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Judice’s Cajun Cafe staying busy; appreciating workers

By Van Wade

Orange Leader

BRIDGE CITY – Whether hungry seafood lovers are salivating over their wonderful Fried Shrimp Po’Boys, their amazing Boudin Balls are their mouth-watering crawfish, Judice’s Cajun Café on Texas Avenue in Bridge City has been a “hot spot” for years and years for Orange Countians.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been providing locals with their great recipes and tremendous hospitality that people have been accustomed too.

“We have been going pretty strong ever since all of this started,” said one of the managers Everett Moses. “Our curbside service has been going strong and we have been taking advantage of Gubers. The biggest items flying out of here has been our $10 fish and shrimp baskets that are offered Monday through Saturdays. Everyone is really taking advantage of that.”

Crawfish have been crawling out of the restaurant as well in high numbers.

“People around here, you know, can’t go very long without getting some crawfish and we certainly have them,” said Moses. “We have had so many people showing up here, literally bringing their own coolers.”

As of Thursday, Judice’s were selling three pounds of crawfish for $10 and five pounds for $15.

Judice’s has also provided some great deals for special workforces during the last three weeks, offering 50 percent off on every item of their menus.

This week it was for honoring construction and refinery workers in Southeast Texas. Only thing people have to do is show their proof of occupation.

Last week cosmetologists, nail technicians and bank and credit union workers were able to receive the special deals and the week before it was teachers and school employees.

“We’ve had so much great support from customers over the years and this has been a great way of showing how much we really appreciate them,” said Moses. “We know how much they all mean to help keeping the area thriving and that they are all important to all of us.”

Moses said business has really not slowed down.

“We stay pretty busy for sure,” said Moses. “Friday and Saturdays have been extremely good, especially Fridays. When we come in on those days, we already have plenty of orders to fulfill by the time we get here.”

Still. Moses and his co-workers still miss those “regulars” that venture into the restaurant.

“We’re missing a lot of people that come in and out, it’s just not the same with the curbside even though we still see them, but in a much different way,” said Moses. “We’re missing those days with our daily steam-table that we had and serving up breakfast.”

Hopefully everything will get back to normal in the near future.

“It’s definitely been different but we couldn’t ask for better owners than Al Judice and his family,” said Moses. “They have been great to all of us employees through this tough time. One thing for sure, we’ve certainly kept busy and we appreciate everyone for their business.”

Judice’s Cajun Café is open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. To place an order call (409) 313-6729.