It’s been a little longer than I had planned to make this post about The Bayou, my husband and I were at the Easton location for dinner about a week and a half ago, for a before theater dinner. In case you aren’t aware, Bayou has two locations, Easton & Bethlehem. Their Bethlehem location is the original restaurant and they opened the Easton location about 2 years ago. Easton is a little bit larger & less noisy but honestly, in terms of food, you can’t go wrong with either location.
Bayou Easton is located right on the circle in downtown Easton and they have quite a few outdoor tables for people watching when the weather is more conducive to outdoor dining. Their service is always excellent (and I’ve been to this particular location almost a dozen times).
Their menu features Southern Kitchen & Cajun style food and they have a few items that are simply OUTSTANDING. By far their most popular is the buttermilk fried chicken which is served on a wooden board with mashed sweet potatoes (heavenly) and bread & butter pickles. My husband’s personal favorite is the chicken & waffles w/bourbon maple syrup. Another must-have is their Mac & Cheese, it makes a great appetizer to be shared by the table. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a group outing, it is fun to order lots of different items and share. Reservations are recommended on weekends and for larger groups.
My personal favorites include their Maple Glazed Chicken Thighs, Hand Cut Fries, Brussel Sprouts, Corn Bread, Flash-fried Black-eyed Peas and HANDS DOWN for dessert, their Peanut Butter Mousse. I could write an entire post about this dessert: Dark Chocolate Soil, House Whipped Cream, Peanut Brittle…it is worth the trip alone!
P.S. I’m not a drinker but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention one of their signature drinks, the Hurricane. I had occasion to go to the Bayou with a large group of friends and we all had to partake of this delicious drink at the recommendation of my good friend, Lyn. Now I can’t go there without ordering one…it’s THAT good! #hungryrealtor