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“Spicy With Great Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bayou on Bay

Bayou on Bay
1300 Bay Street, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
360.752.2968
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Ranked #89 of 387 Restaurants in Bellingham
Price range: $0 - $15
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: http://www.bayouonbay.com/
Bellingham, Washington
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Spicy With Great Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Stopped in for dinner, as we were looking for something other than our usual haunts and it had been quite awhile since eating there. I had the regular (carnivore) jambalaya, and my partner had the vegetarian version. Both were very spicy, flavorful, and in large portions. We took some home, and the leftovers were even better the next day. A Caesar "side" salad was enough for two, crunchy, and fresh. The cornbread is different and tastes as if made with buttermilk, so it has a tart finish. Our server (Sam) was great. When our bread pudding arrived, it was still a bit cool, so he hustled it back for more warming and made sure we were happy with our entire experience. All in all, it was a very pleasant evening, and we won't wait so long to return.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Maple Ridge, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fantastic food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My wife and I ate here during a shopping trip to Bellingham, and we very pleased,
We had jambalaya, the oyster po boy, and frogs legs as an appy .
The food was fantastic, although I wouldn't have the legs again. They were great, just not my cup of tea.
We are very picky eaters, and are often disappointed with restaurant food, but we would definitely eat here again.
Great service, reasonable prices, and fantastic food.
Take Care
Mike

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Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Doing some sightseeing around town with my father-in-law when we decided it was time for lunch. Luckily we ended up near this area and decided to try the bayou. SO glad we did. Husband had the Mouffaletta with mac n cheese, father in law has the oyster po' boy with gumbo, and I had the catfish po'boy with the house salad. All were delicious! Juicy meats, soft fresh breads, and my house salad was above par for a "side salad". Apple straws and nuts with a vinaigrette dressing. Not what I'd normally order, but was so pleasantly surprised :) and our waitress was friendly, polite, and completely aware of our meals studios and when we needed refills.

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Carnation, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Really Excellent Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We were up in Bellingham visiting family and happened upon this gem.
Good Muffaletta
Even better fries.
Better Gumbo!
Better, yet, the Hush Puppies!
And hands-down the Best Alligator Ever!
I have had alligator before a couple times. As an appetizer. This was an appetizer. That I could eat as a meal!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Horrible food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We came for lunch. I ordered pork sandwich with sweet potato chips: a perfect example how to use good ingredients and destroy them to the up most through the process of cooking. The sandwich was stuffed with overcooked pork, toped with some brown sauce and cheddar cheese. It looked very messy. I am sweet potato lover.I just adore this sweet different taste of them but these chips were melted in red paprika with spicy something and lots of salt completely destroying the original taste. I have to add I was really hungry but I just couldn't eat it. It might be also I am European and still after more than 10 years of traveling to USA can't understand why simple food has to go so bad.

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