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Bisou Bistro at The Canal House

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1226 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6300
17:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Morristown, New Jersey
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here on our first night in HF based on recommendation from b&b. The wine list is very reasonable and many good entrees including the gumbo. Interesting story about the many purposes of the building during the civil war.

Thank emc_traveler_12
Kernersville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened on this excellent restaurant by accident. My wife had rockfish and I had seafood gumbo. Both were excellent although I prefer more seafood in my gumbo. We got a goat cheese appetizer with 3 different cheeses that was excellent. Only Robles was not enough bread to match the cheeses.

Thank djewell48
Georgetown, Delaware
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143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by several locals during our visit to Harpers Ferry. It was so good we went on a Friday night and again Saturday night! The servers were very friendly and the food was amazing. The vegetables were fresh, seafood was delicious. Both the French soup and lobster Bisque were great. My husband was very impressed... More 

1 Thank Roxygurl761
Warrenton, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Harper's Ferry for a weekend away to celebrate my husband's birthday. We gave the Bisou Bistro a try and were delightfully surprised. While it's best to make a reservation we hadn't on that Friday night but were able to get in and were seated upstairs. It was lovely. We shared the space with one other couple but... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this place because it was recommended. There were four of us and we tried the Bruschetta, French Onion soup, Steak, Seafood pasta and the Gumbo. The food was delicious. The service was ok but he was the only server in the area, which caused him to forget about us a little. The restaurant was very cute and could... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Good, not great, food in an interesting location. All in all, probably your best dinner option in the area.

Thank jiggzey
Alexandria, VA
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is absolutely the best restaurant in this NHP town. Authentic Cajun dishes with fresh ingredients. Great seafood. Excellent service and reasonable prices including the wine list. Don't miss it.

Thank LaRee
Somerville, Massachusetts
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130 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Louisiana cooking at its best. Yes it is licensed, despite some web sites saying that it's BYOB. Delicious home cooked southern food. Charming host and hostess.

1 Thank Rosemary B
Monongahela, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Your order an expensive steak. Long wait and when food does arrive your steak is served with canned sliced potatoes! Floor dirty and tops of salt and pepper was so dirty I wouldn't use them. Table was in such bad condition I thought it would break as we cut the meat. Was great under previous owner but I will never... More 

1 Thank ConnieMon
Kevin P, Owner at Bisou Bistro at The Canal House, responded to this review

So I thought long about how I was going to respond to this"review". As owner and chef I take your perceived experience and weigh it against what I know to be true and accurate. Then I talk to my staff about it. What I have surmised is that something happened to you during your time here that insulted you in... More 

Huntington, West Virginia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

With excellent food in a casual, laid-back atmosphere, Bisou Bistro is a nice find in the Harpers Ferry area. Within walking distance of many Bolivar-area inns/B&Bs, Bisou Bistro makes a perfect spot for an unhurried, intimate dinner. The chef-driven menu features a variety of Cajun/New Orleans-inspired cuisine, much of it featuring the house-made (and really wonderful) andouille sausage. We shared... More 

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Kevin P, Owner at Bisou Bistro at The Canal House, responded to this review

We appreciate the note. We do try hard to make our place an entire experience and not just a meal. We have noted that the period chairs are a little uncomfortable so to that end we are having custom..butt pads made to make the seating more enjoyable. Glad we could contribute to your Harpers Ferry Experience! CK More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1226 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6300
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Harpers Ferry
  • Phone Number: 13013281590
Located in a charming 1790's stone house in historic Harpers Ferry-Bolivar, Our Menu is seasonally changed to offer classic New Orleans Cajun & Creole French cuisine. We focus on, fresh, delicious, local food in a friendly and casual atmosphere. While holding true to our South Louisiana Heritage, we also have developed gluten free and allergy sensitive versions of most items. Owner & Executive Chef Kevin Plunkett, a New Orleans Native and Classically trained French Chef, is passionate about sustainability and supporting local producers whenever possible. Together with his wife Amanda, they have made a commitment to transform a little slice of West Virginia into Cajun Country with a dash of South Louisiana Hospitality and traditional New Orleans fare.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?