Restaurant Reviews: Pont Breaux’s (Breaux Bridge, LA)
This Long standing Restaurant sits on the Historic and Legendary original Location of Mulates Cajun Restaurant. I believe the place is still run by the same family just with a name change. Waitress was extremely Nice and attended to our needs very well. Ambiance is Spot on with the Cajun look and feel. Live bands play almost every night and they have a great dance floor to strut your stuff on!!
We started off with their Smothered Potatoes with Sausage and Hush Puppies. Both were excellent. Smothered Potatoes were pillow soft, and seasoned well (has a good kick so watch out!) Hush Puppies we also great. fried perfect nice and light, almost airy. They mix a little bell pepper in the pups which added a unique flavor that we enjoyed. Served with a side of the house made tartar sauce.
Our Entree Journey begins with the Crab Au Gratin: Jumbo Lump Crab meat mixed with a rich cheese sauce and butter, then broiled in the same dish it is served in. IT was hot as the sun when it came out, but once it cooled down and we tasted it we all fell in love. Loaded to the max with crab! It had a bit to much butter for our taste but we solved that by just spooning it off onto the Stuffed potato that came along side this dish. Stuffed Potato had Bacon and cheese inside.
Next up was the Seafood Platter: Consisted of Their Famous Stuffed Crab, Stuffed Shrimp, Fried Shrimp & Catfish, Frog Legs, Oysters and Catfish Jambalaya. Portion was good but not as big as other seafood platters in this area of the country, but was still more than enough for the price. The stuffed crab and Stuffed shrimp were the star of this dish without a doubt. Perfect seasoning, tasted JUST right! They lived up to the hype for sure! Catfish jambalaya was just ok, it was made creole style (with tomato) and we did not find any actual catfish in it. All the other fried items on the platter were good, fried correctly and all, but nothing really Jumped out at us like the items mention above. Still a great dish if you want to sample lots of things in one dish.
The Last entree was a true treat. A house specialty, Slow Roasted Duck with Cajun rice Dressing & Sweet Potatoes. For $20 you get an entire Half Duck!! The meat was “fall off the bone” tender. Very nice, deep flavor that is right on the money for what you want when you order Duck, A Huge portion of Cajun rice Dressing that is cooked stuff inside the duck itself then taken out for serving. Very good!!! The flavor of the duck ran through the dressing nicely. It was a tad bland for me, but a of their Cajun seasoning did the trick and perked it right up.. Sweet Potatoes were also nice. You may not think so at first, but it was a good companion to the rest of the dish. All of the dish components complimented each other making this a wonderful and playful little plate! Give it a try, you will NOT be sorry!!
We finished our meal with the pecan praline supreme dessert, which was 2 scoops of ice cream topped with candied pecans and Drizzled (more like Doused) with Praline Liqueur then topped with whipped cream. It was very good with a cup of strong coffee! Just be careful the liqueur is strong but taste good!!
In closing this Review I must say this place still has it. Be prepared to spend around $20 per person or so for entrees, but over all we think the price is worth it for the quality of the food, Live entertainment and historic significance of this restaurant. Drop on by this landmark and give them a whirl!