I’m on a 5-day road trip to Las Vegas.
That means stopping into restaurants unique to their city.
One such restaurant is Cajun Phatty’s in Billings, Montana.
When I saw the sign advertising Louisiana Specialty Foods, I wasn’t sure if it was a restaurant or a specialty food store, but had my fingers crossed it was a restaurant.
Sure enough, I was soon chowing down on some really amazing food.
I had one of the House Specialties:
Shrimp and Grits. Shrimp with Andouille Sausage in a rich New Orleans sauce on top of cheesy Southern Grits.
Price was very reasonable – $14.50.
The portion was generous with the majority of the bowl filled with delicious cheesy grits and topped with generous servings of both the done-to-perfection shrimp & the Andouille sausage.
I added take-out Red Beans and Rice for a mere $3 to serve as my lunch on the road Saturday.
The service was amazing. The crisp, green salad showed up within minutes, followed not long after by the entree.
Throughout the meal, the server made sure everything was going good by visiting my table regularly … it was as much a nice social visit as a was a sustenance visit!
The other thing to like about this restaurant is they serve ice-cold Coca Cola in glass bottles. Nice touch!
Some of the other dishes that get a lot of attention are:
Appetizer: Fried Alligator Bites.
Greens: Muffaletta Salad: Romaine, sweet bell pepper, red onion, Black Forest Ham, Mortadella, Salami, Provolone, Muffaletta Olive Mix, pepperoncini, homemade croutons & shaved Parmesan cheese tossed with Italian Dressing … a meal in itself.
Entree: Crawfish Étouffée: Crawfish in a rich and creamy gravy served over rice with toasted, buttery French Bread.
or try the Pork and Sausage Jambalaya: Cajun/Creole slow cooked pork and Andouille sausage in a rich and rustic tomato stew served over rice with toasted, buttery French Bread.
Dessert: Cajun Phatty’s Famous Fried Bread Pudding topped with Praline Sauce.
I can’t wait to get back to this restaurant to try everything else on the menu!
Here’s what the Cajun Phatty’s has to say about what they have to offer:
“Located in Billings, Montana, you will find an authentic menu of Louisiana favorites! Owned and operated by actual Cajuns, this food truck turned restaurant is training its customers to say “Ça c’est bon” one bowl of Gumbo and one Shrimp Po Boy at a time! Come on down and find out for yourself what all the ruckus is all about!
“You all have probably heard of or even ordered a bowl of Gumbo at a great steak house or soup specialty restaurant, but was it really just “good soup”?
Here at Cajun Phatty’s, we strive to represent our Cajun culture with authenticity and stick to the family owned recipes our founders grew up on.
Gumbo is more than a hot broth and rice (its all about the roux y’all).
And we apply that thinking to all of our menu items and the ingredients they require to be the best and most authentic.
Being in Montana means that sometimes we have to call home for the best ingredients! Much of our seafood comes from back home.
Our menus are updated regularly, so come back often and download a copy for you to drool on… I mean order from! Dine in or Take Out!”
2564 King Ave West Ste. F
Billings, MT — 59102
Monday — Thursday
11am — 8pm
Friday — Saturday
11am — 9pm
Closed on Sunday