The Free Man Cajun Cafe and Lounge Coupons and Deals
COOL COMBOSkip the trip to the Big Easy for spicy Cajun food and jazz sounds—The Free Man Cajun Café and Lounge brings the NOLA flavor to Dallas in the growing Deep Ellum district. Right now, $10 buys $20 to spend at a popular music venue and night spot that also serves Cajun classics like the sweet and spicy Jambalaya or savory Crawfish Etouffee. Snap up this deal and head to Deep Ellum for some savory food and soul music!SMOOTH MOVEOwner John Jay Myers's mission to combine great food and live music comes together in The Free Man's overhauled space with a stage, new bar and seating. Bringing ten years of experience, Myers tagged former Pittsburgh Steeler Ricky Sutton to be his executive chef. The restaurant name pays homage to Deep Ellum's past when the area was developed by former slaves who introduced jazz and blues to Dallas. The Free Man has live music six days a week—singers and standards during the day, jazz in the evening and rock bands at night. Not hungry? No problem—come on in and hear the beats go down. The café opens at 11am seven days a week. Check out the music calendar on the website for more information on performers.ReviewsSteffanie B. on Yelp This is what happens when you take a shot in the dark and you get a bullseye. My sister and I were just surfing the night variety for a dinner option. The food and the service is amazing. I have been twice in one week and the place has only been open five weeks to date. The people are very welcoming and make you feel valued. I have tried and can truly recommend the following dishes: Shrimp basket, poboy (tender and tasty), Catfish basket (battered and fried but not at all greasy or heavy), Voodoo Chicken sandwich (the fried pickle on top just made it go ham), Red beans and rice (seasoned just right), Gumbo (real roux not tomato based), Boudain balls (lightly breaded!), Sweet potato and regular french fries (flavorful).Randy S. on YelpWandered in before the kitchen opened and still got a fantastic plate of crawfish pasta. Amazing sauce: since it was early I was alone and thought hard about licking the bowl clean. Did my best with a spoon and retained some dignity. Attentive service, outstanding food, easy in and out from downtown, will soon (by now probably) be pouring my GF's favorite beer, I'll be back soon.Chad M. on Yelp I love the vibe in this place! You feel it as soon as you walk in... I've been a few times, but I waited on reviewing until I had actually eaten there... I had the voodoo chicken sandwich, which was pretty decent. I substituted the fries for dirty rice - WHICH WAS AMAZING!! My friends had the fried shrimp and the catfish platter. The best part about this place, though, is the live music. What other place has live music with no cover charge SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK?!! And these performers are really good!! If you like jazz & blues go earlier in the evening. Later at night, it ranges from jazz to rock, and who knows what else? The people running this place seem pretty open to anyone with some talent. So even if you aren't going for dinner...at least check this place out for a couple drinks and a great show!And I have to say, I have never gotten anything other than stellar service from the people that work here. They are super friendly and helpful. I guess that's getting back to the great atmosphere this place has. It comes from the staff and also the other patrons. Everyone seems to be here for a great time. I'm really loving this new addition to Deep Ellum!
Rousseau said, "Man was born free and everywhere he is in shackles" -- which is definitely true for those of us who are slaves to aromatic, spicy Cajun flavors. Satiate your cravings with today's deal from The Free Man: Pay $10 for $20 worth of authentic Cajun cuisine and non-alcoholic drinks. If your table starts with battered and fried gator tails and a basket of sweet potato fries, you'll have to restrain yourself from eating them all. Then, fall captive to the Voodoo Chicken Sandwich, or under the thrall of authentic classics like gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish étouffée. Live jazz, blues, and rock bands play every night of the week, further tightening your bond to this fun and funky Commerce Street cafe and lounge. With such incredible food and entertainment, you'll roux the day you missed picking up this soul-satisfying deal. Want more? Check out The Free Man on Facebook.
The priority of The Free Man is to serve delicious cajun inspired food that will bring people into Deep Ellum from all over Dallas, while at the same time hitting the mark as a Music Venue.We want people to trust that when they come down to The Free Man, they are going to have a good time and a unique lunch or dinner experience. We hope to help in the resurgence of the Deep Ellum "scene".