Little River Inn

4.0
27 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cajun
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.
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3.9
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JO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The frozen cosmopolitan was like a pink snow cone with no flavor whatsoever. The shrimp were rubbery, the eggplant was tough. Disappointed

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t
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was quaint. The food was good, but not great. They had several items that included crab, but the sautéed crabmeat we ordered they were out of. I ordered the crawfish bisque expecting a cream based soup, but got what I would describe as a gumbo.

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KH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a table of 9 on a Tuesday evening. The restaurant was fairly busy for a Tuesday. The main issue that kept me from giving a higher rating was the cost to quality ratio. I had the ribeye cooked medium rare. The taste of the steak was very good. It has a wonderful flavor. However, it was cooked rare, not medium rare. The same was true for a couple of the other steaks that were ordered. I did not mention anything to the wait staff because the flavor was spot on. Just a little more red than I’m accustomed to. Thanks!

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Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was horrible. The server was very nice but the food was not even eaten. Only one person our of 8 liked their food. :/

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We received a gift certificate from our son and daughter-in-law. We went there to celebrate my husband's birthday. I mentioned that on my reservation request;but, I guess it was overlooked.

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent my 1 month wedding anniversary with my wife here. We had a fantastic time and the food was wonderful. It was quiet, cozy and everything tasted amazing.

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A
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Menu was very outdated. Service was friendly. Food was marginal.

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JF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family & I had a great time. We will come back again soon.

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KI
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Terrible food. Need to rethink menu. Maybe visit other thriving popular restaurant for fresh ideas. Crab cakes were a disaster. We should have never paid for that

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HR
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Have been going here for years. Food is not cheap and portions seem to get smaller every time. It was extremely hot in the restaurant - restaurant was full and the A/C was not on. Had to ask three times for something to be done about the air. At one point the host came over and jokingly fanned me in front of the entire restaurant loudly which was embarrassing. Food did taste good and was well seasoned. Portions of the crab dinner were undercooked (au gratin) and the shells in the items were huge (I had an entire crab claw shell in my stuffed crab) as if no one had really gone through the crab meat to pick them out. One of our party ordered a medium steak and it came out rare. Had to send the bill back twice for mistakes made to the total. Waitress was very nice and attentive but did spill a drink on my fiance. Would be willing to go back in the future, as there isnt a lot of places in New Iberia with this kind of food. I would hope they take heed of this review!

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MS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom told them it was my birthday and they didn't do anything at the end of the meal. Not sure if our waitress wasn't told or if they forgot. I also entered Birthday when I made reservations. :(

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RF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed everything. Keep up the good work.

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Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was wonderful we really enjoyed everything could have had a little more season but still was good.

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CH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Authentic Cajun cuisine plus. Very good wait service but entrees were a little slow to be delivered (staff also recognized this and made efforts to accommodate our party). Some of the featured fish dishes of the sister restaurant (Poor Boy Riverside) in Broussard are not available at this site but that was understood reading the online menu before arrival. The oysters on the half shell were a fresh and delicious appetizer (highly recommended). I would not hesitate to return here on another occasion. All the dishes ordered were heartily enjoyed by our party.

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PS
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Birthday celebration in private room. 9 people.

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Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a larger group in a private room and the service was great. Larson was our server and he did a great job! The food was great too!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

From being told that we couldn't have any bread because there weren't any baskets available to repeatedly forgetting items / being ignored to being served pasta that was heavily coated with powdered oregano, this restaurant was a disappointment. At the end, a hostess asked us about the experience, and when told that there were a lot of little things that were frustrating, all she could muster was an "I'm sorry." It was especially disappointing considering the price of the meal, which was on the high side. On a good note, the two items we ordered that had crab came with a good amount of crab, which was delicious. Those two items are the only things that save this from being a one-star review.

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LI
Dallas
161 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

New Iberia is a lovely small town and no one should expect an experience comparable to a larger city. This is the best place in town ((and food, while inconsistent, was fine. Shrimp remoulade was not very good - shrimp were a bit tough and sauce had little taste; one of us had baked flounder that was excellent; other had crabmeat stuffed bell peppers that were OK. Server failed to bring bread until asked for it and wait for food was a bit long - seemed a group was dining in a special room. Ordering a bottle of wine seemed a strange event here and it took a bit of work to have it ordered and delivered. We had no room for dessert. I am from New Orleans and always think all food in Cajunland is wonderful. Little River is worth a visit for food other than fried and a menu with interesting choices.

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MT
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The lunch portion of the seafood salad was chock full of fresh boiled shrimp, lump crab meat, chopped eggs, diced bacon, fresh tomatoes, a little red onion and a fabulously light dressing. Miss Nelda took great care of me and my crew. A very nice local find right off the main drag in New Iberia.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Crab Platter was very good. The stuffed crab could have tasted better. (not enough crabmeat in it)
The Crawfish Bisque is not quite up to snuff. Needs more seafood flavor.
However, the green salad with their Thousand Island dressing is always 5 stars.

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HT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a fried shrimp and oyster dinner. Everything was soooo good. The only complaint I had was the breading on the oysters. I love cornbread breading on oysters. These oysters had more of a flour breading for shrimp. It was a little too thick also. Other than that one little thing, the whole experience was great.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2014
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Waitress never introduced herself, never asked how the food was and was overall extremely poor.

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B
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Stuffed crabs were excellent. 3 instead of the usual 2. I go here for the crab dishes...sauté, au gratin and stuffed are the best in area.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the quiet time and friendly atmosphere. Will be back to dine. Keep it up. Food was fabulous.

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g
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice dining experience. Service, food and atmosphere just what we were looking for.

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New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our waitress was very helpful even though she was new. You can tell she was experienced and if she didn't know the answer she asked someone. We celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary there and everything was wonderful, the food, service and atmosphere. I had the crab cake and my husband had the Cajun shrimp pasta. They were excellent.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2013
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I always love visiting the Little River Inn each time I am in New Iberia. Everything I have ordered has always been good, and I love that they take reservations.

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