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Rivershack Tavern

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3449 River Rd, Jefferson, LA 70121-4140
504-834-4938
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great! !

Great food in a great environment! Love this place! We live only a few minutes away and the parking lot is always full. Well loved restaurant by the locals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Lori R
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great food in a great environment! Love this place! We live only a few minutes away and the parking lot is always full. Well loved restaurant by the locals.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped at Rivershack Tavern on our way back through New Orleans, so this was our second time there in two months. We're pleased to report the Rivershack exceeded it's outstanding performance of our previous visit. The catfish entree was "off-the-hook", crisp, incredibly fresh and tasty. The red beans and rice were wonderful, but the smoked sausage was truly heavenly.... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The best thing Rivershack Tavern has going for it is the fried veggie appetizer and drinks. The band the night we went was not what you'd expect from a funky spot like this. They would do better to have an R&B band. I had the Roast Beef Poboy and it wasn't very good, left half of it. Friend said if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Quan at Jefferson in and suites told me about this hidden gem on river road. It's obviously a very popular place with very good locally inspired food. Po-boys, burgers and lots more. I got a roast beef Po boy and it was loaded with meat and very delicious. It's a short walk from the hotel in a pleasant little residential... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We stopped by this place having seen it on triple D. The place was small, but had a great vibe. Our server was as nice as can be and very attentive. We both had the crawfish and artichoke soup which was wonderful. We shared an entree of fried catfish and ' tater tots - which proved to be the best... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I would recommend this place, not so much for the food - which was plentiful but mediocre. The atmosphere and the music is what's happening here and the band we heard was quite good. Unfortunately during the first set, the sound was way too loud but once the music got going (about 30 minutes after they started), the sound got... More 

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West End, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Meandering down the Mississippi levee I came across the perfect dive to watch the Superbowl game. I chanced upon one of New Orleans’ most unique establishments, the RiverShack. You will find cold drinks and live music with all the sass and pomp you would expect from a down-home Shack along River Road! You will also find authentic NOLA cuisine whipped... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I eat here every trip to New Orleans. The trout is excellent as well as the rice and beans with sausage. This is not fine dining, but good down home cooking. Place is always packed and that's a testament to the food. Don't miss this place

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were there on a friday and the band that was playing was a ton of fun! Beer is cold and they have a great menu…always something interesting on special and the old favorites are always delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is closer to a honky tonk than a restaurant in that it is noisy and hopping. It is also a bar and they do have bands on occasions. Check ahead to see what is going on there before you go. It can be quite crowded.

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Additional Information about Rivershack Tavern

Address: 3449 River Rd, Jefferson, LA 70121-4140
Phone Number: 504-834-4938
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Jefferson
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3449 River Rd, Jefferson, LA 70121-4140
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: 504-834-4938

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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