Cajun cuisine's distinct spices stem from its attitude-laden ingredients, such as brazen pork cheek, incredulous crawfish, and sassy-fras. Give your taste buds some lip with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Cajun fare and drinks at the Original Frilly's Seafood Bayou Kitchen, in Denton.
Frilly's fashions a menu of fresh Gulf Coast seafood with a Cajun flair, bringing the delta's spice to the tables and stomachs of nondelta dwellers. Stop by for lunch or dinner to enjoy the relaxation-inducing environment and to sample house specialties such as the Blackened Catfish St. Charles topped with crawfish and crabmeat and served over dirty rice ($12.95). Or, hook a fang on a New Orleans favorite—chicken and andouille sausage jambalaya ($7.95 lunch, $9.95 dinner) in a tomato base. Guests can taste traditional sandwiches such as catfish, oyster, shrimp, or crawfish po' boys ($8.49). Frilly's also features plenty of salad options for health-conscious eaters and a kids' menu to keep future adults filled with digestible joy.
Frilly's Seafood Bayou Kitchen
A white neon marquee burns an alligator into the night air, pointing the way toward Frilly's Seafood Bayou Kitchen in Denton. For more than a decade, this dim brick eatery has been an outlet for Cajun culture and cooking, which the kitchen describes as a swamp version of Creole cuisine notable for its creamy, full-flavored sauces. The alligator on the sign is not a red herring, as you can order it fried from the menu along with frog's legs and pickles, two other fried delicacies served in papered plastic baskets with Cajun mayo or bourbon sauce.
Gulf Coast seafood is the main event and is proudly on display in the crawfish trio and the house special, blackened catfish st. charles, which is topped with crawfish and crabmeat in an herb butter sauce. Po boys arrive on a hoagie roll rather than french bread, and entrees of fresh grouper or chicken and andouille jambalaya are spooned over dirty rice and can be washed down with gallon pitchers of iced tea. Aware that Cajun meals are social happenings, the catering staff can whip up a seasonal crawfish boil if your event falls within several weeks of the creature's Mardi Gras celebration. Live local acts, including Joe Tucker, create a multisensory immersion for diners.
1925 Denison St.
Denton, Texas 76207Get Directions