On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, in addition to the extensive menu, they have a crawfish boil, and thanks to the Triangle Brewery tour earlier in the day, I felt up for anything, including tearing apart some crustaceans. Thankfully we had enough people to sample the entrees and desserts. The yardbird and sausage gumbo, cochon de lait (andouille sausage and slow cooked pork, served with very sweet BBQ sauce), and especially the incredible garlic butter green beans were all great. The real stars were, of course, the crawfish and desserts. Crawfish season only lasts until the end of July, so be sure to go in the next few weeks if you want to suck some heads.
After finishing off 6 lbs of wondrous crawfish, we ordered buttermilk pie with blackberry sauce, pecan pie a la mode, and bread pudding with whiskey sauce. Everything was good, but the bread pudding was probably my favorite dessert I’ve had in Durham. We even ordered one to take home with us.
Most of their ingredients are either brought in from Louisiana or purchased locally, and the owner is both a Cajun chef and a Zydeco musician, so not only is the food awesome (and, according to my friends, authentic) but they also have live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse (map)
Monday – Wednesday: 11 am – 9 pm
Thursday – Friday: 11 am – 11 pm
Saturday: 4 pm – 11 pm