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Rivershack Tavern

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3449 River Rd, Jefferson, LA 70121
+1 504-834-4938
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It's real. No plastic anything.

The restaurant is south of the main part of town, which is lined with one plastic fast food franchise after another. Bordering the levy, the Rivershack is far away from the commercial madness, an oasis of "real": real food, real setting, real people. The food was good and the helpings plentiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
Brian E
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Santa Rosa, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Second time here and will not go back. Two hours before we were served and then the orders were wrong and the food cold. Someone quit in the kitchen while we were there.

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Thank Alyce T
Santa Rosa, California
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The restaurant is south of the main part of town, which is lined with one plastic fast food franchise after another. Bordering the levy, the Rivershack is far away from the commercial madness, an oasis of "real": real food, real setting, real people. The food was good and the helpings plentiful. It's a great place to settle in for a... More 

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Thank Brian E
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We had been here for lunch a few years ago and lunch was memorably great. This time, dinner was outstanding. I had the half-pound burger and it was excellent. The fried green tomatoes and onion rings were also perfectly prepared. Drinks were delicious and they offer terrific beers also. On a very busy evening, the service was excellent. We will... More 

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Thank Peggyjill
New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Awesome Burgers... You must get a "Shank You!!" 🍔..Salads are Huge too!!..Great place!!..Highly Recommend!!

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Thank August R
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Let's start with service. Warm, down home hospitality with a smile is what you get here. Good selection of beers, including a really good milk stout. The food: Perfectly cooked seafood and chicken sandwiches. The oysters were delicious, and the rusty chicken sandwich was succulent, and more than you could eat in one sitting. All in all, a great local... More 

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Thank Tim19702
Santa Barbara, California
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is Louisiana cooking just the way we like it, genuine and in a portion that leaves just enough room for a couple of local beers. The atmosphere is historic and rustic or wore down by a long life but the food and service is great and everyone there is happy. What more could you ask out of bar? Oh... More 

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Thank Heligypsy
Greenville, South Carolina
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477 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Never judge a restaurant by its cover...Very neat corner bar and restaurant with daily specials. It is also a venue for live music and has a kitschy them and décor. Very active bar and the food is awesome. Service is down home, friendly and very helpful. We were very lucky to accidently find this place.

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Thank krandy21784
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Always good food. I usually get the wimpy burger which is more than enough for the average person. Their club sandwiches are really good and we sometimes splurge on their fried pickles. Place can be a bit noisy but that is part of the charm.

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Thank Barbara d
New Orleans, Louisiana
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

I've been eating Red Beans n rice all of my life. The red beans here are exceptional. The chef soaks them for days in water n beer. That's probably the secret to great beans. Anyway great for lunch, casual atmosphere n great value.

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Thank Adrien298
York, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

This feels like a locals place. Food was good and service was friendly. Prices felt a little high to me but seemed to be tracking with lunch prices at other places in the area. Noisy, tavern feel. Not romantic date material. Go if you are in the area or for the live music in the evenings.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3449 River Rd, Jefferson, LA 70121
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: +1 504-834-4938

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?