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The Bayou

702 Hawthorne Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18018-4348
+1 610-419-6669
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (59 reviews)
“fried chicken” (102 reviews)
“beignets” (55 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
702 Hawthorne Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18018-4348
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perhaps it's because spicy food isn't our favorite, but on a recent visit, found the food only ok. Others with our party seemed to like their food, but we were not impressed either with the entree we had or the amount of food that we...More

Thank LewisClark2014
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback, Lewis. We strive to offer our guests quality service and delicious food. However, it's unfortunate that your time with us was anything less than perfect and that your meal didn't meet your expectations. We'll be addressing your concerns with the appropriate...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place with a different menu than your run of the mill restaurant. The drinks were very good and the food was excellent!More

Thank GS650GL
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the fantastic rating, GS650GL! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to our guests at all times so it's very pleasing to hear that we were able to accommodate you during your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are frequent customers. The food is great. really like the fried chicken and the cornbread. Never had a bad meal. We met one of the owners, Christian, a real class act. Had a great waitress named MistyMore

Thank perk722
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! We're happy your time with us was so wonderful! We care about our guests so we strive to offer the highest levels of service as well as fresh and delicious food. It's fantastic you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

This place was recommended by a student and I always take their recommendations with a grain of salt. Well, this place was better than expected and out right fabulous. Service was excellent, including the waitress telling us about must do's in Bethlehem. The shrimp and...More

Thank 319ellenp
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing, Ellen! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful meal with us at The Bayou. We're so glad that you loved your meal and our service. We aim to please our guests with our warm hospitality and delicious food,...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Let’s start with a perfect hurricane that is not overly sweet to hide all the flavors. Poured into a hurricane glass. It’s the Perfect way to start the meal with an appetizer of crunchy fried oysters with old bay aioli. I went with the jambalaya...More

Thank scott t
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for the excellent review, Scott! It's outstanding you had such an amazing experience with us! We're delighted you enjoyed our fresh and delicious dishes so much and that our team made you feel so welcome and assisted you in any way. We aim...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped in after a Musikfest show. Always enjoy the southern flair that the menu has. Gumbo is always very good. The flash fried B.E.P.’s are always a good starter with a side of Sazerac. :) I can’t say that I had anything here that I...More

Thank DGardJr
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thanks for the fantastic review, DGard! It's excellent you enjoyed your time with us so much! We love sharing our passion for delicious food with our guests and your praise for our mouthwatering dishes lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This place was outstanding! A nice cozy place off the beaten path . With good service and EXCELLENT food. The Mac and cheese is simply the best I ever had . The fried chicken was amazing, the dirty rice , collard greens, pickles all amazing!...More

Thank tomtom41
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review, Tom! We're thrilled your time with us was so fantastic! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our mouthwatering dishes and your praise lets us know we're doing our job. That's what we like to see! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I visited The Bayou for business to let loose a bit. Crowd was good, service is decent and drinks are spot on. Parking is easy and location is simple to find.More

Thank NathanW2408
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for sharing the wonderful review with us, Nathan! We're happy to hear that you had such a pleasant experience with us! It was our pleasure hosting you. It's great to know that our drinks and location had such a positive impact on you....More

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I haven't had anything I didn't like. The entrees and sandwiches are different from any other restaurant. Service and drinks were very good.More

Thank tlitke
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review, tlitke! We're thrilled your time with us was so fantastic! We strive to offer great service alongside our unique entrees; your praise lets us know we're doing our job. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another amazing...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

we had an excellent dinner here during our trip to Bethlehem. The wife had the gumbo and the Bayou Mac & Cheese and said it was the best she's ever had, while I tried their award winning Fried Chicken, and wow was it tasty and...More

Thank John J
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thanks for the great review, John! We're happy your time with us was so wonderful! We care about our guests so we strive to offer the highest levels of service and delicious food. It's fantastic you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much and that our...More

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donna d
5 May 2017|
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Response from Marlenewk | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have gift cards
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Big_verb
28 April 2016|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! 🎶son of a gun we'll have big fun on the Bayou!🎶. If you have been to NOLA this place will remind you of that great town!
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Peirins
4 November 2015|
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Response from Pamela G | Reviewed this property |
Parking lot across the street and all around the restaurant! Quite safe as the restaurant is in a very quiet, limited traffic area!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 Hawthorne Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18018-4348
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: +1 610-419-6669
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