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Dudley's Cajun Cafe

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1601 E Marshall Ave, Longview, TX 75601-6818
+1 903-757-9466
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Dudley's is a single location, locally owned restaurant, serving a fairly short menu of cajun influenced dishes. Nine of 10 times you will be greeted and seated by the owner. Cozy, friendly atmosphere with very consistent quality. My favorite is the blackened shrimp, served over dirty rice (which you can also get in a combo with blackened catfish, also execellent).... More 

1 Thank krell
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Dudley's is very good in Longview. They say everything is USA raised and served. It is fresh and tasty and they know what they are doing with it. Gumbo is really quite good. Pricey for some things but a bargain for others. Try it.

1 Thank BubbersLongview_
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here each time we come to Longview. The menu is not huge, but what Cajun items we have ordered have always been tasty and very flavorful. Seafood appears fresh and well handled. Servers are energetic and helpful. The defining difference is that the owner is always on premise and monitoring the operation. This is an excellent place... More 

1 Thank RatTailGray
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

I showed up 45 minutes before they were set to close and they welcomed me in no problem. I order the seafood gumbo and it was served in 5 minutes! It tasted like heaven and the roll was baked to perfection.

1 Thank Christina B
Tyler, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 681 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

This restaurant was very busy when we arrived on a Friday night at 5:30 pm but we were seated within 10 minutes. My wife and I both ordered the Crayfish Pie served with dirty rice and smothered with crayfish etoufee. The dish is served with coleslaw and a roll. What a wonderful meal! Service was excellent, meals served quickly and... More 

1 Thank STM0041
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

The atmosphere of the restaurant isn't up to my standards for a must try restaurant but the food definitely is top notch. It's definitely a local favorite, rated #1. It is truly authentic Louisiana Cajun food they serve, the best choice in the area, and every entree is true to their roots. This is one of my favorite restaurants in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Dudley's has always been some of the best Cajun food ever, right in Longview. I called Dudley's and the owner was nice enough to mail my Mother a gift certificate for her birthday. The food and hospitality are excellent!

Thank Tiki T
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

O.K. Same restaurant, same deal. Mr. Lyons has created the near perfect food experience. We drive fifty miles round trip. The owner is always at the door, the food is better every time. Maurice Zeck, Certified Executive Chef

Thank Maurice Z
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

My favorite dish is the duo of fried crawfish and crawfish etoufee, or maybe it's the crawfish pie smothered in etoufee, or it could be the hand cut ribeye. I've never had a bad meal here, and the portions are huge. The service is excellent also. Easily my favorite restaurant in Longview.

Thank suze914
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

Service, food, atmosphere, awesome!! The crawfish pie with the crawfish ettoufe is the real deal. It's rich, little warm, and it the spot.

Thank Janet K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 E Marshall Ave, Longview, TX 75601-6818
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Longview
  • Phone Number: +1 903-757-9466

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