Cajun’s Wharf, the Little Rock restaurant landmark, will close on Saturday, June 1. Citing upkeep of the older building and changing consumer trends, the owner said the restaurant and bar that opened in 1975 will continue regular operations until June.
“We often hear from customers who have experienced some of the most significant events of their lives here—from college graduations to first dates to wedding receptions,” said Cajun’s Wharf owner Mary Beth Ringgold. “Over the next two months, we hope our loyal customers and friends will come soak up the best of Cajun’s and relive that nostalgia with us.”
Ringgold is also the owner of Capers restaurant, Market at Capers, and Copper Grill. Those restaurants will not be affected by the Cajun’s Wharf closure.
Since it first opened in 1975, Cajun’s Wharf has been known for its seafood menu, exhaustive wine list and 10,000-square-foot bar and outdoor deck area. It has won local and national awards, including Best Seafood, Best Bar, Best Entertainment, Wine Spectators Award of Excellence and Wine Enthusiast Award of Distinction.
Now through June 1, Cajun’s will offer daily restaurant specials, as well as fresh crawfish and a $5 “Thursday Throwback” bar menu with signature drinks, wine and beer. It will have live music during happy hour and in the evenings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.