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2823 Jerusalem Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710
516 785 9263
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It used to be better

I have been to this restaurant many times over the past 20 years. At some point in time it was sold, and it has not been as good. It's still good, but it used to be excellent. The service is still good, the staff & servers are kind and helpful. The food is not as flavorful as it used to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Long Island, New York
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Long Island, New York
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times over the past 20 years. At some point in time it was sold, and it has not been as good. It's still good, but it used to be excellent. The service is still good, the staff & servers are kind and helpful. The food is not as flavorful as it used to... More 

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Bellmore, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love going to the Bayou!! Have been going for over 20 years. Love the week night and weekend specials. The staff is great and friendly. You are never rushed. It has become our favorite place for birthdays, New Years eve and anniversary celebrations.

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Glen Cove, New York
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Friday night 7:30 table for 2.. Gumbo appetizer was hearty and delicious. Crawfish étouffée out of this world. Service was fantastic. Live music was really good. Can't wait to go back..

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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My husband and I first went to this place in December 1990 and although we don't go very often, whenever we do, it is always consistently delicious. This time we brought our son and they accommodated his rather finicky eating habits. The Hurricanes are yummy, the étouffée was cooked perfectly. Pricey but great. The blues music in the back ground... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

We had a nice experience at The Bayou. Not very crowded for a Saturday night. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly. The food was amazing but if they advertise spicy, they mean it. We will absolutely be back!

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Bellmore, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The Bayou has great atmosphere, always feels like Mardi Gras and if the dish says it's spicy then it's HOT! Prices are not cheap but well worth it. Only take cash or Amex.

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North Bellmore, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

this restaurant has been here forever, small but a little noisy. busy bar. went to eat with 2 other couples who had never been before and were afraid of "spicy" food. Everyone loved there meal. If you follow the "pepper" rating on the menu, you won't get too much spice. fun time fun drinks

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117 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Just had dinner with my family, a little unsure when we walk but one of the most welcoming restaurants on long island. The food was awesome the onion fritters are a must, the lettuce wedge had a spicy twist. The steak jambalaya was very spicy and we worth it. Shrimp and fritters came with the best fries and you get... More 

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Merrick, New York
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My son attends Tulane University in New Orleans so I have more experience than most New Yorkers with respect to Cajun food. I would rate this restaurant as excellent with an authentic feel. The restaurant is by no means upscale, but the good is great. The pan fried catfish was superb!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I'm not really sure what to make of the place. The dark atmosphere, plastic tablecloths with Hawaiian print, red lights strung all over the ceiling. Robert Irvine would have a field day - and not in a good way. The food? It was as disjointed as the decor. The server had one word for any menu item I inquired about.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2823 Jerusalem Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Bellmore
  • Phone Number: 516 785 9263

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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