Dudley’s Cajun Cafe to close permanently due to owner’s recent health prognosis

Dudley announced the closure on social media.
Dudley announced the closure on social media.(Dudley's Cajun Cafe)
Published: Jun. 6, 2023 at 7:25 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2023 at 7:30 PM CDT
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LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - Dudley and Sheryl Lang have announced the upcoming permanent closure of their restaurant.

Lang posted on Dudley’s Cajun Cafe social media that June 10 will be the last day of business for the popular restaurant.

“I have had open heart surgery, two heart attacks, a trip to Parkland Burn Institute as a result of an explosion, and now I have Parkinson’s Disease. Due to health reasons, we will close permanently after hours on June, 10, 2023 at 8 p.m. Thanks Longview for your patronage, friendship, and business,” Lang posted.

Lang moved to Longview 30 years ago and opened the restaurant soon after his arrival. They have been voted “Best Cajun Food” for 28 years in a row, and have been featured in Texas Monthly four times, as well.

Dudley's Cajun Cafe to close June 10
Dudley's Cajun Cafe to close June 10

Dudley Lang has made a number of appearances on East Texas Kitchen where he shared some of his best recipes with our viewers; his visits are always popular due to his simple, creative recipes. His most recent visits can be seen below, including his broccoli salad and crawfish chowder.

He shared a customer favorite recipe here: crawfish chowder.

Our friend Dudley Lang joins us to make a Cajun specialty: crawfish chowder!