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Roberto's River Road Restaurant

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1985 Highway 75, Sunshine, LA 70780-3414
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Plaquemine, Louisiana
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a little out of the way South of BR on the River Road, does not look like much from the Hwy, but has really good food.

Thank Emily W
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the BEST "out of the way" restaurant at which we have ever eaten. service was quick and attentive. Food was fabulous. We had fried gator, cream of crawfish soup, ribeye w fried shrimp and crawfish etouffe. Get off life's highway - and onto the backroads - you will be glad you did!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Gray, Louisiana
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214 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the outside of the building scare you off. Inside is nice. Food is always good, fast and delicious. The staff are pleasant and very helpful. I really like this place. My customers like this place too. Great place to talk a little business and have a great meal too.

Thank MichaelFussell
Worcester, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here the first night that I was in the Baton Rouge area. I wanted to try local foods and the description seemed to fit the bill. The building itself is very quaint and comfortable. The waitress was so attentive, providing me background on many of the dishes as well as offering suggestions based upon her experience. WOW! I... More 

Thank DebR1974
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

For some reason, I remembered Roberto's as more of a fine dining experience, but it offers a casual atmosphere with a more upscale menu. The eggplant/crabmeat appetizer is awesome and I enjoyed the fried fish covered in crawfish etoufee. As a seafood lover, Roberto's provides plenty good options.

Thank LSUGoose
alexandria, LA
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187 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Family dinner while in Baton Rouge. This darling old house is so quaint! We were quickly seated and warmly welcomed. Our server was knowledgable and accommodating. My daughter wanted a combination fish and shrimp plate (not on menu, but they made it happen). She said it was the "best fish she's ever eaten." I ate some of her fries, and... More 

Thank travelingcircus38
Houston, Texas
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Don't allow the drive or the humble outsides fool you. The very sleepy exterior sets the tone for a pleasant, easy to enjoy, relaxed meal at the dinner table. The artifacts that decorate this restaurant are as genuine as the food. Seafood is the main course, but they do have other options like lamb chops and chicken. The Chicken and... More 

Thank Stephanie L
Tupelo, Mississippi
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Had the absolute best "eggplant crab cakes" ever (and the only). Shared sparingly because they were so good. Then the Cajun crawfish salad which paled by comparison. Other guests enjoyed the Shrimp Roberto and Catfish Billy all of which were good, but paled in comparison to the crab cakes.

Thank tupelo69
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is great. An old Cajun house or store that is truly authentic. The service was good. It is very noisy and fun. The appetizers and salads were very good. The entrees were ok. Three steaks were burned, and the fish needed a knife to tear apart. The sides were good as was dessert. We would definitely try again.

Thank familytripper1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Delish, understated exterior, nice interior, clean. Sweet potatoes soup, eitufe, bread pudding and fried green tomatoes delish, great Wurlitzer juke box

Thank Rebecca M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Seafood, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1985 Highway 75, Sunshine, LA 70780-3414
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Sunshine
  • Phone Number: 225-642-5999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?