You don't have to travel to New Orleans to get the Mardi Gras feel & food, we've got everything you need to "Laissez le bon temps rouler." Get in the spirit for the 2023 Panama City Beach Mardi Gras & Music Festival by filling up on some delicious New Orlean's style food, right here in PCB!

Bayou on the Beach's saying is "The Place Where Mardi Gras Happens Everyday!" & they have the menu to prove it with their authentic Cajun cuisine. Their menu features a wide range of Cajun fare all made from scratch daily, including dishes like Who Dat Shrimp, Fried Boudin Balls, Louisiana Crawfish, Mardi Gras Fish, Muffaletta's, Po' Boys, Red Beans & Rice, and Jambalaya to name a few. They also have their own version of New Orlean's famous Hurricane cocktail. And if you saved room for dessert, they have a Beignet Basket with honey and confectionary sugar and Bread Pudding with rum-infused whip cream. No matter what New Orlean's style meal you're looking for, Bayou on the Beach has you covered to get you in the Mardi Gras spirit. 

David's New Orlean's Style Cafe & Sno-Balls truly brought a piece of New Orleans to Panama City Beach. They're most known for their New Orlean's style beignets & sno-balls, made of real snow! Try a stuffed sno-ball filled with soft serve ice cream. They have 47 sno-ball flavors ranging from Apple Pie to Birthday Cake to the New Orlean's famous King Cake, or enjoy classic flavors like Blue Raspberry, Watermelon or Strawberry.  If you're feeling adventurous, you can top it with whip cream, condensed milk, graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows, evaporated milk, or chocolate. Enjoy the New Orleans style beignets and a coffee, they even have 'Beignet bites' or "baby beignets," perfect for the kiddos. Their menu features other New Orleans classics like homemade Muffaletta's on Gambino's Bakery muffaletta bread, Po Boy's, Shrimp Étouffée, Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice and Jambalaya. 

Designed to "always make you feel at home," you'll enjoy home cooked Cajun-style meals and live music at Dat Cajun Place. After Hurricane Katrina, the owner's relocated to PCB to call these beautiful 27 miles of sugary-white sand beaches their home, and they brought their New Orleans cooking with them. Some of their most popular menu items include the Louisianna classic Crawfish Étouffée, Gator Po' Boy served on authentic New Orleans French bread, and their Award Winning Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo. The menu also features "The Whodat," their own version of a muffaletta with Black Forest ham, Salami, Pepperoni and Provolone cheese topped with "Whodat" and "Voodoo Sauce" served on an authentic muffaletta bun. 

At J.Michael's Restaurant, you get "a little Southern, a little Creole, and a lot of hospitality." Their original dish of Red Beans & Rice is what got the restaurant started in 1976. The menu also features a Seafood Gumbo that's also known to be a local favorite that's been served by the owner for over 36 years. 

Dee's Hangout serves a Southern Coastal Cajun menu that will keep you coming back each time you visit PCB. Try one of their Po' Boys ranging from catfish to oyster to the ever popular shrimp, served on Leidenheimer Brother's French Bread, the original inventors of the Po' Boy sandwich. The menu also features a Cajun Platter with Shrimp Étouffée, Chicken Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice and fried Catfish, if you're looking to try a little bit of all the Cajun fare. 

If you're looking to get your Cajun fix, you're sure to love any of these local spots serving the best of New Orlean's style food & get you in the mood for Mardi Gras!