Excellent. Friendly with strong drinks and good creole food.
Crab cake and gumbo were amazing
Wonderful drinks, other patrons are very friendly
The food was AMAZING, but the atmosphere wasn't for me. Very tight seating area. However the food was good.
Small cafe right on the river walk, food was excellent server was fun!
A bit noisey good food
Awesome bar to hang out at, especially upstairs! I recommend drinking here and not eating here.
Good Cajun food and a great atmosphere.
Such an historic feel to this cafe! Loved it!
music was a little loud for a small place but drink more and it is all good. Great atmosphere. Bathrooms....not so much.
This place is awesome! Great food and beer selection!
Beautiful place. Not sleazy at all. Food was delicious
Food was great
Great place great food
Great food and service
Been coming here since 2011 and Tom was the bartender . Everything is same as it has been . Nothing in this awesome simple casual cafe has changed. Fried Crawfish tails and alligator bites served with house made remoulade and hot sauce. Best gumbo. Real Cajun flavor More...
Great music, great entertainment, great atmosphere!
Great food, fantastic jams!
Blues night is the best! Raw and real artistry
Dive bar food perfected!!!!! Best remoulade sauce in Savannah
Food was good!
A real surprise! Looked like a dive bar when we entered and it was until we tasted the food. Steamed and fried shrimp were amazing and plentiful. Staff was terrific.friendly and helpful as we were In a hurry to make a tour. A real gem! More...
Best cold beer
Greatest band of all time
Small but good music bar. Good staff.
No frills southern cuisine
Anni Adalia Traveling Tarot
Atmosphere definitely a dive bar, but the food was pretty fabulous.
Fantastic experience! Bartrnder was super friendly and very attentive! Great food in large portions as well! Will be back when I come to visit again!
I had the shrimp & grits with collards. They were delicious. The waitress was awesome. Friendly & knowledgeable.
Music is great, food good and cold beer.
The gumbo and fried oysters was so good! Great restaurant
I was a pretty neat little establishment.
Delicious Parisian and peach Mimosa
Me and the family had a great time..Flavorful foods and great Live Music..I would 11/10 eat there again.
Excellent food, service good prices. Cute atmosphere.
Amazing food! I've never really had creole food, but if this is an example, then I've been missing out in life! Had the popcorn crawfish, my girlfriend had the etouffee, and I had the shrimp and grits. The grits came out in grit cakes. We ate every last bite and loved it! Also had awesome cocktails. Would recommend!!!! More...
Dive bar with great food
Good food cheap.
We made a stop in Savanah on our road trip and just stumbled upon the riverfront area. We stopped just hoping to walk around and maybe grab a few trinkets to take home with us. The menu for Bayou Cafe was right off the beaten path so I stopped to take a look and see what they had. I wasn't even hungry, but I saw "deep fried blue crab claws" More...
I'd go again
Good food but slow
Best service ever my time there was a blast
Great little place to stop in for a drink. They often have live music as well.
One of my go to hole in the wall while in Savannah..Local spot on River Street nice New Orleans style dishes. The Etouffee w/ the side of corn bread was nice. It hit the spot. Delicious. The bartender Dontae greeted me immediately and took my order when the server never showed. Good experience. I will be back. Oh and they have a live band from 9or 10 to close!! Stop in!! More...
Dame Elizabeth Taylor
Good and service was great.. and the music by *Travis was awesomeness to my ears❤
Excellent Cajun food and bars! Live music after 9pm.
Delicious food, great menu to pick from. Staff is friendly and beer is pretty cheap. I think I found my new favorite place.
230 year old building with FANTASTIC food. Trying to convince my fiancé to let us go back again today!
Actually a great place to grab a meal and a drink. Small band keeps things jumping later in the night ... The etouffee is pretty good too
My girl jasmine is the best bartender there !!!! She’s the best ask for her!!!
Great place great band amazing bartenders
Went back several times for one visit. Just WOW.
Best gumbo in town!!!!
Had the low boil with crab leg OMG Amazing and the IPA IS SUPER DELICIOUS
Since I was the band tonight, 10 stars.NO! 11 !
Went in for a quick lunch, the atmosphere was awesome, the bar tender was very friendly and attentive, and the other patron were a lot of fun to talk to. The food was great!
Dive Bar, great game, surprisingly good food.
Awsome staff and food going back next time I'm in town
Got into Savannah kind of late last Friday night and was pleased to find the Bayou Cafe open. My date had a fantastic crab cake sandwich and Dante took great care of us with the coctails. Nice job guys!
All I can say is WOW! Great atmosphere and good music. The food was delicious and large portions. Will go back next time in town!
Best spot on river street.
Always good music and cool atmosphere, not to mention the food is excellent!
Bayou Cafe is a wonderful spot right on River Street, just slightly enough off the beaten path not to be touristy. The staff is fantastic, truly a bunch of Savannah characters! The food is superb, try the seafood gumbo and the etouffee.They also feature live music every evening at 9 pm. So far we've never been disappointed. We are new to the area, and Bayou Cafe is our favorite Hangout. Very casual atmosphere and decor, highly recommended!My fiance adds: if you're looking for chic and sophisticated, Bayou Cafe is not for you. If you're looking for a genuine and fun Savannah experience, don't miss this place! More...
Super cool bartender who didnt act like we were a pain when we wanted late night food. He had awesome suggestions, the drinks were great and so was the conversation. Definitely stopping here every time I'm in Savannah. More...
Coffee was awesome
Absolutely Amazing! Food and Jazz Band!!
Cold Savannah Brown Ale. Good Cajun Food.
Yolanda Hernandez Santa Cruz
Fun and laid back place to play pool
Live music every night. Great late night eats!
Always a great time when I visit the Bayou. Jasmine is a great bar tender go and see her you want to disappointed.
Bar and food that's not expensive. The sauce is really good. View of the water from the windows. A little dirty at times.
Great food. Barman was excellent.
The food and atmosphere was awesome
Great Food, Great Service... Chill Atmosphere
The food was absolutely great but the service was slow.
Cool bar with music every night.
Amazing staff and delicious food!
Great place! Live music each night is awesome!
Food was good. There was live entertainment which was very loud for the small area we were in. Zack was great even though he's not a server. He did a great job.
Great food at reasonable price. Hreat atmosphere and live music.
so unexpected!! I walked in wondering.. and when my Shrimp n Grits arrived I was in love!! the food was great!! they served the wine in different sized plastic cups (second was smaller) that left me the wondering if it was the same pour as the first but the same price
Laid back great food amazing drinks cool music!!
The food was good!
The food is great
Good food and bar atmosphere. The music is real close to the patrons, can get loud.
Great music and drinks!
Our host Mike was awesome - on our way to a fancy dinner we were held up by lets just call him a curious local officer.. .who had no reason to stop us at all...except for our out of state Virginia tags...I digress but in our fancy apparel the officer made us late for our reservation so we were very hungry and had to find something open late night. So Bayou Cafe was open till 3am yay...the food was awesome. More...
I can not tell you in words how superb the authentic cuisine is here!! Excellent food and service and the prices were perfect and the plates are of generous portions! ! Yes, climb the stairs and go here!! More...
Good food and service.
Good place to go if you want a bite in - solid for a bar setting (which it very much is). Go if you want a very very relaxed setting. Jumbo buffalo shrimp is a 10/10! Best thing we had. We also ordered fried catfish basket/fried flounder basket. Also good, but the jumbo buffalo shrimp was by far the highlight. We also ordered the sangria/mojito because it was a special, but it wasn't impressive. More...
Food and service A+.
Leave your worries at the door. Sit back and relax to live music, good drinks and good food.
This place is great. Staff is great and the live music was wonderful! Highly recommend!
Great shrimp po-boy
Decent place and the taste was okay. Had ordered Blackened Mahi Mahi dish and the fish taco... Taste was decent and not pricey as well. Worth trying once.
Great place. Good food and entertainerThomas claxton is awesome!
Fun night, great live talent and great vibes. Can't wait to visit again the next time in in Savannah ❣️
Loud music, good food.
Bartenders were amazing! There was a live band playing when we got there.
Bakers Tree Service Jeremie Baker
This place is amazing with live bands and entertainment and the best food they have Cajun food and they have 4 pool tables upstairs where you can listen to live entertainment and shoot pool
Great service and food! Get the snow crab boil. It's amazing.
Good food slow service
Little hole in the wall but the drinks are great and the Cajun Buffalo Shrimp is amazing!!
We lived in Savannah for 2 years. Bayou was one of our favorite local establishments to visit. Always great service, music and food. We returned this weekend for a mini vacation after 4 years. We went to Bayou ON St Paddy's day and although it was clear the staff had been working hours on end with very little sleep if any for days. Putting up with very drunk people they didn't skip a beat. We had a fabulous time with Dante and Cricket. They kept it lively and fun. We appreciate the service and really fun day! More...
Cute little cosy place
Awesome little place..The food was wonderful
good lunch with a good view of the Savannah River
We decided to have a late lunch and after a good walk around the river street, came across this place. There were some great options on the menu, we decided to try fish taco and pulled pork sandwich. Also, some nice refreshing draft beer which was on Happy hour (M-F 11am to 7pm). Both the taco and pulled pork sandwich was just great. The waitress was also super nice. Would definitely come back. There is often music here as well. More...
Dope. Friendly staff. Raya and Dante are dope. Dope.
The scenery and management is alsome !
Back to their old self again - EXCELLENT, AUTHENTIC FOOD AND SERVICE!!! CHER IS A GEM!!!
Had the cajun sampler. Super delicious but the one I loved was the jambalaya followed by the seafood gumbo.
Perfect for what we wanted. Margarita really good. Oysters on the half shell for appetizer, then crawfish. Unfortunately didn't get a chance to stay for the music
Make my reservation now - I’ll be here for my 40th Birthday weekend in Savannah with my wife and family this October 2019! My favorite spot in Savannah!
Good food in low key bar setting
Food was excellent!! Dante was amazing!!
Bayou Cafe is a Cajun-themed divebar located in the heart of Savannah's riverfront party zone. They offer a wide selection of Cajun food favorites along with drinks, and live music. Prices are fair, food quality and quantity was good, and the service was friendly. Try the gator bites! More...
Excellent food, big crab cakes. Sweet to our big puppy :)
Cool place along the river, food was pretty dang good, as were the drinks
Awesome Cajun tenders!
Awesome food and live music.
Delicious, no frills Cajun cooking. Tucked away, most of the other places on River Street were packed on a Saturday night but we found this little hole in the wall by accident, got seated immediately and proceeded to have a great meal. Our server Rayna was a doll, really genuine, who got our orders right and served us quickly. My corn crab chowder was perfect and the jambalaya couldn't have been better. We also tried the gator which was tender and the crawfish etouffee, a sage-y treat.I had two of their signature drinks, the margarita and the gin drink which I LOVED. We were a little early in the evening but Rayna invited us to come back later when the band arrived. Very sweet! We had other plans but I'm already wondering when I could have more of the chowder!! More...
Fresh Flavorable Food. Exceptionally Tasty
Great place to see some blues and chow on Creole food craw daddy's anyone
Loved this place. Great food and will be going back
The food was amazing! Best grits I have ever had. The gumbo was the best in the area. A must stop to travelers.
Nothing but fun
Fun on a bun
Amazing atmosphere! Waitress was a sweetheart everything she suggested to try was delicious. The alligator stew was great! The beer and drinks refreshing!
bartender cricket is dope
Good food, great drinks, awesome live music! Highly suggest to all! You won't be disappointed!!
T. Fulton Burns
Yummy food and fun local music!
Good music quiet night
Great staff. Good entertainment. Good drinks.
John Arul Prakash Sekar
Cute place for live blues.
Love. This. Place!
Great hole in the wall place, get the crab chowder!
Fantastic live music and great service!
Bud lt and fish
Food is great. Pretty nice beer selection. Live music is always some of the best in town.
What this place lacks in atmosphere is made up trifold in the menu. Awesome! Service was a little slow, but we weren't in a rush and it was worth the wait. I would highly recommend The Bayou Cafe as an excellent, casual place to eat in Savannah. More...
Excellent crab cake sandwich. You like jazz and the blues you'll definitely enjoy your meal here.
One of our favorite places on River St. Friendly staff, great bar food, excellent drinks, and awesome live music!!
The live band was really amazing I would go back.
Pretty good. Spicy.
What a wonderful place to be when you have time to enjoy the life.
Tarot by Kelly
Stumbled upon this place by a fortunate accident. Stopped to get a drink and wow, everyone was so friendly and the ambiance was great. Didn’t get a chance to eat but I look forward to going back soon since several people there were talking about how amazing it is. A definite must go. More...
A great bar on River Street, live music, good food and super friendly staff. Reasonable prices, had a blast.
Nice place to hang out.
Jim Gundersdorff EA
This is a "hole in the wall" with some incredible dishes. It's not fancy but it is good. We recommend the sampler!
I highly recommend the 1/4 crab cake!!Best fried pickles in all of Savannah!thanks for a memorable birthday dinner!
We had a great time here! Food and drinks were great and priced reasonabley. Staff was exceptional and the live band was AWESOME!
Nice live music on the River Street! Good food and good vibes!
Great views great staff but as with any tourist spot be prepared to pay
Best oyster PoBoy in Savannah! Make sure to top it with their special hot sauce! Also nice view of river street if you can score a window table. Service has always been good during lunch hours on weekdays but I have never been during evenings or weekends.Only reason for 4 stars is the place is a little dingy and could use some brightening as you might expect from a bar in an old building. More...
As good as my hometown...Baton Rouge, La.
Maximilian La Palme
The Spicy Mahi Mahi Sandwich made my mouth cry tears of joy... Get one... You'll thank me later.
Excellent food and atmosphere!
Kathy Norsworthy Beckham
Very good food.. Wait was a little long
Been here a couple times and their alligator gumbo is really good!! Drinks are well put together and if you sit by the window you have a great view of the river!!
Love this place!! Anytime in Savannah I’ll go. Sometimes I’ll go out of my way by hundreds of miles just to eat here! Best in the country!!!
Open late. Enjoyed the band. Great Reuben. Really liked Cricket!!
Myself, my aunt, and my three year old daughter ate at the Bayou cafe last Thursday for lunch. It was a little slow, so we were nervous, but I am so happy we decided to eat here. The food was AMAZING. Order the jambalaya or the shrimp po boy! If I could go back and get another one I would. The service was also exceptional. The waiter/bartender was very patient with my daughter and even gave us two drinks to go without asking. Would 100% recommend to anyone visiting Savannah! More...
Love this place!
Great place for some southern cajun food. I have the Georgia shrimp while my husband had the beans and rice. The flavor was balanced and the portions just the right size. Service was a bit slow, but I didn't mind too much. Prices are between 10 to 25 depending on what you get. There mixed drinks are excellent and the live music sets a good mood. More...
Fun for drinks
Very earthy atmosphere, I already felt like a local when I walked in. Cricket, our server, was very friendly and she knew the place like the back of her hand. The alligator gumbo was to die for, however, it will cause discomfort afterwards ;) More...
Absolutely realistic Cajun food like Meemaw used to make. And Caitlin our waitress was great! Go there now and thank me later!!
Live music is always good. And food is good also.
This is true southern cooking... yummy
Awesome food!! Great happy hour.
We just randomly stopped here just walking around Savannah. Glad we did because the food was great. We sat at a table next to the bar. We waited for the server to come but she never did. The bartender eventually served us from across the bar. The service was decent. Typical hole in the wall restaurant. I would definitely go back. More...
Great music, cold beer and great people
Bonaventure Cemetery Journeys
A timeless, storied musical hub in a very cool 18th century building and one of those "don't judge the book by the cover" places. There are very few places left in Savannah this local with great characters, music, cheap drinks and fun staff. If you can catch Bluesman Eric Culberson and friends playing Thursday nights you'll be real happy you did so. This is the holy watering hole of holes for souls in need! More...
Great service gonna miss Vance and Sabrina
Bayou Cafe has been around a long time and will remain so providing a fun time on River Street, just another stop when travelling by yacht...keep up the fun times
Laid back atmosphere with great southern food.New Orleans cuisine in Savannah! Plenty to choose from on the menu at this laid back cafe, bar and late night music venue on the riverfront. The staff were friendly and service was efficient, it was quiet when we visited for lunch but things look to get quite lively later.A reliable, somewhat hidden option in the heart of the Savannah tourist trail. More...
Gumbo dishes are worth trying. Happy Hour prices are very reasonable .
Best place on River Street... This will be my favorite spot every time I come back... Especially cricket the bartender!
My wife and I stumbled across this place on 9/14/18. Great food, great service. Very much a pleasant surprise.
Fun and lively place
Michael C. Widener Jr.
best dive on river street. live music (usually blues) 7 nights a week. Cajun yum yums
Excellent service and food.
Awesome bar! Thomas always takes such good care of us when we pass through. Such a highlight stopping by for live music and great bartenders!!!
Hole in the wall, but somehow wonderful and real Cajun food. The jambalaya and gumbo are as good as it gets. The shrimp and Cheese grits are beyond belief! Just go!
Good food, great service
Best restaurant in Savannah. Start with the gater bites then choose literally anything else. It's all so good.
The best etoufee this side of naw orleans
Quick,friendly and amazing food!
Their Bayou BLT is AMAZING! the waitress that served us was AMAZING as well.
Food was fantastic, had the low country boil which was better than expected. Drinks were well poured and quick! Service was sweet and seriously made us feel like we were the only two here. Awesome! But this dude who played after his “6-week” tour was a douche. Not nice, rude to anyone not a regular in a location that BEGS for tourists. Sorry not sorry but when he told a group of ladies they were annoying after they showed excitement for a song turned me off completely. I’d rather look at the freight carriers go by than stay and tolerate this mess of a man. Byyyeee! More...
The bartender was great, he gave us some good advice of some local places to try out during our stay. They have live music everynight, and are located right on the waters with a great view of the channel. This will become a place we go to every time we visit! More...
Delicious food! A small hole in the wall type place, but those are the best sometimes.
Live music Tuesday night open mic good food decent prices very small
Great place. Loved it. Will definitely go back.
Great food and ambient
The music is rockin',the atmosphere is perfect and the food is devine....the drinks are pretty awesome too,will come back every time we come to Savannah
Great wings and music.
Great place for small office parties.
Great service and food.
Cajun classics were delicious for dinner. Came back later for drinks and a great live band.
Great food, mediocre service.
Fun atmosphere, great service, awesome live entertainment!
I visited the Bayou when Savannah had been hit by Winter Storm Grayson and was simply amazed at the conviviality of the staff, the speed and quality of the service, and the buzzing atmosphere which gave life to what is an excellent example of a hole-in-the-wall bar. I cannot recommend the place enough. More...
Friendly and Courteous staff. Great atmosphere. The food is authentic and taste amazing! Ill be back next time im in town.
Great Crab Corn Chowder
Delicious, fairly cheap prices for food and alcohol. True cajun! Had the gator gumbo and shrimp queso, was wonderful! Probably one of the cheapest meals with drinks we had on a quick trip to Savannah and Tybee for a few days. Not much outdoor seating but if you sit outside or certain areas inside theres a pretty nice view of the river and good people watching as its situated on one of the cobblestone roads that run up to the street. Would highly recommend! More...
Pleasant surprise is the best way to describe this quaint little pub. The food and service was excellent. The live band was very good and the atmosphere was amazing.
I love this little place! The food is always good here! I tried crawfish bites (not sure if that was the name of it) and it was awesome! Instead of popcorn shrimp, it is crawfish that is breaded and bite size. It went down really well with my drinks at the bar around midnight! The staff here is always friendly and they seem to always have some decent live entertainment! I always try to stop in while I am in town! More...
Great food, live music every night, drinks on par with river street prices but they pour a good drink, which is basically a unicorn in downtown Savannah...
Live music and drinks. Seemed to be a great crowd. Had an old fashioned that could have been better
Good food try the alligator bites or the alligator gumbo
Excellent place and great food. Loved it!
Treated with a smile at the door by Chelsey! Drinks were mixed with a definite level of experience. Definitely worth a visit! Check it out
We had the fried oysters and some Cajun shrimp and they were phenomenal! Live entertainment and it was reasonably priced!
A must go-to place when in Savannah. Bartenders make you feel like you are local even when you are from out of town.
Good authentic Cajun food
Great service !!!
Great food. Great and helpful staff. Fun entertainment.
One of my top 5 favorite bars in Savannah. The staff are all friends, the food is to die for, live music every night. I grew up in this place and I hope it never goes away!
Great food with a great attitude!
Butterflied shrimp basket was outstanding! Bartender was great, and so were the drink specials!
A little pricey, but about average for Savannah. Food was tremendous. Especially the fried green tomatoes
Manuel , Flores
Good food and services.
Good food good service a fun environment.
Little dive bar, with great people working there. Recommend the wings.
Nice people. Laid back. Food was just average, but atmosphere compensated.
Was absolutely great. Had the blackened mahi mahi fish tacos. First time having the fish really enjoyed it. Our server was more than attentive and did her job more than well.
Best blues in town
A real treat!!!!
Good food and great music
Always a fun time on Tuesday's with Tom and the live music!
Wonderfully great.freindly atmisphere!!!
People were friendly. Music was amazing. Food was really good.
My husband and I, along with another couple came to Savannah for our anniversary and ate here on a Friday night. It was absolutely delicious! 2 of us are from Louisiana and are very particular about our food. Very rarely do I walk out of place completely satisfied, but we all did. I eat shrimp and grits everywhere I go and loved theirs. While I do like the usual creamy grits, I'm also a big fan of grit cakes as well. Loved the greens in it. My husband and other friend had the etoufee, seafood gumbo and red beans and rice, all were very good. Ms. Beverly was an awesome waitress. Very nice and helpful. We weren't in a hurry, so we didn't pay attention to the speed of anything. Bayou Cafe will be in our list to visit if we come back to Savannah. More...
Super fun! Came here for the haunted pub crawl, really enjoyed the ambiance and the people! The place itself was cute and the staff was very accomodating.
Food is great and friendly service!!! It was on the ghost tour and we went to try and communicate with "Jacob" the story behind the building was cool.
Found myself going back to The Bayou Cafe over and over again. Had the Reuben, boiled shrimp and Jambalaya. Drinks are great(get the Ricky Tiki Tavi) sweet tea was great, live music was great! Big shout out to Ricky, the bartender, for making me feel so welcome. I'll definitely be back. I even like that Mess of a Man, ole T Clax. More...
Great food! Great atmosphere! Friendly staff! Came in on a Sunday...they had a live band. I had the Shrimp Queso Dip.... very good an the nachos were seasoned with their own seasoning...which made for a very good bold taste. Cajun wings are awesome! Also had the Flounder an fries... obviously way too much for me...but for what I could gobble down..it was good! Our server(Rainer) was very attentive and welcoming, met all our needs! Knew what we needed before having to ask! Great Experience! More...
Great coffee, fast service nice selection. Parking can be a bit of a hassle.
Excellent Service! Friendly Staff!
Had a beer but the food had to be good since it was so crowded.
Good food and service
Great music fun atmosphere