Top Ten Items from Restaurant’s Original Menu Now Available
Blue Dog Cafe is now again serving their Top 10 original menu favorites. The restaurant invites diners in Acadiana to come back and try the original recipes of dishes they know and love like the Corn and Crab Bisque, Seafood Wontons, Crawfish Enchiladas, Chicken Bayou Teche, Louisiana Purchase and more.
“In the past two years, Blue Dog Cafe created contemporary Cajun dishes that have hooked Acadiana on newer offerings like our New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp & Grits, Fresh Gulf Catch, Crabmeat Linguini, Cast Iron Heirloom Blue Cornbread and Breaux Bridge Catfish,” says Steve Santillo, partner and founder of Blue Dog Cafe. “But, our customers repeatedly told us that they are nostalgic for many recipes from our original menu that we served when we first opened in 1999. So, we have brought the 'best of' those dishes back so diners can enjoy both what is new and traditional at Blue Dog Cafe.”
Other favorites returning from the original menu that were historically top sellers in the restaurant include the Crab Cakes, Shrimp en Brochette, Santillo Caesar Salad, Catfish Blue Dog and Whiskey Bay Flounder.
For 2020, Blue Dog Café also brings back their lunch-portioned menu. Patrons of the restaurant can now get in and get going for lunch Monday - Friday from 11:00 - 2:00 with their choice of eight menu items priced under $14. The lunch menu includes new favorites like Seafood Tacos, Hamburger Steak, Linguine Pomodoro and the Blue Dog Poboy. The full menu and traditional menu favorites are also served during lunch.
Other restaurant changes from 2019 will continue. Wednesday Burger Nights have become popular at the eatery featuring several craft burgers created by their culinary team. Plus, the new a la carte Sunday Brunch menu continues to please, making Blue Dog Cafe still one of the best places for brunch on Sundays. The restaurant has a versatile back dining room with an adjoining renovated courtyard that can be configured for private events, and the restaurant also offers off-site catering for events of all sizes.
“We continue to evolve with the times and tastes of locals and visitors,” said Jacques Rodrigue, co-owner and son of artist George Rodrigue. “We are very thankful for the support of the Lafayette community for the last 20 years and with our latest changes we hope to continue to delight our guests. Our entire facility has been upgraded and I am so happy that throughout the restaurant we can share our amazing collection of Dad's art that celebrates Cajun culture, and creates a unique atmosphere unlike any other restaurant in the South."
Lunch menu available Monday - Friday 11:00 - 2:00.
Full Menu also available during lunch service.
Blue Dog Poboy
helical farm butter lettuce, hydro tomato, red onion, remoulade, & poupart's bun + fried mushrooms (7), catfish (9), shrimp (9), fried oysters (11), or fried soft shell crab (13) +add bacon (2)
Crawfish Enchiladas — 11
cumin mornay, chili braised purple hulls & creme fraiche
Blue Crab Linguine — 14
fresh lump crab, chili garlic butter, citrus herb gremolata, shaved 1 yr parmesan
Linguine Pomodoro — 9
tomato Alfredo sauce, sun-dried tomato, mushrooms, bacon + add grilled chicken (4), grilled shrimp (5)
Pepper Jelly Glazed Pork Tenderloin — 12
creamed corn maque choux, caramelized spring onions, seasonal fruit, & pepper jelly glaze
Blue Dog Sirloin — 13
served with sautéed green beans, creamy mashed potatoes, & mushroom demi
Seafood Tacos — 12
your choice of shrimp or fish, grilled or fried, with pico, jalapeno slaw, served with chili braised purple hulls
Hamburger Steak — 12
An 8 oz charbroiled sirloin burger topped with smothered onions and gravy. Served with homemade garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans
* Menu items and prices subject to change without notice
Blue Dog Cafe is offering a "Get 20% Free" offer this Holiday Season!
For every $50 Gift Card purchased, get $10 free and for every $100 Gift Card purchased get $20 free!
Available in-store only. Thank you for supporting local!
Join Blue Dog Cafe of Lafayette on Tuesday, 11/12/2019, for an opportunity to raise funds for Louisiana A+ Schools.
This opportunity will be all day from 11 am to 9 pm and 10% of sales from Lunch and Dinner will benefit the Louisiana A+ Schools.
About Louisiana A+ Schools:
Louisiana A+ Schools is a research-based whole school network with a mission of nurturing creativity in every learner through an arts-integrated school network.
Blue Dog Café has been serving locals and tourists for 20 years. The restaurant is owned and operated by artist George Rodrigue's sons, Andre and Jacques along with Steve Santillo. They continue to share the best of what George loved about his home and honor their his legacy at the restaurant.
To celebrate Blue Dog Café is kicking off weeklong activities and specials! Through Sunday, November 10th enjoy:
- 20% OFF MERCHANDISE
- 20% FREE BONUS ON GIFT CARD PURCHASES
- 20% OFF CATERING ORDERS
Plus, during dinner we are offering a special $20 Prix Fixe Menu including:
Happy Birthday To Us!
Blue Dog Cafe of Lafayette is celebrating our 20th
Anniversary on Saturday, 11/2/2019, from 3 pm to 5 pm.
We have teamed up with the Junior League of Lafayette and
George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts to offer a Family Friendly Interactive Arts experience for children of any age.
There will also be a Raffle for a George Rodrigue Print and
we will be serving Complimentary Cake and Cupcakes.
Blue Dog Cafe only turns 20 once!
This event will provide memories to last you and your children a lifetime.
We hope you can join us!
Join Blue Dog Cafe of Lafayette on Tuesday, 10/22/2019, for a special day to celebrate and raise funds for the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts!
This opportunity will be all day from 11 am to 9 pm and 10% of sales from Lunch and Dinner will benefit the Arts Education Programs of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts. Each diner will also receive a complimentary Blue Dog Lapel Pin.
To raise additional funds, we will raffle a George Rodrigue “We Are Marching Again” estate stamped silkscreen print for $10 per chance. Tickets sold in person Tuesday (10/22) only at the restaurant.
Seats are limited so we encourage to reserve your seats early by calling the Blue Dog Cafe at (337) 237-0005 or by booking online at https://bluedogcafe.com/.
The Arts Education Programs include Art Supplies for Schools, College Scholarships for Louisiana High School Juniors and Seniors, and Professional Development for Art Educators.
We hope you’ll join us to raise funds and awareness for the Rodrigue Foundation!
Founded by George Rodrigue (19-2013) in 2009, George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) advocates for the importance of the arts in the development of our youth. GRFA encourages the use of art within all curriculums and supports a variety of art educational programs.
Join us every Wednesday for Burger Night! Specialty burgers crafted from our team. Each is $14 and comes with fries or sweet potato chips.
The Nick* - hand cut bacon, candied jalapeno, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, red onions, roasted red pepper aioli
The Mike* - blue cheese, blueberry reduction. Dressed with spring lettuce mix, red onions, and basil aioli
The Coy* - cheddar cheese, Jalapeño slaw, fried onion strings, with a honey reduction
The Mitchell* - 3-pepper candied bacon, pepper-jack cheese, fried onion strings, bbq sauce, butter lettuce, b&b pickles
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The Veggie - grilled eggplant, cumin tahini sauce, roasted red bell pepper, goat cheese crumbles, spiced honey
* Protein Substitution - a turkey patty may be substituted for an up-charge of $1
Perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, Holiday Parties, Networking Events, Fundraisers and Wedding Receptions
One of Lafayette's best banquet rooms!
We have a versatile space that can be configured to make your event comfortable and memorable.
- We can accommodate small or large (up to 85 people) seated groups. For larger groups, please contact us.
- The world famous artworks of George Rodrigue create a visually delightful and fun atmosphere.
- Our beautiful private courtyard and gazebo area surrounds the banquet room with multiple access doors.
- We offer a range of service styles including full menu service, set plated menu options, or buffet style to suit your budget.
- We will customize your bar service to fit your budget, or provide full cash bar service.