After reading the really positive reviews on Tripadvisor, we were completely shocked at the horrible time that we had at this restaurant. While our waitress was ok (nothing above and beyond, just an ok waitress), the food, cleanliness and friendliness of the hostess was enough to make anyone run for the hills. Now, after reading the bad reviews, I realize we should have read them first. Also, after going to two other local restaurants that were both completely full and had an hour or longer wait, that should have been a sign. The Bayou was completely empty, except for a couple at the bar, and two other tables. The food was all disgusting. I had the sampler platter that was nothing even as good as a box of Zatarans. The children's food was not even edible, except for the french fries that they ended up eating just because they were hungry. The wall at the end of the booth that we were seated in was covered with so much food, grim and nastiness that, again, we should have decided to leave before ordering. Sadly, the last thing to mention was how horrifying the restrooms and kitchen were. The bathrooms were so filthy that I didn't even want my children to wash their hands. Yes, pretty bad when a sink is so dirty that you don't want to use it. As we were leaving the restrooms, I took an unfortunate glimpse into the kitchen, that is located directly across from the restrooms. The floors were covered in so much muck that the only thing I can think is how surprised I am that we didn't all get sick from our food (what little of it was actually eaten). Please. Take the advise of the other reviewers and make your decision wisely before you attempt to feed yourself or your family here.
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