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Bayou on Bay

1300 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
+1 360-752-2968
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“gumbo” (24 reviews)
“frog legs” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1300 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We happened upon this place because we followed the delicious smells emanating from this restaurant. Thankfully the smells didn't disappoint as everything we ordered was quite delicious. I truly appreciated the fact that their Cajun cooking had the kick specific dishes such as gumbo deserve....More

Thank Bubuflu
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Went back to Bayou this month for appetizers and drinks in the bar, because we remembered it as being very good from a previous visit, and it unfortunately disappointed our new guests. The food was good, but the service was left for wanting. Our waitress...More

Thank Mia K
Reviewed May 27, 2017

We ate on the patio and had a variety of plates including burgers, portabello sandwich, oyster po boy and oyster plates. We also had a variety of draft beers. All were freshly made and well presented. The cole slaw was very good. Service was friendly...More

Thank David U
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Was invited to Bayou on Bay for Mother's Day lunch. While the restaurant was not overly busy when we arrived, we had to wait about 20 minutes, as there were a considerable number of reservations being set up for. We were seated as quickly as...More

1  Thank takn123
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

I like frog legs and since there is no other place around here serving frog legs, I go there even though their food is too greasy to me. Yesterday it should be about the 3rd time I was there. The waitress that took our order...More

1  Thank Summer1022
Reviewed March 25, 2017

Excellent brunch. Tasty salads and dinners. Interesting specials. I especially love the shrimp dishes. My husband likes the alligator. We go here regularly as it is near our favorite movie theater. Wait-staff is always friendly.

Thank CarolynD53
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I get up to Bellingham a lot and enjoy shows at Mt. Baker theatre. Before the show we always stop at the Bayou for dinner. We seem to each time find 2 bars stools just waiting for us that sit between the...More

1  Thank Cindy S
Reviewed February 15, 2017

We went for our Valentine dinner & enjoyed the atmosphere. The food wasn't up to snuff. I ordered a rib eye steak that was extremely fatty but blackened well. My partner enjoyed his seafood fettuccini. Didn't get a chance to try the "gator" on the...More

1  Thank Martha1105
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch with our 2 small children. I was first off very pleased with the kids menu selection. That is usually hit or miss, but there was plenty to please my kiddos! We shares the hush puppies and I...More

Thank Robyn D
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner here with my husband and our two friends on their reconnection. We were not disappointed. The service was friendly and the food tasted great.

Thank Mia K
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-752-2968
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