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Cricket’s Restaurant | Pine Mountain, GA

Our authentic New Orleans cuisine was introduced by Cricket’s original owners, John and Sissy Eason.  They moved from New Orleans in 1989 pioneered the restaurant and successfully owned and managed it for 11 years.  After putting the restaurant on a solid foundation, they sold the restaurant to Don and Wanda Kauffmann, who they carefully trained in the New Orleans Style(foods).

To our valued customers who may not be familiar with New Orleans cuisine our foods are tastefully seasoned, but are not spicy hot.  We offer several additional spices so you have the opportunity to further season to your taste.


What people are saying

  • On our anniversary in Callaway Gardens and we ate at Cricket's Restaurant. We ate here 6 years ago and it was very good then and wanted to return. It was Friday evening and we were greeted by the friendly host and seated. We had the Ribeye steak, baked Potato and salad. Everything was excellent as our first visit. We will be back and recommend this restaurant to others. Great food, friendly service and reasonable prices.
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    Shane W.

  • Every time we have out-of-town visitors, we make it a point to take them to Callaway Gardens. There really isn't a whole lot of good dining options inside the resort. But a mile or two outside the property on Highway 18 is a quaint place called Cricket's. We've been coming here for ages and have not been disappointed. Make sure you start with the seafood gumbo and crawfish etoufee are both fantastic -- lots of seafood, the right amount of heat, flavorful broth. If you're a seafood lover as I am, do be sure to try the Seafood Bucket which includes boiled shrimp, crawfish, or crab legs. Served in a bucket, it comes with sausage, corn on a cob, and potatoes. This is seasonal so it's not available all the time. The Blackened Catfish is probably the best item on the menu. The fish is clean tasting, not salty, and grilled perfectly. I've eaten through the entire menu and everything is good. The steaks are great, as well as the chicken fingers. Salads are also very good. Whatever you order, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
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    Chloe M.

  • We were not sure what to expect but like to eat at locally owned places when on vacation. We had grilled shrimp, tilapia and the wings appetizer. All were excellent. Really the best meal we had on this vacation. Would definitely go again. Service and prices were great too!!
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    Patricia R.

  • We,ve been going to pine mountain annually for over 20 years. Memorial day water ski Tournament draws us. My favorite resturant is crickets. It was sold a few years back but The new owners are great hosts. I only eat the Cajun they offer because it's so good. The New owners have added verity to the menu but I haven't tasted it.the crawfish ettafay is my favorite. Other Cajun items are also really good, all of which are served on their platter. They have wine and beer. A good crape desert. I actually like it better than most new Orleans places. Very casual. You can eat well for under $20 including tip but not drinks.
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    Glenn S.

  • It was such a good experience we returned the next night. We had a gorgeous young lady as our waitress who worked so well with the gentleman the night before. Our waitress was superb! I was very disappointed to hear she was only working there for the summer. I give Crickets Restaurant an A for service!! I hope they keep improving the class of waitresses they hire. The catfish is still the best in the state of Georgia!! Our guests tried shrimp and steaks and thoroughly enjoyed them. Our meals were served with delicious sides and a very light salad. If you visit this restaurant you wont be disappointed if you find the right server. We have added Crickets Restaurant back to our to-do list!
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    Sally O.