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Poor House Bistro

Cajun / Creole Restaurant and Rock Club · Central San Jose
91 S Autumn St (at W San Fernando St), San Jose, CA 95110, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.0/10

Based on 147 votes

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    Shana N.
    "The BBQ shrimp platter is the most delicious thing on the planet."(7 Tips)
    Ryan O.
    "Bbq chicken po boy is pretty spicy, messy and awesome"(10 Tips)
    Jen R.
    "Cajun fries are just the right amount of spicy and are..."(3 Tips)
    Erik S.
    "And you can't go wrong with Abita on tap."(2 Tips)
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  • po' boys
  • BBQ shrimp
  • blues music
  • french fries
  • gumbo
  • bread pudding
  • spicy food
  • beer
  • beignets
  • crawfish
  • casual
  • good for groups
  • great value
  • lively
  • biscuits
  • shredded pork
  • good for a late night
  • wine
  • good for a quick meal
  • coffee
  • Christian B.

    If you can't watch the game from the Shark Tank, watch it here.

    Christian Baker · 2 weeks ago
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  • Alexander P.

    Good food, terrible coffee.

    Alexander Posledov · March 10
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  • Anna J.

    BBQ shrimp in the PhB specialities section is very very good. And don't leave without having their Bread pudding; it's super delicious.

    Anna James · February 23
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  • Nathan D.

    The Poor Boys are delicious and well priced. The flavors are excellent and its a good location for Sharks games.

    Nathan Delaney · February 19
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  • Steven K.

    So far I've had the chicken gumbo and half a muffaletta. Both great.

    Steven Kaye · January 6
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  • Bhargav G.

    BBQ Shrimp Jambalaya was delicious

    Bhargav Golla · December 16, 2015
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  • Christopher C.

    Try the Pain Perdu (via @Foodspotting)

    Christopher Carlsson · August 30, 2015
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  • Christopher C.

    Try the Shrimp Boil (via @Foodspotting)

    Christopher Carlsson · August 30, 2015
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  • Cathleen B.

    love to drink and eat there

    Cathleen Belknap · June 5, 2015
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  • Sarah R.

    The gumbo is fantastic

    Sarah Rees · June 3, 2015
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  • Venkatesh H.

    I tried the BBQ shrimp and loved it. They have love music too. I plan on trying the po boys next time. They looked great.

    Venkatesh Hodavdekar · March 16, 2015
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  • Brittany B.

    Cajun fries are delish. Sandwiches are a little light on the meat, a bit heavy on the bread.

    Brittany Benson · February 12, 2015
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  • Lynn W.

    Great blues music!

    Lynn Ware · November 16, 2014
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  • Lynn W.

    Listening to the wonderful Tia Carroll

    Lynn Ware · November 16, 2014
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  • Ryan O.

    Bbq chicken po boy is pretty spicy, messy and awesome

    Ryan Ota · August 7, 2014
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  • Nancy

    Cajun fries are on point!

    Nancy · July 13, 2014
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  • Shana N.

    The BBQ shrimp platter is the most delicious thing on the planet.

    Shana Nijjar · July 8, 2014
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  • Micah

    Great NOLA vibe, nice beer selection and solid jambalaya.

    Micah · October 28, 2013
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  • Erik S.

    Blackened chicken and Tasso pasta was great! And you can't go wrong with Abita on tap.

    Erik Schaeffer · August 13, 2013
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  • Richard S.

    Got to love the Pliny!

    Richard Sparrow · June 20, 2013
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  • Hard R.

    Come for good food and good live music.

    Hard Rocker · May 27, 2013
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  • Andrew R.

    The Cajun slaw is very tasty and has a kick that sneaks up on you.

    Andrew Rich · May 26, 2013
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  • Jen R.

    Cajun fries are just the right amount of spicy and are deliciously addicting.

    Jen Rich · May 6, 2013
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  • John O.

    Crawdads 8.95 a pound on a plate. really good

    John O'Day · April 13, 2013
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  • Flora W.

    It's all about the fried oysters!!!

    Flora Wong · December 11, 2012
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  • Patti H.

    They had Pliny the Elder in the cold case! Woohoo!

    Patti H. · October 3, 2012
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  • Cynthia L.

    The blackened chicken and tasso pasta was delicious! Definitely coming back to try their po boys!

    Cynthia Lum · October 1, 2012
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  • Heather T.

    Catfish Po'boys...OH BOY!

    Heather Thole · August 22, 2012
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  • Diana B.

    Blues and brews!

    Diana Bustamante · June 14, 2012
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  • Ronda

    Sausage bread dipped in the bbq shrimp sauce = awesome!

    Ronda · April 21, 2012
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  • King C.

    Fried Oyster Po boy is legit!

    King Clement XIII ♚ · February 9, 2012
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  • Luisa S.

    The fried oysters are to die for! Yummy :-)

    Luisa Silva · December 28, 2011
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  • jj m.

    This place is sick! Great music during the day on Saturday?! I wonder what it's like at night!

    jj mcmorrow · November 19, 2011
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  • A B.

    Do all of these things in one visit here: crawfish pasta, sausage bread, an Abita Turbo Dog beer, and listen to the live blues band play.

    A Ballesteros · November 15, 2011
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  • Steve L.

    I'd imagine this place would be hopping before a Sharks game?

    Steve Lipman · October 6, 2011
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  • Brandon H.

    Fried catfish po' boy. Must eat. And the Thursday night two-man blues band adds perfect atmosphere.

    Brandon Hull · August 25, 2011
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  • Cat G.

    Don't forget to get a side of corn bread with your meal! My favorite meal is their special of shredded pork over biscuits.

    Cat Gurinsky · March 4, 2011
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  • John L.

    The po boy lunch combo is a must do.

    John LoFranco · January 28, 2011
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  • Nathan J.

    Abita on tap!

    Nathan Johns · December 2, 2010
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  • Julia G.

    Get the sweet potato fries.

    Julia G. · November 25, 2010
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  • Jon H.

    BBQ Shrimp Po Boy!

    Jon Hall · November 23, 2010
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  • brian p.

    This place is great. Po boys blues, and beer. How could you go wrong.

    brian prince · November 12, 2010
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  • Craig R.

    Drippin's and sweet potato fries.

    Craig Renteria · October 7, 2010
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  • D G.

    Favorite place for lunch in SJ.

    D G · September 20, 2010
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  • Hannah L.

    This place rules! Live blues!!!

    Hannah Longrie · May 13, 2010
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  • Cristina

    Don't get the gumbo, jambalaya, or red beans and rice. Flavourless! Stick to the po' boys. The bread pudding is amazing. Beignets are swell too.

    Cristina · April 11, 2010
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  • Eric F.

    BBQ shrimp bowl if you like spicy and delicious.

    Eric Forsberg · March 7, 2010
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  • Janet F.

    Try the muffaletta and sweet potao fries. Good beignets too!

    Janet Fouts · February 16, 2010
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  • JJ H.

    Po' boys!

    JJ H · January 31, 2010
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  • Shannon B.

    Order the red beans and rice and a Turbodog!

    Shannon Brown · January 21, 2010
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