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Blue's Bayou Cafe

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899 Marchant Rd., Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1B5, Canada
+1 250-544-1194
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blue Bayou is right along the waterfront and built down into a hillside. If you arrive during the daytime, it will be easy to find. At night, you could be in for a bit of a search. That said, once you arrive, there's more than ample parking offered just down the road to the west of the restaurant. As a... More 

Thank FunaliciousHammer
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous Cajun/Creole food, stunning harbour setting, and unique ambience! The jambalaya is second to none and the salad selections are fresh & delicious! Don't forget to top your meal off with the famous bread pudding uniquely served in a measuring cup. The perfect finish to a wonderful dining experience!

Thank Sue C
Central Saanich, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nice New Orleans decorated style, with deck overlooking the Saanich inlet. Great place to book on Saturday night July/August to get great view of the fireworks across the water from Butchart Gardens. Delicious Jambalaya.

Thank Katie B
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Amazing authentic New Orleans menu and vibe. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Best to have a reservation on the weekend in the summer but you never know. I think I have tried everything on the menu at one time or another and I have never been disappointed. Great to go as a couple or with your grown up kids or... More 

Thank Wendy H
Central Saanich, Canada
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Our family loved the spot - we had a gift card from a student group and decided to try it out since we'r local. We went mid-July at approx 5:00 PM since we have young kids. The down side when eating outside is that the sun can be a bit nasty on the deck and there are some bees to... More 

Thank Phil C
Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Feels like the Caribbean man. Grab a beer and some food and feel the burn. Great for boat watching in the marina right next door, and easy to jump in a rented kayak before or after!

Thank Bruce S
Nanaimo, Canada
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The location is great, with wonderful views. Parking is down the road though. It's a single lane, and you drive right by the cafe to get to the parking. It's about 100 paces, give or take, to get back to the cafe. If we had known this ahead of time, I would have stopped our vehicle in front of the... More 

Thank J0an123
Victoria, Canada
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We have been here twice now and although a little pricey, the food is really good. The ribs are great, and my husband really liked the jambalaya! Service was slow both times but luckily we weren't in a rush. Beautiful deck with views on the ocean.

Thank newlywedzzzzz
Ashland, Oregon
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108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This hidden little restaurant is worth finding! Great bar menu and drinks. The view from the outside deck is awesome. Fair prices. Very good service! Highly recommend!

Thank Albert T
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

As if the intimate, romantic setting over the water, as the sun sets on the mountains wasn't enough, the food is wonderful. And service is friendly and prompt. Decor is kitschy "Nawlins" but the view through the panoramic windows is classic BC. Our food: fried green tomatoes with a perfect crispy cornmeal crust, sweet meaty prawns, homemade thick potato soup... More 

Thank Lori V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 899 Marchant Rd., Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-544-1194

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?