Poor House Bistro

91 S Autumn St (at W San Fernando St), San Jose, CA 95110, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 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
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.7/10

Based on 81 votes

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  • po' boys
  • blues music
  • seafood
  • blackened chicken and tasso pasta
  • BBQ shrimp
  • Cajun fries
  • sausage bread
  • beignets
  • beer
  • spicy food
  • gumbo
  • crawfish
  • bread pudding
  • good for groups
  • great value
  • shredded pork
  • Abita
  • biscuits
  • brunch food
  • jambalaya
  • Julia G.

    Get the sweet potato fries.

    Julia G. · November 25, 2010
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  • King C.

    Fried Oyster Po boy is legit!

    King Clement XIII ♚ · February 9, 2012
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  • Hannah L.

    This place rules! Live blues!!!

    Hannah Longrie · May 13, 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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  • Steve L.

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

    Steve Lipman · October 6, 2011
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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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  • Jennifer R.

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

    Jennifer Rich · May 6, 2013
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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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  • Nathan J.

    Abita on tap!

    Nathan Johns · December 2, 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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  • Nancy

    Cajun fries are on point!

    Nancy · July 13, 2014
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  • Luisa S.

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

    Luisa Silva · December 28, 2011
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  • Cat R.

    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 Rodery · March 4, 2011
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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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  • Brittany B.

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

    Brittany Benson · 2 weeks ago
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • John L.

    The po boy lunch combo is a must do.

    John LoFranco · January 28, 2011
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  • Jon H.

    BBQ Shrimp Po Boy!

    Jon Hall · November 23, 2010
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  • JJ H.

    Po' boys!

    JJ H · January 31, 2010
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