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Backyard Bayou

32280 Dyer St, Union City, CA 94587-1719
+1 510-675-0095
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“crawfish” (7 reviews)
“cajun fries” (5 reviews)
“boiling crab” (2 reviews)
Opens in 10 min
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Cajun & Creole, Seafood
$$ - $$$
32280 Dyer St, Union City, CA 94587-1719
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in around 5pm on a Friday; 2 adults and 1 kid. We had to wait about 10 minutes for a table as it was pretty busy already. You can smell the Cajun environment the minute you walk in the door. They cover the table...More

Thank j3mmr71
Reviewed April 25, 2017

First time here, didn't know what to expect, when the hostess pulled long piece of waxed paper and laid it in front of me. Wanted to try every seafood they had and the bucket option was the only way though for one it can be...More

Thank soda_johnny
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

We had mild spicy mussels, shrimps and crabs at this restaurant. Quite a popular place, too. Quite an experience dining here. I enjoyed myself. Ate too much, too.

Thank Oskrehoboth
Han H, Owner at Backyard Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

We love your title. It's what make us fun for the kids and enjoyable for the adults! Again, thanks for the kinds words! We hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

When you crave for some Louisiana style seafood cooking, come here early and enjoy! If you arrive during the popular times then bring your patience. Plenty of parking located right off 880. I ordered the special of the day and it was goooood.

Thank Manny L
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Service was a little slow but the food was good we got a huge lobster and it was reasonably priced. Drinks were very strong too! We got the bucket with a pound of shrimp, pound of mussels, a whole lobster, potatoes and corn with sausage...More

Thank Amanda G
Han H, Manager at Backyard Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

Hello Amanda! We try our best to make sure the service is top level and the experience something to remember. If we failed you, please check in with one of the managers. I'm always trying to improve all aspect of our business. We love to...More

Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I been here 3-4 times and always spend over $200-300 because the crab here is awesome. The staff was very friendly and help us choose what's good and what they sell most. My friend introduce me to this place and been going there since. Love...More

Thank Billy V
Geoff A, Manager at Backyard Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2016

Billy, thank you for making Backyard Bayou a frequent destination for delicious Cajun cuisine! We're thrilled to know how much you and your friends enjoy dining with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed April 12, 2016

We moved in Hayward 3 years ago from San Jose and we had tried all "seafood boil in a bag" places around Hayward in an attempt to replace my favorite Boiling Crab from San Jose. This is the one we like the most, and I...More

Thank Adriana P
Geoff A, Manager at Backyard Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2016

Adriana, thank you for giving Backyard Bayou a try! It's especially exciting hearing from first time guests, and we're thrilled to know we're your new favorite seafood destination. We look forward to seeing you more often!

Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

This kind of restaurant should do well in Livermore. Unfortunately the service and price was a letdown. It was Saturday night, so maybe they were just overwhelmed.More

Thank brd721
Han H, Owner at Backyard Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

Hello brd721! Finally have tripadvisor up and running and replying comments. I do apologize it has been a year. However, I invite you to come back and experience the changes in services and the quality of our back of the house team. Feel free to...More

Reviewed March 23, 2016

If you have ever been at Boiling Crab (in South Bay,) you would have some ideas about eating seafood here. We had a regular dinner on Tuesday when the restaurant is about 60% full. We are seated after 5 minutes. The ambiance is very nice...More

Thank Belrion
Geoff A, Manager at Backyard Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2016

Belrion, Thanks for visiting our new Livermore location. We appreciate your honest feedback, as we just opened and seem to have some kinks to work out. We are happy to hear you both enjoyed our Oyster Rockefeller, Soft-Shell Crab Po Boys, Crawfish, and Backyard Sauce....More

Reviewed January 22, 2016

We went here for lunch and got it again later in the week for takeout. Both were delicious. We had the fried catfish dinner, shrimp poor boy, lobster Mac and cheese, garlic noodles and sweet potato fries for lunch. Everything was good. The sweet potato...More

Thank Christine A
Geoff A, Manager at Backyard Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2016

Christine, We are thrilled to hear you loved your first visit to Backyard Bayou so much that you ordered takeout later in the week. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive feedback. It’s so great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed our food, and...More

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Average prices
$5 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32280 Dyer St, Union City, CA 94587-1719
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Union City
  • Phone Number: +1 510-675-0095
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