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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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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Historical setting, great creative seafood

Roberto's feels like eating at a country restaurant 80 - 100 years ago, Old building, rustic wall, historic photos and good modern paintings make up the decor. The menu, from sandwiches to broiled filet, is creative and combines simple country cajun with much "fancier" recipes and presentation. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Walter E
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Roberto's feels like eating at a country restaurant 80 - 100 years ago, Old building, rustic wall, historic photos and good modern paintings make up the decor. The menu, from sandwiches to broiled filet, is creative and combines simple country cajun with much "fancier" recipes and presentation. A great place for an outing with local friends or with visitors from... More 

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Hampton, Tennessee
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a wonderful, hole in the wall restaurant near the bank of the Mississippi. The food is amazing. I had the oyster platter. The oysters were lightly breaded and flash fried making them tender to the point of almost melting in your mouth. We also tried the fried alligator which was great. Others had the catch of the day,... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Always go for the special - never disappoints! Specials are always posted on Facebook, so check out their page for those. Good idea to arrive early because the line is sometimes long. We always go for special occasions or when out of towners come in because it is a fun experience and the waiters are always wonderful.

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Bangor,Maine
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We came here with family as a celebration for my niece's graduation from LSU. From the outside, it looks like a set from an old Patrick Swayze movie. Great service, big portions. The spicy shrimp over linguine made spicy Thai food seem bland, but in a good way. rich and spicy. Good wines & appetizers.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Wonderful family run restaurant. Seafood steaks and more. Cajun style. I would say the best Cajun in BR area.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Anytime I ever head out to Roberto's its a bit of a drive but always is amazing. Was there on a Wednesday night for a date and their special was absolutely incredible and wonderfully prepared. The staff is always friendly, it has a great ambiance being in an old house with old wood walls and floors. The food coming out... More 

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Buckeye Country
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The building didn't look like much from the outside, but the parking lot was full at lunchtime and we had heard/read good reports. So glad we stopped! The waitress was very friendly and the food was excellent. Generous portions and reasonable prices. We had hoped to return for dinner on another day, but didn't find ourselves in the vicinity. Would... More 

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New Orleans
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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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Additional Information about Roberto's River Road Restaurant

Address: 1985 Highway 75, Sunshine, LA 70780-3414
Phone Number: 225-642-5999
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Sunshine
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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