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Poor House Bistro

91 S Autumn St, San Jose, CA 95110-2514
+1 408-292-5837
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“jambalaya” (18 reviews)
“po boy” (10 reviews)
“sausage bread” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
91 S Autumn St, San Jose, CA 95110-2514
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bit. Live music was playing and made me think of walking around New Orleans. We tried the sampler, which had red beans and rice, gumbo and jambalaya. The gumbo was excellent, but the jambalaya was a little dry, but still...More

Thank 282TimB
Jay M, Owner at Poor House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thanks for coming by and for the feedback. Hope to see you again soon. Let the Good Times Roll!

Reviewed 26 February 2018

PHB is a constant. Right before a sharks game or any other occasion the food and vibe here are great.

Thank Matt H
Jay M, Owner at Poor House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thanks for the review, Matt. We appreciate your business.

Reviewed 30 November 2017

Located near the "Shark Tank" and Diridon Train Station, Poor House Bistro is a favorite 'hang out' prior to and after sporting events and concerts. As a 'fast casual' restaurant, Poor House turns out some amazing and scrumptious meals not often found around San Jose....More

Thank HikingLee
Jay M, Owner at Poor House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review. We appreciate your business.

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch with several coworkers for the very first time. I had the lunch special, half BBQ shrimp po' boy and seafood gumbo. It wasn't bad at all. Their Cajun fries were really good. It looks like a fun place to go listen...More

1  Thank Johnny S
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Live band, loud, crowded. All seemed to be having fun. Louisianna style food. Staff friendly. Good not as good as I expected.

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Wow. First time I tried this restaurant and I found the food super delicious. I which I knew last time I was waiting at the Amtrak station for the bus. Good location and relaxing please to eat.

Thank Sandralili
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I only had a salad, which was delicious, but was in a big group that had a variety of foods and everyone LOVED their food!

Thank Tami L
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I am so bummed to give the poor house an average rating. When they first opened this place was amazing! I'm not sure if it's switched hands or just lost a bit of its fresh touch. I was a lil disappointed with the veggie muffuletta....More

1  Thank m r
Reviewed 11 April 2017

An excellent place to get some Cajun food at a good price. Live music adds to the character of the place. However, it can be a bit loud if you sit in front of the band. If you need to talk, sit inside.

Thank halhuntley
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Everyday there are a couple of specials and they should not be missed. Yesterday they had a Crawfish Chowder that I could have eaten a gallon of it. It was like a rich bisque that left me wanting more and thinking about it all day...More

1  Thank Kenneth R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 S Autumn St, San Jose, CA 95110-2514
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-292-5837
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