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Poor Boy's Riverside Inn
Poor Boy's Riverside Inn

Poor Boy's Riverside Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.poorboysriversideinn.com
  • Phone: (337) 837-4011
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Cajun, Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Richard Hurst
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: If windows and doors could talk, what tales they could tell! Birthday celebrations, business deals, proposals, reunions, parties of all kinds have taken place at both of our locations. Couples who held their wedding receptions here return again and again to celebrate their anniversaries with us. Riverside & The Riverside Cooking Cottage are open for events such as seminars, showers, rehearsals, meetings, reunions, and birthdays
  • Private Party Contact: Kim Bodoin (337) 235-8559
  • Entertainment: We feed all the wildlife around Riverside

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large private lot adjacent to Restaurant.
A word from Poor Boy's Riverside Inn
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 restaurant 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Every time my husband mentions we are going eat at Riverside. I have smile all day on my face thinking of when I will be eating the delicious food!! I love Riverside!!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Thus was my first time finding this place, and it's excellent. We started out with the crab fingers which were cooked to perfection . Then we had the crawfish platters and it eras full of everything crawfish. I would recommend this place to anyone who would like greT seafood and great atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food is always great. Good atmosphere. Always a good experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Brought friends over from Luling. Had a great time. Service was wonderful."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We felt rushed by the waitress (forgot her name) and at one time told her "we're going to slow this way down." It helped slightly. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Poor Boys Riverside Inn is always a great place to eat. Whether it is for a business lunch or an evening dinner, Riverside does the job well. This time it was with some old friends and it was quite nice. I had the crab dinner which is to die for. There were some rather energetic diners there as well and the noise level was unpleasant at first but died down as the crowd thinned out. Nonetheless, the food and service were top of the line. I personally like the pond that surrounds two sides of the building and the off the beaten path setting. Try it, you'll like it. Bon Appetite."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I have been going to riverside since I was a small child. I have never been disappointed by the food or their service. One if Lafayette's best dining establishments."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This is definitely one of the best restaurants in the area. Food is great, price is moderate, service is very good. I can highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Food was amazing! I work at seafood resturant, but the food at Poorboys Riverside Inn was absolutely outstanding. The service was a little boy edgy though. I felt like the waitress could have been a little more sincere and kind. I forgot her name, but overall, I had a great birthday dinner at a great resturant with great people. Thanks for everything!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "can't beat the variety of seafood that this restaurant offers on its menu. Always fresh and well prepared."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "For years riverside in. Has been the place to go for fresh seafood and a huge menu to choose from ! If you want a great ask diction and fresh seafood cooked properly this is the place to go! Very casual nice friendly place!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Possibly some of the best Seafood/Cajun Cuisine in Acadiana! The Oysters Rockefeller is outstanding!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The food was bland to say this is a top notch cajun restaurant I have eaten much better food. The portion sizes is not worth the expensive prices. First last time. Not pleased."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We were a group of 6. Four adults and two children. The service was great. Very child friendly. The food was wonderful. Our six year old grandson, whose Dad is the general manager of a Ruth's Chris, said the following about the crab cakes. "Dad, these are real good, crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Can you make us some when we get home." That about sums up every dish. We had lots of different things. Sautéed crab, crab over flounder, alligator bites, fried oysters and fried shrimp. All dishes were great. We will go back. I am already looking forward to having the crab again."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "I have been going to Riverside Inn since I was a child and their food is ABSOLUTELY delicious!! Looking forward to going again !"
    Dined on 10/11/2013