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The Bayou

) #1 of 19 Restaurants in Monett ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood
864 E US Highway 60, Monett, MO 65708-9376
+1 417-235-7800
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“gumbo” (11 reviews)
“muffaletta” (12 reviews)
“po boy” (8 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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864 E US Highway 60, Monett, MO 65708-9376
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Reviews (108)
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1 - 10 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They seating a group of high schools in the BAR when over half of the other restaurant was open! The bar was smoking and cold. Service was terrible! Most of the group liked their food. Definitely not worth the 18% gratitude we had to pay....More

Thank tkauffman
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a must if you visit Monett. You will be surprised by the variety. Try the different menu items. You will be pleasantly surprised. The owner Darrin is very friendly and visits tables.

Thank David B
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The other day, my mother-in-law's son asked her what she would want in all the world, if money was no object. The thought for a few minutes, then told him she would want a po' boy sandwich "from Darren's." Couldn't get a better recommendation.

1  Thank Carole H
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I had seen an advertisement of this place in a local magazine, Was traveling thru the area on our way to a weekend of fishing. Stopped in for lunch and even though this place was lacking on décor, it was made up with us quickly...More

1  Thank RalphSmiley
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Best Southern food around! These guys have it! I'm from Southern Arkansas and this is the best in 100+ mile area. The frog legs are to die for and everything else in the menu is also awesome. This place is a must!

2  Thank bobastew
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great food, reasonable prices, large portions. Staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is great. The place is operated by an extended family who relocated from Louisiana.

Thank timpN3697TM
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We visited on Saturday. FYI boils do not start until 3 pm so we came too early. Good food. Meat pie had nice spice, okra and red beans and rice all lovely. Jalapeño cornbread was my favorite. Service checked frequent enough. It was a cold...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The food was great as usual. My wife and I both love this place. The service is always great too. It's a great place to get Cajun type food, right in Monett Mo.

Thank Dleep
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Came here from West Plains,MO with a friend looking for some good New Orleans cooking. We were immediately greeted and seated by the friendly wait staff. The owner stopped by the table and we talked a bit, we ordered our food and it arrived promptly....More

Thank stephenaN8212EA
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Last night visited the Bayou again and was again happy with food an service. Owner is from a West-Bank Italian family, uses his mom's family recipes in addition to those he has developed. Great food, great variety, wonderful service, nice surroundings. You owe yourself a...More

Thank Carole H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 864 E US Highway 60, Monett, MO 65708-9376
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Monett
  • Phone Number: +1 417-235-7800
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