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Howe's Bayou

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22848 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220-1735
+1 248-691-7145
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This wasn't our intended location, but we walked in and they had a table for us. This was decent bayou cuisine. The variety was great. They have nice Louisiana beers at a decent price. We had cups of soup/gumbo. They can with a large piece of corn bread, maybe a little too much. We shared the special, succulent pork, and... More 

Thank Teri D
Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Nice drink menu and atmosphere, but the real treasure about this place is its amazing food. Extremely affordable, and downright delicious. The jambalaya is a phenomenal classic, but the po-boys are also fantastic. Would definitely recommend! Would advise to come in groups of 2 or 4 for easiest seating.

Thank Samuel L
Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Two of us got sick after eating here. I had a long talk with the manager who finally admitted that some of the rice was suspect. He offered a $100 gift certificate, then I asked him "would you ever goalkeeper to a place that made you sick?", after a long pause he admitted that he wouldn't.

Thank DONO703
Troy, Michigan
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We go here often as it is close, comfy and yummy. I usually get the jambalaya but have had several items on the menu and they are all delicious. They serve bottles of wine without huge mark ups too!

Thank sabrinatravel
livonia, mi
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have been here twice, three of us, having five different entrees, and Lobster Bisque, and various sides. The Bisque was thick and tasty probably their own lobster stock, the lobster was heated separately and placed in the center of the bisque, hot and tender. I have had the Crayfish Etouffee, yum, and the pan-fried Perch, very good, they make... More 

Thank ChefDeenoh
Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I had the blacken chicken and rice, crawfish etouffee, cajun shrimp, red beans and rice and garlic mash potatoes. Everything was great and I love the kick of the chicken and crawfish dishes.

Thank nomgisaj
Madison Heights, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Howe's Bayou is a wonderful, small little restaurant serving Cajun dishes. Great food, wonderful, friendly staff. I took my wife and she went back the next day with her niece. We took our daughter from New York and she hasn't stopped talking about it.

Thank James C
Ferndale, Michigan
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128 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Been going here for many years and have found menu items that both of us love and enjoy. And there are some we don't like at all. Nice NOLA feel overall. So what do we love? The shrimp pasta, blackened catfish, VooDoo warm green salad with chicken or shrimp, the butter beans and the collard greens. Great Tuesday specials. $10... More 

Thank straightboy
Windsor, Canada
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215 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

As I just went on vacation to New Orleans in January this place compared in food, brought back so many wonderful meals I ate. The place is small but very nice, staff were great and service was excellent. Out waiter always kept our drinks filled. I got the Voodoo BBQ Shrimp which was very good but tasted nothing like a... More 

Thank Picture_Perch
Ferndale, Michigan
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Howe's is a taste of New Orleans something different then the humdrum chain restaurants. The bar selection is very nice. If you've never had crawfish.....try the bucket.

Thank Paul C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22848 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220-1735
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ferndale
  • Phone Number: +1 248-691-7145

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?