Joe's OK Bayou (New Ownership)

9874 Linn Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40223 Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Open All Hours
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cajun, Creole, Pub Food, American, Catering
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
  • Price
  • Hours
    Sun 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mon-Thu 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Fri 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sat 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Cajun, Creole, Pub Food, American, Catering
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
  • Alcohol
  • Delivery
  • Takeout
  • Reservations
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Catering
  • Good For Kids
  • Kids Menu
  • WiFi
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Report | 10 days ago
Oysters froglegs crawfish and sides were awesome
Report | 10 days ago
Lunch prices are little bit much. Food is good and if you decrease prices, where is a win-win situation, I believe your sales will go up.
Report | 10 days ago
come hungry good portions
Report | 21 days ago
Great food and fun place!
Report | 25 days ago
The catfish is memorable, the oysters were fresh and the beer is cold. What more do you need?
Report | a month ago
Food and drinks were excellent, will be back!
Report | 2 months ago
Great food , a little pricey but actually worth it.
Report | 2 months ago
Small dining area, might want to call ahead if you're in a larger group or during busy meal times.
Report | 2 months ago
Good customer service and great food :)
Report | 2 months ago
Wonderful catfish and pralines Lovely server, so kind and attentive
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From Our Editors

Joe’s OK Bayou claims to be “da best Cajun,” but there’s also a humility to the enterprise—starting with the playful name and extending to decor that alludes to a low-country shack with a sheet-metal awning and rough wooden walls. Home-style cooking comes naturally to owner Joe Wheatley, whose father farmed grain and raised hogs before opening similarly rustic restaurant The Feed Mill with other members of the family in a former feed-storage building.

Since 1995, Joe and his team have striven to introduce Louisiana flavors to a northern audience, seasoning crawfish étouffée and chicken-and-sausage gumbo with spices that are bold but not painfully hot. Visiting in 2008, the Courier-Journal’s Marty Rosen found that this mission succeeded, with “bold, accessible flavors, friendly, quick service and extremely affordable prices.” He also found oysters “big and glossy with fine, firm textures—as fresh-tasting as any I've eaten along the Louisiana or Alabama coasts” on the menu’s wide selection of simply prepared coastal creatures—fried gator tails, catfish filets, and frog legs among them. Abita beers, the star of the drinks menu, hail appropriately from Louisiana, and join wines and other domestic and imported brews at the full bar.

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