104 West Grand Avenue
Marshall, TX 75670
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Cajun Tex in Marshall is a staple for locals and visitors alike to enjoy good food and fast courteous service in a casual, family friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is decorated in Cajun style with Mardi Gras beads at the order counter, colorful lights hanging from the ceiling, a lot of fishing décor including fishing boats on the wall and suspended from above, and a salad bar made out of a fishing boat with giant bobbers on each end. They also offer live music from local musicians on the second Saturday of each month.
Cajun Tex’s food was founded on the owners’ roots from Louisiana and Texas. It offers a variety of foods ranging from gumbo, etouffee, boudin, poboys, and seafood to some Texas cuisine, too, such as steaks, barbecue, burgers, chicken fried steak, and much more. They use local ingredients from Bear Creek Smokehouse in some of their meals.
I visited with my family, including a growing, hungry son-in-law and two little granddaughters, and everyone in our party was very pleased with the taste of the food, and thanks to their large portions, none of us left hungry. At our table, among other things, we tried their Cajun burger, fried pickles, chicken fried rib-eye, and I had the shrimp and crab cake pasta with wonderful toasted garlic bread. It tasted fresh and delicious. And everything was delivered to us by friendly, helpful staff who told us some things about Marshall and made our visit even more enjoyable.
This family-owned restaurant started in Marshall more than 12 years ago and they recently opened a second location in nearby Hallsville.