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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
Closed 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
ADLJCS
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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254 reviews 254 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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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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