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2823 Jerusalem Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710
516 785 9263
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Ranked #15 of 52 restaurants in Bellmore
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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23 reviews from our community

60% Recommend
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English first
Merrick, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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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New York, Ny
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was one of my favorite restaurants in the 90's. We'd go several times/month. I was recently re-acquainted with The Bayou, and I'm so glad I was! The food is even better than I remember. Outstanding choices, authentic Cajun fare - with a wonderful down south atmosphere. The drinks were professionally prepared and cheerfully delivered! This is the best Cajun... More

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wantagh, ny
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Come to the Bayou if you don't have time for a trip to New Orleans. The drinks are great and the food is awesome. They make the best gumbo I've ever had. Their food is Hot so be prepared. Lots of fun at the Bayou and live music too.

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Rockville Centre, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The Bayou is by far the best Cajun place on the Island. My family and friends have been going for over ten tears and have always found the food, drinks, staff and atmosphere to be excellent. We have never had a bad experience and always look forward to going there. It'a a small mom and pop place where the waiters... More

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Centereach, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I have been dining here for 17 years. We only go once a year now because we live an hour away. The food and service has always been excellent! The staff knows every item on the menu, and how hot it is and can always recommend a dish you will enjoy. Favorite drink is the Uptown Margarita. Sorry but there... More

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Merrick, New York, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I used to be a big fan of this restaurant. Years ago (about 15), you could count on The Bayou for quality New Orleans style food. Maybe 10 years ago, the chef left and opened up Big Daddys in Massapequa Park. That's where we go now as The Bayou's food and service are average at the best and Big Daddy's... More

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Long Island, NY
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I had the Shrimp & Grits. An excellent choice as it turned out! The shrimp was succulent, the grits were cooked perfectly and the vegetables were fresh. One sign of goodness is whether or not a reviewer would return. Not only will I return, I'll also order the same dish! My wife had the Cajun Chicken Maque Choax. It was... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Out of all the Cajun places on Long Island the Bayou by far is the best of them. The staff is super fun and friendly, the food is amazing and the atmosphere is as close as you can get to NOLA! A Must!!!

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I went with friends for what is so called " New Orleans" cuisine. First, my husband ordered the down county stew which was a special. The meat was so dry he could not eat it. I tried it and the stew meat must have been sitting there for days. That's how tough it was. My husband called... More

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