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Rivershack Tavern

3449 River Rd, Jefferson, LA 70121-4140
504-834-4938
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Ranked #3 of 21 restaurants in Jefferson
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Sandwiches
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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McFarland, Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Went there for lunch and sat outside on the patio as the seating inside was packed. Good place to eat, had the alligator po-boy and my wife had a chicken tender salad and all around it was good food and good service, and we had fun listening to the yuppies from downtown sitting next to us complaining about their problems,... More

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Bay City, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The atmosphere, the décor and the food are truly Cajun. I had the red beans and rice with sausage and my wife had the shrimp po boy. Both were wonderful. The sausage was not too spicy and grilled with a BBQ sauce that was truly different. The shrimp poboy was stuffed with at least 15 succulent fried shrimp. Service was... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This place was on Guy's Triple D and did not disappoint! I had one of the best Shrimp Po-boys ever. The bar had bar stools that looks like different legs, they are so cute. The service was very good and extremely friendly. You got plenty to eat for a good price.

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Liberal, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

y thoughts on the place...great dive bar with awesome food. Thursday Special was See-Food Dinner with Fried Shrimp, Fried Oysters, Fried Catfish & Gator Sausage for 10.75 ($6.00 savings from regular menu). We started with an order of Cheese Fries, then the two of us split this ginormous platter. We upgraded to sweet potato fries and added another side salad.... More

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Port Orange, FL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Stop by for a beer or a few. Eat, the food is excellent. I've been there at lunch time and supper time and have never been disappointed. We normally sit outside at the tables (in a rather unattractive parking lot), as we are outside folk. This is great for beer. One can always walk across River Road and climb the... More

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Rivershack Tavern has become our favorite go to place for boiled crawfish. It is seasoned and cooked to perfection. Other menu items have all been good, but we always end up wishing we had just ordered more crawfish. It is served two days a week for a limited time period (till they run out) so we go early. The atmosphere... More

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OLYMPIA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was the first restaurant that had been featured on Diners, Drive-in, and Dives that we had the opportunity to try and we weren't disappointed. The building lives up to it's name... it is a bit of a shack hidden behind the levy next to the river. But once inside, one finds a funky little bar that has a collection... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Everything on the menu looks appetizing and I have never had a meal from the Rivershack that I could complain about. Daily specials run out fast as locals know to get there early or put their orders in early. Seafood is fresh and can be expensive so check on prices if ordering by telephone for take-out.

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Pensacola, FL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

A few years ago, after seeing The Rivershack on DDD we stopped in for lunch while passing through and had great lunch so we decided to go back last weekend while we were in New Orleans. We hit the lunch crowd of blue and white collar eaters. Although Barbra our server was busy she was friendly and very efficient. She... More

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The South
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I've eaten at Rivershack many times and have always had a great meal. Yesterday I had the big 1/2 pound burger with sweet potato fries. Both seasoned perfectly, hot and delicious. Funky décor, more a bar than a restaurant, they have live music some nights. Great service, friendly and good waitresses.

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