= Cara's Favorite
Cajun and creole cuisine. Lunch and dinner.
It’s tough to find a more enchanting setting than Blue Bayou, and better yet, it’s smack dab in the middle of the Pirates of Caribbean attraction. A dreamy, moonlit terrace overlooking the bayou is strung with Chinese lanterns and surrounded by live oak trees dripping with moss. Louisiana-style cuisine is on the menu, totally overpriced, but who cares when there’s scenery like this?
The food is pretty hit or miss, with a corn and poblano fritter starter tasting like a fried ball of bland dough. We fared a bit better with the scallop a la plancha appetizer, large enough to serve as an entree and fairly tasty with Romesco sauce and bits of crispy tasso ham. But seriously, just opt for a Monte-Cristo sandwich, always a popular if not an overly rich choice. It’s like eating a dessert sandwich, and I pretty much guarantee you will enjoy every minute of it!
Cara’s Tip: Request a waterside table on arrival, but don’t fret if you don’t get it or the wait is just too long; you’ll still enjoy the restaurant’s atmosphere nonetheless as long as it isn’t in the very back too far away from the water. If you forget to make reservations at Blue Bayou and there are none to be had on arrival, no problem. You’ll find Monte Cristo sandwiches as well as Cajun/Creole specialties around the corner at Café Orleans, a much easier place to grab a seat.
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