Saturday night in the summer can be a foolish time to check out a restaurant. Nevertheless, we were famished and headed into The Cajun Greek knowing we might be in for a long wait. The place was crowded, but we found a small table that was almost out of the foot traffic. For a small establishment, they manage to pack people in! The atmosphere was lively and friendly and everyone seemed to be in good spirits. Dress is very casual, with some folks obviously headed home from a day in the sun.
The wine list is limited so we ordered a couple of Negro Modelos, perfect for a warm night. The menu included a warning that we might be in for a wait. To prevent starvation we ordered an appetizer of "Jaujicke," cucumber sauce with pita bread. It's their version of Greek tzatziki sauce but is heavier and lacks the strong cucumber taste. I'd skip it next time.
Our wait wasn't that long after all. Small Greek salads come with dinner entrees and ours came out right away. They were fresh and had all the right ingredients, but with a bit more dressing than I needed; next time I'll have dressing on the side. Entrees followed soon thereafter. My friend's generous portion of blackened snapper was assessed to be excellent, very fresh, well-prepared, and appropriately spicy (not for the faint-hearted). Accompanying coleslaw was light and sweet-ish, green beans were very tasty and not overly salted, and hush puppies were pretty much standard southern fare.
I decided to try a grilled shrimp salad, always one of my favorites at a seafood place. This one was a generous size, had exquisitely fresh greens, and was attired with numerous large fresh shrimp. Shrimp were very flavorful but were just a bit chewy.
All in all a satisfying meal at a reasonable price, in a fun atmosphere. The menu includes all sorts of great-looking items we weren't able to try this trip: fried and grilled seafood, gumbos, poor boys, burgers, gyros, crawfish dishes and more, in a wide range of price options. This is a perfect place for a family meal and there is something for everybody. I've often pondered how "Cajun" and "Greek" would meld, and they do so tastefully!