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211 East Bridge St., Saint Martinville, LA 70582
337-394-9994
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  • 23
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  • 1
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  • 2
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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
Most recent review
Feel's Like Grandma's at Christmas!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Restaurant Details

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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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