Bayou Jack's Cajun Grill in McKinney closes its doors

Bayou Jack’s Cajun Grill permanently closed its McKinney location in May, citing the economic impact of the closures from COVID-19. (Courtesy Bayou Jack's)
Bayou Jack’s Cajun Grill permanently closed its McKinney location in May, citing the economic impact of the closures from COVID-19. (Courtesy Bayou Jack's)

Bayou Jack’s Cajun Grill permanently closed its McKinney location in May, citing the economic impact of the closures from COVID-19. (Courtesy Bayou Jack's)

Bayou Jack’s Cajun Grill permanently closed its McKinney location in May, citing the economic impact of the closures from COVID-19.

In a May Facebook post announcing the closure, management thanked the restaurant’s fans and guests.


“We had a heck of a lot of fun and enjoyed a lot of great food and drink,” the post said.

At this time, there are no plans to reopen the restaurant or relocate it somewhere else, the owner said. There is, however, another Bayou Jack’s location in Roanoke.

The restaurant served Cajun dishes and seafood, such as gumbo, crawfish, oysters and catfish, and had a bar stocked with beer, wine and cocktails. The restaurant was located at 218 E. Louisiana St., Ste. 300, McKinney. www.bayoujacks.com
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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