Amazing food, great service, nice atmosphere. If you are looking for good cajun inspired food, this is the place to go. The restaurant is in North Carolina, not Louisiana, so you have to keep that in mind and don't go with any 'Ive been to New Orleans and I know everything' attitudes. I have been there to eat many times in the past year and have always had a pleasant experience. There is always a smiling hostess to greet you at the door and the servers are always polite and know the answers to the most detailed questions about the menu. Any fan of spicy food, as I am, will love this place, but they also have things on the mild side for the others. A lot of the criticism below doesnt really make sense to me. If you are a vegetarian you should not be eating crab because it is an animal, so the bacon in the crab pretzel should not be an issue, but if you inform the server about your eating habits I'm sure they can help you pick out something appropriate. As far as the specials ""always"" being the same, well they do monthly food specials not daily ones so I don't see what the big deal is. If you are looking to go out and enjoy yourself and are not too pretentious I strongly recomment giving this place a try, no restaurant is ever going to be perfect, but The Big Easy has earned its place as one of my favorite places to eat.
Pros: Great spicy food, live music, good service
Cons: no place is perfect