The Bayou

The Bayou

645 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, United States
Closed until 11:00am (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Tue–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
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Over 300 beers in bottles and on draft. Specializing in Cajun & Creole food. Late night dining and music on the weekends.


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  • "Please order the Gumbolaya. This dish is INCREDIBLE!!" (3 tips)
  • "Great food. Yummy sweet potato fries." (6 tips)
  • "Try the crawfish étouffée. It's good. It's not that spicy though." (3 tips)
  • Matt A.

    Not only the best beer selection in town, but also the best (maybe the only) cajon-themed restaurant. Beer is epic, but food is worth a visit as well.

    Matt Affolter · October 26, 2011
  • Seth L.

    go to the bayou and order the 50/50 sweet potato fries and a dirty hoe

    Seth Larson · October 21, 2009
  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Nicknamed Beervana, offering more than 200 kinds of bottled beer. Start with Delirium Tremens and work your way around the globe. Read more

    Esquire · February 3, 2011
  • Now Salt Lake

    Along with more beer brands than you can shake a church key at, the Bayou's full dining menu is available until 11:30 p.m., and the kitchen remains open until 12:30. Read more

    Now Salt Lake · February 15, 2012
  • Scott F.

    Their parking lot is usually packed and hard to turn around in. Park on the street and be sure to feed the meter or park across or down the street.

    Scott Fullen · March 23, 2011
  • Melinda P.

    Get the sweet potatoe fries.....ask for all sweet potatoe fries!

    Melinda Pfafflin · July 6, 2010

    Say no to jambalaya and get the GUMBALAYA!!

    SNOCRU · January 18, 2012
  • Chunky J.

    If you give a crackhead a dollar, he'll just ask for more. If you spend that said dollar here at the bayou instead of giving it to that said crackhead, then we all win.

    Chunky Jeff · July 5, 2010
  • Nina T.

    The 50/50 sweet potato fries and the chipotle hummus are both delicious!

    Nina Tekwani · March 23, 2011
  • Evin C.

    Known for their dirty hoes for two...for one.

    Evin Catlett · December 2, 2010
  • William

    Extensive beer menu, good food, perfect place for twentysomethings in love.

    William · August 19, 2010
  • Trevor W.

    Go the Bayou and forget about the 50/50 Fries. Try the long lost secret of delicious Chips with Artichoke Dip. You won't regret it!

    Trevor Witcher · July 12, 2010
  • Now Salt Lake

    Speciality: Cajun- and Creole-themed with a sprinkling of pub grubIf you are looking for desserts try the Deep Fried Twinkies or the Stout Float which is vanilla ice cream with Guinness draft. Read more

    Now Salt Lake · September 9, 2011
  • Corey O.

    Red beans and rice and a Rogue Irish Ale is the ticket.

    Corey O'Brien · December 29, 2010
  • Jerami A.

    The Alligator Cheesecake was amazing! Get out of your safe little box and try it!

    Jerami Anderson · August 12, 2010
  • Brad

    Put the Artichoke Cheese Dip in your mouth (swallowing optional)

    Brad · November 20, 2009
  • Romany N.

    Crawfish etouffee, chicken fried chicken and blackened catfish are all great choices here.

    Romany Norris · August 18, 2013
  • Emily W.

    The catfish isn't fishy at all! Great for people that dislike fish~

    Emily Willen · July 20, 2013
  • Emily W.

    Gumbolaya (mix of gumbo & jambalaya) is the best!!!!

    Emily Willen · July 20, 2013
  • Tom A.

    Please order the Gumbolaya. This dish is INCREDIBLE!!

    Tom Ashby · May 31, 2013
  • Julie S.

    Great selection of beer! You can get anything from a really hoppy IPA to a dark stout. Plus the Cajun style food is amazing. Try the po-boy and you won't be disappointed!

    Julie S. · November 26, 2012
  • Ninja J.

    Great beer selection, and appetizers are good too. I had the garlic burger and it was nothing special.

    Ninja Jeff · September 26, 2012
  • Hang W.

    They now have Fresca

    Hang Wong · April 27, 2012
  • Jessica L.

    Loved the sweet potato fries with the spicy aioli and the balsamic dressing (which was unique) but especially the Ahi Tuna Tacos. The seared tuna was fresher here than at Market Street.

    Jessica Luckert · February 8, 2012
  • Kim A.

    First Turkey Burger, it was quite tasty. Can't wait to go back and try more things. Read more

    Kim Antry · August 8, 2011
  • Julia W.

    local & european beer, appetizers, pasta, friendly servers.

    Julia Watts · December 21, 2010
  • Lee S.

    Gumbo with crawfish is the bomb. And enjoy a brew from Epic, SLC's newest brewery.

    Lee Sebel · July 29, 2010
  • Benjamin G.

    There's (dope) food until midnight. Awesome.

    Benjamin Gressgott · July 9, 2010
  • Erin O.

    Such variety of beer. They even have cider!

    Erin O'Keefe · May 25, 2010
  • Paul O.

    Don't park in back of BNA building. They will tow :-(

    Paul O · May 17, 2010
  • Natalie D.

    Go check the show across the street tonight- Amy Cook and Heartless Bastards at the State Room.

    Natalie D. · May 11, 2010
  • Tim S.

    This place has an excellent beer selection. Tip: Don't try the same beer twice. There's that many!

    Tim S. · April 9, 2010
  • Deserae D.

    Best jazz in town!

    Deserae Dorton · February 12
  • Drew

    Catfish=tastes like paper

    Drew · February 12
  • Dave P.

    With hundreds of beers on tap, this place is a great stop. On top of that, they have the BEST creole food around. Don't miss the Gumbolaya, a combination of Gumbo and Jumbalaya and a Guiness float!

    Dave Palmer · November 17, 2013
  • Romany N.

    Chicken fried chicken, blackened catfish and crawfish etoufee are all great choices here.

    Romany Norris · August 18, 2013
  • Chris M.

    Vegetarian? get this: Veggie sandwich in wrap form, with artichoke hearts and hummus.

    Chris Millar · July 22, 2013
  • Michelle S.

    Patio seating 👌

    Michelle Starikovsky · June 14, 2013
  • Christian W.

    I highly recommend the Ahi Tuna Tacos. They probably won't fill you (only two tacos), but you'll be satisfied with your meal.

    Christian Whitesides · April 25, 2013
  • Juan D.

    Stay with beer, drinks lack the fun part: alcohol. Dont miss the artichoke dip.

    Juan Diez · March 13, 2013
  • Antonio G.

    The Irish Snakebite was really good!

    Antonio G Zertuche · February 9, 2013
  • Gustavo R.

    OMG. Try their Blackened Catfish Sandwich! Delish...

    Gustavo Ramos Mera · February 7, 2013
  • Zack T.

    Cajun burrito is amazing!!!!

    Zack Taylor · August 27, 2012
  • Aspen M.

    Try the 50/50 fries!!! Half regular potato and half sweet potato!! Yum!!!!

    Aspen McKenna · August 19, 2012
  • Holly

    [i sure wish they would carry some shiner]

    Holly · June 3, 2012
  • Eric R.

    Kwak. Just get it.

    Eric Russell · May 27, 2012
  • Jordan M.

    Amazing place to eat and listen to live music. They are a brewery but you certainly do not need to drink to enjoy this amazing eatery. Their Pizzas are amazing!

    Jordan Maddocks · May 21, 2012
  • Katie S.

    If you're craving a beer straight from the streets of Munich, get the Spaten good!

    Katie Skillman · March 16, 2012
  • Tia A.

    This deal doesn't work here.... Apparently only in Wisconsin.

    Tia Allred · February 11, 2012
  • Kevork J.

    King of Imported beers!

    Kevork Joulhayan · October 21, 2011

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