Broussard's Coming to Paducah Next Summer
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Broussard's Cajun Cuisine has confirmed their plans to open a restaurant in Paducah.

According to a press release, Centurion Development, LLC has purchased the former Whaler's Catch building in downtown Paducah. Jason Coalter, the owner of Centurion, along with his partners Hunter and Stephanie Clark, plan to open Broussard's in the summer of 2020.

Broussard's will feature authentic bayou-style Cajun food, including blackened, grilled and fried seafood, po'boys, steaks, etouffee, and gumbo. Broussard's will also offer classic favorites like burgers, ribs, and steaks.

Plans have been announced of a complete renovation of the property, including a casual, open-concept restaurant space with indoor and outdoor dining, and a full bar. Plans also include renovating and reopening the banquet space and offering catering services.

“We are so excited to bring Broussard’s to a thriving community like Paducah,” said Coalter. “The architecture and creative vibe of the area are just fantastic. It’s a perfect fit for an establishment like Broussard’s, and we can’t wait to be part of the energy and action here.”

Broussard's is based out of Cape Girardeau, Missouri where it has been a staple since 1986 when Barron and Kathy Broussard opened a restaurant that offered their family recipes from the Louisiana bayous.

According to those involved in the purchase, plans will move quickly and renovation work is expected to begin in coming days.

“We anticipate hiring as many as 50 full- and part-time staff,” said Patrick Abbott, General Manager of Broussard’s Cajun Cuisine in Paducah. “Early in 2020, we’ll begin advertising for chefs, servers, hosts and hostesses and bar staff. We plan to make Broussard’s a fun, dynamic place to work.”

For more information contact, please contact Pam Ogles at 573-651-3377 or

Published 07:30 PM, Thursday Nov. 21, 2019
Updated 07:06 AM, Tuesday Nov. 26, 2019

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