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Rivershack Tavern

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$$ - $$$
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3449 River Rd, Jefferson, LA 70121-4140
+1 504-834-4938
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere and age of this place makes it brilliant. First seen on triple 'D'. So glad we found it. The food is disgustingly good. Dear god the gravy is amazing. The garbage po-boy was fantastic. Highly recommended.

Thank JenJenPiper
new orleans
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

Steak has a great grilled taste, served will a deep fried baked potato and salad. Awesome hamburger too. Crazy place with a neighborhood feel.

Thank jojohere714
Marianna, Florida
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

This is really a bar but the food they serve is pretty decent. Our server, Barbara, was wonderful and helpful. She recommended a great dish. This place is loud so don't come if you're looking for a quiet evening. Really enjoyed it though. The onion rings are delicious.

Thank Mubias23
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Wonderful brunch with generous bloody mary's and good old Louisiana cooking. Large portions served up fast and friendly. Plus they have an enormous patio and deck. Sure to become a new Gretna favorite.

Thank Dave B
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

Second time here and will not go back. Two hours before we were served and then the orders were wrong and the food cold. Someone quit in the kitchen while we were there.

Thank Alyce T
Santa Rosa, California
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151 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

The restaurant is south of the main part of town, which is lined with one plastic fast food franchise after another. Bordering the levy, the Rivershack is far away from the commercial madness, an oasis of "real": real food, real setting, real people. The food was good and the helpings plentiful. It's a great place to settle in for a... More 

Thank Brian E
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We had been here for lunch a few years ago and lunch was memorably great. This time, dinner was outstanding. I had the half-pound burger and it was excellent. The fried green tomatoes and onion rings were also perfectly prepared. Drinks were delicious and they offer terrific beers also. On a very busy evening, the service was excellent. We will... More 

Thank Peggyjill
New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Awesome Burgers... You must get a "Shank You!!" 🍔..Salads are Huge too!!..Great place!!..Highly Recommend!!

Thank August R
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Let's start with service. Warm, down home hospitality with a smile is what you get here. Good selection of beers, including a really good milk stout. The food: Perfectly cooked seafood and chicken sandwiches. The oysters were delicious, and the rusty chicken sandwich was succulent, and more than you could eat in one sitting. All in all, a great local... More 

Thank Tim19702
Santa Barbara, California
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226 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is Louisiana cooking just the way we like it, genuine and in a portion that leaves just enough room for a couple of local beers. The atmosphere is historic and rustic or wore down by a long life but the food and service is great and everyone there is happy. What more could you ask out of bar? Oh... More 

Thank Heligypsy

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?