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During the March grand opening, a Mardi Gras style musical parade took place in the dining room.

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Let The Good Times Roll

Bourbon Street Meets the Gulf Coast at the Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill

There is no place quite like New Orleans.

As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, the “Big Easy” is known for good times, hospitality, jazz and Cajun cuisine. From Canal Street to historic Bourbon Street, there is always something going on in that sassy city.

However, all of the fun and excitement comes at a price. Travel and lodging to and from the Crescent City from Hendersonville can be expensive, particularly for families.

Fortunately, local folks craving a bit of the New Orleans style and cuisine don’t have to leave the friendly confines of the 37075. Instead, all that they have to do is hop into their cars or summon an Uber and head on over to one of Hendersonville’s newest dining establishments – the Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill.

Located at 185 Indian Lake Boulevard, the Cajun Steamer offers a wide variety of authentic Cajun dishes and signature drinks served in a comfortable, relaxed environment. From quick lunches to evenings out to Sunday brunches, the restaurant is the perfect place for diners looking to satisfy their Creole craving. Hendersonville is home to the seventh Cajun Steamer, with additional locations in Alabama and in Tennessee (Franklin and Murfreesboro.)

The restaurant’s expansive menu features a wide variety of Louisiana-style seafood items, including boiled crawfish, redfish Rockefeller, chargrilled oysters, fresh gulf shrimp and po’boys. The menu also includes traditional bayou favorites such as voodoo chicken, crawfish etouffee, shrimp and grits, red beans and rice, and New Orleans-style beignets. To satisfy thirsty patrons, the eatery also offers a large selection of local craft beers, along with signature cocktails such as Cajun Steamer Hurricanes and Frozen Daiquiris.

The Cajun Steamer celebrated its arrival in Hendersonville with a Mardi Gras-style grand opening on Mar. 7, complete with beads, live Dixieland jazz and a special food and drink menu. Since then, the restaurant has quickly become a local favorite for those seeking the best in Creole cuisine.

“The Hendersonville community has shown us incredible warmth and support since day one,” says Cajun Steamer CEO Gaston Lanaux. “We're ecstatic to have found a home here, and we're looking forward to making many more friends while serving up the best Cajun and Creole food and drinks in Tennessee!”

Cajun Steamer Marketing and Branding Manager Jenna Hosemann echoed Lanaux’s comments.

“This city has been so welcoming,” adds Jenna. “We were pleasantly surprised to discover how many Cajun Steamer fans were actually located in Hendersonville. Most of whom already knew about us from having frequented our Franklin and Murfreesboro locations over the years.”

In addition to its ground floor dining room, bar and outdoor patio, the Cajun Steamer also offers a spacious second floor level that can seat between 30 to 40 additional diners. The upstairs space is also available for private events, such as birthdays, anniversaries and company parties.

This fall, the Cajun Steamer will be on hand at several events around the City by the Lake, including the Taste of Hendersonville and the October Pig Fest. The restaurant will also feature game day drink specials to help fans cheer their favorite teams to victory.

The Hendersonville Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill is located at 185 Indian Lake Boulevard. Business hours are 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Happy hour occurs each Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. On Sundays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the restaurant offers a special brunch menu that features New Orleans-style entrees and several drink specials, including Mimosas, Screwdrivers and Bloody Marys.

When you feel the call of the French Quarter and you are ready to let the good times roll, be sure to head over to the Cajun Steamer for a dose of Creole hospitality.

Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill

185 Indian Lake Blvd.,

Hendersonville, TN 37075


“We are the perfect place if you want to dress up, dress down, bring a group or just grab a seat at the bar. Cajun Steamer is fun, laid-back and always welcoming.”

  • Blue Crab Benedict is a Creole staple at the Cajun Steamer.
  • Large portions of tasty food at reasonable prices - the Cajun Steamer way.
  • Cajun Steamer CEO Gaston Lanaux sounds a siren when a Hurricane drink is ordered.
  • Fun is always happening at the Cajun Steamer.
  • During the March grand opening, a Mardi Gras style musical parade took place in the dining room.
  • Friendly mixologists are always on hand to stir up favorite libations.
  • Happy Hour is always hopping at the Cajun Steamer
  • The Steamed Seafood Platter is a favorite at the Cajun Steamer.