Q: Where dat great cajun restaurant in Bloomington?

A: Dats on Grant!

Cajun food was originally made to be a nutritious and inexpensive meal. A tasty blend of nutrition and economy, served with a lot of love and a lot of spices, it's purpose was to nourish - not impress.

You have to appreciate the irony, then, that today most cajun restaurants serve up this formerly economical menu at prices that make your eyes water long before the tabasco kicks in.

Not so at DATS. We serve the same tasty economical foods loved in the bayou for generations. You can eat here often, and the only tears you'll shed are tears of joy!

For more info, please click the menu link for yourself to see what delights await!



I lived in Bloomington for 7 years, from 2004-2007 and 2009-2011. In all that time, I only found a few restaurants that I really loved: Le Petit Cafe, Snow Lion, and some others. But above them all, easily, was Dats. This is an unsolicited testimonial that I'm only writing because I was feeling sentimental, so trust me when I say that at Dats you get a ton of very filling food for an excellent price (and the leftovers are awesome), and what's more-- the food is exquisite. The bourbon chicken stew is one of the best things I've tasted in my entire life. The datwich and voodoowich are incredible, but what I like to do is get two things-- maybe the crawfish etoufee and the red beans and rice-- and some extra rolls and make my own sandwiches as I eat. Always ask what's new or different about the menu, because you'll be thrilled when you try the corn and rice or, especially, the thai peanut etoufee (spicy!). The thing I miss about Bloomington the most is not campus life, it's not the lack of responsibility, or even the college girls. It's Dats.

Andrew Schneider