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Louisiana Kitchen & Bayou Bar

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4907 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2528
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent too many college weekends in Louisiana, I consider myself somewhat well-versed on bayou cuisine. After all, who hasn't drowned themselves in hurricanes and beignets?! Louisiana Kitchen is s our go-to for all things gumbo, crawfish, and catfish. Today I ordered the Louisiana Express eggs Benedict with grits - blackened catfish over fried grits topped with poached eggs and... More 

Thank JNetteDC
Columbus, Georgia
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this place last night for dinner. Ordered the kids chicken tenders and fries. Between my sister and myself, we ordered: Shrimp Po Boy Andouille Sausage Jambalaya Crawfish "Bisque" "Boudin" Needless to say the items that have been in parenthesis, were nothing close to the original. The bisque was more like crawfish/tomato broth soup and the boudin was a weird,... More 

Thank AJWalk
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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313 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

To start get the fried oyster appetizer – three perfectly deep fried oysters. Here are my four favorite entrées for lunch or dinner. Top of the list is a Shrimp Creole (three egg) Omelet. No. 2 the Eggs Sardou, poached eggs over artichoke hearts which are perfect for breakfast, but good with any meal. Third is the Crawfish Etouffe and... More 

Thank Hanschen
Potomac, Maryland
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233 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The creoles and etouffes (?) are always good. Biscuits are a bit doughy. Fresh lemonade is tart. The star tonight were the seasonally available soft cell crabs--fried well and reasonable priced. Good service

Thank RonFG
Columbus, Ohio
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Reincarnated from the Louisiana (whatever) a few years ago, the restaurant relocatted to a nicer venue but kept the old recipes, which are great. One in awhile they have a clam chowder which is great. In the old place, I found a piece of a metal scouring pad in my chowder and complained. They gave me a free refill! Don't... More 

Thank TravelerRog
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

I am a New Orleans native, and I was visiting Bethesda for work. Some of my relatives live in the area, and they wanted to take me somewhere special. This restaurant was their idea. I didn't have the heart to tell them that the food was bad. I was excited to see shrimp and grits on the list of specials.... More 

Thank alphapartner7
Silver Spring, Maryland
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is a small unassuming restaurant with very good food and friendly help. It is hard to get good New Orleans style food in this area. So, this is a great place to get your NOLA fix for a reasonable price.

Thank lawshark1
Bethesda, Maryland
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61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A longstanding favorite for a casual inexpensive meal with classic Cajun/Creole menu and authentically prepared dishes. Friendly staff too.

Thank IF3434
Bethesda, Maryland
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A great place to eat breakfast lunch or dinner. The food is superb and the wait staff very accommodating. It is a thoroughly enjoyable experience..

Thank Martin M
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Lackluster food. Things the waitress said were not spicy, were. Ok service. Parking in the area difficult at night, and they were vacuuming the room at 9pm so don't plan to stay late.

Thank 286solotraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4907 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2528
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-652-6945

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?