Ever since New Orleans found the wormhole in the depths of its grandmother's armoire, it's been hopping by Buffalo in hopes of turning the town Cajun. Take a bite out of its base camp with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of zesty New Orleans–style fare and drinks at Chester’s Cajun Grille, located in East Amherst.
Chester’s Cajun Grille serves up an extensive menu of authentic, filling New Orleans–fare that bursts with fleur-de-lis flavor. A cast-iron skillet gives a fiery pizzazz to the award-winning blackened shrimp ($8.49 quarter-pound, $14.99 half-pound), which greets tongues atop Cajun rice with its butter-basted taste and Cajun seasonings. The chicken and andouille-sausage gumbo coats your throat with a melting pot of piquant tastes ($3.29 cup, $4.49 crock, $9.99 bowl with French bread slices), and the drunken bourbon chicken wings ($6.99 for eight pieces) amble on plates in a scrumptious haze. Anglers can snag a whopper fried catfish or crawfish with creole mayonnaise between an 8'' French-bread roll to build a savory po’ boy ($10.99). A tiled floor upholds the happy feet of patrons inside Chester’s lively atmosphere, surrounded by red walls and festive Mardi Gras regalia.
The Taste of Buffalo named Chester's Cajun Grille its People's Choice and Best Seafood Item Winner for 2010. Buffalo Chow praises it and 91% of Urbanspooners like it.
9416 Transit Rd.
East Amherst, New York 14051Get Directions