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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cajun & Creole
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout

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(Available weekdays only)
Cajun Burger
Cajun spiced, 6 ounce 90% lean beef burger topped with sautéed onions, peppers, mushrooms, jalapenos, cheddar and salsa.
Fixins $+0.50
Basic Burger
6 ounces,‏ 90% lean beef burger with lettuce and tomato and choice of American, Swiss, Cheddar, or Provolone.
Onions, peppers, mushrooms, garlic, salsa, jalapeños, bacon, Boursin
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cajun & Creole
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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All reviews brunch cornbread jambalaya hash pancakes fries french toast breakfast place real maple syrup hot sauce casual atmosphere visiting portland service was great maine
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Bayou Kitchen has a great menu, fun decor, friendly staff and fabulous food! This is our go-to place for breakfast in Portland.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Marcie B
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Great place for breakfast. Haven’t had such a good crawfish omelet since Commanders Palace in New Orleans.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Al W
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This place is so good. You walk in and are always greeted by nice people who are there to please. I’ve eaten there many times. It’s one of the few places in Maine you can get real southern grits. They have a variety of cornbreads...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Pamela A
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Fabulous Cajun inspired cuisine in a very cool setting. Ben trying to get to this little spot for years and finally made it. Will be back again for sure. Great food, great service, prices will not require a 2nd mortgage.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mainereale
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Stopped in for the first time in well over a year. Even though I want to be adventurous and try something new, I crave the short stack of pancakes and homemade hash. San deriously, it might be my favorite breakfast anywhere. Forget trying to make...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank toddc177
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Friends highly recommended we stop here while visiting Portland and I’m glad we did. Everything was excellent! The sweet/hot sauce was so great on my corned beef hash (never had before). The cornbread was out of this world. Left with a full belly and didn’t...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank tar419
Reviewed January 1, 2018

I had the classic jambalaya and plain corn bread, which was the best thing ever! Can't really compare the jambalaya because this is my first time but it was really good! Everyone was friendly and it was a good atmosphere! Great for solo travelers.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 7elicia
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Really good breakfast place, one of the best ones in Portland. Came here a while ago, got the el rancho verde with a side of gumbo and corn bread. Everything was amazing. There's usually a wait on the weekends but def worth the wait. Overall...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank vjays
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Great cajun food in Portland. Only open for breakfast & lunch, but the portions are huge, quality excellent, in a funky, pleasant atmosphere with excellent service. Home made muffins, cornbread, and french toast are super.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Olli S
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

I usually don't find Jambalaya as good as my own. This place rivals. Good coffee too. Cornbread also excellent. Service good. Waitress knew the menu and recommended Jambalaya based on my questions. She was correct. Cool atmosphere. A real dinner feel with good food.

Date of visit: July 2017
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March 15, 2018|
Response from tar419 | Reviewed this property |
we parked on the street. Wasn't hard to find a spot
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