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“Glorious!”

Crawdaddy's Rhythm Kitchen
Ranked #3 of 86 Restaurants in West Allis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Description: Just a little bit of NOLA in the middle of the frozen tundra. We specialize in great cajun and creole cuisine, amazing craft cocktails, and phenomenal service. Like they say in the quarter, "laissez le bon temps rouler!" or "Let the good times roll!"
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Description: Just a little bit of NOLA in the middle of the frozen tundra. We specialize in great cajun and creole cuisine, amazing craft cocktails, and phenomenal service. Like they say in the quarter, "laissez le bon temps rouler!" or "Let the good times roll!"
Reviewed April 7, 2017

We enjoyed a 14 person business/social dinner in Crawdaddy's private meeting room on a Thursday night. I had been to the prior edition of the restaurant and liked this physical facility much better: less crowded and noisy, very clean, decorated beautifully. Not too much parking with a small lot at the building's east end, but lots of safe on-street parking nearby. The food was wonderful: Crawtails, Calamari, Cajun Firesticks (chicken) and gator chunks were all devoured with gusto and praised by all. The sour dough bread was dense, but soft and tasty. Entree's were all great and captured New Orleans style including eggplant stuffed with shrimp and crawfish, blackened salmon and catfish, duck, steak Diane, Jambalaya and blackened scallops. The accompanying carrots were amazingly sweet. Desserts were out of this world including pecan pie, creme brulee, fried bread pudding and a variety of flavored ice cream desserts. Price for all this was quite reasonable. Our server, Sandy was unbelievable and one of the friendliest, most knowledgeable and efficient individuals I've ever encountered. She handled drinks and food for our whole group and answered all our many questions authoritatively. She clearly loves her job. Somehow she got all 14 entree's out to us simultaneously and piping hot, as well as all the drinks and apps. Despite this, she kept up a running commentary with many of our group. All in all it was a wonderful night. The new Crawdaddy's clearly has gotten its feet squarely underneath it and is now producing the kind of Cajun food that has been missing in the Milwaukee area area since the original version of this restaurant was shuttered.

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Michael W, Owner at Crawdaddy's Rhythm Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

From all of us at Crawdaddy's Restaurant, thank you for sharing your great experience. We love working with Sandy and will let her know of your kind review. No matter a large or small party, it's our pleasure to make sure our guests are well taken care of. While serving the tastiest Southern food in the state, our team works hard to make sure every dish is prepared to perfection and served hot. We are proud of our team's hard work and dedication to our restaurant over the years, and your feedback is much appreciated. Take care and we look forward to hearing from you again soon.

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Reviewed April 4, 2017

Good food! Prices were just right. Our group had the cashew Tuna mostly and it was delicious. The jambalaya is also very good and so was the shark steak. All in all a very good restaurant. Make reservations as it is very busy and plan to walk a ways as there really is not paring but on the street.

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Thank Tim S
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Michael W, Owner at Crawdaddy's Rhythm Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

Thank you, Tim. We're delighted to hear that you think our food at Crawdaddy's Restaurant is delicious. We're proud that we are able to provide an enjoyable experience for our customers. Good food at the right price is the key to making sure that our customers keep coming back!

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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Outstanding drinks and apps. It really hit the spot after a long day at work. try the oysters Rockefeller with a dark beer.

Thank Mark L
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Michael W, Owner at Crawdaddy's Rhythm Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

Thanks for the recommendation, Mark! We know how important it is to unwind after a long day. Crawdaddy's Restaurant is here for you the next time you're looking to take a load off and enjoy some outstanding food!

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Reviewed March 26, 2017

Been to Crawdaddys years ago and was good then.. now there is a big change. We waited a good 45 minutes for a table of two on a Saturday evening which we didn't have a problem with. What should have been a big tip off to what kind of service we would get was the sign as you checked in that read "Special, buy two hurricane drinks pay for two" YIKES! We were seated and before we could look at the menu the waitress wanted to put in an order for an appetizer and drinks for us. Without realizing there were additional appetizers on the regular menu we choose the stuffed mushrooms on the "special" menu given to us. They were served quickly but were cold and had too much breading on them that literally fell off creating quite a mes. My boyfriend had the tuna and I had the jambalaya. He said the tuna was good. My jambalaya came in a large bowl that was shallow and the rice under it took up much of the plate. The dish was soupy and lukewarm at best . The waitress may take your order but the food was not served by her . None of the dishes come with corn bread ;it isn't even on the menu.My boyfriend wanted bread and it was never served. The "runner" came to the table asked if we got the bread , we said no and he never returned . On top of this the check was incorrect and we were overcharged for a beer which we had to ask to be removed. We were warned that a slice of pie would cost us $7.00 dollars which I did appreciate. Because we were there for a special occasion we shared one slice, that was the best part of the meal as it came with whipped cream and fresh strawberries and raspberries. I was so disappointed in the food and experience we wont come back . If you are craving Cajun/creole , go to Maxies

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Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

I had the Fried Stuffed Eggplant with crawfish and shrimp! It was delicious! I strongly recommend Crawdaddy's. Staff was very kind.

Thank Marisol V
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Michael W, Owner at Crawdaddy's Rhythm Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2017

Thank you for your endorsement, Marisol. Our egg plant is a fan favorite, and we can't get enough of it! We will share your kind words with our staff. Take care and we hope to hear from you again soon.

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