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The Bayou

702 Hawthorne Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18018-4348
+1 610-419-6669
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (54 reviews)
“fried chicken” (99 reviews)
“beignets” (56 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
702 Hawthorne Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18018-4348
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with the hubby for date night. The service was exceptional. It's clear they hire truly professional wait staff. The menu selection was great. We both enjoyed our meal. We'll definitely go back.More

Thank Ramonabeth
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the excellent review, Ramonabeth! It's outstanding you had such an amazing experience with us! We're delighted you enjoyed our fresh and delicious dishes so much and that our team made you feel so welcome and assisted you in any way. We aim...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So, it must be me. Maybe I don't appreciate their cooking style. Don't go here if you aren't a fan of spicy, greasy foods and grits.More

Thank DCurlyQ
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to submit this feedback, DCurlyQ. We are always working as hard as we can to provide the best experiences for our guests. We regret to hear about your experience. We will share all of your concerns with our team...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like the Bayou- fried chicken, Mac and cheese, corn bread is all awesome. Just know you will be enjoying a decadent meal as not many items are very healthy. I wish they offered large dinner salads.More

Thank MGLK
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback, MGLK. While it's great you enjoyed your time with us so much, we regret that we didn't meet your expectations. We hold ourselves to a higher standard so we'll be sure to discuss your feedback with our team moving forward....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a place to have dinner as we drove along I-78 when we chose The Bayou in Bethlehem. With no reservation on a Friday night, we ate at the bar. The restaurant was lively and the bar seemed to have its share...More

Thank Hexsign
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing, Hexsign! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful meal with us at The Bayou. We're so glad that you loved your meals and service. We aim to please our guests with our warm hospitality and delicious food, so...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been wanting to try the Bayou since they have opened, so I finally was able to take my wife for our anniversary on October 15th and my wife loved her brisket sandwich. I got the fried chicken, which I heard great things about....More

Thank Dave L
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate the feedback, Dave. We're happy you had a pleasant experience with us and enjoyed our brisket sandwich. However, we're disappointed that your time with us was less than ideal. We regret that your fried chicken didn't meet your expectations. We'll address your concerns...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lousiana cuisine is a bit out of favor nonetheless Bayou makes one long for great seasoned fresh seafood. RecommendedMore

Thank L R D
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the amazing rating, L R D! We are very pleased to hear about the excellent meal we were able to share with you! It is always our highest priority to provide a fun and satisfying experience for all of our guests. We...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

We had reviewed the menu and reviews online and were very excited about our trip to The Bayou. I chose the Nola shrimp, and I know it was listed as a "small plate" but for $12 I expected more than just 5 shrimp and a...More

Thank nrs15
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello nrs15, we appreciate you sharing feedback from your dining experience at The Bayou. We are saddened to hear you were not satisfied with your experience and we are hoping you could provide us with some additional information. Our management team would like to learn...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

I loved the buttermilk Fried Chicken, Bayou Mac and Cheese and the Grilled Peach Salad. The pork ribs are to die for! It did not take long to get served and the meal was hot and scrumptious. The owners took time to greet us and...More

Thank cbattcock
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for the great review! We're happy your time with us was so wonderful! We care about our guests so we strive to offer the highest levels of service as well as fresh and delicious food. It's fantastic you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Great place, atmosphere, food and service all around. Great choices very unique and bayou all at the same time, I had the blackened red fish wow done fantastic never get blackened fish in Bethlehem or the area period that's on the money but here I...More

Thank Paulie9999
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thanks for the 4-star rating and review, Paulie! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant time with us! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our delicious food. It's fantastic you enjoyed our mouthwatering cuisine. That's what we like to see! We appreciate your valuable...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I made an anniversary reservation several days in advance. When I arrived we were shown a seat at the bar. Hardly a seating for a special day (our anniversary - which was noted by the hostess). I asked for another table in the general seating...More

Thank Mbaysinger
TheBayouBoys, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Dear Guest, we appreciate you sharing feedback from your dining experience at The Bayou. We have private messaged you on TripAdvisor in the hopes of connecting with you to learn more about your time at our restaurant. If you have a few minutes, if you...More

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donna d
6 May 2017|
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Response from Marlenewk | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have gift cards
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Big_verb
28 April 2016|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! 🎶son of a gun we'll have big fun on the Bayou!🎶. If you have been to NOLA this place will remind you of that great town!
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Peirins
5 November 2015|
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Response from Pamela G | Reviewed this property |
Parking lot across the street and all around the restaurant! Quite safe as the restaurant is in a very quiet, limited traffic area!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 Hawthorne Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18018-4348
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: +1 610-419-6669
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