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211 East Bridge St., Saint Martinville, LA 70582
337-394-9994
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best kept secret in the swamp

Great food, reasonable prices, good service. If your in this area you're missing out if you don't eat here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Great food, reasonable prices, good service. If your in this area you're missing out if you don't eat here.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went for lunch on a Friday during Lent and the place was cram packed! The special was generous and consisted of fried catfish, fried shrimp, seafood cake, a tasty salad, bread and a side for a reasonable price! We also liked the vanilla cinn. sugar they provided for our sweet potatoes. I suggest that if it is crowded you... More 

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Ardmore, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We ordered the crab cake boulettes, shrimp platter, and stuffed crab. Also had gumbo, salads, bread pudding and cheesecake. Everything was rich and delicious! Wear your stretchy pants because the portions are huge! Our server was outstanding. All the locals eat here. Perfect atmosphere!

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Broussard, LA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Place is rather small, but food is great. (A new building is being constructed) The building is very old and was relocated from another location.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Found this place on Trip Advisor. Has been years since I have been to St. Martinville so I decided to ride out that way. Lot of beautiful homes on 31. After turning on Bridge St. I initially missed the restaurant. After making a block and coming back I found it. Sign is in bad shape. But I am quite sure... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Chip Durand's little gem has the best steaks & crab cakes in the area. The present restaurant is tiny, so make reservations & be prepared to wait. However, Chip is in process of renovating the Old Talley Ice House, on the banks of the Bayou Teche, so it is sure to be more spacious & allow for private dining or... More 

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Saint Martinville, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

You know the food is good when the restaurant is covered up with locals every day. Be sure to make a reservation and don't expect anything fancy or pretentious. Just honest, well-prepared South Louisiana cuisine served by a family that truly cares about quality and service.

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Colonial Beach, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Been going here for several years and always a great experience. Crab cakes are tops and steaks are too. Very popular so make a reservation!

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

The steaks are amazing and the crabcakes are LITERALLY the best thing on Earth. Shout out to Grayling Thibodeaux; head chef and brains behind the world famous St. JOHN'S BREAD PUDDING

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went several weeks prior to our most recent visit and I wrote a scathing review. We returned to give it another try and it was a much better experience. Instead of going at 7:00, we went at 6:00 and this time they honored our reservation on time exactly. I ordered the crab cakes which I read was the best... More 

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  • Address: 211 East Bridge St., Saint Martinville, LA 70582
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Saint Martinville
  • Phone Number: 337-394-9994

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