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Cafe Zydeco

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1 W 15th St, The Corner of N Last Chance Gulch and 15th St, Helena, MT 59601-3342
+1 406-449-7032
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Spruce Grove, Canada
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337 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found this place on Tripadvisor and thought we'd stop in and check the place out. We enjoyed the All That Jazz Po-Boy and the Bayou Po-Boy. Both were made fresh, the rolls were delicious and food lived up to its heritage. We would definitely be back, if we're in Helena again.

Thank Tempestt C
Helena, Montana, United States
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Pretty darn good for Cajun food in Montana. Decent price. They have another one in Missoula. This is much bigger than their first place.

1 Thank Bob D
Helena, Montana
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We had lunch here and enjoyed the food very much. They know how to make a roux. We had gumbo and jambalaya and both were very good. Love their new site! Roomy.

1 Thank lauraaddie12
Helena, Montana
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Always great, the new place is great adding a lot of seating so more can enjoy their great food. If you are afraid of grits or other unknown creole food give it a try. I'm not a big fish eater or rarely like fish/shrimp mixed with my food but everything I have tried has been great.

1 Thank TryTroy69
Helena, Montana
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The food here is great. The seating is limited and it can get very crowded inside at lunchtime especially with people waiting in line to order or waiting to get a seat. Take out would be a great way to go with this place.

1 Thank Diane H
San Juan Islands, WA
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had a hard time deciding from the menu board and the young boy behind the counter offered a sample of the gumbo broth. It was very tasty and I ordered a small bowl which was enough. My husband ordered the jambalaya which was huge. Very cramped seating but the food was good.

1 Thank SanJuanderer
Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016

TINY indoor seating.....lots of tables outside. Fried green tomatoes.....great!! Shrimp & grits.............YES !! Crowded & busy when we were there. Wonder what they do in February w/so little indoor seating. Lots of locals there. Overall Great.

1 Thank azroadtripper2016
Bozeman, Montana
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Brought our neighbor's here after telling them how wonderful the food was at the Bozeman Zydecos. No room inside to order up at the register, or to squeeze by the next person in line to get your own drink. We sat at a table outside on a cooler rainy day. The sandwiches were small, plain and dry, couldn't even see... More 

1 Thank Tailssouth
Helena, Montana
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Went here with some folks that were from NC and New Zealand. They all thought it was awesome food, and a great price! I love the po-boys and others had various items on the lunch menu. This place is great! The only con is that it seats about 15-20 people, which includes the outdoor patio.

Thank Joe D
Helena, Montana
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The owners work hard every day, the food is always fresh and good and the place is nice. Just a good home town restaurant. Try it you will not leave hungry and you will definitely want to come back for more.

Thank FireGod2112

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cajun & Creole, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 W 15th St, The Corner of N Last Chance Gulch and 15th St, Helena, MT 59601-3342
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 406-449-7032

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?