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Blue Bayou Inn Restaurant

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288 S US Highway 51, Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin 54545, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545-9027
+1 715-543-2537
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have been to every restaurant in the area over the last 30 years but this one was missing from the checklist. My wife and I heard it was excellent. We also heard it was slow service. It is very slow service. That may be part of the ambiance. Our meal took 2.5 hours. I rated the service as average... More 

Thank therealcyclops
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. You begin with a beautiful view from the dinning room. The entire meal is a nice experience starting with the shrimp pate and warm bread. The next course involves a wonderful selection of amazing soups. The strawberry rhubarb is a great summer treat. After the soup is finished a salad cart is... More 

Thank Gluck036
Grafton, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2014

First class treatment. The small bar is always packed but many a smile and story traded here. Food is very good. Prices are good for what you get. The service is good but just a shade slow.

Thank Paul R
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

While we have been coming to the North Woods of Wisconsin for nearly 35 years, this was our first experience at the Blue Bayou, but it won't be our last!! Who knew you could find such fine Cajun dining and hospitality so far north of New Orleans? Fine dining it surely was! The roast duck was a lean, moist, very... More 

1 Thank Linda G
ontario canada
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87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

Eating here is not just dinner, it's an event. You must know this going in. Plan to have at least 2 hours to eat. The location is a cute blue building on the shores of a lake, beautiful cozy place. Dinner was a four course meal that is included in with your entree...homemade seafood pate to start, soup, salad bar... More 

1 Thank ColdCanuckTraveler
Janesville, WI
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife and I received a gift certificate to the Blue Bayou Inn. We have been camping in the area for the past 30 years and have our traditional favorites that we visit. We will now be adding another favorite to our list. We were completely smitten by the whole dinning experience at the Blue Bayou. So much so, that... More 

Thank biker601949
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited during our family vacation. During our date night we had a spectacular meal, including escargot, quacker bites, and nice Caesar salads. For our main course we had blackened duck and some excellent fish. Service was well paced and efficient. We had a very enjoyable experience.

Thank Darius P
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

Blue Bayou has been a favorite spot for years. For some unknown reason the service level has degraded to an unacceptable level -- long waits to even order a drink, no one apparently in charge, stressed wait staff. Somehow, the kitchen continues to dish out very enjoyable food, but the front house management is so poor, it becomes a challenge... More 

1 Thank WorldRoadWarrior
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

The food is very good. I ate at 7 restaurants this last trip and Blue Bayou was the best one. I had the "magic fish" special. It was delicious. My companion had the combination platter; blacken catfish, jambalaya and étouffée. All were prepared so carefully and the ingredients were fresh. The atmosphere is very pleasant, the service was attentive. Wine... More 

Thank niffermc17
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76 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We have been by here for years and finally made a reservation for dinner ! Wonder why we waited so long. I had steak Dianne. Outstanding!!! Wife had prime rib perfectly prepared. Service by Kelsey was perfect! JNB

2 Thank Mrnjen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 S US Highway 51, Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin 54545, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545-9027
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Manitowish Waters
  • Phone Number: +1 715-543-2537

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?