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St. John Restaurant

211 East Bridge St., Saint Martinville, LA 70582
337-394-9994
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

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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Lafayette, Louisiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Love this little gem, although I do understand that they are moving around the corner to expand in size next month. The crab cakes are the bomb, no bread filler. Classic old school presentation, but why mess with greatness.

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St. Martinville
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Everything I've ever had there was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorites are the Tilapia Ponchatrain, Fried Alligator, and of course the Crab Cakes (Best anywhere). Restaurant is very clean with a friendly atmosphere. A must when visiting St. Martinville.

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Had a reservation for 7:00 and didn't get seated until 7:50!! Would have left at 7:30 but to drive anywhere else and wait would have taken longer! I had the crab platter, bad choice... Gumbo was good but no crab in the étouffée, mostly moist bread in the stuffed crab, only 5 crab fingers (the augratin was decent).My husband had... More

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Rusk
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Had lunch there today! It was great, thr food was fresh, and tgd inside was very clean. The staff was very friendly.

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Our group of about 14 women made reservations for the second time to eat here. Steaks, seafood - especially crab cakes are crisp, fresh , and delicious. Spoke to Chip Durand the owner and in August they will be moving to a larger place just around the corner. The current restaurant seats 48, and the front room of new place... More

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We ate here two nights while visiting this area of Louisiana. This is a simple place with tables crowded in and everyone having a good time. The food is a good selection of cajun, steaks, and seafood. The staff is very friendly and the place is filled (literally) with visitors and locals having a great time. If you have to... More

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Dallas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I was in St. Martinville on a business trip and had time to get a quick lunch before an appointment. I'm glad that I chose St. John. As others have said, the crab cake is outstanding. I also had been craving some good crawfish ettouffee and asked the server whether she recommended that or the gumbo. Despite being much less... More

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Hammond, Louisiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This ramshackle appearing old house's exterior belies the wonderful food you'll find inside. Don't let the exterior put you off. These were the best crab cakes ever! No breading, just fresh crabmeat and wonderful sides too. I would definitely go back!

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