Billy’s Homemade Boudin and Cracklin is an authentic Cajun/Creole restaurant and meat market, serving some of Acadiana’s most flavorsome boudin.
The smell of seasoned cracklins and boudin fills the atmosphere as I make my way through the restaurant. The freezer cases are filled with different meats, boudin, fresh sausage, hog head cheese, crawfish tails, dressing mixes and more. The shelves contain different seasonings, sauces and homemade pies.
Billy’s menu consists of a variety of delicious Cajun foods such as boudin, boudin balls, boudin roll ups and sausage. Seafood meals like crawfish pies, shrimp boudin balls, crawfish boudin and crawfish cornbread dressing are also offered. The meat market includes many specialty meats including pork, poultry and beef.
As far as the prices…they can get pretty high depending on how you order. Boudin and sausage are $6.00-$10.00 per pound, boudin balls, roll ups and crawfish pies are $3.00 each and cracklins are $21.00 per pound.
Boudin is one of the most loved dishes among Louisiana Creole and Cajun cusines. Also known as Cajun sausage, boudin is a mixture of rice, pork and the “holy trinity” (onions, bell peppers and celery), stuffed into a thin layer of sausage casing. Whether fried, grilled, smoked or boiled, boudin is an incredibly enjoyable meal.
Since I’ve visited Billy’s more times than I can count, I already knew what I was going to order when I walked through the door: two regular boudin balls, a link of boudin (cut in half) and a crawfish pie.
To begin my review, I started with the link of boudin. One thing about Billy’s, they never fail to amaze me. The boudin was so rich and savory. I could taste the bits of pork and spices throughout each bite. I know some people don’t like to eat the casing of the boudin since it has a rather chewy texture, however, I find the casing itself holds a lot of flavor, so I eat it as well.
Next, the boudin balls. These were fried to a golden brown color. The crispy crust was thoroughly seasoned. Just like the link of boudin, the boudin balls were filled with so much flavor. The crunchiness of the crust mixed with the taste of the boudin adds uniqueness to this dish.
Finally, the crawfish pie. I always save the crawfish pie for last since it’s my favorite meal to order. This was absolutely delicious. The warm pie was fried to a smooth brown color. Each bite was filled with the spicy taste of crawfish. What I love the most about these pies is that they taste just like a warm bowl of crawfish etouffee.
As always, I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. This may not have seemed like a lot of food, but trust me, I was stuffed. If you haven’t tried Billy’s, you are truly missing out on some of the most delicious Cajun food in the area.
Overall, the customer service was very friendly. Per usual, Billy’s line was backed up into the door and the drive through wasn’t any better. However, each customer is greeted with warm smiles, ready to serve them some of Acadiana’s best boudin.
Billy’s Boudin has four different locations in Louisiana including Lafayette, Krotz Springs, Opelousas and Scott. I visited the Lafayette location at the address: 106 W Pont Des Mouton Rd, Lafayette, LA 70507. Their opening hours are Monday – Friday from 6 a.m – 7 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. If you’re ever in the mood for some authentic Cajun food, make sure to stop by Billy’s Homemade Boudin and Cracklin.