Walking along Bayou St. John is a particular pleasure, with its bucolic views, dog on parade, and residents gathering for wine and conversation as the sun sets. Once the primary portage between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi, the Bayou now accents a hub of dining, recreation and festival-ing, with the annual Bayou Boogaloo a highlight of the summer season. Whether catering to hungry neighbors or intrepid visitors after a day of festin’ at the Fairgrounds, the restaurants in and around Bayou St. John step up to the plate.
For the purposes of this map, we’re considering Bayou St. John to be bordered loosely by its namesake waterway; Lafitte Avenue; Esplanade Avenue; and Broad Street. A handful of the below spots fall just outside those borders, but are close enough to be included here. If you don’t see your favorite spot to eat or drink in Bayou St. John, leave a comment on social or send Eater a tip.Read More