Poor Boy's Riverside Inn
Very romantic setting with moderate noise. Food was outstanding. Waitress was sweet and always checking on us.
Always great food and service!
Good food great service.
This dinner was for a business meal, entertaining clients from out of town. They really enjoyed everything about the restaurant, including the food. Thanks for the great evening - our waitress was truly outstanding, as was the food.
Food was good, waitress was excellent. Wanted to try Cajun food for my first time and this was excellent choice.
Been quite a while since my last visit. Food was very good at a very reasonable price. Service and the friendliness of staff was beyond expectations. Felt like each member of the staff treated the place like they were ownership.
Don’t bother making a reservation. Our table was not designated when we arrived.. a hostess sat us at a table, and didn’t get a server for 20 min while tables around us were sat and waited on.. Went talk to the hostess, who was the one who sat us down but obviously did not assign a server, and a waitress finally came 5 min later. It took 1.5 hours for our entrees to be served. Our guests came from out of town 2 hours away.. We arrived at 720pm.. Good food but poor service from the beginning....
Food is excellent. We love the stuffed catfish. The place was busy, but the service was good.
Great local Cajun/seafood restaurant! Gumbo is some of the best!
The lump crabmeat in butter was amazing! Raw oysters were huge and delicious!
Food and service was very good.
The entire experience was outstanding. The food and service were exceptional. Very impressed and will definitely be back.
Fresh seafood,well prepared and served by professional waitstaff.
All-around great restaurant nice friendly family atmosphere food was great fried mushrooms was the bomb
It a favorite of ours for years. Consistently good food and service. My score only indicates for ambiance the nice fireplace could have been in use and wasn’t what a missed opportunity.
My wife and I went tonight for our 23rd wedding anniversary. We’ve been there many times and it’s always a wonderful experience. Awesome food and terrific service!
Little hidden gem in south Lafayette! Excellent service and food.
Worse food I ever tasted in SW LA! I will never go back there again! Not even for free!
Celebrating with family.
We always enjoy the food. Some of the best seafood in town. Richard and his wife are doing a great job with the restaurant. Have yet to be disappointed.
We were sadly disappointed in our visit, from the welcome to the food to the value. Our bill was quite expensive for what seemed we could have made in our own microwave. We did enjoy our waitress and the outside area is decorated nicely.
Just the best seafood that you can find in the area
A great place to to have a true dining experience. Excellent service in a nice atmosphere. Thanks, Larry
Food portions very small.
Restaurant need a remodel
We’ve been customers since they opened at this location. The food is always consistent and the service is always good.
I had the broiled trout and it had no seasoning what so ever. Very bland. Not nearly as good as it used to be. The restaurant needs a face lift. It looks the same as when I was a teenager and I’m 60! My husband had steak and it was cooked as he liked it. Not really a place we would go to again anytime soon
Great food and a wonderful staff. We had a group of 8 and were short on time. Not only did they take care of us but the food was outstanding.
My wife and I have been fans of Riverside Inn for over 30 years. It is a staple in Lafayette. The food is good, a little heavy with seasoning, but they are always happy for redo what we are having a problem with. We recommend Riverside, without question.
The waitress was nice but was constantly at the table. Food arrives and the crab dinner was not just bad it was awful. The crab cake was just fried cream cheese and hollow no crab. The crab ettouffee was tasteless. The stuffed crab was so salty and greasy and had almost a plastic aftertaste. I spoke with the manager and she took it off the check however did not offer an alternative. Also we had a glass of wine that we were finishing and the waitress brought the check and did not bother to offer coffee or desert. In addition the manager kept coming back in the area and looking at us. We have been going here for years and it was always great. It has been awhile but will never ever go back.
very good, a little dark in dining area. everything was very good. no complaints.
Love atmosphere of place. Food was great. Loved the wildlife around outside the pond and trees
You have never disappointed us yet. Food is always great!
Food was average, wine list was weaker than expected but overall ok. Great place for business dinner but not for a nice date night.
Not sure that the waitress heard me correctly when I asked if they had mango margaritas. She brought me a plain one. Not to waste it, I accepted it. She came back quite a few times to remove dishes. Took away appetizer sauce before I could ask her to leave it. There wasn't the normal amount of crab on my crab salad with the crab dinner. Maybe they're cutting back on this. Waitress was clearing salad plates before I was finished with salad. Took away the bread basket before we were finished eating. I felt as though we were being rushed out. I've never had that experience here. My husband and I were there for our anniversary and just wanted to have a nice relaxing meal. Our reservation was at 7. We were out the door at 8 o'clock. Wished we could have had a little more time to enjoy our meal. We've always had exceptional dining experiences here. This time just wasn't up to the usual.
Always my favorite seafood in Lafayette! Still the same great food as always !
We got seated at 6 with a 545 reservation. Told the waitress we had somewhere to be at 730. Ordered our apps and entree's at the same time. Apps and salad came right out. Great food. Sat there for 30-40 minutes ordered another round. When she brought the drinks she says that they are putting the food on the plates. It's now 730 no food. Speak to the manager and she offered to comp the whole thing. I offered to pay for what we are . When the waitress brought the check I asked what happened and she said they gave our food to someone else. I should have let them comp me
It had been a while since we had eaten at Riverside Inn, I don't know why but I had forgotten how wonderful the food was. We both got the shrimp etouffe and fried shrimp dinner. No one fries shrimp like they do. The crust is crispy , but the shrimp is moist and tender. Included with the entree is a cup of stuffed potato soup, a nice size salad and rolls. You can't eat it all. Wonderful!
The twice backed potato was over cooked, dry, and half of it was deep with over-melted pasty cheese. Pretty much not eatable. The crabmeat imperial was also over cooked.
My husband and I went for our 25 wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was quiet and serene. It allowed for good conversation. The shrimp and catfish pirogue was outstanding as well as the seafood stuffed mushrooms. The wine was very affordable and excellent. Our waitress was friendly and very competent. She brought our food out slowly giving us time to really enjoy our food. We will definitely return to try other dishes on the menu.
Everything was delicious! The marinated crab claws were AMAZING as well as the fish extravaganza!! Will be back SOON!!
Poor Boy's Riverside Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Poor Boy's Riverside Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (337) 837-4011.
Poor Boy's Riverside Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 239 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.