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Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill

180 Main St., Suite 200, Patton Creek, Hoover, 985-7785
5071 Pinnacle Square, Trussville (just off U.S. 11), 655-6008
Full bar. Wide variety of Cajun dishes with a lively atmosphere and friendly service, according to City Scene review of the Hoover location. In addition to steamed seafood, there are salads, po-boys, fried seafood, a variety of entrees, and Cajun specialties such as Boudin, gumbo, and crawfish etouffee. We've been to the Hoover location a few times, and while it's probably not worth seeking out from the other side of town, it's a great local addition to the casual dining scene in this part of town. We've enjoyed the steamed seafood platter for two (and they graciously subbed fried oysters for the steamed), the Voodoo chicken (the topping with all the crawfish and bacon and onions is the best part), seared tuna and po-boys. Fun place to eat outdoors.

Posted on Monday, June 4, 2007 at 08:47PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments12 Comments

Reader Comments (12)

I went to Cajun Steamer with two of my female friends and one friend had Steamed Oysters, the other friend had Peel & Eat Shrimp, and I had Tilapia. The food was hot and delicious. Amanda was our waitress and she was very nice. Because two of us were having birthdays, Amanda brought us out chocolate cake which was also very delicious. The whole experience was wonderful. I would highly recommend The Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill to anyone who enjoys seafood and great service. (October 2006)

June 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMark Hobson Elders

This has to be my new favorite place. I have been 4 times in the last five weeks. Everything I have had is fantastic. The Seafood Gumbo is the best I have ever had. The crawfish etouffe and red beans and rice are out of this world. If you love cajun food you will not be disappointed. (August 2006)

June 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Davis

My husband and I visit this restaurant as often as possible for terrific seafood and first-rate service. The menu is varied-- with six different types of martinis and entrees that range from red beans and rice with sausage (wonderful!) to crawfish enchiladas. The seafood gumbo is the best we've EVER had, and the seafood alfredo (your choice of crawfish or shrimp) is out-of this world. The shrimp creole, blackened shrimp, and crawfish etouffee have a definite Cajun "kick"--they aren't for the faint-of-heart. The chocolate cake is rich and dense, and the bread pudding with the whiskey topping is worth coming in for all by itself. We recommend this place heartily to anyone who loves Cajun food, seafood, and a wonderful atmosphere.
(March 2007)

June 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Woodard

I come here quite often -- I've ordered an assortment of things from the menu and have yet to be disappointed. The beer selection is good! As always, I will be back!

August 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJoel

Food is excellent. Voodoo Chicken is a favorite. However, service is spotty. Be prepared for loud atmosphere and low-rider jeans on the waitresses.

October 3, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLeon

Went to Cajun Steamer in Trussville, ordered 2 appetizers, stuffed mushrooms and crab claws. We also had 3 entrees, 2 fried seafood platters and 1 grilled yellow fin tuna. Service was great atmosphere was loud and rambunctious more of a bar atmosphere than a restaurant. Immediately after eating my wife and child became violently ill. Throwing up their meals before I could even get them out of the parking lot. I was severely ill a bit later. The only thing we had shared was the stuffed mushrooms. These were definitely stuffed with either tainted crab stuffing or bad shrimp. Assistant manager was notified and refused to compensate meal and only defended their establishment. Was promised a return phone call from the general manager the same night but the general manager must have thought our health or business were not worth his time. I would not recommend this establishment to anyone that wants to eat good seafood or take their family out for dinner.

November 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterProdigal

This place is great and I do love visiting on occasion!! Word of advice though... if you are thinking about getting the Fried Seafood Platter, think about maybe getting the Steamed Seafood Platter. The server did warn me that it is a huge plate full of fried food and she was right! After about halfway through the meal, I just started not feeling too well. Not that the meal was bad, it was just too much fried food. I'll go back again and again, but will not get the fried seafood platter again.
Can't wait to go back though!!

February 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterB&B

I would not recommend The Cajun Steamer (especially the Trussville location) if you are looking for true Cajun food or friendly service. Most of the sauces are a bland version of the authentic and the seafood is very underseasoned.

July 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAsh

I go to the location in Hoover (main street) about twice a month . My sister lives in New Orleans and has for years ; it is the next best thing, although I havent found anyone around here who does a Crawfish Pie... If anyone knows of a place let me know, that is the most addictive food on Earth! For Cajun Steamer though, you cant go wrong with some Crawfish Etouffee or the steamed seafood platter (although they have overcooked the Royal Reds a couple of times, which causes the peel to stick to the flesh and you lose a bit of meat in the process) . Best enjoyed with an Abita Amber of Purple Haze if you want to feel tourist-y .

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterslinky

Went Saturday night.

Food very good, nice atmosphere.
Will definately go back!

January 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLulu

Overcooking or burning food will destroy most, if not all, of the health benefits from eating it, this can be easily avoided if you use a food steamer.

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercompression fittings

This third installment of the Birmingham-based nameplate just opened this month, so we still don't know whether it will fulfill your bayou-soaked fantasies about that fried eggplant stuffed with fish and topped with crab cream, like the one at the bygone Uglesich's in New Orleans.

September 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterplumbing

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