Atlanta Food Critic

Pappadeaux, Norcross, GA

A long-standing tradition in Gwinnett is located just off I-85 at Jimmy Carter Blvd called Pappadeaux. The cajun bayou theme carries through to it’s food so come prepared although there is plenty on the menu for those with milder palettes.

I immediately noticed everyone leaving the restaurant always carried to-go bags. I soon understood why. We started out with two cups of soup – Melanie had the clam chowder and I chose the shrimp gumbo. NOTE: These were 6.25 and in our view it was not worth the money. We also chose a spinach and crab dip (also overpriced at 12.95). Don’t get me wrong it was good but just wasn’t worth the money.

We both chose the filet mignon and rock lobster (it was Melanie’s birthday, after all). The filet was awesome, the lobster was petite. The food was done well but I don’t think represented a good value. The restaurant and parking was bordering on chaos and by the time we left the crowd was difficult to get through just to get out the door.

It’s a great place but if you’re looking for big bang for the buck, this is not the place.

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen on Urbanspoon

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