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About The Bayou Bethlehem

The Bayou Bethlehem: Southern Kitchen & Bar is a small local restaurant that offers a creative take on classic New Orleans cooking. The menu is meant to be a shared experience, like eating at the home of a good friend. Pick and choose a mixture of items to satisfy your different tastes and share them amongst the table. Pair your meal with a perfectly mixed cocktail or one of our 24 craft beers. Sit back savor your meal and enjoy the music. There's never a need to rush when you're at The Bayou Bethlehem. And don't forget to say hi to Mo & Cristian, the two are always around, and couldn't be happier to welcome you to their southern kitchen.

702 Hawthorne Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18018
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm


Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
North St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 419-6669

Website:
http://www.dat-bayou.com/

Parking Details:
Guest may park in the lot across the street.

Executive Chef:
John Magsino

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Bayou Bethlehem Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (75)
Casual (63)
Neighborhood Gem (60)
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Good for a Date (55)
Creative Cuisine (50)
Authentic (47)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Fun (45)
Handcrafted Cocktails (43)
Bar Seating (39)
Special Occasion (34)
Worth the Drive (34)
Great for Lunch (30)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Spicy (24)
Cozy (23)
Hot Spot (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Great Beer (21)
Happy Hour (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Tasting Menu (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Romantic (14)
Tapas (14)
Business Meals (13)
Local Ingredients (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
People Watching (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Seasonal (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Sports (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Here for a business meeting and theybwere super accomodating! Everything we ordered tasting amazing and Corinne was fantastic. Will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious food and great service. Wear loose pants.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing and creative food choices, many with a Southern vibe. Lots of small plates to share

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Fun, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great bbq food and service. Can’t go wrong. The go to place.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was amazing. We had the hush puppies, Jimmy cakes, cornbread, and fried chicken. All of it was so good I had to stop and weep tears of joy.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

What a great place... I had the jambalaya which was great, but they had a seafood chowder that was the best I’ve ever had- could’ve just eaten several bowls for dinner- a fantastic place that I will be back to

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had a family dinner while visiting family in town. My son and I were visiting and it was the best meal, service and overall experience we had dining in Bethlehem. In fact it is on par with great dining establishments in our home town area of Newport Beach, California. Great service, patient (late dinner, we were not rushed to get out), awesome food! I highly recommend The Bayou!!
Dave

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Spicy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always the Buttermilk Fried Chicken was as good as it gets! The Black Eyed Peas were absolutely amazing. Love the food here. Service was excellent too!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Mac and cheese is amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was AMAZING and the drinks were great too! We will definitely go back. :)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great Southern/New Orleans cooking! Excellent choices no matter what you are in the mood for. I had Shrimp and Grits which had just enough kick , shrimp were tender and grits smooth. Other half had Buttermilk Fried Chicken, pickles and savory smashed sweet taters were perfect as sides. Cocktails are intriguing and work well with the spice of the food. Will return soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A definite must! The food is superior with a southern feel. We will stop in there every time we head up to Bethlehem.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Remains a great place
Surprised that fried chicken slightly overdone
Overall food excellent though

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

First time at The Bayou for our anniversary and everything was great. We had a reservation, were seated right away, very relaxed atmosphere. We never felt rushed like other places on a Friday. Bayou Burger and Brisket PoBoy were delicious. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was excellent! We had steamed clams and fried oysters for our appetizers. You need extra bread to sop up the broth with the clams. So delicious. Oysters were perfectly prepared with a great remoulade sauce. I had the steak which was delicious. My husband had the red fish; which he hadn't had since the last time we were in New Orleans. Perfect, perfect, perfect. Drinks are delicious. Always have to have something different. Service is great. What a wonderful belated Anniversary lunch. Can't wait to go back and try something else.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always a great meal!! Portion sizes are decent & save room for dessert. You won't be disappointed!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

What a find, we loved this place as it reminded us of being in NOLA. The music, atmosphere and food were amazing. I will surely go back several hundred times......!!!!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food!! A bit crowded and noisy but still worth it! Prices were very good!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It would be better if the food temperature was consistently hotter. My fried chicken was excellent but the sweet potatoes were barely warm. This is the first time in many visits that I noticed an issue. I will be back again

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We did the captured escape room LV. Then here for some after fun food. Great restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great atmosphere! Good service! Amazing food! Will def be back!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always awesome at the Bayou! Pretty quiet on a Tuesday at 1:45!! We got some small plates that were just perfect for lunch!! Service is always excellent-the wait staff is extremely friendly, and a manager always comes by to check with us on our experience every time we are in!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We decided to sit outside as it was fairly loud inside. The weather was perfect and we ended up enjoying the ambiance on the patio even more. They exceeded our southern comfort food expectations and we plan on revisiting soon with more friends. HIGHLY recommend the pork belly and fried chicken (of course).

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Best spot in ABE. So glad to see them busy and that they now have a 2nd location. Best fried chicken and Mac n cheese.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was our second time eating here and both times we've felt disappointed. We thought we'd give them another try after about a year, but the flavor was lacking. 5 out of 6 of us were not happy with our meals. Everything looked great but really lacked flavor.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Ate here for a first date. The service was prompt, nice decor, lighting, atmosphere and football! My date enjoyed his rather large and tasty cocktail, and jambalaya and shrimp po boy sandwich were well seasoned and delicious. We enjoyed our time here, and would return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

2nd visit. Plan to return. Love the food and the music. Wait staff very friendly.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I've been here before and the food has brought me back a number of times. Went for a date and enjoyed a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. The drink menu was good, as were the drinks. The food was excellent, we got the fried chicken, the gumbo, jalapeno grits (fantastic) and the cornbread. Couldn't find anything in the food I would criticize. Came for some good southern comfort food, and I'd say we got just that.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We dined here for dinner and the food was wonderful. You have to get the macaroni and cheese!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Best place in Lehigh Valley for comfort food and great service

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I love the Halloween decor, now I really feel like I’m in New Orleans!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Spicy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our waitress was great and answered all our questions. The food was great!

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was great, service was great. Everyone was very friendly. Good time!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food at Bayou is fantastic, and totally unique to the area. They smartly recognized that there isn’t anything resembling southern (or more specifically, Louisiana) food in the area and made that their specialty. Everything on the menu is amazing, and since they’ve opened their fare had only gotten better. If it’s your first visit, get the fried chicken. I’ve yet to have better fried chicken anywhere. It’s second to none.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

My fiance and I decided to try a new spot for our date night. I hear the Bayou was great, so we decided to try it. Perfect choice. I tried the Maple Peach Sour, and it was fantastic. We had corn bread as a snack, I am not a corn bread fan but loved this one. I had a crab cake, and my fiance had the brisket po boy. Both were absolutely delicious. Then for dessert we had the peanut butter moose, and it was beyond amazing. We loved the atmosphere and everything about this restaurant. We will be back for sure

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent po-boys, fries, and Mac-n-cheese. Nice beer selection and very good mixed drinks. Disappointed with the pork belly. I’ve had this at high end restaurants in the past, The Bayou’s version tasted more like crispy grilled pork loin. We did mention this to the staff, and appreciated that they removed it from our bill. Regardless, we will be back in the near future!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

The atmosphere was festive and the food was fantastic. Really enjoyed the gumbo, and the buttermilk fried chicken.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

New favorite southern spot!
Really great southern style food.
We had crab cake appetizer, then dinner sof catfish and blackened redfish. All great.
Wish we had stayed for dessert!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We went there for dinner prior to an ArtsQuest show. Service was very quick and waitress was helpful with recommendations. We shared the Johnny cakes with confit chicken and quail egg and Brussels Sprouts with Tasso and blackstrap reduction. Yum! And the small plates were not particularly small. Then we had Oyster PoBoy and friend chicken sandwich. Also great! Beer selection eclectic and excellent. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

My waitress went out of her way to make my birthday special! Thanks for the beignet!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food
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