Since it was Mardi Gras yesterday we decided to try out a restaurant who boasts true Cajun cuisine. Tad’s is locally owned and operated with a few locations around the Houston area. We went to their original Katy location on FM 1463 in Firethorn. It’s a very up and coming area and Tad’s fits right in among the crowd. I was craving some seafood to celebrate this festive Louisiana holiday and as we walked up I could smell the crawfish boiling and when we walked in I saw that they had decorated for the occasion which made me more excited to be there.

We were seated promptly in a nice and open dining area. After looking over a vast menu of Louisiana staple dishes I decided on shrimp and grits while my friend chose the fried catfish. We did wait quite a while for our food to come out but I chalked that up to being prepared fresh in house. I was right. We received steaming plates of fried and seasoned, wonderfully aromatic foods. The fried catfish was crisp and seasoned very well, just like I remember from back home, with a hint of lemon zest. The filets were served with scrumptious sweet potato fries that were equally sweet and salty. My shrimp and grits was a knockout dish as well. The sauce was spicy and savory and the grits balanced out the heat perfectly. If you’ve never had shrimp and grits before it’s a great southern comfort meal – simple but amazing – and Tad’s does is so very well.

After those full plates became happy ones we were utterly stuffed. Tads definitely lives up to its fame as a Cajun restaurant and I am glad we got to celebrate Fat Tuesday with them. If you want to learn more about them check out their Facebook and their website for all their locations and events!!

Location: Tad’s