The planned opening of a new seafood restaurant in Hesperia has been pushed back by about a week, but it’s still coming.
The Louisiana Cajun Seafood House will now celebrate its grand opening at 2 p.m. July 31 in the Stater Brothers Shopping Center at the northwest corner of Main Street and Maple Avenue.
According to Hesperia Chamber of Commerce officials, the extra wait will be worth it.
Louiana Salazar, social director of the restaurant, said the Bayou-inspired eatery is the brainchild of Bill Webb of Hesperia, who has spent countless hours turning a 1,200-square-foot building into a Cajun paradise.
“Bill is working to bring a unique eating experience to the High Desert,” Salazar said. “We have a lot of work to do, but it’s coming along.”
Salazar said one order of business is to conduct interviews in order to hire “experienced” staff to cook and serve heaping helpings of crayfish, crab, lobster, catfish, Cajun hot wings and other Southern delicacies.
Webb said he also plans to serve beer and wine once the restaurant receives state approval, and will offer a weekly “happy hour.”
“We’re opening a seafood restaurant because people love the food and there is a need for it here,” Webb, 39, said. “We’re working to transform the building into a slice of the Louisiana Bayou.”
Webb said the eatery’s motto is “Dig in, have fun,” which is the reason various meals will be served in a large plastic container where diners can “reach in, pull out a piece of shellfish, crack it open and dip it into a special a sauce.”
“About 70 percent of our seafood will be fresh, straight from Southern California seafood vendors,” Webb said. “And our goal has been to hire as many local residents as possible, from construction to hosting.”
Call 760-244-2323 or visit for more information.
— Staff writer Rene Ray De La Cruz contributed to this report.
— Martial Haprov may be reached at 760-951-6236 or at