As we anticipate the opening of Broussard’s Cajun Cuisine in downtown Paducah on Monday, July 6, the staff has been getting ready by treating a few lucky customers to a sampling of their Cajun flavors this past weekend. Don’t despair, they’ll be open soon enough to the general public.
Patrick Abbott, general manager of Broussard’s was very enthusiastic about the opening. He said, “Paducah’s downtown has a lot to offer. We’re very excited about being part of the community.”
As the wait staff gathered outside the restaurant this past Friday, instructions were being given by one of the staff managers. She could be heard discussing what to expect while working the patio during the evening’s shift.
The outside dining area contains seating and an open bar. You’ll find the bar to be fully-stocked. Bartenders were ‘putting a shine’ on the bar glasses and placing bottles of spirits neatly on the shelves.
When inside the restaurant, staff were seen scurrying about and the energy was electric. The interior dining space is rustic with wood floors and trimmed wood accents. The floor plan is open connecting the bar area with the dining room.
When contrasting the space with that of the former Whaler’s Catch, it's definitely more open. Whaler's seating was much more private and the area between the tables quite tight. With that being said, the coronavirus pandemic has dictated capacity limits for indoor diners, fortunately, Broussard's appears to have ample seating.
After exiting the building, a customer asked about the opening. With all the hype, one might have assumed the restaurant was already open. Patience will need to be our friend until Monday.
Paducah downtown diners were able to enjoy all the great restaurants just the same, complete with live music and plenty of ambiance. Have fun celebrating our country's independence.