After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, there was an influx of people from the New Orleans area that moved to Atlanta. They not only brought their families and possessions, but also their passion for Creole/Cajun culture and food; I just assumed a few restaurants would pop up to highlight it. Fast forward seven years, and there really haven’t been many, if any, really good Cajun spots to open…with the exception of Adele’s.
Adele’s opened a few years back off of Holcomb Bridge, just North of historic Roswell and they serve up all the classics: oyster po-boys, alligator, shrimp creole and jambalaya just to name a few.
I’m a sucker for a good po-boy and some raw oysters, and Adele’s does both quite well. They have several options including the aforementioned oyster, shrimp, crawfish tail and even alligator tail; all crispy and fried to perfection while maintaining the flavor and tenderness of the protein. I have sampled all of them on my multiple visits, and prefer the crawfish tail and oyster if I had to choose.
The best deal on the menu is the ½ po-boy and soup option (less than $10) where you can choose among shrimp creole, crawfish etouffee, seafood gumbo, Jambalaya or red beans and rice.
Adele’s also has non-seafood options like muffulettas, Patton’s hot sausages, pralines, beignets and even a selection of ice creams from local favorite High Road Craft!
If you’re looking for some pretty solid Cajun fare, Adele’s is hard to beat, and at only a 10 minutes OTP it’s definitely worth the drive!