Acadiana Washington DC

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Acadiana – I Ate Franklin the Turtle

Acadiana is a Creole/southern food restaurant in a romantic ambiance. I was there with my friend and her brother (which is the exact opposite of romantic, but super fun!).

I asked the server what she recommended for an appetizer and she said the turtle soup before I even had a chance to tell her what I was debating between. I looked at her inquisitively and asked if there were really parts of my favorite children’s book character, Franklin the turtle, in my soup. She responded with a simple “Yes”…although I do not know if she understood my reference. Oh well.  

Needless to say, I ate, no, devoured the soup and I did not notice poor Franklin floating around because the seasoning within the soup was amazing, especially with the biscuits that they give you. The rest of the appetizers, entrées, and desserts are delicious as well. I found out they play the Saints games at the bar, so if you want to do a nice brunch mixed with some Louisiana sports, Acadiana is your new spot during football season.

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901 New York Ave NW, Washington DC

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Opening Times

Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00, Fri 11:00 - 23:30, Sat 17:00 - 23:30, Sun 11:00 - 21:00


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)