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The Bayou

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864 E Highway 60, Monett, MO 65708
+1 417-235-7800
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Monett, Missouri
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Carole H
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 being seated and our orders being taken. We tried the Alligator tail appetizer and was... More 

Thank RalphSmiley
Ozark, Missouri, United States
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank bobastew
Aurora, MO, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 day and it was very chilly in booths by the door. Basketball game was on... More 

Thank Amy G
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
West Plains, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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. Everything we ordered was well cooked and served while piping hot. Loved the friendly staff,... More 

Thank stephenaN8212EA
Monett, Missouri
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 trip there...

Thank Carole H
Daytona Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We love this place........ Best mufalletta sandwiches ever, but need to warn you, they are huge!!! On Saturday evenings my husband loves to go for the Shrimp Boil..... Again there is so much food..........myself, I am a creature of habit, once I found something on a menu that I really like, I continuously order it..... So, for me it is... More 

Thank Travelgirl34172
Galena, Missouri
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Gave this place a second chance. I've never had a good meal here yet. They skimp on everything and it's just not the type of cajun food I've ever had.

Thank Ellen B
Bayou M, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this review

Hello Ellen, I am the owner of the Bayou Restaurant and will solely try to offer some advice as to the cooking we do in our own little part of the world that we now serve in Monett. you have my invitation to let me bring some basic cuisine choices to you by letting you sample our way of cooking.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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 Highway 60, Monett, MO 65708
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Monett
  • Phone Number: +1 417-235-7800

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