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Bayou

645 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3819
801-961-8400
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Ranked #89 of 1,212 restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge at our hotel as we were looking for something within walking distance. Food choices are excellent as are the wide range of craft beers ,and the house wine (red). The staff was knowledgeable, friendly and gave tasty recommendations ( like Cajun seafood bites--nice & tangy ). And all the people seated around us... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Really enjoyed the assortment of craft beers on tap. Food was good and staff was awesome. Liked it so much, I bought the TShirt.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend and it did NOT disappoint. It's in a great location right off of State street. To begin with, the beer menu is huge with many local brew options. I personally do not drink but I often entertain friends who do and I'd definitely bring them here. I ordered the blackened salmon... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I have mixed feelings of this resturant. First I think the service and people were excellent! I am not a beer kind of person i love my wine and they had a very very very short list of wines. They did have plenty of beers and I truly am not a beer person so this venue was more for someone... More

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Dalton-in-Furness
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Visited Bayou whilst on business in Salt Lake City. There are plenty of options on the menu and a good range of beers also. I opted for popcorn crawfish tails and the ahi tuna tacos and thoroughly enjoyed both. The food was well prepared, very tasty and presented good value for money. The restaurant is clean, busy and has a... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

An annual treat on visiting Salt Lake City. There were a couple of specials we tried this time - jalapeño poppers and fried catfish with jalapeño aioli and bacon grits. Both fantastic. The crawfish étouffée with a piece of fried catfish is a must try. The beer menu has more than enough choice for the discerning drinker. All in all... More

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huarez
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We came up for a show from Cedar City and found this place online. We should have known it was going to be awesome when we arrived; there was a wait on a Wednesday! Food was great, service was efficient and the beer selection was to die for, considering we are in UT!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

With a name like the Bayou, I would expect good Cajun. Unfortunately, the Cajun portion of the menu is so so. The rest of the menu is really tasty. The Bayou really shines in the amazing beer selection! Hundreds of bottled beers to chose from. The possibilities are endless.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The food was fantastic, and the ambience cool. A band of ageing men played jazzed up versions of favourite music from the past, like that of The Seekers.

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New York, NY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The Bayou is a celebrated New Orleans-style Cajun restaurant in Salt Lake City, perhaps the only restaurant of note in this category in town. In reality, I would like to give this place 3.5 stars, but using round numbered ratings, it's truly a 3. Not bad by any means, but not spectacular. The interior is a bit bland, despite a... More

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