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Bringing New Orleans to Philadelphia


New Orleans

Acadia brings the best of New Orleans cajun/creole food, cocktails, beer, and music to Philly.

As Philadelphia’s Most Authentic Cajun/Creole Restaurant, Acadia serves up gumbo, chargrilled oysters, étouffée, jambalaya, red beans & rice, po-boys, bread pudding, & sugar-coated beignets.

The newest addition to our menu is our Viet-Cajun Crab & Seafood boil!

The cocktail list includes classics such as the Sazerac, French 75, and Ramos Gin Fizz.

We have the latest Happy Hour in the City! Come enjoy $5 food & drink specials from 5pm-8pm Tuesday – Friday!

Sunday Brunches at Acadia features traditional New Orleans favorites such as Shrimp & Grits, Grillades, & Eggs Acadia along with Bottomless Mimosas and our signature Bloody Mary’s garnished with spicy pickled green beans. Brunch is served Sunday from 10am – 3pm.

We have a great kids menu, & several vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.

On Thursday and Saturday nights, you can listen to New Orleans jazz tunes from a live band and, on game days, New Orleans Saints fans and LSU Tigers fans can catch the game on a big screen TV.

We are open Tuesday – Sunday from 5pm-11pm, and Late Nights Friday – Saturday 11pm-2am. In addition, Brunch is served Sunday 10am-3pm.

Located at the corner of 8th & Christian, when you step outside our doors, it’s not Bourbon Street you’ll find, but the streets of Philly.

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Acadia Restaurant – Bringing New Orleans to Philadelphia

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For Dinner & Drinks


Dinner is served starting at 4pm Tuesday - Sunday. Come try our Chargrilled Oysters, Marinated Acadia Wings, Jambalaya, Gumbo, Red Beans, Po-boys, & Blackened Catfish. Be sure to leave some room for Bread Pudding, Seasonal Cobblers, and Beignets! We offer a variety of classic New Orleans cocktails such as the Sazerac, French 75, and Ramos Gin Fizz. We also have the best selection of Abita and NOLA Brewing beers in Philadelphia!

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Acadia’s Viet-Cajun Seafood & Crab Boil


Seafood & Crab Boil


Seafood & Crab Boil

The Viet-Cajun seafood & crab boil is inspired by our diverse South Philadelphia neighborhood, within walking distance to the best Vietnamese markets in the City, the seafood boil is whole shellfish boiled to perfection and then drenched in a spicy cauldron of Asian flavors!

Ours is a two-step process. First we boil our seafood in Cajun spices (like a traditional crawfish boil). Then we toss the seafood in our butter-based garlic Vietnamese-Cajun sauce. The result is a succulent inside of shellfish meat and broth-like sauce amplified in flavor by the chunks of bright seasonings and mouth-searing spices encasing the shells.

The whole thing is presented in a plastic bag, you’ll be given a bib and lime wedges and salt and pepper to make a dipping sauce. By the end of the night, your bib, your shirt, and your hands will be stained with crustacean and Viet-Cadia Sauce. Exactly as they should be.

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Brunch at Acadia


on Sundays

Brunch is served starting at 10am on Sunday with favorites such as Shrimp & Grits, Acadia Poutine, Grillades & Grits, & our own Eggs Acadia. And no brunch would be complete without our spicy, well garnished Bloody Marys, or Bottomless Mimosas!

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Happy Hour

Happy Hour

for $5

$5 Happy Hours are Tuesday – Friday from 5-8 with a selection of food, beer, and wines on tap.

Tuesdays are Bring Your Own Vinyl night. Our record player handles everything! 45’s, 33’s, & even 78’s.

Live Music at Acadia

We are proud to present the Melange Jazz Trio playing live New Orleans jazz music!

Come listen to live music on Thursday nights. In January, we’re featuring the Jazzbo Vipers!

Every Saints Game, LIVE


Watch the Saints & Tigers

Live on the Big Screen

Every LSU Tigers & New Orleans Saints game, shown live on the Big Screen. The only bar in Philadelphia to watch the Tigers & Saints with fellow fans. Check out the 2018 Schedule

Acadia’s Kid’s Menu

Acadia’s Kid’s Menu

Kids Menu

Created by kids for kids

Our Kids menu was created by Libby & Charlie, the children of Chef Sean. They put their favorite things he makes for them on the kids menu. There are also fun games to play alone, or with others at the table!

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