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.
Happy 4th of July from our team at Blue Dog Cafe of Lafayette!
The restaurant will be closed on the 4th in observance of the Holiday. Reopening on Friday, July 5th.
We hope you can join us soon!
Pictured below: “Star-Spangled Blue Dog” by George Rodrigue
We hope you have had a chance to meet our new GM, Mitchell Pellerin! Very happy to him on our team, please read below.
Mitchell Pellerin has been named General Manager of Blue Dog Café in Lafayette, La. Pellerin brings national market and brand expertise to the 20-year-old popular eatery. His résumé includes a who’s who of Louisiana and national restaurants. The 2000 University of Louisiana Lafayette Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management graduate did his Management Internship with Walt Disney World®, Fla. He earned his Sommelier Certification in 2003 at the Court of Master Sommeliers and his Spirits Certification in 2002 with the Walt Disney Company® while in Orlando.
Prior to coming to Blue Dog Café, Pellerin was the general manager at Lafayette-based Romacelli Bistro e Vino. Before that, Pellerin worked as part of the Walk On’s Enterprises team. He was responsible for the daily operation of a $6 million per year, 200-seat, casual dining restaurant as a manager at Walk On’s Bistreaux & Bar in Lafayette. He also managed weekly schedules of over 150 employees in four departments along with the daily ongoing training and development for all staff members.
Pellerin served as the senior operations manager for ESPN Zone in Las Vegas, Nev. for five years. He was responsible for the daily operations of a $13 million per year location including a 450-seat restaurant, two bars, a retail store, and a video game arena.
Stints at Walt Disney World® Resort’s Epcot in Orlando included restaurant service management at the German and Canadian Pavilions.
“Blue Dog Café has undergone many changes in the last year so that we can better serve the Lafayette community and honor my father’s legacy,” said Jacques Rodrigue, owner of Blue Dog Café. “We are very excited to bring on Mitchell as new General Manager because of his vast experience nationally and locally in the hospitality industry. I am certain that he will continue us on our improvement path, and we hope everyone in Acadiana gets a chance to enjoy a dining experience with us soon.”
“I am excited to be working with Jacques and the team in the kitchen,” said Pellerin. “The menus and restaurant continue to evolve nearly every day. I hear so many amazing comments from the customers, both new and long-time. The reception for what is happening in the restaurant is very positive. It’s the best blend of culture and cuisine for locals and tourists alike.”