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Le Bayou Restaurant

208 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #233 of 1,613 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $26
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I only say surprising because when we went for dinner the restaurant was almost empty so I didnt have high expectations. It was actually great! The server was wonderful and gave us some good suggestions. I ordered the shrimp & grits and it was one of the best I have ever had. I also ordered baked clams w/ spinach, bacon... More

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Orrville, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So this place is marketed as an oyster bar and we are not fans of oysters but after looking at the menu, decided to eat here. My partner had a burger and I had a taste of it. We both agreed it was one of the best burgers we have ever had ANYWHERE. I had the Jambalaya Pasta and it... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

First - wheelchair accessible. They have a portable ramp they put down and were very helpful with entering and leaving restaurant. Food was outstanding. I had red beans and rice and muffeletta - split both with a friend. Way more food than we could finish. Flavors and presentation excellent. Close to Crowne Plaza and well worth eating there.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We ate lunch at this restaurant on Bourbon Street. The po'boys were average, the alligator bites were good. Service was excellent. The best part of the restaurant was that the front is open to the street so you have a great view of the action out on Bourbon Street. Fun for people-watching.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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219 reviews 219 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A nice restaurant located on Bourbon St. Not too noisy and decent food. The doors and windows were open so it was a bit warm inside but considering it was about 90 deg outside. Reasonably priced for all the items.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My bff and I first day in NOrleans came here after our flight. The crab cakes were really good. The margaritas were very SKRONG, lol, therefore, we only had 1 each. I had the alfredo pasto with tasso, in my opinion not all that!! The presentation and taste of the food reminded me of the shrimp/chicken pasta from Chillis. My... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was our first meal in New Orleans. I had the crawfish poboy. The bread was on the hard side and there was lot of fried crawfish on it, so I just ate the fish out of the sandwich and gave up on the bread. Not sure I could have folded it. The Hurricanes were good; not strong, so if... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Ya ya Chargrilled and Bayou baked were sooo good! Get the combo for all New Orleans favorites with gumbo, etouffe and jambalaya. And there was great service. Great first dinner in the Big Easy!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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269 reviews 269 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went there on a busy night, oyster were a bit sandy and the local specialities we had were okay. The restaurant has not really much character, looks like a old place but doesn't have a lot to tell. Check out something different if you can get a table.

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Shalimar, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great service , great cajun food and please try the "Shrimp Ya, Ya" this is a dish we have not found anywhere else in New Orleans and right on nBourbon Street, what a find.

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