I have eaten at the restaurant for 30 somewhat years Food for Mother’s Day 2018 was all soaked in grease and burnt to a crisp Reservations that I had for 10 family members that were made 3 weeks in advance were running over an hour late In fact walk ins were able to get seated before reservations in some cases Iwill never waste my time and money on that place again
Great food, quick ans friendly service. The crab dishes are the best in town.
Katie was outstanding as our waitress. The food was excellent!
Had people from out of town and they were very impressed
We had Seafood Gumbo that was thicker (not in a good way) than usual and lacking the rich flavors it usually has. The grilled Redfish is always a target menu item here, and this time the presentation was off kilter. The fish, though well prepared was a very small serving ( two very small fillets), brought to the table in an oval dish that would serve an appetizer sized portion or a side dish. When a baked potato was added to the plate, it barely all fit. Not very appetizing. It was a Sunday afternoon, and we chalked it up to the regular chef being off. Hope it's better next time.
Great food, good drinks and as always, great to eat there!
Always have a customer with us!
Standard Cajun/Creole fare, very nice location. Excellent and perfectly cooked blackend red fish, and their etouffee uses a different roux than I have had in the past, less heavy than a dark roux.
The food and service are great. The noise level is low.
Service was great. I had the crab imperial. It was delicious. My wife had the fried shrimp platter, she enjoyed also.
disappointed with taste and portions size, also parking lot in bad shape, potholes limestone and in adequate lighting.
Great food, great service. Cassidy, our waiter, was excellent!
The restaurant was busy, but quiet enough for a conversation. The service was quick on the Saturday night we were there. The food is consistently good. The steamed lump crab with salad is an excellent choice if you want something simple and healthy. The various gumbos are all good and will be properly prepared. Expect the rolls to be served hot. Don't expect okra or tomato in your gumbo - it will be Louisiana style: medium roux; onion, bell pepper and celery cooked until soft; seasoned but not too spicy. You should feel the cayenne in the back of your throat after a while, but not when you first put it in your mouth. The platters are big and are OK for sampling things, but I prefer one dish such as gumbo, bisque, etouffee, or lump crab with a side order of salad, potato salad or baked potato. The house dressing is oil, vinegar and lots of herbs -- very good!
Very comfortable dining experience for anyone who enjoys cajun cuisine.
Really enjoyed the service and food. The experience was very nice. Thank you.
Great local atmosphere; authentic Cajun food; excellent value
It was on a Thursday night and only about 8 to 10 tables so it was quiet which was fine for me. The service was great and the food also. Only one issue, my wife ordered stuffed filet of flounder and she received a stuffed whole flounder. We told the server and she was very apologetic and said the correct order would be out quickly which it was.
The food was good, service was excellent.
The food was ok, but very over priced for the small portions
Been 10 year's and the food and service was the same .GREAT will go back .
Excellent food and service. One of the best restaurants I've been to. Ate there four years ago on a business trip and this was my second time and brought my wife with me for a funeral and drove 3 hours to get there. Absolutely love the food. The best crab cakes and the sweet potato beignets are amazing.
My husband loves the Gumbo his favorite. And of course you have to have crabbies. We saw raccoons and even an armadillo. Cute.
Three of the four dining companions did not enjoy their meals. This was definitely an off night. The crawfish and corn soup was very oily, so much so that it was sent back without even taking one bite (it was disgusting looking) and taken off the ticket. It seemed the entrees were not prepared fresh as they tasted of reheated pasta and etouffee. Very disappointed as this restaurant usually does not miss so badly. Oh well, I guess we all can't be on point every time. Will give them another chance in the future. Server was great and did a fantastic job!
Attention to detail could be improved upon.
Ex: dress the baked potatoes in the kitchen and get rid of the plastic containers that are dropped off at the table - sour cream, bacon bits, green onion.
We were visiting from Ohio and discovered this place with awesome food! I loved the Exravaganza with Red Fish
Atmosphere is not as shown on TV commercials. Had to eat while looking at people wearing baseball caps. A complete turnoff. I expected better. Food was ok, but pricey. Fried crawfish were overcooked and chewy. Portions were small. Mushroom appetizer and beignet dessert were excellent. Staff members were very attentive to our needs. Great service.
This place is well known so I had high expectations for the food. I was a little disappointed.
I tried the following dishes:
Crabbies - ok, a little too much cheese
Stuffed Mushrooms (grilled and fried) - these were very good!
Corn and Crawfish Soup - not good, tasted burnt
Seafood Gumbo - not good, too thick and not a great flavor
Tilapia and Grilled Veggies - tilapia was good but the veggies were overcooked
For 3 people we spent around $130. Not bad, but I have spent less and been happier with the food at other places in Lafayette.
While I wasn't super happy with the food, the service was great. We went on Mother's Day and even though it was very busy we didn't feel forgotten or neglected by our waitress. They also gave flowers to the women who were there on Mother's Day, which was a nice touch.
Overall, I wouldn't tell someone not to go there. However, it wouldn't be the first place I would recommend, especially since there are so many great places to eat in Lafayette (that are easier to get to).
My wife and I enjoy poor boys because the fresh ingredients such as lump crabmeat on several dishes is delicious. We always eat seafood dishes because they have so many that are very good. We also like the atmosphere , casual, and we have always gotten very good service. We would recommend this restaurant to all seafood lovers especially. It is locally owned and is a very friendly place.
Always love eating at Riverside.
Service is Great!!!!!!
Wonderful. Love this place. We have stopped here twice on our travels through Lafayette and had a fantastic meal each time. The crab meat is our favorite. This time we had crab fingers as an appetizer (marinated & fried) and thought they were delicious. We then each ordered sauteed crab meat in butter and could not have been happier. It was so fresh, moist, and simply prepared. Great service and nice atmosphere. We will ALWAYS come back here when traveling through Lafayette. Save room for the amazing Sweet Potato Beignets.......Yummy.
One of favorites for seafood. Always consistent never disappointed. Relaxed dining. Favorites Oyster Rockefeller, stuffed whole flounder and Extravaganza. Highly recommend.
Place was a little chilly, but food and atmosphere was excellent.
It has been some time since we have eaten there. We went for a birthday celebration, a gift card from family in Austin. This is their favorite place to eat when they visit. The food, service and ambiance was great as always. We will be back soon.
Friendly staff and fantastic food! The entire menu is great!!
Called 24 hours in advance to cancel - staff at Riverside said all was good - but the Open Table reservation was never canceled - and I was called by the restaurant the next night. I felt bad for them as I know holding tables is difficult - but I did what I was asked to do -- sorry about that Riverside!
Great food. Servers were friendly and attentive. Love going there.
I had the Stuffed Crab and it was not good. have been going for many years and something has changed. The people with me commented on the high prices and small portions.
I will try again soon
Poor Boy's Riverside Inn has consistently delivered great food for more than 40 years in our experience. John always gets the crab dinner, and Phyllis usually gets a fish feast. The gumbo is as good as homemade, and the prices are still very reasonable.
Had a fantastic meal celebrating our 34th anniversary and our waitress, Stacey, made it even more special. Delicious food, comfortable atmosphere, fantastic service, and friendly throughout; even the support staff. Thank you!!
Atmosphere great , food delicious! Waiter was attentive! Great view
Great food and service... very noisy atmosphere