Don’s Bayou Permanently Closed After 7 Years in Business

East Tucson Cajun restaurant Don’s Bayou permanently closed its doors on July 2.

The Don’s Bayou Facebook page announced the following:

After 7 1/2 yrs Don’s Bayou is closing in order for the land lord to redevelop the site into a strip mall. I’d be willing to open elsewhere in Tucson if I can find appropriate partnership, otherwise will move on. I’m still available for catering and private parties. Look for updates on Facebook or contact me at for business opportunities.
Thank you for your patronage, Don and Bleu.

Don’s Bayou built a following with their Louisiana crawfish boils, gator bites, and morning beignets and coffee.

Keep up with Don’s Bayou on Facebook.

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