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Louisiana Kitchen & Bayou Bar

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4907 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2528
+1 301-652-6945
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small, quaint, "Louisiana music" playing.....don't even know where to start on the food. We couldn't decide so we tried several things 😂 Crab balls are incredible and moist! Crab egg rolls are perfectly crisp on the outside with a "dirty rice" flavor to the crab mixture inside. So so good! Alligator beignets are lightly battered and fried. Yummy!!!! Especially with... More 

Thank TBrigham
Charleston, South Carolina
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

If your a fan of Cajun cuisine then this is your place. The crawfish etouffee was loaded with crawfish.

Thank Jason A
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Had a terrific lunch here today. Seafood Gumbo Stew was SO full of seafood, and just right seasoning. Bug tasty biscuits came with. Nice service, a quiet attractive room with New Orleans music playing quietly in the background, and I parked right outside the front door!

Thank 286solotraveler
Takoma Park, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were introduced to this restaurant by a friend and usually visit for Brunch with her once every two or three months. We've also brought several different groups of friends over time, all of whom have really liked the food. It's about time we came for an evening meal. We seem to say that each time we come!!

Thank stuartcameron110
Randallstown, Maryland
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Okay once again I find myself at a new spot and everything was spot on. Recently ate here on Saturday 3 Dec. If you like food from New Orleans and are in the Bethesda area this it. My dining experience was good apps and main course were brought out timely.

Thank Wiley E
Morgantown, West Virginia
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286 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I was dying for some beignets and they delivered on that need, but aside from that, the dishes lacked soul. The food was competent and it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t bursting with Louisiana flavor. The service was very good, but I won't be coming back.

Thank eightwednesday
Bethesda, Maryland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Bad atmosphere. Bad food. The only explanation for it being open as long as it has been- It must be a front the mafia uses to launder money. (That is a joke)Really terrible.

Thank klee51
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I've been eating fried catfish my entire life. (I will not share just how long that is). The catfish was perfectly seasoned & cooked, served piping hot & moist. The Hurricane(s) were delish! Run don't walk. You love it too.

Thank Vanessa B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Having spent too many college weekends in Louisiana, I consider myself somewhat well-versed on bayou cuisine. After all, who hasn't drowned themselves in hurricanes and beignets?! Louisiana Kitchen is s our go-to for all things gumbo, crawfish, and catfish. Today I ordered the Louisiana Express eggs Benedict with grits - blackened catfish over fried grits topped with poached eggs and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Visited this place last night for dinner. Ordered the kids chicken tenders and fries. Between my sister and myself, we ordered: Shrimp Po Boy Andouille Sausage Jambalaya Crawfish "Bisque" "Boudin" Needless to say the items that have been in parenthesis, were nothing close to the original. The bisque was more like crawfish/tomato broth soup and the boudin was a weird,... More 

1 Thank AJWalk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4907 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2528
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-652-6945

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?