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Attention Chileheads!
Ask for a cup of Tim's kick-butt habanero sauce to add some fire!

209 1st Ave.
Manasquan, NJ
(908) 223-6678
All you can eat Buffet Mon & Tues nights
3 - 6 PM Daily - 20% off entrees


Cajun Popcorn

A light'n crunchy, hot'n spicy Louisiana delicacy.
Crawfish Tails batter dipped and golden fried,
served with our own "Tiger Sauce" for dippin'


Blackened Sampler

A great way to sample the N'awlins tradition.
Bite size chunks of fresh fish and
tender chicken, blackened with Chef Paris'
own blend of magical spices


Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

Six tender jumbo shrimp served with your choice
of our remoulade or traditional cocktail sauce


Crawfish Etoufee'

Crawfish tails smothered in spicy sauce,
served over rice


Steamed Clams

One dozen sweet and tender littleneck clams,
steamed in garlic butter, white wine,
and diced tomatoes


Alligator Bites

Direct from the Bayou - Tender bite size chunks
of marinated alligator meat fried or
sauteed to perfection


Cajun Style Chicken Fingers

Cooked on the griddle and served with our own
"Tiger Sauce" or special BBQ sauce



Jumbo mushroom caps filled with Allouette
cheese. Lightly battered and fried crisp,
served with a dill and butter sauce


New Orleans Barbecued

(one of our most famous dishes)
Tender gulf shrimp cooked in our peppery
Cajun barbecue butter


Bayou Quesadillas

Flour tortillas filled with a sauteed mixture of
fresh seafood, andouille sausage,
and cheddar cheese


Soups & Salads

Creole Gumbo

Start out with a sampling of a Lou-zee-anna taste
tradition! The Cajuns basic rural desire for full
bodied soups and stews is captured best in the
popular Gumbo dish. Ours is a traditional
mixture of the best ingredients that the
Louisiana gulf has to offer

Cup $3.95 - Bowl $6.25

Bayou Chicken & Vegetable

A southern style blend of tender chicken and
fresh veggies

Cup $2.25 - Bowl $3.25

Caesar Salad

Romaine lettuce served with crunchy croutons,
tossed in our own Caesar dressing


Bayou Shrimp Remoulade

New Orleans' outstanding contribution to the
American salad tradition


Spinach Salad with Cajun

Tender fresh leaves of fresh green spinach served with
our famous Cajun popcorn



Muffuletta Sandwich

A true N'Awlins tradition. Baked ham, Swiss
Cheese, Salami, & Provalone Cheese served
warm, and topped with a layer of antipasto salad
with your choice of soup or salad

1/4 $6.25 - 1/2 $6.95 - whole $11.95

Po' Boys

New Orleans style, over-stuffed
sandwiches on French bread

Small $6.25 - Large $8.95
Fried Oysters
Cajun Chicken
Cajun Burger w/ Sauteed onions & peppers
or w/ Swiss cheese

Louisiana Crab Cake topped with a Creole
tomato sauce


New Orleans Barbecued

(our most famous dish)
Tender gulf shrimp cooked in our peppery
Cajun barbecue butter



Jambalaya is the Cajun version of the Spanish dish "Paella", adopting the Spanish love of strongly spiced rice. Savor a combination of Chicken, Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, and rice. Heartily spiced, of course!

Red Beans & Rice

Red Beans, Smoked Ham Hocks, Steamed Rice, Scallions & Andouille Sausage

Shrimp, Chicken or Alligator Creole

Slowly simmered in a spicy Creole sauce

Crawfish Etoufee

A true spicy Cajun treat!! Served with rice

Blackened Shrimp

Plump Shrimp covered with spices and quickly seared to seal in
all of the natural juices and flavors


Fresh Catfish

Great fried or blackened

Bayou Cafe Lemon Sole

Fresh Sole sauteed with White Wine, Lemon, Tomatoes, and Chives

Fresh Tuna

This moist and lean steak is low in fat and full of flavor.
One of our specialities is to serve it "Blackened"


Fresh Atlantic Salmon

This popular choice is known for its brilliant color and distinctive flavor & texture Served sauteed, baked or blackened

Creole Crab Cakes

Made fresh in our kitchen, with Creole Tomato Sauce & Jalepeno Tartar Sauce

Creole Cordon Bleu

Sauteed Chicken coated with Creole seasonings, topped with a
Tasso (Cajun Smoked Ham), Parmesan Cream Sauce over Rice


Bayou Chicken

Your choice of Sauteed Chicken Breast with a hint of lemon pepper
Covered with Cajun Spices and quickly seared to seal in all the natural juices and flavors


Chicken Sampler

A combination of our delicious Chicken Preparations if you can't decide on just one

Filet Mignon

Our 8 ounce Filet will melt in your mouth. Completely trimmed, this is the best of the tenderloin. Try it blackened


This recipe won first place the "Great Fajita Cook-Off in Texas"

Bayou Caddilac Fajita

Tender Filet Mignon with marinated Onions and peppers - served sizzling

Vegitarian Fajitas

A combination of vegetables in our special marinade

Chicken Fajitas

Our award winning recipe with tender strips of Chicken

Shrimp Fajitas

Juicy Jumbo Shrimp in our delicious Fajita marinade

Pasta Dishes

Chicken Kerry

Tender Chicken, garlic, tomato, and scallions tossed together in a lite
chicken stock and white wine sauce, served over fettuccini


Shrimp Paris

Succulent Shrimp sauteed in a fresh basil cream sauce, served over fettuccini

Louisiana Shrimp and Andouille Pasta

Cajun Andouille Sausage & fresh shrimp over Rotini Pasta with our special
blend of spices, in a butter and cream sauce


Crawfish Monica

Tender Crawfish Tails with Sun Dried Tomatoes, sauteed in our
seafood & sherry wine sauce, served over Rotini Pasta


Side Orders

Seasoned Waffle Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Ask your server about our homemade desserts
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