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

This place is small but don't let that pool you. The owner has a ton of personality and the wait staff is amazing! It is a must stop if you are in the area

Thank Crystal A
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Cold beer, great food, great atmosphere, the owner is extremely friendly and comes around to visit everyone. I highly recommend, I'll be back again!

Thank Don H
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Although there was some home cooked style food on the menu we had mostly friend food: shrimp,chicken tenders and gator nuggets! Some shrimp bites had that notorious chemical taste,and the gator was way fatty as in pork and too fishy for our taste.The rice& beans...More

Thank boemiana
Reviewed March 25, 2018

It's unusual to find in Illinois, but this place serves authentic Cajun food. Ron is from Louisiana. His seafood is fresh and the food from his kitchen will make you feel you are in southern Louisiana. We've taken relatives who live near and in NOLA...More

Thank roadtrippinchick
Reviewed February 4, 2018

This place does a great job bringing you delicious Cajun dishes. Authentic Cajun restaurants are not so common in Northern Illinois and definitely more so as you leave the city. The Cajun connection is well worth the drive and is a great lunch or dinner...More

Thank Gators99
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Jack D
October 20, 2016|
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Response from sueme3 | Reviewed this property |
I went to the Cajun Connection website & you are right the menu is there but no prices so I understand your question. This is a very affordable casual dining restaurant with fantastic food. I looked at the "Check Please... More
July 6, 2016|
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Response from gaspera | Reviewed this property |
This is down home Cajun food. They don't pretend to cater to dietary needs other than those. The owner is from Louisiana and goes back weekly for food for the week. You would probably be the best judge of the gluten in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 897 E US Highway 6, Utica, IL 61373-9773
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 815-667-9855
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