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1300 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4322
+1 360-752-2968
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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Bellingham, Washington, USA
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Martha1105
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank flight000
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Lansing, Michigan
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent jambalaya. Presentation was a little blah but food was great. Interesting little restaurant.

Thank Cindy S
Somewhere In Wa
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137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you have a hankering for food from the bayous of Louisiana, spiced to the degree of "hotness'' that you desire, this is the place for you. You will find po' boys, jambalaya and other dishes that arrive sizzling to your table, announcing their flavors as they arrive. Busy bar scene, also outdoor seating in warmer weather.

Thank Therese R
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here twice. The first time we sat outside which was very pleasant. The second time we sat inside the restaurant. The inside is rustic and basic but fits with the theme. The food is good. The only problem was seating inside there was no blind to shade from the setting sun so I had to wear sunglasses... More 

Thank name8150
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great food. Outside seating. The appetizer crab cakes were perfect and the price was good. All our food was great. Generous portions. On the same block as the Pickford Theater. I would go here and skip the expensive places on the waterfront. You can drive and see the water, easily.

Thank Phyllis25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?