3804 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22305
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Del Ray
Cuisines: Southern, American, Cajun/Creole
Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday 11 to 10:30, Friday and Saturday 11 to 11. Open for dinner Sunday 4 to 9.
Price Range: Moderate
Noise Level: Chatty
Oysters Bienville; Acadian barbecued shrimp; fried catfish with shrimp etoufee; corn maque choux; bananas-Foster cake.
Dinner entrees, $23.95 and under.
The feel is neighborhood roadhouse, the food by way of New Orleans and Cajun country. That means oysters several ways (we like the Bienville, baked with cream sauce); Acadian shrimp barbecued with butter and pepper; fried catfish smothered with shrimp étoufée; a spicy, creamy corn maque choux; and bananas-Foster cake with warm caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.