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Bayou on First

1523 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
(206) 624-2598
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stopped by here the last time we were in Seattle (about 3 years ago) and should have written a review then. Well you should really stop here. It is walking from Pike's market. It is super reasonable and very good. Now I gave it 5 stars based on a diner type place. It is not fancy. We got Gumbo,... More

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Fairfield, Ohio
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a nice break from shopping near Pike's Place Market. I ordered the Combo #1 - red beans & rice and a salad. This came with a corn muffin which calmed down the spicy beans. The bowl of beans was a good size and I will stop here again if I make it back to Seattle. The owner was... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Like another reviewer I struggle to see how this place has got some of the reviews posted here. I was very disappointed in the quality of the food on a recent visit. All three of us left with the same opinion and we all had different meals. We will not be going back.

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Malden, Missouri
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104 reviews 104 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I were walking around in the Pike area of Seattle and stumbled on this place. After browsing the menu we decided to give it a try. We sat at an outside table because it was a very nice day. I had a vegetarian jambalaya and he had jambalaya with sausage, etc. We had a side of fried... More

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Ford, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I first discovered this place while killing time at Pike Place Market. We'd delivered members of Whitworth Universities Choir who were in town for their annual Christmas performances at the First Presbyterian Church. I drove one of three tour buses and on the final day of our visit we dropped the group off for a brief visit to Seattle's famous... More

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Issaquah, Washington, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went as a family together friend's family. We ordered a combination of jambalaya and gumbo dishes - dishes were also served with corn bread. The food was quite good although the corn bread was not as fresh I would liked them. That said, I thought the deco was a little disappointing - no feeling of being in the bayou... More

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Belleville, Michigan
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12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My spouse and I had a late breakfast on Monday, Sept 9 at Bayou on 1st. Basically, we had been wandering around in Pike Place Market for the morning and wanted a break for a light (not heavy) breakfast/lunch. As vegetarians, it sometimes gets a bit hard (we generally pass by those restaurants that only offer us salads). We ordered... More

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Seattle
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I do not understand some of these reviews. Its located near the Pike Place Market, and there are a ton of good places to eat at or near the Market. This IS NOT one of them!! I'm amazed at the other reviews, unless there has been a change in ownership. We live about 3 blocks from this place, and liking... More

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Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We don’t get many opportunities to eat Cajun food, so when my wife spotted the sign, she insisted we eat here. I am not an expert on Cajun food, but have eaten in many great restaurants in New Orleans. I don’t know about the rest of the food at Bayou on 1st, but can tell you the chicken gumbo was... More

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Hitchin, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

My fiancée and I stumbled upon Bayou on First during our day trip to Seattle yesterday and were so impressed we thought we must write a review! The food was delicious - she had a blackened chicken Po'boy and I had deep fried shrimp, both delicious. And the cup of shrimp gumbo on the side was sensational! The owner was... More

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