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St. John Restaurant

211 East Bridge St., Saint Martinville, LA 70582
337-394-9994
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- Jun 27, 2014
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English first
New Iberia, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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
51 helpful votes 51 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The restaurant was small and rustic, but the food was excellent. We had the crab cakes with stuffed potato and a tossed salad. Perfect portion sizes for lunch. The service was good and the place was clean and neat, including the rest room. There was an outside courtyard that was used at one but no longer. We were quite happy... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Came here with my mother for lunch, it was my 1st time here , it's a nice little place , I had the grilled chicken salad , mother had the crab cakes , the service was ok, and the crab cake was excellent ! Very good, one of the best I have had anywhere , now the salad ,, well... More

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shanghai
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240 reviews 240 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

we were so lucky to be invited here by very lovely people we met while in St Martinville. We had hoped to eat here but it was fully booked however at another event we met David and Christy who had a booking and very very kindly asked us to join them. We had a wonderful evening, great food, great small... More

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Staunton VA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Peggy, the owner of El Castillo in Saint Martinville recommended this restaurant to us, and it exceeded our expectations which were already high. Nice atmosphere, down home but special, and very friendly and efficient service. Our Cajun food was excellent...lots of great crab and crawfish among other things. Owner came over to our table and chatted and our waitress was... More

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