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The Bayou

864 E US Highway 60, Monett, MO 65708-9376
+1 417-235-7800
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“muffaletta” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
864 E US Highway 60, Monett, MO 65708-9376
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazingly good for a small town. The menu is vast and eclectic. The food is delicious. The staff is knowledgeable and courteous. The prices are fair. The facility is clean. There's a lot to like about this restaurant.

Thank 68amx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to go to eat here every week. Only go about once a month now. The poor boys are awesome. But there isn't good sides to go with it. They used to have great steak fries but now only offer the breaded fries. A...More

Thank gimpy2
Bayou M, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

we will have them and thank you very much Darren

Reviewed 18 August 2017

I had the spicy shrimp. It was spicy, and by that I don't mean midwest Missouri spicy, I mean it was actually spicy (not hot). Ambiance is so so, but I will eat here again for the food.

Thank AccuracyFirst
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This restaurant is cajun food at it's best It has other food as well but I like what you can't get in other places .

Thank vickin262
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I was on business travel and stopped in because I was staying at hotel across the street. I had an awesome time there and the Muffalata was better than I got in New Orleans. The owner is Darren and he is the chef. A very...More

Thank acsars
Bayou M, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017


Reviewed 26 June 2017

Monet, MO has a very good southern style cuisine restaurant. Easily found on Hwy. 60 next to the Days Inn motel. It was recommended to us by the motel's innkeeper and we suggest others try it, as well. The dining rooms were very neat &...More

Thank teresasR5067PR
Reviewed 22 May 2017

They seating a group of high schools in the BAR when over half of the other restaurant was open! The bar was smoking and cold. Service was terrible! Most of the group liked their food. Definitely not worth the 18% gratitude we had to pay....More

Thank tkauffman
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a must if you visit Monett. You will be surprised by the variety. Try the different menu items. You will be pleasantly surprised. The owner Darrin is very friendly and visits tables.

Thank David B
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The other day, my mother-in-law's son asked her what she would want in all the world, if money was no object. The thought for a few minutes, then told him she would want a po' boy sandwich "from Darren's." Couldn't get a better recommendation.

1  Thank Carole H
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I had seen an advertisement of this place in a local magazine, Was traveling thru the area on our way to a weekend of fishing. Stopped in for lunch and even though this place was lacking on décor, it was made up with us quickly...More

1  Thank RalphSmiley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 864 E US Highway 60, Monett, MO 65708-9376
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Monett
  • Phone Number: +1 417-235-7800
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