The Bayou Restaurant, located in Mt. Vernon, New York, has gained a reputation for serving some of the best authentic Cajun food in the area. This restaurant has been delighting its guests for over thirty years with its delicious food, hot and spicy sauces, and strong drinks, all while providing nightly live music performances.

This establishment has become a local favorite, known for its “darn good eats, darn good music.” The atmosphere is reminiscent of New Orleans, and the vibe is down-home-friendly. Visitors to the Bayou Restaurant can enjoy a range of regular events and specials, including “Fat Tuesdays” and “Fat Taco Tuesdays,” “VooDoo Nights” with food and beverage specials, live acoustic performances every Thursday with no cover charge, and Southeastern-style brunches every Sunday.

In addition to these regular events, the Bayou Restaurant also features top local and national artists on Friday and Saturday nights, providing a fantastic live music experience. The restaurant’s evenings are filled with the best blues and zydeco artists in the Northeast, making it a must-visit spot for music lovers.

Selections from The Bayou Restaurant Menu:

  • Zydeco Salad – Jerk Chicken And Shrimp Over Greens Served With A Creamy Garlic Dressing.
  • Grilled Peppered Catfish – Farm Raised Filet Marinated And Blackened To Perfection.
  • Pork Tchoupitoulas – Center Cut Pork Chops Topped With A Jalopeno Cornbread Stuffing & Brown Gravy.
  • Bourbon Street BBQ Ribs – Tender Pork Ribs Smothered In BBQ Sauce.
  • Mo’ Betta’ Meatloaf – Our Famous Old Fashioned Blend Topped With White Trash Gravy & Creole Sauce.
  • Blackened Ribeye Steak – Choice 16 Oz Boneless Ribeye Coated With Bayou Magic, And Topped With Fried Onion Garnish.
  • Bayou Beef Burger Po’Boy – 8 Oz. Prime Ground Beef Cooked To Order Cajun Spiced Or Just Plain Ol’ Grilled
  • Grilled Shrimp Wrap – Grilled Shrimp, Plum Tomato, Avocado, Red Onion & Lettuce In A Wrap W/Chipotle Mayo On The Side.
  • The Bayou Classic – Muffuletta Sandwich – Signature New Orleans Sandwich Stacked W/Italian Meats And Cheeses And Topped With An Olive Salad Dressing.
    Gator Sausage Casserole – Alligator Sausage, Peppers & Onions W/ Brown Gravy Over Rice & Topped W/Melted Provolone Cheese.
  • Jazzy Jumpin’ Jambalaya – A Well Seasoned Pork, Chicken, Chaurice Sausage & Rice Dish.
  • Sauteed Shrimp Etouffee – Sauteed Shrimp In Rich Creole Pepper Sauce Over Seasoned Rice.
  • Cajun Gardener’s Pie – Sautéed Vegetables With Black Beans & Topped W/A Smashed Potatoes Crust.
  • Stuffed Jalapeños – W/Choice Of Boudin Sausage Or Fresh Mozarella Cheese Stuffing
  • Mudbug Mania – 3 Lbs Of Our Delicious Boiled & Seasoned Crawfish In A Big Pot Served To You By Our Chef.

View the full Bayou Restaurant menu.

The bayou is now open on Fridays for lunch at 11:30am!!

Posted by The Bayou on Thursday, February 23, 2023

It’s baaaaack! This is not a drill. The Bayou’s hot sauce wall has officially made a comeback.

Posted by The Bayou on Thursday, June 8, 2023

Crawdads? Crawfish? Crayfish? Mudbugs? Yabbies? Whatever you want to call them, we have them 🦞🦞🦞 Any day is a good day...

Posted by The Bayou on Tuesday, December 21, 2021