Within minutes of sitting down at Henry’s Louisiana Grill, the man, the legend, the owner Henry himself, came over and welcomed us Cajun style with Mardi Gras beads, humor, and some chef recommendations. Once he was done chatting with us, he moved on to the next table and gave them the same special treatment.
He is a living legend in Acworth, a die-hard LSU football fan, and he refers to himself as a “Red Cajun” (half redneck, half Cajun). He has passion and a zest for life — it is no wonder the restaurant’s tag line is “Come Taste the Good Times,” because you come to Henry’s Louisiana Grill for both the food and the atmosphere.
With so many great Cajun seafood choices, I had trouble deciding. I finally went with a cup of the Etouffe (crawfish and shrimp in an onion, pepper, seafood, and tomato sauce) and the shrimp and grits. My business partner Michelle doesn’t enjoy seafood, so she was excited to try the Andouille sausage and chicken gumbo. Everything was delicious. In fact, I know this sounds silly, but I absolutely loved their homemade Caesar salad dressing. It was so light and tasty! In the past, I have had his Louisiana’s Ooh La La seafood special over pasta. This dish was voted People’s Platelist winner on ABC Nightline TV — I agree!
Henry can even take a liver transplant that he had in 2008, and make it a party! Now he has a Liver-versary party for a transplant that saved his life. It is held in September, and this ticketed event benefits the Georgia Transplant Foundation. He is known for his donation of time, resources, and food to help many charities.
Henry’s is closed on Sundays and major holidays, but head down on Saturday for his famous big bayou brunch and spicy Bloody Mary drinks, or grab an Abita beer and hot chili Cajun flash fried alligator. Enjoy the good times, and tell Henry the Scoop OTP girls sent you! Located at: 4835 North Main Street, Downtown Acworth, GA.