About Us

The Bayou Bar & Grill was established in 1987, by local Chef Michael Cahal, formally trained under Chef Paul Prudhomme of K-Paul's, New Orleans. Chef Cahal wanted to bring a neighborhood bar & grill from The Big Easy to heart of Overton Square.  In 1994, The Bayou was purchased by current owners Bill & Carla Baker with partners Charlie Miller & Clay Allen.

In 2008, The Bayou moved across Madison Ave. to its current location at 2094 Madison, once known as The Mississippi River Company; one of the Square’s first restaurants.

Now in a much larger, renovated location, The Bayou Bar & Grill continues to offer New Orleans style, Cajun specialties like Muffalettas, Po-Boys, Jambalaya, Gumbo, Oysters, Etouffee, Red Beans & Rice, and much more!
Not only is The Bayou Bar & Grill the place to eat great Cajun food inside or outside on the patio, it is Midtown’s only true sports bar.  Catch your favorite team or game on one of our seven HD TVs or on one of our two 120” HD projector screens – the biggest, clearest way to watch your team in the city!  Not only can you catch all of the Grizzlies and Tigers games, but we offer all the Direct TV packages including the NFL, NBA, & MLB.

It’s not all about sports!

Check us out on Facebook for a list of local bands, dates, and times for shows on Thursday or Saturday nights.

Every Saturday and Sunday you can join us for Mardi Gras Brunch from 11am-3pm. including $3 beverage specials; and our “misting” patio is open every day!

So come on down to The Bayou Bar & Grill and "Laissez les bon temps rouler!" Let the good times roll. Please do not call or email for reservations, as we do not accept reservations. Just Come on in!