"Although New Orleans isn't a mecca of Cajun cuisine (with a few notable exceptions, thank you Donald Link) you don't have to go too far to get the real deal. Take a nice break from the city and travel 30 minutes across the river to Bayou des Familles to experience Restaurant des Familles, a Jefferson Parish gem that offers spectacular seafood and bayou views. Sit a spell on the Acadian-style porch or enjoy the views from the dining room, where flavors of both Cajun and Creole favorites await. Try the crawfish etouffee, seafood gumbo, any of the fried seafood platters, alligator stuffed mushrooms - all delish. The barbecue shrimp is especially good."
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