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to Acadia

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!

Crawfish Season is here! We bring our fresh LIVE crawfish up directly from Louisiana fishermen. We offer crawfish as part of our boil menu everyday! Plus we’ve brought back the Crawfish Monica, feature a Crawfish Poboy and Crawfish Étouffée, and offer crawfish as an option with our Jambalaya.

Our 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, Friday, and Saturday nights, you can listen to New Orleans jazz tunes from live bands.

Wednesday nights are our FREE comedy nights. Each Wednesday features a great new lineup of talented comedians.

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

Join Us

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!

See Our Cocktail, Wine, & Beer Menu

Acadia’s Viet-Cajun Seafood, Crawfish, & Crab Boil


Seafood & Crab Boil


Seafood & Crab Boil

Crawfish Season is Here!

We bring in fresh, LIVE Crawfish directly from Louisiana fishermen!

Live Crawfish in Vietnamese-Cajun Sauce at Acadia Philadelphia

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, gloves, and tools for crackin’. 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.

Fill your bag with your choice of: Crawfish, Blue Crab, Snow Crab, Shrimp, & Mussles.
Don’t forget to add your fixin’s: Potatoes, Corn, Sausage

Want your crawfish boil without the sauce? No problem. Just tell your server you want your crawfish naked!

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Brunch at Acadia

Jazz Brunch

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! Live Jazz plays from noon to 2pm.

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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.

FREE Live Music and Stand-Up Comedy at Acadia

FREE Live Music and Stand-Up Comedy at Acadia

We are proud to present an awesome line up of great musicians playing live New Orleans jazz music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, in addition to Sunday Jazz Brunch, ALL WITH NO COVER!

Plus, on Wednesday nights, we are proud to present FREE stand-up comedy with The Big Easy Comedy Show! Come hear Philly’s favorite comics work out their new material.

Free No Cover April Live Music and Comedy Events at Acadia

We’ve got great local talent! Come see them perform, and support local musicians and comics.

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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