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The Bayou - CLOSED

117 N Butler St, Madison, WI 53703-2492
+1 608-294-9404
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
15 Nov 2016
“Good eats and great atmosphere”
25 Jul 2016
“Interesting, friendly restaurant that is now closed, darn it all!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cajun & Creole
117 N Butler St, Madison, WI 53703-2492
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

The bartenders always greets you with a smile and a beverage. Great food and service make this a neighborhood gem. Try the Fried Shrimp Po Boy.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank themoviebuff
Reviewed July 25, 2016

I stopped in early July and had a beer, then returned later for dinner. I had a marvelous piece of red snapper served over a mild but delicious jambalaya, along with two oysters broiled with jalepeno bacon. It was a lovely meal, and a large...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Marguerite D
Reviewed May 12, 2016

My son and I in town looking for something unique.. This place had what we were looking for. Great live music, great food (oysters on the half shell were wonderful! as was the jambalaya).... Highly recommend. Very friendly too.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank pwrwagn
Reviewed April 10, 2016

I dined at the Bayou for lunch on a recent weekday afternoon and really enjoyed it. I followed it up with a visit during Happy Hour a couple of days later. The atmosphere is French Quarter New Orleans. There's a giant statue of a Mardi...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank rickleed
Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

I went to the Bayou at night after it became Club Voodoo. My friend was DJing there this past weekend and it was an absolute blast! So much to look at, an interesting place. The ceiling looks like a starry night sky and the lasers...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Rachel M
Reviewed February 26, 2016

I've been here several times and have never had a bad meal. Our favorites are the Red Beans and Rice, Chicken an Sausage Jambalaya and OMG! the fish fry is awesome! Service is fantastic.

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank DanaJ53704
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Went for the first time with my husband. The staff is very friendly. They had a band playing the music of New Orleans. The decor is is beautiful with the ceiling full of stars that are twinkling. The food was very good.

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank Flokie66
Reviewed January 7, 2016

Always an interesting experience at the Bayou. The food offerings are great and I always enjoy the ambiance. They serve Abita and other New Orleans beers. An enjoyable place.

Date of visit: January 2016
1  Thank John C
Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have never been here when I have not already been drinking. That being said, my impressions are all positive! Great oysters on the half-shell, cold beer, and substantial N'Orleans fare. Need to try this place sober.....but what fun would that be?

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Drew T
Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went with a friend who recommended I try this place. I love Cajun/Creole food, and my friend had been here on many occasions with great results. We went on Saturday, around 5 or 6. There were not many customers, which gave us many options for...More

Date of visit: April 2015
Thank Wiscgirl15
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 N Butler St, Madison, WI 53703-2492
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-294-9404
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