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)
    Brad H.
    "& the catfish, crawfish étouffées & Chicken fried chicken entrees."(6 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)
73 Tips and reviews
  • gumbolaya
  • beer
  • crawfish étouffée
  • alligator cheesecake
  • sweet potato fries
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  • Mike R.
    Mike Riedel2 weeks ago
    Great selection of hard to find Danish & Belgian beers.
  • Chad
    ChadFebruary 29
    Good gumbo and jambalaya! It's not New Orleans, but probably the best you'll find in the SLC area, possibly UT.
  • Shellise B.
    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!!
  • Alisha M.
    Alisha MartinezAugust 25, 2015
    Full bar! In the summer they sometimes have Smore pie.. Grab one while you can! I also love the red beans and rice.
  • 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...
  • Angie K.
    Angie KaeJanuary 15, 2015
    Beer and and blackened catfish sandwich is a good eat. Oh, and also more beer.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SKOctober 1, 2014
    This place has the largest beer selection in town. Live music often so it's loud up front.
  • Jesse H.
    Jesse HarrisSeptember 12, 2014
    This is real deal Southern, Cajun, and creole cooking. Give the hoppin' John a shot.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MillarJuly 22, 2013
    Vegetarian? get this: Veggie sandwich in wrap form, with artichoke hearts and hummus.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WillenJuly 20, 2013
    The catfish isn't fishy at all! Great for people that dislike fish~
  • Emily W.
    Emily WillenJuly 20, 2013
    Gumbolaya (mix of gumbo & jambalaya) is the best!!!!
  • Tom A.
    Tom AshbyMay 31, 2013
    Please order the Gumbolaya. This dish is INCREDIBLE!!
  • 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.
  • Juan D.
    Juan DiezMarch 13, 2013
    Stay with beer, drinks lack the fun part: alcohol. Dont miss the artichoke dip.
  • Antonio G.
    Antonio G ZertucheFebruary 9, 2013
    The Irish Snakebite was really good!
  • 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!
  • Ninja J.
    Ninja JeffSeptember 26, 2012
    Great beer selection, and appetizers are good too. I had the garlic burger and it was nothing special.
  • Aspen M.
    Aspen McKennaAugust 19, 2012
    Try the 50/50 fries!!! Half regular potato and half sweet potato!! Yum!!!!
  • 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!
  • Katie S.
    Katie SkillmanMarch 16, 2012
    If you're craving a beer straight from the streets of Munich, get the Spaten good!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Matt A.
    Matt AffolterOctober 26, 2011
    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.
  • Adam R.
    Adam RossOctober 17, 2011
    One place that definitely deserves the title Beer Mecca! Read more
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WilkinsonSeptember 21, 2011
    Service varies but food and beer is always AMAZING!!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nina T.
    Nina TekwaniMarch 23, 2011
    The 50/50 sweet potato fries and the chipotle hummus are both delicious!
  • Giancarlo S.
    Giancarlo S.February 11, 2011
    Try the crawfish étouffée. It's good. It's not that spicy though.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Lee S.
    Lee SebelJuly 29, 2010
    Gumbo with crawfish is the bomb. And enjoy a brew from Epic, SLC's newest brewery.
  • 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!
  • Melinda P.
    Melinda PfafflinJuly 6, 2010
    Get the sweet potatoe fries.....ask for all sweet potatoe fries!
  • 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.
  • Erin O.
    Erin O'KeefeMay 25, 2010
    Such variety of beer. They even have cider!
  • Paul O.
    Paul OMay 17, 2010
    Don't park in back of BNA building. They will tow :-(
  • Natalie D.
    Natalie D.May 11, 2010
    Go check the show across the street tonight- Amy Cook and Heartless Bastards at the State Room.
  • 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!
  • Cindy B.
    Cindy BinkerdMarch 17, 2010
    Great food. Yummy sweet potato 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!
  • Brad
    BradNovember 20, 2009
    Put the Artichoke Cheese Dip in your mouth (swallowing optional)
  • Seth L.
    Seth LarsonOctober 21, 2009
    go to the bayou and order the 50/50 sweet potato fries and a dirty hoe
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