There are a number of really cool restaurants and bars in the NoDa Neighborhood in Charlotte and one of my favorites is Boudreaux’s Louisiana Kitchen. Boudreaux’s has been a part of the NoDa landscape for quite a few years and like NoDa, it has a funky almost dive-like feel. It’s a great place to go grab some drinks and good food with a group of friends.
You’ll find all the well-known cajun and creole foods on the menu – Muffaletas, gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya, and po’boys.
You can start the meal off with Gator Bites ($6.95) or Crawfish and Spinach Dip ($9.95). Order a Hurricane or one of their delicious Mojitos to wash down the spice. I love the coconut-flavored Mojito.
I usually order the jambalaya at Boudreaux’s. It’s chock full of shrimp, crawfish tails, chicken, and andouille sausage and has the perfect level of spice. The Po’boys and etouffee are alright, but not as good as the jambalaya.
Boudreaux’s also serves a Brunch from 11am-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. I’ve heard the accompanying Bloody Mary Bar is really good.
If you’ve never been to NoDa (short for North Davidson) before, it’s a super fun place to visit with gallery crawls, live music venues, and fun places to eat. Located just one mile NE of Uptown Charlotte, NoDa is just a short drive from Fort Mill. Other fun places in NoDa include Amelie’s French Bakery, The Dog Bar (yes! you can take your 4-legged friend), and The Smelly Cat Coffeehouse.
501 E 36th St (corner of N Davidson and 36th)
Charlotte, NC 28205