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Le Bayou Restaurant

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French Quarter
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208 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
5045254755
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 292
    Excellent
  • 284
    Very good
  • 107
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mardi Gras with my daughter

It was a perfect sunny day, so we sat on the balcony. We had a clear view of the street to see when the parade would start. We ordered Fried Alligator, Shrimp Ya Ya, Gumbo and the Hurricanes. Our waitress was very helpful and very nice. The Shrimp Ya Ya... PERFECTION!!! The Pesto Sauce, I Need the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
cindylisa6
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Detroit, Michigan
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Holden, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are a foodie, keep walking. We ate here out of hunger, starvation and an overwhelmed feeling on our first night in NOLA. We were suckered in by the friendly waitstaff. While the restaurant is fun and open to the street where you can watch the "wanderers of Bourbon Street", the food was okay at best when compared with... More 

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Thank Suri723
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice local menu.... With tonnes of flavors... Good meal, Good dark beer... Good Place. The service was fast and with this southern smile you can't miss.

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Thank Jean-Pierre G
Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a perfect sunny day, so we sat on the balcony. We had a clear view of the street to see when the parade would start. We ordered Fried Alligator, Shrimp Ya Ya, Gumbo and the Hurricanes. Our waitress was very helpful and very nice. The Shrimp Ya Ya... PERFECTION!!! The Pesto Sauce, I Need the recipe! Highly Recommend... More 

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Thank cindylisa6
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined very late one evening and were able to get two tables on the balcony. It was good food and the staff was pleasant. Good spot to watch the craziness of Bourbon Street below.

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Thank Jennifer D
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Last weekend while on our annual pilgrimage to the French Quarter we ventured in to Le Bayou Restaurant. Our server, Ashton, was awesome! The char-grilled oysters were fantastic. Everyone enjoyed their selections. We will be going back next January and hope Ashton is still there!

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Thank Barbara M
Littleton, Colorado
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We all tried the combo plate for different tastes of New Orleans food. We enjoyed the experience and the vibe.

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Thank j j
Sydney, Australia
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197 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I was a female travelling on my own I felt very comfortable eating here. I sat at the bar and chatted with others around me and the barman. Great seafood / oysters. The waiter even encouraged me to go outside to watch the parade go past. A great night out.

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Thank M G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this based on the theory that random chance can win out over local recommendations. After two bad experiences going the recommended route, we tried Le Bayou because it had alligator on the menu. What a pleasant surprise: the fried alligator was delicious, as were the shrimp with fried green tomatoes and the crab/corn chowder.

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Thank Rob88888
Louisville, KY
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Funny how we ended up here in 2016 when it was the first place I went in 2013! After a day of plantation touring we wanted a nice place to end our foodie trip. Le Bayou has a very nice reasonably priced menu. I love the way most of the restaurants display their menus at the door. When I saw... More 

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Thank traveldivaaficionado
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had fried shrimp, hush pups and fries and the sampler jambalaya, etouffee, rice and beans and gumbo. the shrimp and fries were not that good and we left about half, we found the jambalaya dry the rice and beans were nice as was the etouffee and gumbo. As others have said there are better and cheaper places around but... 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: Seafood, French, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.