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580 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10552-2118
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Ranked #5 of 73 Restaurants in Mount Vernon
Price range: $0 - $12
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Killingworth, CT
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164 reviews 164 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Interesting premise but not as delicious as Cajun food could be. Seems like something has gotten lost in the translation. Heavy on fried dishes, the food just didn't sparkle. A catfish po boy was okay, chicken was also okay. Drinks weren't anything unusally good . There's nothing really wrong about the Bayou, but there's nothing really outstanding either.

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Bronxville, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I've been coming here for years and always get my favorites. I decided to try some other stuff on the menu this week and boy was I pleased. Their dishes are tasty and plentiful. you cannot go wrong here!

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Yonkers, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Definitely the cooking of the Parishes of Louisiana… southern inspired but more of the cajun. Good food… The frog legs are awesome… seasoned perfectly… for the westchester crowd the po boys are quite good.. so you do not have to go into the city for a decent po boy. The best dish is by far the colored greens… they are... More 

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New York City, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Bayou is a perfect place for a comfortable and casual family gathering. Recently attended a surprise 65th birthday there that was very enjoyable. It was my first time having Creole food and enjoyed the flavorful cuisine. And the service was very good. Location is also very convenient and on a quaint part of Mt. Vernon.

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New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This neighborhood spot is always consistent with their food. My favorite is the Oysters Poor Boy sandwich. Not fancy but hardy and tasty meals. Meals are priced well.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Having lived in NOLA I'm spoiled for the real deal. The crawfish étouffée was a little tough What's with the sugar in the collard greens?! I'd cook them a little longer so they're a little more tender, omit the sugar, add a little seasoning. Will try the muffuletta next time.

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New Rochelle, New York, United States
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139 reviews 139 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It's been a while since I was here, so I decided to grab lunch here on a Saturday afternoon with some friends. I have always liked this place and like the food here. One of my favorite dishes is the jumbalaya, which is full of flavor and tastes great with an Abita.

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Mount Vernon, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you like live music on the weekends (and sometimes on a weeknight) and traditional Louisiana food, then this is the place for you. If you're looking for a place to talk, perhaps not. The southern-fried kickin' chicken with smashed potatoes is delicious. The marinated skirt steak salad is also terrific, especially with a big slab of cornbread. YUM.

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Mount Vernon, New York USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Recently, we had a visitor from England and decided to walk across the street to the Bayou instead of eating in. We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. This time though we really lucked out. All the local area blues musicians were arriving for an evening jam session. Talk about characters, also probably the best harmonica... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Been to the Bayou several times now in my travels to the area. I am a chicken wing lover and if you love wings without needing them to be dripping and super hot, definitely try the voodoo wings. Probably my favorite wings ever. I have had the regular fried chicken, the smothered fried chicken, the ribs, and the meatloaf. All... More 

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Additional Information about Bayou Restaurant

Address: 580 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10552-2118
Phone Number: 914-668-2634
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Mount Vernon
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

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