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Roberto's River Road Restaurant

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1985 Highway 75, Sunshine, LA 70780-3414
225-642-5999
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
When in Baton Rouge get a little Sunshine!

While the restaurant is technically in Sunshine, Louisiana it is about ten minutes away from the LSU campus in Baton Rouge down Hwy. 30, and is one of the best kept secrets around. Situated on the River Road, in an old hardwood floor cypress clad building, Roberto's is a treasure yet to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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New Orleans
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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New Orleans
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115 reviews 115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

While the restaurant is technically in Sunshine, Louisiana it is about ten minutes away from the LSU campus in Baton Rouge down Hwy. 30, and is one of the best kept secrets around. Situated on the River Road, in an old hardwood floor cypress clad building, Roberto's is a treasure yet to be discovered by those who love great food.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Came here as a guest of River Road Coffees for their annual business meeting, and WOW! That says it all!! Wow! The service is 4star excellent but the food is 5star fabulous! Large portions, delicious flavors, creative recipes all make for a must-have dining experience. If you haven't been here, then you just don't know what you're missing!

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Herndon, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants. Their seafood is amazing, and the eggplant crabcakes are amazing. I order them everytime I go. The sensation salad dressing is also awesome. My favorite dish is their sauteed black drum. I can't get enough of it. Even their French bread is really good. It's a bit of a drive from Baton Rouge, but... More 

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houstonburbs
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227 reviews 227 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Great food! The gumbo was beyond excellent! The crab body found in the seafood variety was even good--extra flavor! The fried fish was perfect---light, crisp, perfectly cooked. The shrimp pasta dish was --- not exactly what we had in mind. Very spicy... Very Chinese food tasting. The spice was almost over powering. Could not finish the portion. The service was... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was very good. Its a rustic interior and exterior and a fun place to visit right next to the Mississippi river levee. A little over priced but still worth a visit. The Bar was very good, beer cold, and mixed drinks tasted great. The food is very good cajun and well above average. Could have been better priced... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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142 reviews 142 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Note: I visited the restaurant for lunch earlier and had a perfect shrimp poboy -about 8 inches long- and French fries. The place was packed at lunch with locals. Classic comfort food and specials( I wanted to see if this place would be worth a visit for dinner----YES!!!) We visited this restaurant and really liked it. The setting is casual... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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138 reviews 138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

A short ,happy ride from Baton Rouge! We were the first ones there and it didn't take long for the place to fill up. The young lady that waited on us was great. Yes, it's an old ,many roomed place but that was good. And the food....well, the food was pretty good. We had a variety of items ( seafood... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant is my favorite in the Baton Rouge area. Great atmosphere and the food is truly on the same level as some of the finest restaurants in New Orleans.

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Jayess, Mississippi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was my first visit to Roberto's and I was very impressed with the atmosphere, service, and food. We started with the River Road Shrimp. Great appetizer, but it does have a hint of spice. Everyone at our table had the steak special which came with topped with bar-b-que shrimp and placed on a bed of hash. My favorite dish... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Do not be "off put" by the building that houses Roberto's... it simply adds to the overall dining experience! There are tons of places to eat in Baton Rouge, but over the past four years, I have rarely found any place that compares to Roberto's. The quality of the food is beyond comparison. Yes, the prices are a bit higher... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1985 Highway 75, Sunshine, LA 70780-3414
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Sunshine
  • Phone Number: 225-642-5999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?