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About Little River 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.
New Iberia, LA 70560
Cajun, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm;
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Adjacent to restaurant, we have a large parking lot.
Private Party Contact:
Brittany Whatley: (337) 367-7466
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Little River Inn Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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