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645 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3819
801-961-8400
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Local bar with great beer selection and good food

This is a local bar/restaurant with an excellent beer selection and good food. It is 21+ because of the alcohol service, but friendly and comfortable. Food was pretty good- I had the Cajun burrito which is smothered in crawfish étouffée. Huge - more than I could eat. This isn't an elegant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is always busy. Its a great place for friends to sit and enjoy some really good food and a drink. I really enjoy their selection and have been able to try a lot of unique drinks I had considered before. It's one of the few places I've repeated referred friends too.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a local bar/restaurant with an excellent beer selection and good food. It is 21+ because of the alcohol service, but friendly and comfortable. Food was pretty good- I had the Cajun burrito which is smothered in crawfish étouffée. Huge - more than I could eat. This isn't an elegant restaurant, but is a good bar with good food,... More 

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California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My boyfriend had drinks and lunch here. The beer selection is huge and the wine and mixed drink selection is also great. Everyone is very nice and service was excellent! The food was very good and the menu was awesome especially if you like a New Orleans feel. From the outside the restaurant/bar looks very non descript and somewhat deceiving... More 

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Driggs, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I'll begin by saying the food was excellent! But the drinks, aside from beer, were a different story.. A woman at our table ordered a lemon drop martini, which came out as simple syrup, lemon flavor, no vodka and only half full. We sent it back for a dirty gin martini, which ended up being all olive juice, no gin... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were skiing in Park City, Utah and had to drive into SLC to dropoff our equipment. We met a friend who lives in greater SLC and met at Bayou for dinner. It was great! We had gumbo, jambalaya and Hoppin John and seom beverages. Everything (including the service) was awesome and reminded us of eating in New Orleans!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been told about the Bayou for years by many friends but never had the chance to go by. Well what better way to have an enjoyable night on Fat Tuesday than having a great meal and drinks at Bayou. We LOVED it. My husband was a huge fan of the gumbo with shrimp, the fried seafood balls and... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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185 reviews 185 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This place is a 21+. That is an important distinction in Utah-only adults with more relaxed alcohol laws. Makes a difference-no tables full of families with 3-5 kids all over the place. This place is one of the best in the city for the beer lover for sure. They have a separate menu just for the beer selection with over... More 

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Morgan, Utah
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52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Went here for the first time with a party of five. Fun spot and looked like a great place. I love Cajun food and like spice. To bad for me. Food was bland and needed hot sauce to help Taste the jambalaya. The service was very slow even though it was not very busy. All in all a convenient place... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was good and the atmosphere is nice. This is a fun, lighthearted place to visit with friends.

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Greenwood, Arkansas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

So glad we could find a restaurant that is 21&up! The place is dimly lit, so that makes everyone feel more at ease with alcohol that is! There have so many drinks to choose from! I ordered the schofferhofer grapefruit, and it was DELICIOUS!!! For my meal, I ordered the crawfish ettoufee. YUMMY. The alligator cheesecake was a bit different... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 645 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3819
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: 801-961-8400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 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 - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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