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Le Bayou Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
French Quarter
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208 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2205
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this place 2 years ago when we were here and it was great! We couldn't wait to come back to New Orleans to try it again - it was worth the wait and the repeat! The Shrimp and Grits is my husband's favorite version of this southern tradition. I've had the Mufellata (I'm sure I spelled that... More 

Thank Meljpru
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here for lunch. Taste of the Bayou 4 was delicious! This restaurant looks right out on Bourbon Street, so people watching is fun. The atmosphere is nice, bright and clean, with marble tables and linen napkins. Our waiter, Brian S., made sure we had a great experience.

Thank Janet H
Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The char-grilled oyster was EXCEPTIONAL. Atmosphere was amazing. The food was delightful. Waiter was friendly.

Thank Javina C
Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited here on 8/8 and sat outside on the balcony. A great view. Our waitress was so attentive. I had the redfish (first time) and he had shrimp and grits... The food was awesome. We sat there trying to eat slow to enjoy every bite. The food the service the atmosphere was so nice. We will visit again.

Thank scarletjazz
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried the stuffed fish and Taste of Bayou. Not bad, but not scrumptious. Nice atmosphere though. It's in the middle of all the action on Bourbon street.

1 Thank Gia T
Spanish Fort, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All around excellent! The fried alligator is EXCEPTIONAL! We had lunch here because they have a gluten free menu. We enjoyed everything so much we came back for dinner!! Service is excellent & the ambiance is classic New Orleans! I'll definitely bring people back when I come stay in nola!

Thank Bama86
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Server was friendly and the service quick. The hamburger was just ok. The marinated Chicken Sandwich was tough, like really tough, I couldn't finish it.

Thank cheekytraveler24
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The oysters mignonette were the absolute best that we've ever had! The gator tail was prepared most professionally as well! The host/hostesses (we ate there three times...), waiters, chefs, the entire staff and atmosphere were a Bourbon Street delight. We will definitely be back in the fall to try the fried cheesecake. Y'all don't miss out on this little treasure!

Thank BSH04
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being on the French quarter, you can't expect much as most of the places will offer overpriced, average food. Le Bayou's food was decent enough. They have an upstairs area with a balcony as well, so ask to be seated there if you like to people watch. We had the shrimp jambalaya rice and shrimp pasta, both ok. Service was... More 

Thank Rodjk100
Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate a late lunch here. It was nice and quiet with good people watching. We ordered an app of chicken gumbo, this was probably one of the best we've eaten in New Orleans. For entrees, we had fried shrimp & the bbq shrimp. The fried shrimp were medium size & good. The bbq shrimp were good also, though I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $26
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2205
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 5045254755

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

Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.