The Bayou

The Bayou

Bar, Cajun / Creole Restaurant, and Pub$$$$
Central City, Salt Lake City
  • Ranked #2 for bars in Salt Lake City
  • Emily W.
    "Gumbolaya (mix of gumbo & jambalaya) is the best!!!!"(4 Tips)
    Eric J.
    "The crawfish etouffee is amazing"(7 Tips)
    Ninja J.
    "Great beer selection, and appetizers are good too."(11 Tips)
    Dave P.
    "combination of Gumbo and Jumbalaya and a Guiness float!"(5 Tips)
75 Tips and reviews
  • gumbolaya
  • beer
  • crawfish étouffée
  • alligator cheesecake
  • sweet potato fries
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  • Shellise B.
    Shellise BrandenburgJanuary 5, 2016
    What a great place! We were seated quickly & the waitress was very fast! On a Saturday night we were in & out in an hour! I had the gumbolaya & my bf had the crawfish etouffee, both were delicious!
  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerOctober 6, 2015
    AMAZING, FUN place. Get the Alligator Cheesecake, Cajun Seafood Balls, & Popcorn Crawfish apps. & the catfish, crawfish étouffées & Chicken fried chicken entrees. INCREDIBLE beer selection YUMMY!!
  • Dave P.
    Dave PalmerNovember 17, 2013
    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!
  • Chung-yee N.
    Chung-yee NgoAugust 30, 2016
    The crawfish étouffée is the way to go. The jambalaya was decent but the étouffée has so much flavor! The burrito is a nice take on it all.
  • Now Salt Lake
    Now Salt LakeFebruary 15, 2012
    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
  • Julie S.
    Julie S.November 26, 2012
    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!
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LuckertFebruary 8, 2012
    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.
  • Now Salt Lake
    Now Salt LakeSeptember 9, 2011
    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
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    Regulars rave about the sweet potato fries and the chipotle aioli, which may or may not go well with gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish etouffee, and the many other Cajun delights Read more
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MaddocksMay 21, 2012
    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!
  • Matt A.
    Matt AffolterOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Kirsten M.
    Kirsten Milliner2 weeks ago
    The Bayou is an awesome restaurant and bar! The food is so good I have dreams about it, I highly recommend the jambalaya with shrimp!
  • Alisha M.
    Alisha MartinezAugust 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Full bar! In the summer they sometimes have Smore pie.. Grab one while you can! I also love the red beans and rice.
  • Chad
    ChadFebruary 29, 2016
    Good gumbo and jambalaya! It's not New Orleans, but probably the best you'll find in the SLC area, possibly UT.
  • Christian W.
    Christian WhitesidesApril 25, 2013
    I highly recommend the Ahi Tuna Tacos. They probably won't fill you (only two tacos), but you'll be satisfied with your meal.
  • Olga N.
    Olga NezhevenkoMarch 28, 2015
    Blackened salmon and Cajun linguini are delicious. As is the ca join shrimp appetizer. And beer! So much beer...
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 3, 2011
    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
  • Katie S.
    Katie SkillmanMarch 16, 2012
    If you're craving a beer straight from the streets of Munich, get the Spaten good!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SKOctober 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This place has the largest beer selection in town. Live music often so it's loud up front.
  • Ninja J.
    Ninja JeffSeptember 26, 2012
    Great beer selection, and appetizers are good too. I had the garlic burger and it was nothing special.
  • Now Salt Lake
    Now Salt LakeSeptember 20, 2011
    Not in a beer mood tonight? Try the Hurricane: light and dark rum mixed with fruit juices. It also pairs nicely with the Fettuccine Kileene. Read more
  • Trevor W.
    Trevor WitcherJuly 12, 2010
    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!
  • Aspen M.
    Aspen McKennaAugust 19, 2012
    Try the 50/50 fries!!! Half regular potato and half sweet potato!! Yum!!!!
  • Jesse H.
    Jesse HarrisSeptember 12, 2014
    This is real deal Southern, Cajun, and creole cooking. Give the hoppin' John a shot.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MillarJuly 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegetarian? get this: Veggie sandwich in wrap form, with artichoke hearts and hummus.
  • Kim A.
    Kim AntryAugust 8, 2011
    First Turkey Burger, it was quite tasty. Can't wait to go back and try more things. Read more
  • Mike R.
    Mike RiedelJuly 16, 2016
    Great selection of hard to find Danish & Belgian beers.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WillenJuly 20, 2013
    Gumbolaya (mix of gumbo & jambalaya) is the best!!!!
  • Juan D.
    Juan DiezMarch 13, 2013
    Stay with beer, drinks lack the fun part: alcohol. Dont miss the artichoke dip.
  • Nina T.
    Nina TekwaniMarch 23, 2011
    The 50/50 sweet potato fries and the chipotle hummus are both delicious!
  • Angie K.
    Angie KaeJanuary 15, 2015
    Beer and and blackened catfish sandwich is a good eat. Oh, and also more beer.
  • Chunky J.
    Chunky JeffJuly 5, 2010
    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.
  • Tom A.
    Tom AshbyMay 31, 2013
    Please order the Gumbolaya. This dish is INCREDIBLE!!
  • Don L.
    Don LaVangeAugust 6, 2010
    I had a beautiful Epic Oaked and Smoked for lunch the other day, with a bit of crawfish etoufee. Oh yeah.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WillenJuly 20, 2013
    The catfish isn't fishy at all! Great for people that dislike fish~
  • Julia W.
    Julia WattsDecember 21, 2010
    local & european beer, appetizers, pasta, friendly servers.
  • William
    WilliamAugust 19, 2010
    Extensive beer menu, good food, perfect place for twentysomethings in love.
  • Jerami A.
    Jerami AndersonAugust 12, 2010
    The Alligator Cheesecake was amazing! Get out of your safe little box and try it!
  • Tim S.
    Tim S.April 9, 2010
    This place has an excellent beer selection. Tip: Don't try the same beer twice. There's that many!
  • Adam R.
    Adam RossOctober 17, 2011
    One place that definitely deserves the title Beer Mecca! Read more
  • Antonio G.
    Antonio G ZertucheFebruary 9, 2013
    The Irish Snakebite was really good!
  • Lee S.
    Lee SebelJuly 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Gumbo with crawfish is the bomb. And enjoy a brew from Epic, SLC's newest brewery.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WilkinsonSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Service varies but food and beer is always AMAZING!!
  • Danielle K.
    Danielle KovackAugust 3, 2014
    Beer selection is on point.
  • Melinda P.
    Melinda PfafflinJuly 6, 2010
    Get the sweet potatoe fries.....ask for all sweet potatoe fries!
  • Matt M.
    Matt MattsonFebruary 4, 2010
    Go to The Bayou and try the sweet potato fries. Wash them down with a cold Hefeweizen. nom nom gulp gulp!
  • Ray B.
    Ray BrownOctober 3, 2014
    Cajun bar food = meh, but great beer selection...
  • Michelle S.
    Patio seating 👌
  • Brett d.
    Brett deanNovember 20, 2014
    Excellent Creole.
  • Deserae D.
    Deserae DortonFebruary 12, 2014
    Best jazz in town!
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