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The Bayou

702 Hawthorne Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18018-4348
+1 610-419-6669
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beignets” (58 reviews)
“cornbread” (52 reviews)
“fried chicken” (96 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
702 Hawthorne Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18018-4348
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

There is a Cajun touch on the entrees. Chicken had a spicy pinch in the breading. It came with sweet mashed potatoes and pickled cucumbers. Shrimp and grits were served with heads on. A house salad was uneventful with lettuce and tomatoes in a lemon...More

Thank acielesz
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for the 4-star rating! We're thrilled you had such a wonderful experience with us! 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! The shrimp...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The bayou simple delicious food and cocktails. We have been here numerous times if you can eat outside much quieter. The inside is very loud. If you can go during the week it's much easier to get in. The weekends they are slammed. One to...More

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TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Dear Guest, Thanks for the fantastic review! We love sharing our passion for delicious food with our guests. Your praise for our dishes lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to hosting you again soon for another amazing experience! Have a wonderful...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

Have finally gotten to The Bayou. I ordered the pork bbq sandwich, which was really good. Just enough sauce, with some spicy pickles and crunchy onions gave it all the right textures with a great taste! The French fries were a bit salty, but cooked...More

Thank Kathy B
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thanks for the 4/5 review, Kathy! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you loved your meal - the Pork BBQ Sandwich is an excellent choice! We're also very pleased that your waitress provided you with...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The best and more inventive food reminiscent of the South. We have never disappointed there having lived in New Orleans. It's always crowded and noisy at dinner time. Not a place for a quiet conversation but a good place for food. The service was friendly...More

Thank Mingosorus
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for the 4/5 rating! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant experience with us! We love sharing our delicious food with our guests. It's wonderful you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes. We appreciate the feedback regarding our service. We expect more from...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. We arrived about 20 minutes early for our reservation and were seated right away. We had a fantastic server, Mary, who was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and preparations of the dishes, and even the cocktails! All her recommendations...More

Thank jamy208
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for the outstanding review! We're delighted your experience with us was so wonderful! It's fantastic our team could accommodate your needs and assist you in any way possible. We're thrilled you enjoyed our dishes so much! You made some really excellent...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great place, great food, great service. You must visit this place. We always have a wonderful experience at the Bayou!More

Thank PoppiMimi
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thank you for the perfect rating! It is great to see that you enjoyed dining with us! We are always working very hard to provide the best tasting meals and fantastic service! We would love to have you back again soon! Thanks again and have...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Ate there this evening for the third time. Nice size crowd but not all tables full. French fries were cold when served and where was the oyster in the oyster po'boy? All I tasted was fried breading. A definite step down from my previous two...More

1  Thank stonefacetoo
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thank you for leaving this rating and feedback. We are always working very hard to provide the best tasting dishes and excellent service for all of our guests. It is disappointing to see that we could have done more for you. Thank you so much...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

We always enjoy the atmosphere at the Bayou! The cocktails, beer selection and menu options are impressive.More

Thank DelightfulOne
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thank you for stopping in with your family! We always strive to provide the best meals and excellent service for all of our guests. It is great to hear that you had a great experience with us! We hope you plan on stopping in again...More

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Took my father and my nephew here for a birthday lunch. My father is extremely picky, so I was nervous that he wouldn't be happy with the menu. He's more of a diner fella.... He ordered the fried chicken and a side of corn bread....More

Thank Stephanie5867
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thanks for the perfect review, Stephanie! We're delighted to hear that you had such an amazing dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you and the rest of your party enjoyed your meals! That's what we like to hear! We're also very pleased that our...More

Reviewed 25 January 2017

The best Cajun in this part of the country! I like the Fried Oyster Po Boy. The Fried Chicken and Fried Catfish plate were also good! The specialty drinks were great!More

Thank joku2015
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Thank you for the perfect rating! We are always working very hard to provide the best tasting meals and excellent service for all of our guests. It is great to hear you really enjoyed your meal! We hope you plan on stopping in again soon!...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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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