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Poor Boy's Riverside Inn

240 Tubing Rd, Broussard, LA 70518-7118
+1 337-837-4011
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (13 reviews)
“gumbo” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (26 reviews)
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PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
240 Tubing Rd, Broussard, LA 70518-7118
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1 - 10 of 152 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had Friday specials, fried and grilled catfish with salad, baked potato and soup for $12.50. It was very good ate while watching raccoons play outside

Thank John K G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time, the food was very good and the service was awesome. It is definitely a must come back soon place.

Thank Antonio F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gumbo out of this world. Oyster assortment (special) was fabulous. The crab collection was great too. Service properly attentive and timed (thanks Cassidy!); prices reasonable for what all you got. Comfortable place great for families and little kids or big celebrations. Pretty grounds. Well lit...More

Thank Ingrid E
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Went for lunch on a Sunday. All I can say is, I hope I was there on an off day. The server was good & the bread was good. That is all I can say about this place. EVERYTHING needs a makeover in this restaurant...More

Thank J H
Poodle4, Manager at Poor Boy's Riverside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

J H, Sorry you had a bad experience. Did you talk to a manager on duty? We pride ourselves on our food and service, so definitely need to know what went wrong. What food did you order? Did you tell your server there was a...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We have been coming here for 30 years and it never fails to disappoint. Best fried shrimp and lobster in town. It is crammed when it is full, so expect to be rubbing elbows with the next table. It isn't a quick eat - expect...More

Thank Britcajuntraveller
Poodle4, Owner at Poor Boy's Riverside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you, Brit Cajun Traveler! Customers like you are why we love our jobs and keep the Cajun Tradition alive :) We appreciate your business. Thanks for making our day - and hope you have a good one.

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Used to eat here a lot, but moved away. Ate here on a family visit. I was shocked at the prices. The food has degraded to average and the prices have increased to the fine dining range. The service was mediocre at best. I was...More

Thank Paul B
Poodle4, Manager at Poor Boy's Riverside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Sorry your experience wasn't what you remembered. Did you speak to a manager on duty? Unfortunately, because we are Gulf to table many items have sky rocketed in price and that is nothing we can control. Happens often after natural disasters, but we pride ourselves...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Went with a party of 7 to celebrate family coming in from Virginia. The food was delicious and we didn't wait long at all to be seated. The actually sat us down immediately. Great family environment! Great food!

Thank Ashli S
Poodle4, Manager at Poor Boy's Riverside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Ashli S - you have made our day! Thank you for dining with us and we hope you dine with us again soon. Customers like you are why we love what we do :)

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Our family has been going to Riverside Inn for man, many years. It has the best food and best service! We go as often as we can, but not as often as we would like to. This is truly my favorite restaurant!

Thank hsalbert
Poodle4, Manager at Poor Boy's Riverside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

HS Albert - well, didn't you just make us smile! Thank you! Hope you dine with us again soon. Customers like you are why we love what we do :)

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We wanted seafood. I lived in Lafayette when I was growing up. My parents always went to Riverside Inn for their anniversary. Now that I am an adult, I took my husband there for seafood. Excellent choice! The restaurant was nice, staff accommodating, delicious seafood....More

Thank rhopickle
Poodle4, Manager at Poor Boy's Riverside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Rho Pickle - Well, there is nothing better than having a customer like you dine with us and receive an outstanding rating! You rock! And we hope you dine with us again soon :)

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Recent celebration for my husband's birthday was at Riverside Inn: consistently good service, great food, and nice atmosphere! Still one of our favorites here in town.

Thank Lisa S
Poodle4, Manager at Poor Boy's Riverside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Lisa S - Thank you so much and hope your husband enjoyed himself. Thanks for celebrating with us and customers like you are the reason we love what we do :) Hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Tubing Rd, Broussard, LA 70518-7118
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Broussard
  • Phone Number: +1 337-837-4011
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Description
Starting with a snowball stand in 1932 until today, Richard & Lori Hurst are carrying on the family tradition. From St. John Street to on the River, to nestled in the woods, now with two full service restaurants, Poor Boy's Riverside Inn's and Little River Inn's seafood and steaks have remained consistently delicious for over 80 years. Richard and Lori and their loyal staff hope you taste not only delicious Cajun food, but the pride that goes into every dish! The oldest restaurants in Acadiana with a great wine and dessert selection, kid friendly and great atmosphere with a third generation husband and wife team ready to serve and where you'll always find the locals.
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