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Little River Inn

17 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cajun, Contemporary American
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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;
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Phone number
(337) 367-7466
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Hurst
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Private party contact
Brittany Whatley: (337) 367-7466
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Cross street
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Parking details
Adjacent to restaurant, we have a large parking lot.
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
What 17 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on all time ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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. :(

5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

We really enjoyed everything. Keep up the good work.

5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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

4.0Dined on September 19, 2017

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.

5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Birthday celebration in private room. 9 people.

5.0Dined on December 16, 2016

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!

2.0Dined on July 23, 2016

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.

3.0Dined on April 18, 2016

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.

4.0Dined on March 2, 2016

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.

4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

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.

5.0Dined on November 28, 2015

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.

1.0Dined on December 22, 2014

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

4.0Dined on December 20, 2014

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.

5.0Dined on August 9, 2014

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

5.0Dined on July 20, 2013

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

4.0Dined on June 1, 2013

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.

5.0Dined on February 16, 2013

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.