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Rivershack Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3449 River Rd, Jefferson, LA 70121-4140
+1 504-834-4938
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Pasadena, Maryland
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a real crawfish boil, done right, this is it in the NOLA area. The crawfish are fresh, in season, and the oysters are as good as you're going to get... Can't wait for my next trip. This isn't a fancy place, just good food at a good price.

Thank Mark21122
Gering, Nebraska
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome service and atmosphere, and the good is impectable. Was only able to visit once f i.e. to it being closed for filming an episode of NCIS New Orleans. So not a quiet place but a really good time. Nieghhood bar/resturant where your treated like you've been there forever.

Thank Sandi M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

This is one those awesome local places that's a must visit. The poboy's are very good. The interior tells a story. It's a place where you and some good friends want to stretch lunch into happy hour.

Thank CuriousTraveler5050
Picayune, Mississippi
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

On a recommendation from a relative, we stopped at the Rivershack for lunch and like the name suggests, it looks like a shack from the road and is located on the Mississippi River levee. Friday lunch was crowded, but we found an empty table they cleaned promptly. The Menu is a two-sided sheet and simple - mainly burgers. Service was... More 

Thank James H
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

My daughter took us to this unique place!The food was great my husband got the Hamburg he said it was amazing. I got the shrimp and the sweet potatoes ! Excellent !! If you in the Jefferson area this is a most stop place!!!

Thank lynette l
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Stoped off there on way to hostipal and what a great surprize had good food and just a nice place to see.

Thank Allen Iris W
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This was recommended to me by a friend. Great atmosphere with lots of history in the walls. There were 5-6 tv's to enjoy the MLB Allstar game or NBA summer league. We ordered the chef salad and Caesar salad with grilled chicken. The chef salad was huge, fresh, and delicious. The Caesar salad with grilled chicken tasted like fish. I... More 

Thank Lora P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a local restaurant with good seafood. The atmosphere and food was everything we had hoped. Even the had its own history, it use to be "The Colored Bar" in Jefferson, La. The memorabilia was so fun to read, this was certainly a great experience for our family.

Thank Sonya T
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. I got "The Usual Suspects" sandwich, and it was great. Loaded with top quality meats. The other 2 got the burgers and were very good also.Beer was cold and service was fine. I'll be back when I'm in the area. I love the old vibe of this really cool place.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

The food was delicious and hot! We ordered the seafood platter-enough for two! The beer tap wasn't working and they did not offer to substitute for the taps that weren't available.

Thank Sandy5byeweek

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3449 River Rd, Jefferson, LA 70121-4140
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: +1 504-834-4938

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?