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Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant near Provo, Utah (in Orem) 

By Katerina Gasset

We received a mailer sent to us with a full-page ad: 

Grand Opening of Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant, near Provo in Orem, Utah. 

It is near our favorite seafood restaurant in Utah County called Kickin’ Seafood, a Louisiana-style seafood restaurant. 

Nautical Themed Interior of the Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant near Provo

Pier 8 is Cajun-style seafood with a nice spick kick to it. After living in Florida for 27 years and travelling all throughout the south… I have tried a lot of different Cajun and other varieties of Seafood. 

I’ve also eaten at some of the best seafood restaurants along the coast of Oregon, Washington state, and of course, in San Francisco on the Wharf! 

It is tough to please my palette since it is quite discerning from my travels.

Photo I took outside Pier 8 Cajun Seafood and Bar on their opening day

Pier 8 is a brand-new Cajun-style Seafood restaurant. 

You have some of the options at Kickin’ Seafood, the seafood steamed in the bag with potatoes, sausage, a variety of seafood, and corn on the cob. 

The difference is the spice. Pier 8’s seafood bags come with your choice of Cajun house spice, lemon pepper, or plain.

What to Order at Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant near Provo

We chose the Cajun spice option, and it was authentically Cajun. 

My favorite menu item was the Shrimp and Sausage Étouffée, a dish I ordered in Louisiana. I was not disappointed. It was served over a bed of white rice. 

One of the menu items we ordered at Cajun Seafood Restaurant in Orem Utah

Tristan loves crawfish and mussels. He chose the build-your-own bag with double the mussels and the crawfish. 

He also chose the Cajun spice. Those red potatoes in that sauce were delicious! 

Fries Served at Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant near Provo

One of my grandsons ordered the fried shrimp and chips (french fries), which he devoured. 

Another grandson ordered a steamed seafood bag with Crab legs, which he also devoured! 

Seafood Bags Served at Pier 8 Cajun Restaurant and Bar near Provo Utah

For dessert, we could not pass up on the New Orleans-style beignets. They make them fresh when you order them. Fresh out of the fryer is the only way to eat beignets. 

Beignet - the dessert we ordered at Pier 8 Cajun Restaurant in Orem

Why are Beignets so popular in New Orleans and surrounding areas? 

Beignets have a rich history that dates back to the Celts and the French. The term “beignet” comes from the Celtic word meaning “to raise,” referring to the dough’s fluffy texture, and in French, it means “fritter”. 

These goodies have been a must-have during Mardi Gras celebrations in France since the 16th century. When the French colonists made their way to New Orleans, they brought this culinary tradition. 

So, every year during Mardi Gras, beignets became a festive indulgence in New Orleans! But it’s not just during Mardi Gras that people can’t get enough of these sweet treats. People enjoy them all year and for good reason. 

There’s something incredibly satisfying about biting into a warm, fluffy beignet. They’re like pillowy clouds of fried dough, dusted with a generous amount of powdered sugar. 

They’re perfect for pairing with coffee or hot chocolate - exactly what many people in New Orleans do! A café au lait (coffee with milk) is the perfect accompaniment to a plate of beignets.  

Of course, we can’t talk about beignets without mentioning Café du Monde. This iconic café in the French Quarter has been serving its signature beignets since 1862! 

But Café du Monde isn’t the only place to get your beignet fix. Other local spots, like Café Beignet and Loretta’s Authentic Pralines, have put their own spin on these classic pastries. 

About Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant near Provo, Utah (in Orem) 

Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant's Unique Interior Design

The Pier 8 Cajun restaurant has some of the most flavorful seafood dishes. Every dish is packed with coastal flavors from succulent shrimp to mouthwatering crab, shrimp, and oysters. 

The cool nautical theme of Pier 8 Cajun Restaurant made our dining experience in their Orem restaurant more enjoyable!

You won’t be disappointed if you’re a fan of Cajun cuisine. The chefs at Pier 8 prepare Cajun-inspired dishes with the same love and attention found in the kitchens of New Orleans. 

What’s more, the atmosphere at Pier 8 is perfect for any occasion. Pier 8 is the place to be whether hanging out with family or catching up with friends. 

Grandson of Katerina Gasset at Pier8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant

But don’t just take my word for it. Follow their Facebook page for event updates and see what other customers say about their Pier 8 experiences.

How to go to Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant

State Street in Orem Utah where you can find the newly opened Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant and Bar

The Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant near Provo, Utah (in Orem) is located at 1240 S State St, Orem, UT 84097, United States. 

Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant Opening Hours 

The Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant near Provo, Utah (in Orem) is open: 

Mon - Thurs: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Fri & Sat: 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. 

Sun: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Menu of Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant near Provo, Utah (in Orem) 

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Prices at Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant can sometimes change. I’ll update you on the latest prices the next time I visit. 

*Currently, Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant near Provo, Utah (in Orem) have no health violations reported by the Utah County Department of Health. Look at this link if you want to check it out for yourself.

 Appetizers at Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant

Garlic Bread - $6.00 

Hush Puppies - $7.00 

Onion Rings - $7.00 

Fried Pickles - $8.00

Mozzarella Sticks - $8.00 

Crabmeat Fries - $9.00 

Coconut Shrimp - $10.50 

Fried Calamari - $10.50

Shrimp Cocktail*- $11.00 

Appetizer Combo - $11.50
Hush Puppies, Fried Oysters, Calamari 

Wings - $12.00
Choice of BBQ, Cajun, Lemon Pepper 

Oysters on the Half Shell*- (6) $11.00 (12) $21.00

Steamed Oysters - (6) $11.00 (12) $21.00
Choice of Original Cajun, Garlic Butter, Lemon Pepper, or The Special Blend 

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. 

Pier 8 Cajun Baskets 

Served with Fries, Cajun Fries, or Sweet Fries
Substitute with Slaw or Onion Rings $2.00 

Sub Soup or Salad 3.00 

Sub Crab meat Fries 3.00

Chicken Tenders Basket (3) - $11.00 

Fried Shrimp Basket (8) - $14.00 

Fried Oyster Basket - $14.00 

Fried Catfish Basket (3) - $14.00 

Fried Flounder Basket (3) - $14.00 

Fried Seafood Combo - $16.00
4 Shrimp, 1 Catfish, 1 Flounder 

Fried Lobster Tail Basket - $20.00

Cajun Specials

Cajun Chicken Alfredo - $15.00
Chicken tossed in House Made Alfredo Sauce, Served Over Linguine Noodles 

Cajun Shrimp Alfredo - $16.00
Shrimp tossed in House Made Alfredo Sauce, Served Over Linguine Noodles 

Shrimp and Sausage Étouffée - $15.00
Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Sautéed in a Spicy Creole Sauce, Served Over Rice 

Soups, Salads and Sides at Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant

Salad Dressings, Ranch, Cajun Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Caesar, Balsamic, and Honey Mustard 

White Rice - $4.00 

Fries - $3.00 

Sweet Potato Fries - $4.00 

Cajun Fries - $4.00 - Caesar Salad - $6.00 

House Salad - $6.00 

Clam Chowder - $6.00 

Lobster Bisque - $6.00
Fried Chicken Salad - $12.00 -Mixed Greens, Fried Chicken, Tomatoes, Onions, Corn 

Cajun Cobb Salad - $13.00
Mixed Greens, Shrimp, Sausage, Eggs, Tomatoes, Onions 

Crab Meat Salad -$14.00
Mixed Greens, Puffed Crab, Carrots, Tomatoes, Onions

Shrimp Salad - $14.00
Mixed Greens, Shrimp, Carrots, Tomatoes, Onions 

Chicken Caesar Salad - $12.00
Mixed Greens, Chicken, Croutons, Parmesan Cheese 

Pier 8 Sliders, Rolls and Po Boys

Served with Fries, Cajun Fries or Sweet Fries 

Substitute with Onion Rings - $2.00 

Sub Soup or Salad - $3.00 

Sub Crab meat Fries - $3.00 

Chicken Po Boy - $12.00

Chicken Burger Sliders (3) - $13.00

Fried Fish Po Boy - $13.00
Flounder or Catfish 

Crab meat Roll - $14.00 

Catfish Sliders (3) - $14.00 

Shrimp Po Boy - $15.00 

Oyster Po Boy - $14.00 

Crab Cake Slider (2) - $15.00

Pier 8 Cajun Restaurant Showing Their Contact Number and Dessert Options

Pier 8 Dessert Menu

New Orleans Beignet (6 pcs) - $46.00 

Lemon Berry Mascarpone Cake - $6.00

New York Cheesecake - $6.00
Choice of Plain, Chocolate, or Strawberry 

Molten Chocolate Cake -$6.00

Step 1: Make Your Own Seafood Combo 

Served in a bag with your choice of seasoning and spice level. Comes with Potatoes, and Corn on the Cob. No Substitutions. 

Clams - $8.00 (½ lb) 

Crawfish - $8.00 (½ lb) 

Black Mussel - $7.00 (½ lb) 

Calamari - $10.00 (½ lb) 

New Zealand Mussel - $10.00 (½ lb) 

Scallop - $17.00 (½ lb) 

Shrimp (Heads on) - $13.00 (½ lb) 

Shrimp (Heads Off) - $15.00 (½ lb) 

Dungeness Crab - $19.00 (½ lb) 

Snow Crab Legs - $16.00 (½ lb)

King Crab Leg

Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant lets you choose your spices when ordering your favorite seafood dishes

Step 2: Pick Your Sauce 

Garlic Butter
Lemon Pepper
Dry (Old Bay)
House Special Blend 

Step 3: Pick Your Spice Level 

Beer Bottles/Draft Beer/Wines/Liquor List 


Served with 2 Potatoes, 2 Corn on the Cobi Noodles /$8.00 extra 

Choose 1 of the following: 
Snow Crab Legs (1 lb)
Lobster Tail (2/6 oz)
Substitute King Crab (1 lb) | MP Extra 

And Choose 2 of the following: 
Clams (1 lb)
Shrimp (1 lb)
Black Mussel (1 lb)
Crawfish (1 lb)
New Zealand Mussel (1 lb) 


Wide variety of meal options available at Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant near Provo

Additional Sauces - $1.50 

Potatoes (3) - $3.00 

Broccoli - $4.00 

Sausage (½ lb) - $7.00 

Corn on the Cob (3) - $3.00 

Boiled Eggs (2) - $3.00 

Noodles - $5.00

Come with 2 Potatoes, 1 Corn, 1 Egg 

  • ½ Lb Shrimp (No Head), 
  • ½ Lb Snow Crab, 
  • Lobster Tail (1 piece) 

FAMILY COMBO A - $99.99 
Come with 4 Eggs, 4 Corns, 4 Potatoes, Broccoli 

  • 2 Lobster Tails 
  • 1 Lb Snow Crab Legs 
  • 1 Lb Shrimp (No Head) 
  • ½ Lb Sausage 
  • ½ Lb Black Mussels/Clams/Crawfish 

Come with 5 Potatoes, 5 Corns, 5 Eggs, Broccoli 

  • 2 Lobster Tails 
  • 1 Lb Shrimp (No Head) 
  • 1 Lb Snow Crab Legs 
  • 1 Lb Sausage 
  • 1 Lb Black Mussel or Crawfish or Clams 


2 Potatoes, 1 Corn, Sausage 

  • 1 Lb Dungeness Crab 
  • ½ Lb Shrimp (No Head) 
  • 2 Eggs 

4-Star Review for Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant

Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant near Provo- a great place to visit for your Cajun seafood cravings

I am giving Pier 8 a 4-star instead of a 5-Star because the prices are high for what you get. 

The service was good, and the servers were super nice. 

However, my grandson ordered the Crab legs in a steamed bag, and our server only brought him a plastic picker to get the crab out of the shell. There was no way to crack the crab. He tried and broke a few of the plastic pickers, and finally, I had to ask her to please bring him something he could actually open the crab with. She then brought him the correct pliers to crack the crab. She should have done this from the beginning and not expected a 10-year-old kid to open the crab with bare hands. 

I also was not so impressed with their only being wet wipes to wipe your hands after all that mess of eating the seafood in the bags with your fingers. There should have been a washing station other than the restrooms because you don’t want to open the restroom door with your dirty hands. 

Interior Design of Pier 8 Cajun Restaurant in Orem Utah

This may be because the Pier 8 Cajun Restaurant just opened, and servers are still being trained. 

The mailer brought awareness, but the restaurant would get many more patrons if they offered a coupon in their full-page mailer.

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About the author of Move to Provo Utah Website 

Katerina Gasset

When I moved here I was blessed to have my daughter to help with different things you need to know when you move to a new place. I had background from living here before but things have changed a lot too since the '80s. 

We were able to get all the good places to eat down fast - since she knows all that and we have a lot of the same likes in food. But things like how to turn on my electricity or what power company services my home... well... I was at a total loss! 

I know that other people moving to Provo don't always have family here to guide and help them. And most people don't have a real estate agent who gives them a welcome package on all the important numbers and places they need to know. 

My goal is for this website to be your go to resource for everything you need to know before, during, and after you move here to Provo, Utah. I want you to have the best experience and love living here as much as I do

Author Katerina Gasset - photo of me the author