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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $15
CUISINES
American, Cajun & Creole, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Menu

BRUNCH
5
Beignets
Three hot beignets covered with powdered sugar
6
Bread Pudding
Served with praline sauce
9
Creole Breakfast
Two eggs, ham, bacon, or sausage, grits or hash browns, toast
10
Cajun Scramble
Three eggs scrambled with andouille sausage, bell pepper, onion and Cajun spices, served with Po Boy toast and hash browns
12
Jambalaya Scramble
Our chicken and sausage jambalaya scrambled with three eggs
9
Biscuits & Slow Roasted Meat
Your choice of beef drippin's, pork Cochon de Lait, or spicy BBQ chicken, served over two homemade buttermilk biscuits
9
Creamy Grits & Slow Roasted Meat
Your choice of beef drippin's, pork Cochon de Lait, or spicy BBQ chicken, served over creamy grits
9
Biscuits & Tasso Cream Gravy
Spicy Tasso ham cream sauce, served over two homemade buttermilk biscuits
9
Griddle Cakes with Fresh Fruit
Three pancakes served with your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage, with a side of fresh fruit
12
Pecan Pancakes with Fresh Fruit
Three pancakes mixed with chopped pecans, served with your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage, with a side of fresh fruit
SIDE ORDERS
2
One Egg (Any style)
4
Ham, Bacon or Andouille Sausage
4
Grits or Hash Browns
3
Toast, Buttermilk Biscuit or Pancake
3
Fresh-Fruit Cup
BEVERAGES
2
Chicory Coffee
Regular or Decaf
2
Juice
Orange or Apple
7
PHB Bloody Mary
7
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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

Good Cajun food, live music outdoors on a perfect summer evening in NorCal. Ron Thompson band is cranking out some deep South blues. We dad red beans & rice w/ adult beverages. It's all good.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank pete g
Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

The blackened chicken wings here are amazing! They cost a little bit at around $14 for an order but the flavor and quality has me continually coming back. Every time I am visiting for work or pleasure I try to stop in here for the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Christopher1326
Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I went to Poor House Bistro before a concert at SAP Center. It's a popular choice because it's very near SAP. The food is always good and the live music in the evenings is great. We both had shrimp po boys. Mine...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank SeeTheW0rld62
Reviewed June 6, 2019

One of the Poor House Bistro “Specialties” is the New Orleans Special consisted of jambalaya, jumbo, red beans and rice, plus corn bread. The gumbo was OK to decent, as was the corn bread. But the jambalaya and red beans & rice were bland, tasteless,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Robert H
Reviewed January 30, 2019

On our way through San Jose, my daughter and I were looking for a spot to get a quick bite to eat for lunch. We happened upon the Poor House Bistro and gave it a try. The lunch was good, and I wished that we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Phyllis B
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Fun place with solid Cajun cooking and good blues lineup for entertainment. I had Jambalaya and our party also ordered the muffuletta and the combos which were all delicious and true Cajun. Decent lineup of beers and wines. Fast and reasonably priced. Fun!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

A friend and fellow music lover was visiting from out of town. I checked the music schedule and Daniel Castro Band was playing! We went early to get a table. The music was fantastic! The food was great. My friend's meal was ready within a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael C
JayM3195, Owner at Poor House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Hi Michael, Thank you for your review. We hope to always exceed your expectations when you visit Poor House Bistro. Hope to see you again soon. Let the Good Times Roll! -Jay

Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

We caught up with friends for drinks, dinner and music. It was crowded and we waited a while before ordering dinner. Food is decent and reasonable. We ordered food at the counter and picked it up when our buzzer went off. It’s very casual and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JVTietjens
JayM3195, Owner at Poor House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time here with friends. Hope to see you back soon. Let the Good Times Roll! -Jay

Reviewed October 14, 2018

We've been going to the Poor House for years. They have amazing food. The BBQ shrimp is to die for. Jambalaya you won't believe. And my personal favorite, red beans and rice. This is right down the street from the Shark Tank (SAP Center) and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GoPlaces816175
JayM3195, Owner at Poor House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to give such a thorough review. We are glad you enjoy both menus and the music! We appreciate your business. We'll see you Sunday for brunch ;). Let the Good Times Roll! -Jay

Reviewed October 4, 2018

This place does a really good job at attempting the New Orleans feel and cuisine, from the live music to the jambalaya. I highly recommend the Blackened Chicken & Tasso Pasta, and also the Cajun Fries. They happen to be my favorite items on the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank chris_young23
JayM3195, Owner at Poor House Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Hi Chris, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We appreciate your business. Please come again soon. Let the Good Times Roll! - Jay

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