Come enjoy great Cajun cuisine with us at Riverside Inn!
After 90 years of serving great seafood, the Hurst family’s seafood restaurant has become a Cajun icon standing out amongst the hundreds of eateries in Acadiana. Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn in Broussard draws thousands of locals and tourists to their doors annually. Yet, when you sit down to enjoy one of the Hurst family’s uniquely created Acadiana culinary delights, you will feel as welcome as a Cajun cousin by their friendly and loyal staff members. Many couples have celebrated anniversaries, graduations, promotions, retirements, business deals, presentations, wedding dinners and rehearsals at the Hurst family’s seafood restaurant and birthday parties are a common event!
The seafood restaurant serves fresh Gulf to table fish and seafood daily, but there’s so much more to enjoy on their uniquely delicious and delectable menu. From their alligator tidbits and sizzling steaks to their mouthwatering homemade bread pudding, you won’t leave hungry or unsatisfied.
“Our family is proud to have served Acadiana for over eight decades and will continue the tradition of preparing great seafood dishes and Cajun cuisine. We simply love what we do, and it shows in every dish we prepare from our old family recipes and newly created ones! Stop by Riverside Inn or order online. We thank you for your business! And don’t forget to try our world-famous crab fingers!” ~ Richard & Lori Hurst
The best of the best from our kitchen!
Dine In, Catering, Banquet Rooms or Delivery?
Hot food straight to your door via Waitr, Door Dash, GrubHub, and Uber Eats.
Catering services for all types of events and locations.
Our large Private Room, The Cooking Cottage, is available for parties and more.
Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn has never disappointed, but last night, my waiter, Vee, served the best crawfish half & half I’ve ever eaten. Not exaggerating. Both the fried crawfish & etoufee were absolutely delicious. Now, the etoufee had a bit of a different taste, that not everyone may like? I loved it. The fried crawfish were your regular fried crawfish but just better. They also have the best remoulade sauce! Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn is one of my favorite restaurants. I’ve always had a good time while there, & enjoyed the food. The atmosphere is calm & relaxing. There are windows at some tables where you can sit & look at the pond outside. The whole restaurant is a bit of a tucked-away surprise. Go & enjoy
Might be the best seafood in town. Yep. I said it....
FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME! CRAB CAKES WERE FABULOUS! WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE WAS FANCY! GREAT PLACE TO TAKE YOUR GIRLFRIEND BEFORE 50 SHADES OF GREY. CRAB CAKES & HANDCUFFS. I LOVE THIS PLACE!!
FIRST TIME OF MANY TO COME. TOO SOON TO TELL - LOVE THE SWEET POTATO BEIGNETS. PERFECT PLACE FOR A BIRTHDAY OR CELEBRATIONS.
We had the crab dinner today. It was so awesome. We go once or twice a month and we live in Opelousas. Y'all are our favorite. Without a doubt, y'all are the best restaurant. See you in 2 weeks and tell Sandy hello. She's the bomb.
"I love Little River so much - the best in Louisiana!
We dine with you as often as we can! Everything is Awesome!! What an amazing lunch and the server was excellent!!
My memories visiting this place over 35 years ago brought me back this year. With all the change due to development, I almost did not find it. Glad I did! It was as good as the memories that stayed with me for so long! As a young out of town Auditor for Dresser Industries, the locals were kind enough to share this hidden treasure with me!
Have enjoyed our "Go-To" place for over 35 years - it's wonderful!
Although I've lived in the area all my life we visited this hidden gem recently for the first time and were thoroughly impressed. Everything we tried from their menu was amazing and we really can't wait to return. It's very rare that a restaurant lives up to all the hype but this place went above and beyond our expectations.
The food was delicious. Staff was friendly. I enjoyed that they had a Keto menu. Made picking a low carb dinner a lot easier.
A friend of mine Rick took me by for lunch...It was beyond fantastic. Great service and the food was simply put amazing. If you look back at my reviews, few get 5 stars. This one deserves more.
The food was good. It was a little pricey but what isn't these days. This place is nice. Our server JENCY was THE BEST. I have been all over the world and she was hands down the best server ever.
Just wanted to take the time to thank both of you to make our 50th Anniversary so special! You welcomed us with smiles & service was excellent! The waitress was wonderful & of course the food we ordered was out of this world delicious! Hats off to your chefs & staff! May God continue to bless you with success & health & happiness!
Cathy & Vincent
I’ve been coming here with my family for years and every single time it’s a great experience. But, nothing can top the experience we had tonight. Our waiter, Spencer, was very friendly outgoing and relatable. He joked with the younger kids and made everyone feel at home. Not only was the staff friendly and relatable, but the food was hot and delicious. We’re a party of six and have a few people that are picky eaters. This local place is an Acadia staple where there is something for everyone!
So.. if you want good Cajun food, you go to Cajun Restaurants in Louisiana (Gumbo at Walk On's is not a Cajun Restaurant BTW). If you want the perfect Cajun dining experience with PERFECT CAJUN FOOD! You go here. Nestled in a quiet corner in Broussard, you will find the best service, seafood gumbo, grilled gator sausage, and grilled red fish you have ever eaten - drop the mike! This is a very local, so be very respective - you are very much a welcome guest into the communal kitchen of Broussard. Oh and order the Polar Bear after dinner - I won't explain what it is just trust me!!!!!
This place is a gem... definitely will be coming back when making a trip to Louisiana.
Hands down best chicken and sausage gumbo in Louisiana.
There's a reason why the place has been open 90+ years. Geaux see for yourself. Order anything and you'll be pleased.
We've been serving up fine Cajun Seafood in Acadiana for over 90 years.
240 Tubing Road
Broussard, LA 70518