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The Bayou

864 E US Highway 60, Monett, MO 65708-9376
+1 417-235-7800
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“gumbo” (11 reviews)
“muffaletta” (12 reviews)
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
864 E US Highway 60, Monett, MO 65708-9376
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had the spicy shrimp. It was spicy, and by that I don't mean midwest Missouri spicy, I mean it was actually spicy (not hot). Ambiance is so so, but I will eat here again for the food.

Thank AccuracyFirst
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is cajun food at it's best It has other food as well but I like what you can't get in other places .

Thank vickin262
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I was on business travel and stopped in because I was staying at hotel across the street. I had an awesome time there and the Muffalata was better than I got in New Orleans. The owner is Darren and he is the chef. A very...More

Thank acsars
Bayou M, Owner at The Bayou, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017


Reviewed 26 June 2017

Monet, MO has a very good southern style cuisine restaurant. Easily found on Hwy. 60 next to the Days Inn motel. It was recommended to us by the motel's innkeeper and we suggest others try it, as well. The dining rooms were very neat &...More

Thank teresasR5067PR
Reviewed 22 May 2017

They seating a group of high schools in the BAR when over half of the other restaurant was open! The bar was smoking and cold. Service was terrible! Most of the group liked their food. Definitely not worth the 18% gratitude we had to pay....More

Thank tkauffman
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a must if you visit Monett. You will be surprised by the variety. Try the different menu items. You will be pleasantly surprised. The owner Darrin is very friendly and visits tables.

Thank David B
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The other day, my mother-in-law's son asked her what she would want in all the world, if money was no object. The thought for a few minutes, then told him she would want a po' boy sandwich "from Darren's." Couldn't get a better recommendation.

1  Thank Carole H
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I had seen an advertisement of this place in a local magazine, Was traveling thru the area on our way to a weekend of fishing. Stopped in for lunch and even though this place was lacking on décor, it was made up with us quickly...More

1  Thank RalphSmiley
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Best Southern food around! These guys have it! I'm from Southern Arkansas and this is the best in 100+ mile area. The frog legs are to die for and everything else in the menu is also awesome. This place is a must!

2  Thank bobastew
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great food, reasonable prices, large portions. Staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is great. The place is operated by an extended family who relocated from Louisiana.

Thank timpN3697TM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 864 E US Highway 60, Monett, MO 65708-9376
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Monett
  • Phone Number: +1 417-235-7800
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