Prejean's, Lafayette LA

NOTE: This post was supposed to be part of our big road trip series, but it somehow got lost in the shuffle.

Road Food had lots of great-sounding recommendations for lunch in Lafayette, but we were finally swayed by the plethora of crawfish options at Prejean’s. Plus, it was just off the highway.

Prejeans 1

They had an impressive display of schwag.

Prejeans 2

Ben and I shared the Crawfish Platter:  fried crawfish, crawfish Etouffee, crawfish pie, crawfish boulettes, crawfish bisque, fries, dirty rice, and fried crawfish salad. The highlight may have actually been the dirty rice.

Prejeans 3

I couldn’t resist this commemorative coozie.

Prejeans 4

Also, for future reference, you will be laughed at (as we were) if you come home from Lafayette and tell people that you went to PREE-GENE’s (especially if they are from Lafayette, as they were). Say it like it’s French.

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5 Responses to Prejean's, Lafayette LA

  1. Justine says:

    I know Prejeans! That’s about .5 mile from my grandparents’ home in Lafeyette. The fried shrimp is quite tasty I must say.

    Being a Cajun myself, I will say that there’s nothing like the food in Acadiana and I always look forward to some good crawfish – and especially the fresh crab!

    I will also say though that I usually fall asleep around 7pm when I’m visiting given all the butter I just ingested. And it
    only takes about 2 days in south Louisiana before my body starts screaming at me: “Where are the vegetables?”

  2. ben says:

    This was right about when our bodies started screaming for vegetables, too.

  3. eliza says:

    Well there was that fried crawfish and iceberg salad. That may have been the only vegetable we ate all week.

  4. Justine says:

    Yes iceberg lettuce occupies about 75% of the vegetable arena in Louisiana I think. Okra, preferably fried, accounts for another 10%. Followed by the corn that comes with boiled crawfish and then the holy trinity of Cajun cooking – diced onions, green bell peppers and celery that go into everything else (sauteed in a stick of butter of course).

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