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Le Bayou Restaurant

208 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #229 of 1,602 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $26
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Oyster Bar
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Lancaster, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We were in New Orleans for a family reunion and stopped by the Le Bayou Restaurant on Bourbon Street while out walking and taking in the sights. We had a party of 9 who ordered fish, oysters, po boys, crawfish and fried alligator. Everything was very delicious and too our liking. Our waiter was Aaron, who was very friendly and... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

After planning months in advance to go to a particular restaurant we were disappointed to learn it was closed for a private function. The helpful doorperson recommended La Bayou and we are so glad they did. We wanted a table upstairs on the balcony so waited downstairs with some appies and drinks. The oysters were delicious and the yaya shrimp... More

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Indiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a great location and has very good food. They have a lot of southern dishes, so if you want authentic Southern or Creole food, this is the place.

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Rush City, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Every thing about this restaurant was very good, but the service was exceptional! I had the Blackened Shrimp and Jambalaya. The blackening spice was perfect and the size of the shrimp were very large. The portions of food were plentiful and the prices were very reasonable. I must say....we had consistently the best service I've ever experienced while visiting NOLA!

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Delray Beach
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77 reviews 77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had a delicious lunch here. I had the ya-ya chargrilled oysters-very good. I highly recommend the shrimps & grits Napoleon too. Excellent. Also the Jambalaya pasta was good. The Muffaletta was terrible-barely any olive salad on it and not much meat. Don't ask for more olive salad, they will give you a half of teaspoon more and charge you... More

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Austin, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We ate at La Bayou both nights of our trip. It was awesome. We tried a little bit of everything. Po Boy, Red Beans, Shrimp YaYa, aligator... My favorite was the Shrimp and Grits. Hands down my favorite I have eaten in a while. It is not the traditional shrimp and grits. It is served with a fried green tomato... More

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248 reviews 248 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I wasnt expecting the food to be this good just because it is right in a busy part of Bourbon St. But I was wrong. The oyster bar is fun and the food was really good. If you dont mind a wait you will not be disappointed.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I ate dinner here one night while I was in New Orleans. I had Red Beans and Rice. It was delicious and the portion of food was very large. The waiter was extremely nice and very attentive. The front of the restaurant is open to Bourbon Street which is great entertainment while waiting on your meal. I would definitely eat... More

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Seaville
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great spot to eat on Bourbon St. Had alligator (first time) and its really good. Shrimp Remoulade very good and had my first Hurricane all while people watching on the strip. Excellent place to visit.

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Metairie
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Some of the best food I had while in New Orleans. I had the Shrimp and Grits but they were not like ay I had ever had. There was fried green tomatoes stacked with shrim and grits inbetween each tomoatoe and the best cajun cream sauce I have ever eaten. I would go back to New Orleans just to eat... More

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