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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 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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United States
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141 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Gering, Nebraska
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 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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134 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 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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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 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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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 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 25 July 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

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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?