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US$5 - US$15
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 28 June 2020

Having a for my favorite type of meal, Jambalaya, I decided to give Backyard Bayou a first time try. Wasn't sure how much I'd receive since the price is a few dollars lower than I usually see on most menus. To my pleasant surprise, the...portion given was large enough for two meals. Great flavor in the dish. The staff was also very friendly.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 28 March 2020

We often eat here, their Cajun parmesan fries are good while waiting for the orders to come. Everytime my children asks me where I want to eat, I choose this place. Just that their air conditioning is too high, make sure you bring a light...jacket with youMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 13 October 2019

I was told to try this place, so I did! Parking is hectic, as it is in a small mall with other stores. Once you conquer parking, a place to sit! This place has five televisions on one wall, music playing. This is a place...with tables and booths. A small ambiance of the south restaurants. Well, when something becomes available we are seated. The wait staff is on the move. They no sooner take your order, then, your food arrives. The jambalaya was interesting with mussels and okra, that we refused! The greens were pot licker with greens, more juice than greens. They were spicy hot with little strips of turkey neck. The catfish was cooked too fast, with no seasoning! I was quite disappointed in the meal. Now, I am from the south and I am very well aware of how foods are prepared, especially cajun style. It has more to so with preparation and cooking and not just the seasoning. Hey, these are my thoughts, I invite you to go and give me your opinion!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

My family and I love this place whenever we crave for seafood. We use to go to other places before this one opened up in our town. The place is nice and staff are friendly. The seafood is good and give you plenty to share....Prices are affordable.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

As soon as you walk in the door you are greeted with an amazing aroma of Cajun spices mixed with a great vibe of a family friendly eating spot. The food was all amazing and the service brilliantly fast. Would highly recommend, and will definitely...be backMore

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

Had the lobster roll with Cole slaw and an order of fried okra. The portions were fine, food was fresh, but the lobster roll was ruined by way too much dill in the mayonnaise. Completely overpowered the lobster, and the coleslaw had too much mayo...in it. The okra was tasty, when I took the breading off it. A certain spice in the breading was really odd flavored. A lobster roll should have minimal spices and mayo in it. The roll was correctly buttered. Just a disappointing visit since most reviews were good.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 3 July 2019 via mobile

We wouldn’t go anywhere else for fresh seafood!! The Cajun sauce is great in the buckets. The Shrimp Po Boys are great too! Never had a bad dish.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 6 June 2019

I've been a patron of BB since they first opened. The current owner, Han, took over what used to be a failed "Backyard Boiler". He remodeled and revamped the restaurant to the successful restaurant it is, today. When I first started coming here, I used...to only order the shrimp. However, after a waitress recommended I try their Crawfish, I was hooked! Their crawfish/crayfish are always fresh and they're huge!!! They're outsourced from a farm in Louisiana. The crayfish are sweet and meaty! Their Backyard Style sauce is my favorite, and since I'm not a "spicy" fan, I order it Mild. Mild still carries a bit of spice to it, but it's not unbearable. The amount of spice in the mild actually compliments the flavors of the seafood. The waitresses are always sweet and helpful and their house-made specialty cocktails are yummy!More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 21 February 2019 via mobile

Unlike other similar restaurants bayou offers straight price per weights on the menu. Great taste and freshness

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Easy ordering , fast service . We had our food in less then 15min. Good flavors , not amazing but we would come back . Easy family gathering spot.

Date of visit: November 2018
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