Bayou

Bayou

Cajun / Creole Restaurant, Sports Bar, and Music Venue
2519 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 25th & 26th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20037, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.3/10

Based on 113 votes

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    Kelly B.
    Shrimp and grits was awesome.(4 Tips)
    Keri ..
    Sunday: 1/2 price wine, and try the green tomato tuna tartare(6 Tips)
    Laura J.
    HH is 4-7:30 with $2 Buds & PBR, $4 Rails, and $2 Po Boy Sliders.(8 Tips)
    Brian S.
    The gumbo is great.(2 Tips)
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  • Southern food
  • shrimp and grits
  • fried green tomatoes
  • po' boys
  • happy hour
  • gumbo
  • sliders
  • oysters
  • wine
  • great value
  • mac & cheese
  • roast beef
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • brunch food
  • martinis
  • good for a quick meal
  • casual
  • good for dates
  • biscuits
  • jambalaya
  • Mihika V.

    Love the jalapeño grits!

    Mihika Verma · December 2, 2014
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  • Kathryn L.

    Great biscuits!

    Kathryn Lindsay · August 9, 2014
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  • Robb F.

    Washingtonian recommends the po' boys.

    Robb Fitzsimmons · July 26, 2014
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  • Cat C.

    Fried green tomatoes are the absolute best!

    Cat Cat · May 26, 2014
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  • YuiYee

    Shrimp and grit

    YuiYee · March 16, 2014
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  • YuiYee

    Seafood plate...

    YuiYee · March 16, 2014
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  • Anthony R.

    WTF cover band to naked and famous??? The pre DJ ... Made the night... Washington dc we're coming back.....NYC...still wins....

    Anthony Roberts · March 2, 2014
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  • Kelly B.

    Shrimp and grits was awesome. Garlicky but in a good way

    Kelly Bartling · January 30, 2014
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  • Devon R.

    The food and service is amazing!!!!

    Devon Riddick · January 13, 2014
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  • Himanshu D.

    Cozy upstairs bar with an area for live music. Laid back New Orleans vibe with great food.

    Himanshu Desai · December 12, 2013
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  • Seth T.

    So. Many. Blond women.

    Seth Tanner · November 17, 2013
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  • Bomani A.

    great time at the bayou

    Bomani Armah · November 4, 2013
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  • Liz B.

    Pretty tasty food and awesome drinks. But pretty overpriced for what it was. Big portions though if you get the po boy!

    Liz Blakeley · October 7, 2013
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  • Abhishek K.

    The shrimp n grits was good but there were too few shrimps for my liking. Then again, there are always too few shrimps for my liking.

    Abhishek Kumar · August 24, 2013
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  • Uche O.

    On a date with my boo..the candle makes it romantic and shit lol

    Uche Ofodile · August 17, 2013
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  • Danielle R.

    1/2 priced bottles of wine Sundays!

    Danielle Robinson · August 4, 2013
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  • Mary-Katherine M.

    SOO yummy. Mac & Cheese is incredible.

    Mary-Katherine McKenzie · July 21, 2013
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  • Andrea N.

    Whoa the "Transfusion" packs a punch! Friendly...shrimp slider $2 Happy Hour special and the shrimp in the jambalaya yum...a taste of NOLA right here in DC!

    Andrea Newland · June 13, 2013
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  • Ariana H.

    Delicious roast beef sliders and fried green tomatoes

    Ariana Heideman · May 22, 2013
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  • B H.

    Best hurricanes in town!

    B Hutton · April 27, 2013
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  • Jon H.

    Great food and great happy hour, but $19 for a Po Boy is sacrilege.

    Jon Hussey · April 27, 2013
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  • Dana A.

    Oyster po boy and Cajun fries. The bread is amazing. Best poboy I've had outside NOLA

    Dana Andrzejewski · February 21, 2013
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  • Philippe E. A.

    Lower prices... I will come more often!

    Philippe E. Alvarez-Thomen · January 24, 2013
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  • David E.

    Upstairs the bartender (Justin) is amazing!!! Tell him David from The Advisory Board sent you.

    David Enevoldsen · December 15, 2012
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  • Misi M.

    Great place all around! The people, the food & the atmosphere! Fried Green Tomatoes, Gumbo, Jambalaya were all amazing!!! Next time I'm in town... I will be back!!!

    Misi Miller · July 7, 2012
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  • Dan S.

    Go there for brunch and get the bayou benedict. Perfectly crafted hollaindase sauce. Also, best bloody mary in DC.

    Dan Sagalovich · May 19, 2012
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  • Brian S.

    The gumbo is great. Try a bowl.

    Brian St. Marie · May 18, 2012
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  • Alex A.

    Fantastic food and proper martinis!!

    Alex Arvanitidis · March 17, 2012
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  • Gus M.

    Ask LJ for pretzel shots. They're in many ways similar to crack

    Gus Montes de Oca · January 28, 2012
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  • The P.

    Dont go hungry! Dont go thirty! Its good food n drink just not so happy, happy hour.

    The Professor · January 7, 2012
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  • Tracy R.

    Best drinks and service is GREAT

    Tracy Rivers · December 2, 2011
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  • Samantha D.

    Best jambalaya off Bourbon St.

    Samantha Dredge · September 5, 2011
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  • Ferchichi A.

    Vous pouvez boire un truc à 5 $ et vous faire la monnaie d'un billet de 100$ sans prblm ;)

    Ferchichi Ahmed · September 1, 2011
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  • Tammy G.

    Start with the fried green tomatoes & then a po boy. I liked the St. Charles with fried shrimp!

    Tammy Gordon · August 13, 2011
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  • Alex B.

    BBQ pork drumsticks were tremendous.

    Alex Byers · July 17, 2011
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  • Keri ..

    Sunday: 1/2 price wine, and try the green tomato tuna tartare

    Keri . · June 27, 2011
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  • Oscar

    softshell crab po-boy! excellent!

    Oscar · May 26, 2011
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  • Scott  Margenau (ImageWorks Studio) M.

    Fried green tomatoes may be best in town!

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  • Dana F.

    Service upstairs sucks FYI.

    Dana Frank · April 9, 2011
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  • Bobby T.

    Amazing food!

    Bobby Thompson · April 2, 2011
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  • Shan C.

    Try the Shrimp and Grits!

    Shan C-Moretti · March 30, 2011
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  • www.ShopKraze.com

    Hands down the best drink there is their Frenchman Frizz!!!

    www.ShopKraze.com · March 25, 2011
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  • Laura J.

    HH is 4-7:30 with $2 Buds & PBR, $4 Rails, and $2 Po Boy Sliders. Sick deal. Get some.

    Laura Johnson · January 21, 2011
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  • Thrillist

    TB's hawking everything from po' boys to "St. Charles Fried Oysters", and live-tuning light jazz Thurs-Saturday evenings. Go for both. Read more

    Thrillist · January 18, 2011
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  • f m.

    Went to Bayou on opening night. The music by hot, the food, oysters with special sauce superb and shrimp and grit delicious. The hurricane drinks were slammin'. I'll be back.

    f mccoy · January 10, 2011
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  • carly r.

    Justin will make you delicious hurricanes!

    carly r · January 7, 2011
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