My wife was nervous about trying Bayou Joe's. We were new in town and didn't have word of mouth to guide us. The neighborhood's a little dodgy, 2 blocks from a park with a slelection of unsavory characters. Unpaved parking lot. But we drove by on a Sunday morning after church and the lot was pretty full, so we went for it.
It's a little disorganized; too small for a hostess but needs one. We found a seat by walking through the kitchen to the back dock. A friendly server found us eventually. We had a choice of brunch or lunch and both chose the sloppy joe. We drank coffee and soda, but could have ordered a beer. The roll was crammed full of seasoned ground beef in tomato sauce and had a unique flavor. It came with fries that were okay. We were talked into dessert, a frozen mint chococlate pie prepared by the current culinary student on staff. It was outstanding.
Seating is outdoors, on the dock. From time to time, you will be asked to help tie off one of the boats arriving with diners. Toss a fry in the water and watch some huge (I couldn't tell what it was because the water was so dark) fish gobble it down. Linger over a second cup of coffee and watch the boat traffic in and out of the marina while the bridge raises to accomodate the tall masts of the sailboats. Leave your wallet at home. You can practically pay for your meal with pocket change.