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Blue Bayou Inn Restaurant

288 S US Highway 51, Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin 54545, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545-9027
+1 715-543-2537
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood
288 S US Highway 51, Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin 54545, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545-9027
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Reviews (64)
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I have spent over 50 years in northern Wisconsin. We had never noticed or heard of this restaurant. We stopped last week with another couple who had also stayed in this area for decades and had never eaten here. When we entered,...More

Thank eaters2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong, I love the fish fry, prime rib and pub food but every once and awhile I want something different and a little more upscale. We enjoyed excellently prepared Creole/Cajon cuisine, great wine list, live entertainment and great service. The lakefront location...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic find in the north woods of Wisconsin. Not a north woods fisherman's normal spot (bar and/or pub).It is a special "fine dining experience" tailored to those familiar with the local food of the (ie: Homa and Tibodaux) bayou areas of Louisiana. Ambiance is...More

Thank barbelwm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time to the Blue Bayou and I ask myself why haven't I made this a regular stop on my trips up North. Service, views and food are incredible. Start with the seafood pate and delicious warm bread with their own roumalad. Followed by full,Rich...More

Thank rivrman
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great food - cajun style or toned down for the plain folk! Good atmosphere along with good service. Owner Rita runs bar and is very friendly. Season end Mardi gras party with music and treats. Wonderful place to dine.

Thank Hajtster
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

My two daughters and 9 other young women and myself dined here for a celebration. I had never been before but had heard very good things. It was more than I had expected! The food was delicious, the people so friendly and atmosphere was just...More

Thank Annie34227
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We have been here before, so we decided to go back, one in our party asked to have the Etouffee in place of the soup, and the waitress said yes that would be fine but it would be a LITTLE bit more, well when we...More

Thank Cakelady27
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Everything about the Blue Bayou is superb. Atmosphere, service and food can not be beaten. You haven't lived until you enjoy the blackened prime rib on a Saturday evening!

Thank donna p
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have eaten here every year when we come to this area. We have never had anything that was not fabulous and this time was no exception. Instead of dinner we had the fish for appetizers and drinks. The fish bits appetizer are wonderful, my...More

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Blue Bayou on Saturday night. We made reservations (which is recommended) and were seated right away. There was a live harp player which created a nice atmosphere. The website tells you to expect to spend two hours there for dinner. We made...More

Thank Retsbol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 S US Highway 51, Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin 54545, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545-9027
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Manitowish Waters
  • Phone Number: +1 715-543-2537
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