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Le Bayou Restaurant

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French Quarter
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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208 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
5045254755
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 202
    Excellent
  • 208
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Late night eats.

We wondered in here one night in a state of starvation. We were seated right away, but it was a little while before our waitress came over (they were really busy). She took our order and we got our food very quickly. The Big Easy Po Boy is out of this world good!!!!! Overall, very good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
AudMercer5711
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Bloomington, Illinois
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Bloomington, Illinois
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We wondered in here one night in a state of starvation. We were seated right away, but it was a little while before our waitress came over (they were really busy). She took our order and we got our food very quickly. The Big Easy Po Boy is out of this world good!!!!! Overall, very good!

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Fakapuna
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Our waiter was very nice. He was very thorough with the menu. I had the crawfish cakes (read my last review when I was told somewhere else that everyone is out of them). They were good not great with the typical amount of filler. I had interaction with two other employees and they were also very pleasant. This place probably... More 

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Hampstead, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

There are too many really good food places in New Orleans to go here. My husband got the muffalatta sandwich with fries. The sandwich had one piece of meat and one piece of cheese and lots of bread and the fries were cold. I got the gumbo and it was just okay. The service was terrible the waitress looked like... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My son and I spent one night in New Orleans last week, and it was cold outside so didn't want to walk far from our hotel for supper but wanted to take him to Bourbon Street. I started to enter Red Fish but noticed they were kind of busy, so I asked him if La Bayou looked good to him.... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I am compelled to write this while I am still sitting in LeBayou. Our waiter is fantastic. I really appreciate and enjoy him! HOWEVER, we've been waiting for our food for over an hour and I have yet to see it. It's very cold outside and they can't close the door so everyone inside is freezing. The ladies at the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I ordered the crawfish platter and it was not very good. The tastes were rather bland. Perhaps other dishes are much better. Moreover, I had to wait longer because the waiter got my order wrong.

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Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A very good food with good service. The relation between price and quality is excellent. The wait time is good and the food is EXCELLENT. Maybe the best restaurant that I visit in NOLA during my visit.

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Key Largo, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Like most buildings on Bourbon Street, this one is creaky and old, but has that French Quarter charm including a lovely wrought iron 2nd floor balcony. The wait staff also had that amazing welcoming charm that is typical of New Orleans. While most food in the area has that Creole tastiness, this restaurant is a notch above. We had the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It was pouring rain during Mardi Gras and we were starving. We passed by a few places but the prices were ridiculous, even for a couple of NYers. We found Le Bayou and scanned the menu. The hostess, an older woman, greeted us with a smile and called us "Love birds". This was the place. We were seated and attended... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I absolutely love this place. This is the first restaurant I visited in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. I fell in love. This restaurant is so great. It was during Mardi Gras & they were super busy but the handle the crowd like true champs from immediate seating to decent speed of food arrival. The oysters on the 1/2 shell... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 5045254755

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 26
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?