Crawfish Boil at Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse

It turns out the best thing about Sarah’s Empanadas is its proximity to Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse, a Cajun creole restaurant in Greenwood Commons in RTP. 

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 

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Published in: on June 15, 2008 at 5:41 pm  Comments (6)  

6 Comments

  1. This is exciting news. I can’t wait to try the restaurant and especially the crawfish.

  2. I went there with the family last night. We ate outside(the smoking section). A customer was complaining loudly about the smoke and it was about that time that everyone lit one up as she moved to an inside table. Loved it! We were a little too early for the music. They had many good looking entrees and the po-boy steak sandwiches were great, but I wouldn’t order the Jambalaya again. The staff were very friendly and I will certainly go again.

  3. That smoke is the smell of freedom. I love the south.

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  5. I’ve been going there for the past 3 months. The drinks are great but the food is often too salty and over priced.

    DONT ORDER the steak during brunch!!! The steak is a cheap steak, the waitress or bartender won’t tell you how tough it is until after you’ve wasted your time trying to cut into it but they will recommend it…it helps their TIP.

    Although, I have not tried everything on the menu I have tried at least 6 items and I beleieve the place can be improved.

    They do serve an apple dipping sauce with the grilled shrimp that is good.

  6. I’ve been going to Papa Mojo’s since it opens and I have thoroughly enjoyed my food each and every time. Not only is Mel Melton an awesome musician, but he’s also a wicked chef!


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