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“Tried it again, mixed feelings”

Peggy's on the Bayou
Ranked #9 of 73 Restaurants in Orange
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 5 August 2013

I really wanted this visit to succeed, so i called ahead for a table (a family birthday-table for 6 at 7pm.) The floor didn't look much cleaner on this visit, the bathroom was smelly, and the staff looked tired.
There did seem to be more space, and more tables, since they have expanded a little bit.
I think it's more than they can handle, however.
My party of six waited a long time for the food, and the place wasn't full.
The disappointing part was that four of us got food, and the other two plates arrived much later.
Gumbo was great, the crab burgers and handmade onion rings were tasty, but was disappointed in the service-it's like we ate in shifts.

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Reviewed 7 June 2013

Decent seafood that was somewhat overpriced for what you get. The restaurant inside wasn't all that nice either.

Thank ELI C
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

The only places near the hotel were fast food and Denny's. I wanted seafood. This place was way out, down a long dark road past the oil refineries, about 8 miles from the hotel. The staff were all so friendly and the food was yummy! I had gumbo and stuffed flounder. It is right on the bayou, people come there in their boats

1  Thank Dana J
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Ah Peggy. I think she started out just wanting to feed up web footed lads who fished hunted or just plain old huanted the bayou's, back waters and marshes. One thing has led to another and her food is drawing int he socialites. It's more than just the food though. When you walk in the door, someone shouts; "Grab a seat, will get to you in a minute." Just like at Grandmas.
It's not some fancy evening gown and black tie affair. No Sir, this is home. Home cooking, Southern down home hospitality and growing pains that are kinda putting a crimp in things but not to worry, she's been adding on since the first week.
It might take a bit to get your order, but this isnt a freeze dried microwave and quick fry get it out there place. It's made right.
I've pulled up to the back porch and ordered burgers, fries and bait shrimp and I've walked in the front door for a relaxing evening with a lovely lady.
Take it from a big grumpy old Swamp Irish. There might be ritzier settings with more fancy geegaws, but for just plain old good eating, finding Peggys is well worth the looking.
Give Peggys a try and see if you don't feel right at home on the back water bayous of Orange Texas! Tell Ashley Big Mike sent ya!
Oh, and Peggy does need to get a hat rack, this is still Texas and we still need a place to hang our Stetsons! We know to kick our hip boots off on the back porch!

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1  Thank ThePainKiller
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Reviewed 16 October 2012 via mobile

Peggy always greats us. Everyone is so nice. The restaurant isn't the cleanest but its a bait shop. You know what you're getting. The hamburgers are excellent and crawfish pistolettes are even better!

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Thank Jenniferhaley182
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