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Ragin' Cajun

1102 State Route 35, Hwy 35 N, Belmar, NJ 07719-2731
+1 732-280-6828
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“jambalaya” (22 reviews)
“ragin cajun” (23 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1102 State Route 35, Hwy 35 N, Belmar, NJ 07719-2731
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted something different to eat and figured why not give it a try. Place was small and homey. This restaurant seat around 50 and servers were very accommodating. It’s a BYOB. We had for appetizers the artichoke hearts and blackened tuna which was very very...More

Thank misoangry
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Been coming here for years, even in the previous location. The outside patio is nice even though you’re right on route 35 but the view of the river & marina are nice. It’s a byob so bring your favorite wine/beer. I have a few favorites...More

Thank chrisx98
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We went here with 'locals' on an early Sat. evening and the restaurant filled up rapidly. The staff was attentive, quick, pleasant, and made suggestions and offered additions to various dishes. (I added scallops to the swamp daddy pasta which was great (and had a...More

Thank barrym765
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

The food was surprisingly good. Portions are large. I could’ve split the jambalaya - which was very good. Lobster Mac and cheese was delicious. This place is BYOB. Service was a little slow, and our food came out at different times, but everyone loved their...More

Thank slos
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Some of the best Cajan style food available anyplace in the whole USA. Inside and weather permitting dining areas. Often with live entertainment

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Loved everything about this place! Great location, attentive service, fabulous southern vibe, and delicious spicy food. Enough said.

Thank 349jcs
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a dining experience you should not miss. The flavors are fantastic. The service is excellent. The Hungry Gringo arrived hungry and departed filled to the gills. The tuna is awesome. Jambalaya excellent. The gator wonderful. Two items that stand out; the food is...More

Thank ken k
Reviewed April 6, 2018

This is a quaint little place with some delicious dishes. The staff was very informed and helped me decide on what to eat. I had the swamp daddy which was to die for. It was a large portion so I was able to take some...More

Thank emilywall801
Reviewed February 21, 2018

Took some friends to Ragin Cajun last week. They had never been here before and I think it's safe to say that everyone left happy. BYOB so bring a selection. Warning: the Jambalaya is HOT! It even says in the menu that it cannot be...More

Thank NJSteven
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Finally had dinner here after passing it by so many times! Quaint little place with some bold flavors and large dishes. Everyone enjoyed their apps and dinner. Absolutely loved the alligator sausage and blackened tuna bites! Dinners all came out in large portions. My wife...More

Thank Caz_Diner_
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Questions & Answers
October 13, 2018|
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Response from chrisx98 | Reviewed this property |
Not the main entrance but the back door is level with the driveway so I’m pretty sure they would let you use that entrance. I would call and ask.
Philip M
April 26, 2016|
Response from Henry G | Reviewed this property |
Live music is only offered occasionally and is advertised. "Normally" takes music is currently being offered.
July 6, 2015|
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Response from BelmarSol | Reviewed this property |
Chicken or Shrimp Diane are both excellent and are not spicy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1102 State Route 35, Hwy 35 N, Belmar, NJ 07719-2731
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: +1 732-280-6828
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