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Rivershack Tavern

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3449 River Rd, Jefferson, LA 70121-4140
+1 504-834-4938
11:00 - 00:00
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here after driving by on trips to Ochsner hospital. Tavern atmosphere with a lively crowd. Good was salads, burgers, po boys, sandwiches and seafood. Lots of food with fries. I had a great sandwich called usual crowd with pastrami, corn beef and roast beef all I could eat for sure. Girls split seafood platter and had fries left over.... More 

Thank Conrad J
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is really cool. Location has plenty of parking. Lunchtime is family friendly. Service was great. Food is good.

Thank LesThomp
New Orleans, Louisiana
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

One thing is the food is very good. I got fried shrimp and catfish and hubby got fried shrimp and oysters. It came with a really nice salad. The place is clean but very noisy inside. There are eating tables outside for nice weather. The price is VERY reasonable. Another thing is it isn't handicap accessible. there were no handicap... More 

Thank Cookie R
new orleans
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Red beans and rice with sausage on a Monday at 4 p.m. Very good, very traditional. My companions enjoyed their chicken fingers and Portobello sandwich. The service was good although I needed to go inside to get a waitress. We had to eat outside in February, but the weather was very nice although River Road can be a bit noisy.... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Got the fried pickles and they were very good. My wife enjoyed her Buffalo Chicken salad and my shrimp po boy was ok.

Thank haroldw589
United States
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145 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I was visiting friends from New Orleans and they took me to Rivershack Tavern. What a really Kool place. Our other friends from Jefferson Parish and Lafayette met up with us there. We had a blast ! The food was really good. The fried pickles, clams and catfish sandwiches were great. It is located in a quiet spot and looks... More 

Hannibal, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I stopped here with friends while visiting New Orleans. I wanted a place with a good crawfish boil and this was highly recommended. Prices were reasonable and the place has some real charm to it. I asked if I could get a tour of the boil rig and they arranged one for me.The crawfish were delicious.

Thank o7oBaseMetal
New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I went there with two friends at 11:30pm after being in New Orleans for the Miracle on Fulton Street. We were hungry for hamburgers and onion rings. Not much to look at on the outside. Inside is clean but old, small dance floor and a good band that kept the bass line moving and the toes tapping. Food is excellent,... More 

Thank Jmegzy
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Saturday gets you a $2 mimosa 😉 They give huge portion of food, good enough to share. My favorite is the garbage fries; you can now ask for it anytime. Their burgers are cooked and dressed to your liking. Seafood platter is huge. If you download the app, you will get a free appetizer @$6 value l. Service is patient... More 

Thank Dearlydimples
Pasadena, Maryland
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

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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
US$8 - US$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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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?