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St. John Restaurant

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211 East Bridge St., Saint Martinville, LA 70582
337-394-9994
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Super food, super service and location

We walked one block from our Old Castillo Inn to this great restaurant on Bayou Teche. We had their specialty crab cakes with bread pudding for dessert. Top notch. Place was very busy so we waited in the bar. Staff and guest very friendly so the wait was no problem. Wish we lived closer so we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
RobertDeb
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked one block from our Old Castillo Inn to this great restaurant on Bayou Teche. We had their specialty crab cakes with bread pudding for dessert. Top notch. Place was very busy so we waited in the bar. Staff and guest very friendly so the wait was no problem. Wish we lived closer so we could go often. Noise... More 

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Thank RobertDeb
Saint Martinville, Louisiana
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27 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Food is Good, The atmosphere is Awesome, The Owners are Friendly. Price is a little high for the amount per serving.

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Thank Kajuntwinz
Saint Martinville, Louisiana
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113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had 20 of us last night for my wife's birthday, table was set up just as requested and Liz is the best server ever!!! Amazing steaks and crab cakes too

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Tulsa, OK
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have tried 3-4 times over the last year with mixed results. They seem often busy on weeknights and weekends so best service would be lunches or odd weeknights, definitely NOT holidays like Valentine's day or New Year's eve. Our experience has always been even when having a reservation, waiting near 1 hr to get seated and a very long... More 

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Thank jeeperTulsa_OK
Dickinson, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We ate here over the weekend and the food was awesome. Had Eggplant with crab sauce over it...outstanding. My husband had the Swamp platter that included catfish, froglegs and alligator. Also great. The service was impeccable and the owner very gracious. Will certainly go back.

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Thank Felicia P
Saint Martinville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

For genuine cajun food, and out of this world crab cakes (and i don't like crab cakes) this place is the place. Lunch prices range around $10 and slightly higher for dinner. Can't go wrong.

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Thank Ginger O
Saint Martinville, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The food is awesome. The crab cakes, the Shrimp and Crab Dinners, the steaks, Corn and Crab Bisque. I could go on. If you have been to the first restaurant, the food is the same. They have more people of course but their service has always been great. Waitresses are so nice and friendly. The owner walks to the tables... More 

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Thank Carol D
New Iberia, Louisiana
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at St. Johns several times and the food and service is wonderful. They have recently moved to a larger location that is around the block on Bayou Teche. On Tuesday evenings the crab cakes are the special with a discounted price...now how can you resist? The service has always been very friendly and excellent. This place is... More 

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Thank Dolly229
Saint Martinville, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The food is delicious. Be sure to try the crab cakes, but everything on thr menu is excellent. The service is great. The wait staff are friendly and courteous. The owner is constantly walking around and conversing with customers.

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Thank Cajun60
Lafayette, Louisiana
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170 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

St. John's Restuarant finally moved around the corner to their new larger location right on the Bayou Teche. The food is the same, best crab cakes in the world. The location is much easier parking, much larger but still has a very Cajun flair and now has a full bar. Well worth driving to St. Martinville.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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