August is SENIOR MONTH! All seniors 65+ enjoy 15% off lunch and brunch all month, plus free coffee and tea.
We are open Tue-Fri from 11:00am-Late, Sat & Sun from 10:00am-Late
Happy Hour runs from 3pm-6pm on Wed, Thu, and Sun, every night from 10pm-close, and all day long on Tuesdays.
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Our extensive southern menu delivers everything from fried chicken to benedicts, plus a Build-Your-Own-Bloody-Mary bar.
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Saturdays & Sundays: 10am-3pm


Cajun traditionals, salads, house-made burgers, po boys and beyond. The perfect spot for your lunch break or just meeting a friend.
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Tuesday–Friday: 11am-3pm


We’ve got your cravings covered with bourbon specialties, including smokey BBQ, fine seafood, hearty pastas and rotating nightly specials.
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Tuesday–Sunday: 3pm–Late


Bayou on Bay is a family-owned and operated business, located in the heart of downtown Bellingham since 2007. Specializing in Cajun/Creole and Southern cuisine, Bayou on Bay is the perfect choice anyone looking for a satisfying meal and a refreshing drink.

Open Tuesday through Sunday, our menu boasts a wide selection of dishes ranging from Cajun specialties to seafood, always using locally sourced ingredients when possible. Weekend brunch, a Bellingham favorite, is served every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am until 3pm along with our legendary Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar.

Our spacious, 2-story restaurant is family friendly, welcoming all-ages at all times. The Bayou Bar is 21+ and features a rotating list of hand-crafted cocktails, infused liquors and local and imported beer and cider on draft – plus a great happy hour from 3pm-6pm on Wed, Thu, and Sun, every night from 10pm-close, and all day long on Tuesdays.

Next door, the Bayou Annex Bar is open Thursday-Sunday and is the home of our rotating artist gallery and monthly events like Bingo Night hosted by local non-profit organizations, and live music.

Our biggest party of the year falls every February during Mardi Gras. Mark your calendars now!



See all events here

Friday, October 6 – Opening Night On display all of October in the Bayou Annex Bar Bio on the Bay: Shawn Cass is a graffiti artist from Fayetteville …


Thursday, September 14 from 7-9 in the Annex Bar   It’s September Bayou Bingo Night! Join us Thursday, September 14 in the Bayou Annex Bar and …


Thursday, September 7 – All day long All day long, 10% of all sales will be donated to the Whatcom Homeless Service Center, a program of …



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We support local, non-profit organizations. If you are seeking a donation, please tell us a little bit about your event and we will get back to you.

Please note: This is not a reservation system. If you would like to make a reservation to dine in the restaurant please call (360) 752-2968.

Bayou on Bay
1300 Bay Street
Bellingham, WA

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday thru Friday: 11:00am – Late
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - Late

(360) 752-2968