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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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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 47
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 2
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  • 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
Superb restaurant on the levees of the Mississippi

You would not go there if you did not read it in a guidebook, because it's difficult to find. But if you have this luck, you will remember it. Roberto is in an unassuming wooden building just on the levees of the Mississippi, 10 miles South of Baton Rouge. No reservations, se we went early - and we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Lucio F
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

You would not go there if you did not read it in a guidebook, because it's difficult to find. But if you have this luck, you will remember it. Roberto is in an unassuming wooden building just on the levees of the Mississippi, 10 miles South of Baton Rouge. No reservations, se we went early - and we did well,... More 

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New Orleans
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Roberto's always amazes me with the consistency of the food and the quality/price. We seem to go about once or twice a month and the food is always great, the service good, and the prices in the affordable range! It is rare that a restaurant maintains these standards unless the owner is in the kitchen or watching over the operation.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Never judge a book by its cover. This holds true for Robertos. Outside Appeal is not desirable but oh my the food is exceptional! It's a must for River Road Shrimp in the bread bowl and th fried green tomatoes topped with crab meat and the crab Brie soup. I've never tasted anything better than these 3 appetizers. There specials... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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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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 7 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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