Menu

We’re an old soul restaurant…

With a classic heart and fresh eyes to bring Cajun food like you’ve never seen or tasted. We call it just shut up and eat it. Mud Bugs is dedicated to bringing elevated Cajun cuisine with a purposeful edge to enhance the dining experience with respect, experience, passion and a splash of sass!

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* calamari frites

buttermilk + panko + chunky marinara
$  11

devil with a shotgun

glazed pork belly + crispy gulf shrimp (3) + b’s oysters (3) + sinner & saint glaze
$  14

* popcraw

crawfish tail meat + crispy jalapenos + tiger sauce
$  11

n.o.b.s. (New Orleans Bbq Shrimp)

garlic + butter + lemon + worcestershire + white wine
$  16

ceviche

redfish + sweet peppers + jalapenos + mango + cilantro + house chips
$  14

voodoo boudin cigars

house made boudin stuffing + house made whole grain mustard
$  11

blue crab claws

Sautéed: Cajun butter + lemon + white wine saute OR crispy + crunchy okra + atomic horsey
$  16

b’s oysters

Cajun butter + love + fire
$  12/$ 22

* casino crab bake

house crackers + creamy spinach crab fondue (gfo)
$  14

* brussel sprouts royale

spiced pecans + bells + bacon + apples + golden raisins + balsamic + parm
$  12

salads & soups

wedge-ish

honey jam romaine + tomato + bacon + bleu crumbles + “straw-mary vin”
$  12

the Tchoupitoulas

romaine + mixed greens + veggies + pork belly croutons + buttermilk ranch + parm
$  14

aviators (aka caesar) salad

romaine + scratch dressing + parm crisps
$  10

salad toppers

chicken or shrimp 6, salmon 8

gumbo

shrimp, crab & crawfish
$  8/12

* crawfish ètouffèe

$  8/12

the rest (lunch)

high stack po’ boys

shrimp | crawfish | catfish | oyster + l.t.po + remoulade + lemon aioli
$  14

the grumbler

brioche + soft shell crab + romaine + tomato jam + pickled red onion + beurre blanc
$  15

the reckoning

brioche + half pounder 44 farms beef patties + 2 cheeses + l.t. + sauteed onions
$  15

the bird

crispy chicken breast + house pickled cukes + lemon aioli + l.t. crown
$  12

shrimp n grits

gouda + cream + butter + bacon + spinach + crimini’s + onion + sun-dried tomato + garlic
$  20

*the grateful shrimp

crab-stuffed, bacon wrapped shrimp + tasso cream
$  18

*“taterfish”

redfish + hash-brown potato crust + creole spices + lemon caper butter
$  22

that meatloaf tho!

tomatoey n. o. bbq sauce + garlicky mashers + veg o’ the day
$  15

big Sexy pasta

linguine + shrimp + andouille + shallots + tomatoes + arugala + parm + caper tapenade (gfo)
$  18

* soulful seafood jam

salmon + seafood jambalaya + creole mustard beurre blanc
$  16

bayou fish chips & chips

catfish + mustard + cornmeal + house tartar
$  14

* lagniappe

white or filthy rice | veg of the day | gently wilted spinach | side salad | french fries | grits fromage (all gf)
$  6

the rest (dinner)

slow n low braised short rib

44 farms ribs + garlicky mahers + sautéed spinach + veal jus
$  25

*the fat mouth

jumbo soft shell crab + mixed greens + lime & charred jalapeno beurre blanc
$  24

shrimp & grits

gouda + cream + butter + bacon + spinach + crimini’s + onion + sun-dried tomato + garlic
$  24

*the grateful shrimp

crab-stuffed + bacon wrapped shrimp + tasso cream
$  24

*“taterfish”

redfish + hash-brown potato crust + creole spices + lemon caper butter
$  23

that meatloaf tho!

tomatoey n.o. bbq sauce + garlicky masher + veg o’ the day
$  18

*boudin Saltaformaggio

pork belly + boudin stuffing + pepperjack + Cajun applesauce
$  18

o.c.d. (obligatory chicken dish)

smoked gouda grits + veg o the day + lemon thyme butter
$  18

THE chop

monster, center cut pork chop + corn maque choux + bacon tomato jam + veg o day
$  24

big Sexy pasta

linguine + shrimp + andouille + shallots + tomatoes + arugala + parm + caper tapenade
$  19

*sweetfire salmon

horseradish + panko + orange & champagne marmelade + spinach + saffron orzo
$  28

the butterboy

half pounder of center cut prime beef tenderloin + loaded scalloped potatoes + veg o the day
$  36

redfish pontchartrain

blackened redfish + groovy gravy + fluffy white rice
$  26

daily dozen

we color outside the lines with this dish but only 12 will be created. get one before they’re gone

* lagniappe

white or filthy rice | veg of the day | gently wilted spinach | side salad | french fries | grits fromage (all gf)
$  6

voluntary compliance

chocolate espresso cake

chocolate + espresso + cake
$  7

bourbon, chocolate, pecan bread pudding

chocolate + bourbon + pecans + cinnamon + brown sugar + love
$  7

burnt creme

cream + egg + double vanilla bean + white chocolate
$  7

pucker up pie

house pressed key lime juice + sweet cream + butter + graham cracker
$  7

chocolate peanut butter pie cheesecake

peanut butter + cream cheese + sugar + crispies + chocolate
$  7

gammie’s pie

fredericksburg peaches + vanilla + cream + brown sugar + lemon + peach liquor + streusel topping
$  7

frunch appetizers

brussel sprouts royale

spiced pecans + bells + bacon + apples + golden raisins + balsamic + parm
$  12

calamari frites

buttermilk + panko + chunky marinara
$  11

Jesus with a shotgun

glazed pork belly + crispy shrimp + b’s oysters + sinner & saint sauce
$  12

popcraw

crawfish tail meat + crispy jalapenos + tiger sauce
$  11

the benes

eggs Orleans

french bread + fried egg + tasso + sautéed crawfish + Tabasco hollandaise
$  15

eggs bene

muffin + fried egg + bacon + hollandaise
$  14

blue crab benes

muffin + crab cake + andouille + fried egg + hollandaise
$  17

traditional & -ish (*no choice of side)

cast iron pancake

add bacon|blueberries|bananas|strawberries|chocolate-2 each
$  10

crabby omelet florentine

four egg omelet + crab florentine + dos lunas cheddar
$  15

rib stickin’ omelet

four eggs + bacon + debris + hash browns + brie & mascarpone cream
$  15

*daybreak shrimp n grits

gouda grits + 2 eggs + crispy shrimp + gouda cream + tasso
$  18

french toast

bananas foster or champagne strawberries & cream + mascarpone + syrup
$  15

creole hash

sweet pepper + onion + okra + hash brown + bells + quinoa + garlic + goat cheese + sunny side up
$  14

the barn raiser

crawfish & tasso bread pudding + smoked gouda cream
$  13

gumbo

shrimp, crab & crawfish
$  8/12

crawfish ètouffèe

$  8/12

brefas sammiches (choose one side)

french quarter dip

toasted brioche + braised boneless short rib + dos lunas chipotle cheddar + sunny side up + crispy onion + au jus
$  15

brefas high stack po’ boy

tasso + sunny side up + whipped avocado + gouda + lemon garlic au jus
$  12

the b.o.b. (brunch only burger)

prime beef + foie gras butter + bacon + roasted garlic + fried egg + gouda
$  15

frunch beverages

sunday bloody buddy

locally made + bacon (no pig 6)
$  8

the mimsy’s

bubbles (5 gls/24 btl) + choice of oj, cran, grapefruit (extra juice-2)

peach bellini

bubbles + house peach puree + orange zest
$  7

good morning, goodnight

goodnight loving vodka + mirabeau elderflower liqueur + oj + peach
$  10

bushwhacker

rum + kahlua + dark crème de cocoa + vanilla + cream + coco lopez (add your fav float +1)
$  9

whites

roero arneis

vietti, italy
$  12/44

pinot grigio

alverdi, italy
$  8/30

sancerre

andre dezat, france
$  12/44

chardonnay

unsullied, central coast
$  9/34

reisling kabinett

kessler, germany
$  9/34

jongieux blanc

domaine de la rosiere, france
$  9/34

chardonnay

sea*sun by camus, napa
$  10/36

sauv blanc

mohua, new zealand
$  9/34

chardonnay

ridge, santa cruz
$  100

pinot bianco

terlan, italy
$  11/40

reds

malbec

high note, mendoza
$  10/38

malbec

ruta 22, mendoza
$  8/30

vino nobile di montepulciano

poliziano, italy
$  15/60

cabernet

bellacosa, north coast ca
$  11/40

cabernet

lava cap, california
$  12/44

pinot noir

”b side”, california
$  10/38

pinot noir

sea*sun by camus, napa
$  10/36

pinot noir

domaine pierre et jean-baptiste, france
$  12/44

carménère/petit verdot

purple angel, chilè
$  155

barolo

massolino, italy
$  95

nebbiolo

renato ratti, italy
$  12/44

rosé & bubbles

rosé

(still), copain, sonoma coast
$  9/34

rosé

(sparkling), fantinel “one & only”, france
$  10/36

cremant

(sparkling), domaine eugène carrel, france
$  11/40

prosecco

zardetto, italy
$  10/40

sparkling

rey d copas brut, spain
$  8/32

sparkling

domaine gracieux chevalier, france
$  60

champagne

le mesnil, blanc de blanc, france
$  80

lambrusco

lini 910, italy
$  9/34

draught beer

sweetwater - blue

blueberry wheat ale
$  7

thirsty planet, thirsty goat

amber
$  7

pacifico

mexican lagar
$  6

hye cider co. - travis’ choice

(get hye with us on this) (gf)
$  8