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Louisiana Kitchen & Bayou Bar

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4907 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2528
+1 301-652-6945
07:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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253 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was dying for some beignets and they delivered on that need, but aside from that, the dishes lacked soul. The food was competent and it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t bursting with Louisiana flavor. The service was very good, but I won't be coming back.

Thank eightwednesday
Bethesda, Maryland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bad atmosphere. Bad food. The only explanation for it being open as long as it has been- It must be a front the mafia uses to launder money. (That is a joke)Really terrible.

Thank klee51
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I've been eating fried catfish my entire life. (I will not share just how long that is). The catfish was perfectly seasoned & cooked, served piping hot & moist. The Hurricane(s) were delish! Run don't walk. You love it too.

Thank Vanessa B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Having spent too many college weekends in Louisiana, I consider myself somewhat well-versed on bayou cuisine. After all, who hasn't drowned themselves in hurricanes and beignets?! Louisiana Kitchen is s our go-to for all things gumbo, crawfish, and catfish. Today I ordered the Louisiana Express eggs Benedict with grits - blackened catfish over fried grits topped with poached eggs and... More 

Thank JNetteDC
Columbus, Georgia
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Visited this place last night for dinner. Ordered the kids chicken tenders and fries. Between my sister and myself, we ordered: Shrimp Po Boy Andouille Sausage Jambalaya Crawfish "Bisque" "Boudin" Needless to say the items that have been in parenthesis, were nothing close to the original. The bisque was more like crawfish/tomato broth soup and the boudin was a weird,... More 

Thank AJWalk
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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322 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

To start get the fried oyster appetizer – three perfectly deep fried oysters. Here are my four favorite entrées for lunch or dinner. Top of the list is a Shrimp Creole (three egg) Omelet. No. 2 the Eggs Sardou, poached eggs over artichoke hearts which are perfect for breakfast, but good with any meal. Third is the Crawfish Etouffe and... More 

Thank Hanschen
Potomac, Maryland
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290 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The creoles and etouffes (?) are always good. Biscuits are a bit doughy. Fresh lemonade is tart. The star tonight were the seasonally available soft cell crabs--fried well and reasonable priced. Good service

Thank RonFG
Columbus, Ohio
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Reincarnated from the Louisiana (whatever) a few years ago, the restaurant relocatted to a nicer venue but kept the old recipes, which are great. One in awhile they have a clam chowder which is great. In the old place, I found a piece of a metal scouring pad in my chowder and complained. They gave me a free refill! Don't... More 

Thank TravelerRog
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

I am a New Orleans native, and I was visiting Bethesda for work. Some of my relatives live in the area, and they wanted to take me somewhere special. This restaurant was their idea. I didn't have the heart to tell them that the food was bad. I was excited to see shrimp and grits on the list of specials.... More 

Thank alphapartner7
Silver Spring, Maryland
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a small unassuming restaurant with very good food and friendly help. It is hard to get good New Orleans style food in this area. So, this is a great place to get your NOLA fix for a reasonable price.

Thank lawshark1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4907 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2528
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-652-6945

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