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Poor Boy's Riverside Inn

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240 Tubing Rd, Broussard, LA 70518-7118
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is absolutely my most favorite restaurant in Lafayette. The quality of the food and the food selection on the menu cannot be beaten. I have eaten at this restaurant regularly for over 25 years and have never been disappointed.

Thank ParadiseJayne
Broussard, Louisiana
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you go here, you know you will get the same high quality food every time. The lunch specials are a good value. Go early to get the ssite.I like the twice baked potatos and the grilled catfish. The wait staff is very good too. They have a room that can be used for company and family meals on site.... More 

Thank bikinchris1
Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United States
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at this restaurant numerous times. It never changes. Great food. A large variety to chose from. The crab platter consisted of crab gumbo, crab claws, crab stew, crab cake and crab pie that were wonderful.

Thank Cecelia B
Harvey, Louisiana, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Riverside for both lunch and dinner. Always satisfied. It is a little hard to find, but that is part of its charm. The surrounding grounds and the restaurant building itself are very nice.

Thank LeoCanFly
Spring, Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We had a very long drive and were told not to miss stopping here at this restaurant to eat. We were a little nervous because the restaurant was not very full when we arrived. Let me tell you, this was one of the best meals I have ever had. The rolls were heavenly, the tartar sauce was the best I... More 

Thank Mmmerryman
Fannett, Texas
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a hidden gem in the heart of Lafayette, Louisiana! The seafood is always fresh and tasty! The location is right off Hwy90/I-49, kind of hidden if you have never been there, but worth the effort to find it! Always a great place for lunch or dinner, small or large party and the staff is excellent!

Thank timvines5640
Arlington, TX
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The food and service were ok. The crab cakes were very good. My coworkers said there meals were good as well.

Thank Tops23
Sarasota, Florida
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We had a group of 23 people and the restaurant staff treated each of us like an individual diner. The lump crab sautéed dinner was one of the best meals I've ever had! Have a drink, eat, socialize and then end with fabulous Bread Pudding! Terrific find!

Thank Apple051979
The Woodlands, Texas
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

My mom insisted we eat here after my brothers graduation. I was indifferent but upon arrival I was immediately impressed with this jewel of a find. Nestled in an out of the way place is this sanctuary that has beautiful, serene grounds and great food to boot!

Thank Nishae
Missouri City, Texas
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We always try to eat here when we are in Lafayette to visit family. Food and service remains outstanding. I almost always get their Redfish.Been going there for many years.

Thank Fred T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $29
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Tubing Rd, Broussard, LA 70518-7118
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Broussard
  • Phone Number: 13378374011
Starting with a snowball stand in 1932 until today, Richard & Lori Hurst are carrying on the family tradition. From St. John Street to on the River, to nestled in the woods, now with two full service restaurants, Poor Boy's Riverside Inn's and Little River Inn's seafood and steaks have remained consistently delicious for over 80 years. Richard and Lori and their loyal staff hope you taste not only delicious Cajun food, but the pride that goes into every dish! The oldest restaurants in Acadiana with a great wine and dessert selection, kid friendly and great atmosphere with a third generation husband and wife team ready to serve and where you'll always find the locals.

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