We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Bayou on First

$
Downtown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1523 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-1523
+1 206-624-2598
Website
Today
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu - Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 29: English reviews
Mittagong, Australia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We looked for a little while before finding this great little restaurant. The owner couldn't have been more helpful for our group of 6. We all found that the range on the menu suited all needs. We had some people who wanted to eat vegan & he easily accommodated our request without a fuss. Service was fast & efficient. Would... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pejola6772
Lynnwood, Washington
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We really wanted to like this little café near Pike Street Market but the food was awful! We-four of us- are always on the hunt for that real southern Cajun café and, at first, this seemed to fit the bill. So we stopped in for lunch. The waiter was very polite and helpful, we were seated immediately (usually a red... More 

Helpful?
Thank greg c
Jerome, Idaho
Level Contributor
46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a breakfast stop. Happened on this restaurant. Menu looked interesting so we went in. The owners run the place and are friendly. Both meals were delicious. We ordered the red bean omelet and the smoked salmon scramble. They are served with Yukon gold potatoes and toast. I like to drink hot tea and they had a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Linda H
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I had the most amazing PoBoy! The jambalaya my wife had was also amazing. Our service was exceptional! Chris took GREAT care of us. He made sure my service dog had his own water (I didn't even have to ask) they made him a burger, welcomed him with open arms and showed him a lot of love. We were never... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amanda H
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. Having grown up just 100 miles from New Orleans, we know good Cajun food when we have it. This food was passable but nothing exceptional. As far as service... They were friendly enough but we waited 25 minutes for our food (a cup of gumbo and a salad) and the place wasn't busy. But the... More 

Helpful?
Thank bobchi
Level Contributor
65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in because I had a craving for red beans and rice. The red beans and rice and chicken sausage was very good and the staff was friendly. I enjoyed sitting outside and people watching.

Helpful?
Thank Mark T
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

After a night out with my daughter we woke up excited to find a breakfast place in the heart of downtown and we happened upon this place. We were not disappointed. I had the salmon scramble with Yukon potatoes and whole wheat toast and my daughter classic shrimp and grits. The salmon scramble was seasoned perfectly with an added creaminess... More 

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. The owners are super friendly and the food is fairly priced. No frills, terrific value . I'll be back soon!

Helpful?
Thank Mark S
Alaska
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

If you're familiar with Cajun food don't bother, jasmine rice for your jambalaya? Nice folks running the place but authentic it is not!!

Helpful?
Thank MuddyMike
Pasadena, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2015

family stopped for breakfast. this place has a new orleans feel. small, and tight. the owner is a gentleman of the first order. my gumbo was perfect. my wife, and son loved their choices. everyone in the restaurant seemed quite pleased with their meals as the owner constantly made his way around the restaurant interacting with his customers. loved it!

Helpful?
Thank joe32859

Travelers who viewed Bayou on First also viewed

 

Been to Bayou on First? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
Cajun & Creole
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1523 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-1523
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-624-2598

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bayou on First staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?