We just saw this great review of Mudbugs Cajun Kitchen in Florida Weekly:
The food and flair of the French Quarter isn’t what you’d expect to find on a sedate Florida island best known for its shell-laden beaches, preserved nature and snowbird population. Nevertheless, Mudbugs bills itself as “Bourbon Street at the Beach,” and its interpretation of New Orleans cuisine is a welcome addition to Sanibel’s dining scene — and to greater Southwest Florida, where Cajun cuisine is hard to come by. Owner Larry Thompson is no carpetbagger; he’s also a partner in the Lazy Flamingo and other island eateries. A pretty penny has been expended inside and out; a colorful Chihuly-like blown-glass chandelier hangs over the center of the interior, and stained glass windows featuring cartoonish crawdads and frogs add color and personality. From crisply fried boudin balls to overstuffed po’ boys to sumptuous shrimp etouffee, Mudbugs honors the legacy of the Crescent City well. Short of a walk down Bourbon Street itself, it conjures up a fairly satisfying trip down memory lane — without incurring the airfare.
Be sure to add them to the list for your next Sanibel visit!
Mudbugs is located at 1473 Periwinkle Way. For more information, call 239-472-2221 or check them out at www.mudbugssanibel.com.