Papa Tom's Cajun Persuasion

924 E Main St, Abingdon
(276) 525-4414

Recent Reviews

Barbara Frye Craig

I took my daughter and her family to Papa Toms last night. All 4 of us ordered something different so we could share. The crab cakes were excellent and actually have wonderful “chunks” of crabmeat in them. The Poblano chicken was absolutely amazing. The shrimp and crawfish etouffee was the best I have ever ever tasted. The shrimp and sausage pasta was truly out of this world. Our sides were asparagus, French fries, red beans and rice (super delicious) and jalapeño hush puppies. Papa Tom and his lovely wife brought our food to the table. Super friendly folks. Actually everyone, the entire staff are friendly and fun. If you haven’t been to Papa Toms you missing out on a fantastic culinary experience. If you are lucky you will have a super cute and fun waiter by the name of Steve. Soooo … fly your Cajun flag and visit Papa Tom’s Cajun Persuasion. You will not be disappointed.

Andrew Cravey

I had the fried catfish Po’ boy and it was probably the best I’ve ever had. The sandwich was much larger than I was expecting (which was good because I was very hungry.) The homemade breading on the catfish was light, crispy, and had an excellent flavor. The French fries had very tasty Cajun flavor and the sweet tea was fresh. I will definitely be going back!

Dawn Parks

While traveling we came across this place lucky us. Very friendly staff, the decor was cute staying with a Cajun theme. We had a hot crab crawfish dip with toast points as an appetizer delicious we also had a cup of gumbo that was amazing. The prices were good and I can't say enough about the staff, I also met one of the owners also super friendly. The next time I head down south I will reroute myself so I can go back I would give this establishment the rating of 10/10

paul matticks

Amazing food, everything we had was great, an incredibly friendly staff and an overall great experience. We had so much fun, great beer selections and the food, did I mention how good the food was. If you are looking for a great dining experience out of the ordinary then you have to make this a stop!

Beth Finne

We've eaten here twice now. It's amazing! The creole is yummy. The sausage and shrimp Cajun pasta is wonderful. My kids really love the burgers and will even eat the fried green tomatoes appetizer with crawfish and bleu cheese! ?

L Michele Goodbread

Joel is a chef from Mississippi and trained in Creole cooking. This is the real deal!!!

Donna Smith Kelly

Absolutely amazing. Found it by accident but so glad we did. very friendly staff, fast service and great food!!

Kerry Winters

Ok don't get me wrong the food was great service friendly price though was just alright. Little on the high side, but to be fair it's hard to price anything anymore

Stephanie S.

My first night in the area, we headed here for dinner. I've rarely eat cajun, having never been to NOLA and was excited to see what offerings they had. My friends love eating here and had some great suggestions for dinner. We started with the fried green tomatoes, which were topped with a ragout of crawfish and corn, plus green onions and Stella blue cheese. They were amazing. We also started with the Boudin Balls; perfectly crisp on the outside, they were delightfully rich; the inside sausage and breadcrumbs mixture was tender and flavorful. I got the PoBoy with blackened catfish, melted cheese and a side of fries. It was very good. My one friend got the shrimp PoBoy and the other got the Creole Sauté, "fresh shrimp, crawfish, Andouille sausage, peppers, tomatoes, and onions in a spicy creole sauce over steamed rice." We ordered the beignets for dessert. The server said that the first batch they initially made for us didn't puff up properly, so the chef made us up a new plate before sending it to the table. The owner is the bartender and he makes phenomenal cocktails. My hurricane was spot on. He also came to every table to make sure everyone's meal was as they liked it. The service was excellent, too. I see why my friends love this place. Affordable and fun. An overall great experience.

Joe Martinolich

In town for business and decided to try this restaurant because it was nearby and looked interesting. Josh behind the bar suggested the seafood pot pie but said it might take 20- 25 minutes or so since they make it up per serving. So pleased I tried it and was definitely worth the wait.Excellent flavor, crispy baked crust. Very generous portion. Excellent serviceI'll be back!!

Terry Owens

Service was great. Thanks Steve! The food was fresh, made to order and very flavorful. Awesome fried green tomatoes. Entrees were delicious. Amazing blueberry bread pudding and beniets. This place was a pleasant surprise. We will be back!

Will D.

Great food and service, had the tuna special and it was excellent! Will definitely come back to try more of their menu

TimMelissa Austin

Great environment, exceptional service and exceptional food!!! The best restaurant in our area by far.

David Kerr

Great fare. Good blues. Nice, friendly staff.

Evelyn lee

Absolutely loved this place! I’m from Louisiana and the food and atmosphere is very authentic. The staff was friendly and the owner was very down to earth. Management at its finest! I will definitely be back for a date night with my husband. Especially when they have the crawdad boils! Super stoked about that ? I have tried many Louisiana inspired restaurants and I must say this one is the closest to home!

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