Sugar Freak

Cajun / Creole Restaurant and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Astoria, Astoria
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  • Gajtana S.
    "Try their sinfully delicious beignets and "Let the good times roll.""(11 Tips)
    Justin B.
    "Chicken and waffles and bananas foster French toast are both great."(13 Tips)
    Chris B.
    "The veggie muffuletta and the fried oyster po boy were awesome!"(9 Tips)
    Amanda S.
    "Chicken fried chicken beignet appetizer and fried banana pudding!"(7 Tips)
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  • Fati H.
    Fati HussainMay 4, 2016
    Love the Mac & Cheese here!! The jambalaya is great as well. We had a hard time picking one item so we split a bunch of things, I'd suggest coming with a group of ppl so you can try more items
  • Gentrifried Chicken
    Gentrifried ChickenFebruary 17, 2014
    Get the spicy fried chicken (dredged with flour, corn starch/topped with cajun spices and cayenne) with the tomato-based spicy sauce on the side. Possibly the only place in NYC serving Yaka Mein too. Read more
  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonJanuary 2, 2014
    This place has successfully tapped into the funky, vibrant energy of NOLA with its decor, food, & drinks. Don't miss the hush puppies, popcorn okra, or jambalaya! Read all about my visit below!! Read more
  • Amy L.
    Amy LavOctober 20, 2014
    The "Eggs in Purgatory" is a new item on the menu. Highly recommended. Amazing Creole tomato sauce over three poached eggs. Also recommend the cornbread, bananas foster French toast, and the beignets.
  • Kino
    KinoFebruary 15
    Rumor has it Sugar Freak is closing for good on 2017/02/28, which happens to be Mardi Gras. No reservations or AmEx credit cards. The cocktails aren't good. Fried Chicken Beignets are outstanding!
  • David Z.
    David ZhangJanuary 7
    Been here 5+ times
    The muffalatas and Po boys are great. I usually start with the beignet sliders too. Popular for brunch but I try to go for dinner when it's a little less crowded.
  • Tasha H.
    Tasha HFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Best brunch in Astoria! Delicious Cajun dishes w/Mimosa or Bloody Mary for $13. Professional, friendly host and wait staff. Offered us free app while we waited during rush. Much appreciated. Thx
  • Eric T.
    Eric TashNovember 16, 2014
    Authentic Nawleans cuisine with tons of options. Had the pork debris po' boy and you can't go wrong with the hush puppies for an app. Make sure you order an Abita to wash everything down!
  • Dan F.
    Dan FischerFebruary 28, 2015
    Binet Sliders!! Fried Chicken Binet Sliders!! Did I mention the fried chicken binet sliders?? Start there and deviled eggs. Then anything else is amazing. Fried Banana Pudding for dessert!! Do it!
  • Jay M.
    Jay MatiasNovember 25, 2014
    Vegetarian Etoufee was incredible accompanied w/Sweet potato fries you cant go wrong. Great music and great vibes in this place and love the name too
  • Olivia Z.
    Olivia Z.November 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite restaurants in Queens. Their Jambalaya and eggs are the bomb and they have amazing brunch. They also have their own Cajun take on deviled eggs which is delicious!
  • Tasha H.
    Tasha HSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Sugar Freak added to menu items, prices went up. Cup of Gumbo $6 to $10 bowl. Mac n cheese is $7.50. Most items went increased by $1 min. Still best brunch, Cajun entrees. Will make gumbo at home.
  • Lorraine B.
    Lorraine BreidbartNovember 23, 2013
    The food is the closest to New Orleans than actually being in Lousiana...and actually better! . Everything we have had has been spectacular...if you've never been to Sugar Freak....get there soon!
  • Jeremy r.
    Jeremy rDecember 2, 2012
    nice addition to addition to the neighborhood. portions are modest, and being the only game in town, they have the market cornered with pricing.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Tasha H.
    Tasha HFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Enjoyed new Sugar Freak Breakfast. Nice additions to the menu. If you're looking for authentic Cajun southern cuisine, this is the place be.
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BangAugust 25, 2013
    The deviled eggs were really good! Also got the Holy Trinity (fried catfish, oysters, and shrimp) that came with fries and salad, and we got a side of mac & cheese. So good!!
  • Tasha H.
    Tasha HFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're craving real Cajun, Sugar Freak offers a plethora of delicious dishes that remind me of home. Everything from favorites like Shrimp & Grits to Fried Catfish and Gator.
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If they have the seafood gumbo special, get it. Otherwise, $5 Margaritas along with the fried chicken and macaroni and cheese? Done. You better get the Baileys bread pudding for dessert too...
  • debbie p.
    debbie pMarch 30, 2014
    Adorable place, team working there is amazing, food is...well...look at the pic of the chicken and waffles. We'll be back.
  • Dan L.
    Dan LamFebruary 24, 2015
    The food is amazing! Get the chicken fried french fries and the beignets. Brunch ends at 4pm on the weekend. The mimosas are better than the Bloody Mary's.
  • Clyde Erwin B.
    They have fried chicken that comes with BBQ sauce that is mixed with coco-cola! Interesting mix. This place is a nice spot for brunch or to try some eclectic Cajun-inspired food.
  • Jane C.
    Jane ChoJune 2, 2013
    Everything we had was delish...jambalaya anything, boudin balls, mac&cheese are a must! Watch out -- if you're planning to order the Hurricane...it's reallllly strong!
  • Robin B.
    Robin BrunelleNovember 29, 2014
    Definitely a fun place to fulfill your po'boy craving, but be prepared to take a several mile walk afterwards to work off all the bread. (The sandwich roll is massive.)
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GreigJanuary 18, 2015
    My favorite spot for authentic Cajun Food in NYC! Everything on the menu is divine. Favorites are their Hush Puppies, Crawfish Étouffée, Jumbalaya, and Brunch!
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.April 23, 2013
    Fried okra is delish. Try the jumbalaya special (includes fried oysters, fried chicken, blackened catfish) to get a taste of everything. The rice is addictive.
  • Megan T.
    Megan TaylorMay 5, 2013
    Great food. My friend who was a chef n new Orleans have his thumbs up for authenticity of the food. Chicken is awesome n I love the fried oysters.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JoffrionOctober 29, 2013
    This may well be my new favorite place to eat in Astoria, I grew up in Louisiana, and the menu is filled with all my childhood favorites. It's literally like going to my mamma's for dinner!!
  • Mitchell L.
    Mitchell LivingstonJanuary 17, 2016
    Everything looked delicious. Just make sure to end the meal with beignets.
  • Brownstone Living NYC
    Brownstone Living NYCMarch 15, 2016
    It's hard to find authentic New Orleans food done right outside of the N.O. And this place comes pretty close (7/10 overall). Crack & cheese & fried banana pudding.
  • Hayeon N.
    Hayeon NaAugust 1, 2012
    Cute decor, and great service! They had a new menu and I think we could've navigated our way better. It was tasty but a little too salty for me.
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LeeNovember 20, 2013
    Crawfish boudin balls were great! Chicken po'boy was great. The fried chicken had a great tasting batter. More of a drink variety would be fabulous.
  • Cici Y.
    Cici YoungNovember 5, 2016
    Definitely one of the restaurants to hang out in Astoria. Great drinks and good. Chill, fun,friendly staff, also the bathroom decor is adorable!
  • Racky R.
    Racky RossFebruary 15, 2015
    Oyster rockfeller benedict and cajun frittata are something else. A must-go for brunch in Astoria, awesome. Great setting and furniture too.
  • Gajtana S.
    Gajtana SimonovskaJuly 22, 2013
    Eating here always makes me think of the flavorful restaurants in New Orleans. The fried chicken, mac and cheese, sweet potato fries, not to mention the boozy Hurricane. Cajun heaven!
  • Kristhessa R.
    Kristhessa RossJuly 13, 2013
    Great ambiance, food was excellent! Our table especially loved the jambalaya, catfish, and the chicken and waffles. Decently priced food as well.
  • Seth D.
    Seth DiggsSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are a Southerner or a southern food enthusiast, this restaurant is for you. The healthy sized entrees are a dare for you to last till dessert. Laissez les bon temps rouler!
  • Caroline
    CarolineMarch 13, 2016
    Everything is good here... Seriously. I've never seen such an amazing quality brunch. Have to return for dinner.
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DineenOctober 29, 2011
    Everything we had - gumbo, fried chicken, jambalaya - was delicious! The decor inside is awesome. I felt like I was in Bon Temps, LA minus the vampires.
  • Melody E.
    Melody EwingJuly 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I'm a Louisiana native, thus a snob about Cajun food. The broiled shrimp entree here is one of the best things I've EVER eaten in this city. The crawfish boudin balls are tops. Skip the crab boil.
  • Heather S.
    Heather ShieldsSeptember 18, 2011
    The food was awesome. We were here for brunch. Atmosphere and decor - truly original and adorable. Little creamer cows. So cute! Ask for Courtnay - the best!
  • Wesley S.
    Wesley ScanlonNovember 7, 2014
    Brunch menu is fantastic and funky. Great Cajun food. You gotta try the breakfast shots: taste just like French toast. Fun vibe!
  • Jeffrey H.
    Jeffrey HawkinsSeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Still love the food/atmosphere. The price hikes are disappointing, however. $18 for étouffée is no longer worth it. Rather than an "every other week" outing for us, Sugar Freak will be once a month.
  • Philo4Thought
    Philo4ThoughtMarch 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Peanut gallery gives the jambalaya Mac-n-Cheese two thumbs up, with a promise "to raid the place for more at the next opportunity." Wow!
  • Gajtana S.
    Gajtana SimonovskaApril 1, 2013
    This adorably funky New Orleans style restaurant brings me right back to the French Quarter. Try their sinfully delicious beignets and "Let the good times roll."
  • Audrey O.
    Audrey OFebruary 18
    One of my favorites in Astoria. Jambalaya among other dishes is amazing. So sad to hear they're closing at the end of the month.
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa TrentadueDecember 9, 2012
    Things you must try: banana pudding, fried chicken, hush puppies & the sweet iced tea cocktail. Also, the bathrooms are ADORABLE.
  • Valerie A.
    Valerie AitkenMay 1, 2016
    We went for brunch and I had the chicken and waffles. The chicken was crispy, and I got the banana fosters sauce was so good.
  • Jean Y.
    Jean YoungbergOctober 16, 2012
    This place is awesome! The food, decor, and staff are all wonderful. Get the popcorn alligator for a starter, it's so good!!
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessOctober 12, 2014
    You may be tempted to double up on the addictive popcorn alligator. Resist if you can cause the entrees are well worth it
  • Justin B.
    Justin BJuly 10, 2016
    Chicken and waffles and bananas foster French toast are both great. One of the best bloody Mary's I've had.
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