Boudreaux’s Louisiana Seafood & Steakhouse – St. Joe

Boudreaux’s Louisiana Seafood & Steakhouse – St. Joe

What is a person to do if they find themselves desiring authentic Louisiana cuisine in St. Joseph, Missouri. Fear not, as you can stop in Boudreaux’s Louisiana Seafood and Steakhouse for some Cajun and Creole dishes served up in a relaxed atmosphere. Located in the Wholesale Row Historic District, this restaurant has created a Mardi Gras atmosphere. The original owner, Robert Boudreaux was a Cajun who hailed from Opelousas, Louisiana.


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Upon entering, you see that the décor is a mixture of antebellum architecture meets spring break party. All of this tempered with a French flair.

Boudreaux’s Louisiana Seafood attracts a wide variety of clientele. During our lunch visit we saw business people, construction workers, tourists (obviously we fall in that category), and lots of locals. Even though it was fairly busy, service was not lacking. After a short discussion with our server about their specialties, we placed our orders.

Garden Salad

We began our meal with side salads, which are made with a mixture of fresh greens. A few assorted vegetables, like mushrooms, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes will be found as you work your way down. The entire thing is topped with shredded Colby and blue cheese crumbles.

Chicken Creole

Crystal chose the Chicken Creole, which is accompanied with steamed rice. The tomato based sauce has a slight kick. The addition of onions and peppers compliment the dish.

Seafood Saute

Since she had chosen a land based entrée, I decided to sample the seafood. My order of Seafood Sauté included shrimp, crawfish, and catfish filets. All of these are sautéed in a white wine and butter reduction, and served with steamed rice. The sauce was light and allowed the seafood flavors to peek through.

Bourbon Pecan Pie

The entrees were large enough to be quite filling, so we only finished them partially. We had seen the dessert specials listed on their easel, and had our hearts, and stomachs, set on trying them. First up was the Bourbon Pecan Pie, which has the texture of a dense cake versus the normal pecan pie filling. Drizzled with caramel sauce it was absolutely delicious.

Caramel Apple Pie

We were sure nothing could compete with that treat, until we tasted the Caramel Apple Pie. Loaded with slices of apple, and drizzled with the same caramel sauce, this dessert is hard to resist. In no time both slices were devoured, and we were completely satisfied with our visit. Boudreaux’s Louisiana Seafood and Steakhouse is certainly a must try for any Cajun food lovers who are in the St. Joe area.

By |2018-04-22T08:12:41+00:00February 4th, 2017|St. Joseph|2 Comments

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We are Jeff and Crystal, a Baby Boomer couple who love exploring this big blue marble we all call home. After spending the first portion of our lives together raising a family, the empty-nest syndrome finally caught up with us. This has given us the opportunity to spend more time traveling, and seeking out new destinations. We developed this travel blog with the goal of showing how we “Visit Like A Local”. Our itineraries are designed to get us off the interstates, and into the heart of the places we visit. We believe this will allow our readers to choose a cultural experience, and eventually head home with a real flavor of the places they visit. We hope you are enjoying our website and will consider sharing it with your friends. Please come back often, as we post new articles three times per week.


  1. Frieda February 5, 2017 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    It looked very interesting , the salad looked very good ,made me hungry, also the deserts thanks for your information

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