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£15 - £25
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American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood
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Vegan Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The front of house guy is amazing! So professional and so welcoming- he deserves a raise as he really does make this place! Food is always excellent. Just need a bigger venue so that we don’t need to queue- definitely a chain waiting to happen...and much needed too. Thank you Poor BoysMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, the food was delicious and perfectly cooked. We visited after a friend’s recommendation and we were not disappointed. The Southern Chicken was to die for and portions sizes more than enough. Great value for money. The staff were super helpful and accommodating. I...wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or return for another visit.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always so great, they have a great way of making simple things taste really good! I would appreciate a more personalised style of service but with the quick table turnovers that they have it must be really difficult! Not a criticism, just a...side note. Been coming here for a while and will continue to do so!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went during the week early afternoon and was blown away by the service and the food. All staff were approachable and very attentive. I placed my order with the waiter and asked if there was a chance to try 3 shrimp on the side....He mentioned it would be need to be a side or a portion as I ordered chips and a po boy I thought there was no need. Food came and so did the three shrimp. He went out of his way to bring them . Quality of food was incredible and the service another level. After the bill was paid I asked to speak to the manager to provide my feedback and he mentioned he was the manager. Great leadership and showed his team what great service. Should of asked for his name but looking at the receipt it mentioned Charlie. Thanks again for a great meal and incredible service.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

Poor boys really did live up to the hype . It was a really good experience and the food was awesome. 10/10 I definitely recommend!!!!!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

This place is lively, busy, the staff are very helpful and friendly, I have been here twice now and it doesn’t disappoint. The food is really good , if you’re hungry it’s great the portions are very big, we ordered far too much the first...time( our doggy box could have fed family of four!) I can recommend Poor boys for every occasion. Oh cocktails are good too .More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

I went yesterday with my friends and it was so incredible. I was greeted by the excellent staff and served by the lovelist lady sadly didnt get her name but she has short brown hair and I belive the supervisor, again thank you for the...lovely evening. We will be back :)More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

Busy, so glad we arrived before opening. Friendly staff, large portions, tasty food, nice decor. Staff went the extra mile to make the birthday boys day. Great they encourage you to take left overs home. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

Yesterday was excellent, the food was great. Thank you to Charlie for being an amazing host giving us umbrellas and heat when we were queuing. A special and extre thank you to Gia she is the most amazing host MOST AMAZING WAITRESS I CANNOT FAULT...HER ONE BIT. Gia and Charlie need a raise. Thank you soooo muchMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Waited for a table for a really short time, but between the service and the food, it was well worth it. Our hosts, Gia and Charlie, were great, very patient and helpful. They made my birthday at Poor Boys a better experience

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

Food was great if this is your sort of thing, For me not somewhere I would visit often as my preference is for a healthier choice. Service and staff were all excellent. My biggest issue , and the reason I would not return is the...fact that all food and beverages are served in throw away boxes, cartons and what looks like single use plastic. I cannot be absolutely sure but I doubt that any of it is recyclable and I found the amount of waste appalling, Call me old fashioned but I’d much rather eat from a plate and drink from a glass, more importantly we need to reduce the use of plastic, I can only imagine the amount of plastic waste from this very busy restaurant. Remove the plastic please!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

The food was amazing with huge portions and really the beef brisket was well cooked. The service was fantastic and the food choice really good. We could even take home the left overs in a box.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

We have not been to Poor Boys for some time, last time was in their early days when they first opened. I saw their great reviews on youtube and saw Matt from FRC was a big fan. We were not disapointed and glad to see...they have got even better and tastier. They staff as usual were incredibly friendly and do need a special mention. I chose the Burnt ends , Fried Shrimp with Philly fries, my wife chose a Chicken tender skinny boy and fries. The Burnt ends were some of the best i have ever had, the shrimp were spicy, big and plump, my wife loved her Chicken tenders as well. The only downside is that now Poor Boys is on the Culinary map it gets very busy, we had to queue for ages. Saying that its good to see a local business doing so well so i would never criticise them for that. So be warned but dont worry as its worth the wait.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

Sticky tables, vacant staff (apart from the amazingly busy guy keeping the queue in order). Took 25 mins to get drinks. We were sat right in front of the bar. Waiting staff disappeared for ages, 3 people came to take our order - we had...already ordered but were sat with an empty table for 25 mins. 40 mins until nay food arrived. Sharing box was just like a pile of battered gloop. Some things were unidentifiable. The brisket doughnuts were dripping in grease, it left your mouth with a vile coating. Yes, I know this is a fry house but the skill in it is not overwhelming the flavours with the grease. It didn’t work. Most of the food had an almost saccharine flavour underlying the grease. We were so disappointed. Everything in the restaurant was grubby and sticky. The toilets were filthy. For a new restaurant this was a real shock.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

This is my third time visiting poor boys and if I lived closer i would love to go every weekend! It is delicious, one of my favourite restaurants. Staff are really friendly, cocktails are unique and delicious and the food is incredible. Best Mac n...cheese and the beef brisket was amazing. If you are in Kingston or anywhere close you have to visit but it does get really busy and they don’t take booking so be prepared to wait.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Response from Phil N | Property representative |
Hi, unfortunately not as our kitchen is too small to make the items 100% gluten free and it would also be in the same fryer. The only dish we have which is gluten free is the brisket and the ribs.
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Sorry, Don’t know.
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Good question, Maybe Q-park Eden walk or you might find a short stay parking a bit closer. I personally rode
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Poor Boys is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5