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“Great Food!”
Review of Pioneer Pub

Pioneer Pub
Ranked #8 of 66 Restaurants in Natchitoches
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 14 June 2013

We were staying at a B&B in town and doing the usual touristy things in Natchitoches. We had never been to Pioneer Pub, only because we didn't know about this place and it is a little hard to see because of the location. It is located at the end of the main street action of all the shops and other restaurants. The owners of the B&B where we were staying are friends with the owners of the Pub and they recommended it. We were not at all disappointed. The food was great...really great! And the prices were very reasonable. The service was good and the atmosphere was just as good. They even have tables outside and in good weather dining outdoors is very pleasant. We have been to Natchitoches enough times now that we have become friends with several of the locals and they all seem to hang out at the Pub at night. That night (Thanksgiving weekend) they had a young man who is from Natchitoches (or near there) who entertained...sort of a one man band. He was very good and we enjoyed listening to him.
The one problem we see with most of the restaurants/bars and even most of the shops in Natchitoches is they are very small. They are a part of the original historical area and for that reason they are small. That is not to say that you can't still have a good time, you're just going to have a good time in a small space!! We LOVE Natchitoches though and there are some things you just have to deal with!
Overall, we really recommend the Pub. Day or night; they have really great food. And you are in Cajun country so Cajun food is a must!

Thank ACsmartone
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

We had burgers here a year ago which were very good so returned to try something else The roast beef po boy was a bad choice - pot roast like chunks instead of debris or even slices The nachoes were indeed piled high; but primarily covered in sour cream and guacamole (not much salsa or cheese, no chili or refried beans) The chicken caeser salad was 'good'. They were 'out' of the first few beer choices my husband asked for that day. Overall, this was a 'poor' meal choice for lunch If this had been a late night meal after drinks, I could agree with an 'average' rating.

Thank Raerone
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

This turned out to be my favorite place in Natchitoches. Has an excellent beer selection that changes regularly, reasonably priced good food, very friendly/helpful staff & fun ambiance. Feels very different from most places on Front St. I also noticed that it is very family-friendly even though it's a bar. Also a big plus: it seems like this is the ONLY place open in Natchitoches on Sundays and Mondays.

Burgers were really good, as were the salads, wraps and pizzas. Only thing I had here that was only OK was the ribeye - I like my steaks medium rare and what I received was somewhere on the well-done side of medium. But other than that, my numerous visits were always great!

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Thank ToadiesLB
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Good food, wide choice (+ veggy) excellent beers and wine. Try it if you want straightforward dining.

Thank Corky100
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Highly recommend the Pioneer Pub. The food was better than expected. We sat outside and enjoyed the view. Based upon a previous review we tried a burger and the Savanah wrap. Both were great. We will come again.

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Thank colibritravels
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