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1300 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
+1 360-752-2968
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Everett, Washington
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was invited to Bayou on Bay for Mother's Day lunch. While the restaurant was not overly busy when we arrived, we had to wait about 20 minutes, as there were a considerable number of reservations being set up for. We were seated as quickly as possible and served water immediately after seating. The waiter acknowledged us quickly to ask if... More 

Thank takn123
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like frog legs and since there is no other place around here serving frog legs, I go there even though their food is too greasy to me. Yesterday it should be about the 3rd time I was there. The waitress that took our order was arrogant but the girl that brought food to us was very nice, so my... More 

Thank Summer1022
Custer, Washington
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Excellent brunch. Tasty salads and dinners. Interesting specials. I especially love the shrimp dishes. My husband likes the alligator. We go here regularly as it is near our favorite movie theater. Wait-staff is always friendly.

Thank CarolynD53
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I get up to Bellingham a lot and enjoy shows at Mt. Baker theatre. Before the show we always stop at the Bayou for dinner. We seem to each time find 2 bars stools just waiting for us that sit between the dinner tables and official bar. There we relax to delicious oyster shooters, crab cakes and... More 

1 Thank Cindy S
Bellingham, Washington, USA
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We went for our Valentine dinner & enjoyed the atmosphere. The food wasn't up to snuff. I ordered a rib eye steak that was extremely fatty but blackened well. My partner enjoyed his seafood fettuccini. Didn't get a chance to try the "gator" on the menu. Maybe next time.

1 Thank Martha1105
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch with our 2 small children. I was first off very pleased with the kids menu selection. That is usually hit or miss, but there was plenty to please my kiddos! We shares the hush puppies and I had the Jambalaya! It was amazing! Authentic flavors and super fresh! Definitely recommend!

Thank Robyn D
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner here with my husband and our two friends on their reconnection. We were not disappointed. The service was friendly and the food tasted great.

Thank Mia K
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Took our family there for lunch, we had hush puppies, fried shrimp, chicken strips for the kids, brisket, cornbread ect. The food was good, actually very light on the spice which surprised us. I would have given more stars but considering it was lunch the place was almost empty and it took forever. The longest being getting our check, almost... More 

1 Thank flight000
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I came back to Bayou recently, after writing the place off a few years ago, and I am so glad I did. They served me one of the best meals I've had in a restaurant at this level. I had a salmon special, and the fish was perfectly done, the sides flavorful and inventive, and the presentation excellent. Service was... More 

Thank Caprietta
Cassidy, British Columbia, Canada
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I've been visiting Bellingham for over 40 years and I've never heard of this place till last week. I tried the catfish, gator skewers, crab cakes,and gumbo, all were the best I've ever had. The gumbo was a bit spicy for my taste, but still excellent.Service was great, food was fantastic, price wasn't bad for what we got. I will... More 

Thank JohnHubbard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-752-2968

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