Eatery - Papa Mojo's Roadhouse (NC)

Papa Mojo's Roadhouse - 5410-Y Hwy 55, Durham, NC 27713
Pricing - $$/$$$ | Dining - Casual | Cuisine - Cajun, Creole | Reservations - Unnecessary

My friend and I dropped by this place after it had been recommended by one of my foodie friends, and oh my was it a good decision. Unfortunately we couldn't indulge in the atmosphere longer than we should have because we were on errand runs. However, our waitress was quite enjoyable and lively - she was quite the character with plenty of personality and spirited us up with her fun anecdotes and talk. I loved it. When we checked out the menu, the prices were a little depressing on the wallet and to be honest, I didn't see anything at the time that I wanted to especially try (blame the busy mindset I was in) so I opted for half a shrimp poboy and some gumbo. 

I'd say that for its size, the price was a bit steep at nearly $6 for just a "cup" of soup. For the flavor and content however, it was worth it. I liked how the gumbo had a great mix of all the ingredients with a good enough kick of spice that it was flavorful but not overwhelming. I'm a bit weak when it comes to spicy stuff but this hit the spot. The rice was a nice addition, added in after the fact to prevent sogginesss. I thoroughly enjoyed my cup.

As for poboys, they are normally quite large and the half-sized portion was no exception. I was stuffed after I finished! I was happy to see that I had options for how I wanted the shrimp prepared inside so I opted for the blackened shrimp. When I took my first bite, I turned to my friend and said, "I have officially decided that I only like Louisiana shrimp." It was that good. I wish we could've stayed longer for the music, NOLA beer, and waitress' company. I'm sure I'll be back! You should give it a shot yourself.