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Zydeco’s New Orleans Grill in Mooresville, Indiana

By Jessicanunemaker @JessNunemaker

Some of you follow along and try to follow in my food footsteps. You've taken in organic cafes, family diners, and delicious bakeries. But I'm pretty sure you've never tried anything like Zydeco's in Mooresville, Indiana.

As their motto says, "A Crescent City experience in the Midwest: Slow food, hot music and fast friends."

Cajun Food in Indiana

Since it's construction in 1879, the building has served as a dentist's office, a pharmacy, and Ward's Apparel before falling into the hands of Carter and Deb Hutchinson. Hint: look in the dining room for traces of the shelving that once held Levi's jeans. It is one of those great old brick buildings with large windows and tangles of ivy.

Zydeco's is an authentic cajun restaurant that dishes up the labor intensive yet simple menu items.

How does someone with Cajun-cookin' skills end up in Indiana? Easy. That's what happens when Louisiana boy meets Indiana girl at Mardi Gras! The rest, as they say, is history. Fast forward and the couple opens a Cajun restaurant, showcasing Carter's mad culinary skills, including family recipes, and Deb's no-nonsense business sense. In fact, he left behind a teaching career (and shelved his Phd.) for it.

With one side designed for family seating and the other side offering bar seating for anyone that wants to extend their stay at Zydeco's, it meets any need.

Zydeco's in Mooresville, Indiana

Start of your meal with a Louisiana-brewed Abita available on draft or the Hurricane. It's a huge, beautiful, and well-made adult beverage.

For the menu, well, if you make it here during the crawfish boil, I've heard it is quite the event. Something like 100 pounds of fresh crawfish are flown in just for it! Otherwise, locally sourced goods are used whenever possible.

Otherwise, everything on the menu is good! I should know, I sampled enough of it! All those Cajun favorites are here: Gumbo, Jambalaya, Ya Ya Chicken, and Crawfish étouffée. Don't think that the menu or daily specials are nothing but spicy food. True Cajun food isn't overly spicy. There's a lot of interesting layers going on up in here! Those in search of something to knock their socks off will still find a few fiery items on the menu to fit the bill.

Searching for gluten-free items? You'll find a slew of them! Just know it is not a gluten-free kitchen.

I love the Red Beans and Rice, the Ya Ya Chicken, and the way every dish is plated to perfection.Follow it up with fabulous Bread Pudding in Rum Sauce or a slice of Bourbon Pecan Pie.

Go There

Before you step in, it's obvious that Zydeco's New Orleans Grill in Mooresville, Indiana is sassy, zesty, and fun! From the freebie bead necklaces wrapped around dinner napkins to the decorated oyster shells occupying a wall, and eclectic art choices to the live music and events frequently held here, it is proof, yet again, that "if you build it, they will come." Even if it's built in a small town of less than 10,000 people.

Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I'm Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is little Indiana!

Just don't forget to tell 'em that little Indiana sent you!

Zydeco's New Orleans Grill
11 E Main Street
Mooresville, IN 46158
317.834.3900

Targeted. Relevant. Affordable! little Indiana advertising.


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