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Cafe Jefferson

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5505 Rip van Winkle Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560-8167
+1 337-359-8525
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a delicious lunch of local fare and bread pudding for dessert after exploring Rip Van Winkle Gardens. The view from the cafe is fabulous and the peacocks a lot of fun to watch while you eat. Our waitress was sweet and quick with bringing out our meal so our food was hot. We will definitely return for future... More 

Thank Kathleen D
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

After reading all the reviews we tried the Cafe Jefferson today. Not sure what happened but our experience wasn't so good. To start, our server appeared out of it, really sleepy or something. Took order, had to have another server help her out to get it there. Ordered seafood gumbo cup and got chicken and sausage, it was really good... More 

2 Thank AK2Borneo
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109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I recently visited Cafe Jefferson with a group of 7 total. We were rushed to order by our waitress even though we had an 11:30 arrival. She warned us appetizers may come out in random order, or entree with appetizer. She was true to her word, as appetizers and salads were random and 2 people received their appetizer after they... More 

1 Thank LaBubba
Jeanerette, Louisiana
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This place is super great. The view is awesome. I enjoy going every time. We usually go for lunch which the food does not disappoint. It is a great combination of cajun flare.

1 Thank DinaRL
New Iberia, Louisiana
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

One of my favorite places to eat at the Cafe Jefferson. The seafood heaven is to die for and the staff is amazing. You are made to feel super welcome as soon as you walk in the door. I always enjoy going to Rip Van Winkle. I have been to a couple gorgeous weddings there also. If you go for... More 

1 Thank AleahsMom
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We ate at the Jefferson Cafe as part of a group of 26. The Cafe normally closes after lunch, but we had arranged them to cater our group for an evening meal. All the staff were outstanding and the food was equally good. I would highly recommend Cafe Jefferson for a large group or small.

1 Thank ERVIN R
New Iberia, Louisiana
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located in the main visitor center. The food is good andthe view of Lake Piegnor makes lunch here a must. I enjoy their gumbo and muffelatos. Their desserts are also delicious.

1 Thank pmlaque
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We stayed in one of the B&B units on site and ended up ordering our dinner to eat later in the room, as we didn't want to miss any meals at this fabulous restaurant, which is only open for lunch! Beautiful view. Staff efficient and very friendly. Where to start on the food choices?? Everything was great. Shrimp Remoulade --... More 

2 Thank Sherry F
San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The seafood bisque was very creamy and rich, and packed with seafood - delicious. LOVED the seafood eggplant casserole (recommended by the guy who was clearing tables). We enjoyed it so much that we went back a few days later and had the crawfish etouffee -- heaven! This is the kind of food that I've missed so much since moving... More 

1 Thank loves2travelsf
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We went to Rip Van Winkle Gardens on a group travel and scheduled lunch while there. The restaurant is situated overlooking a beautiful lake and adjacent to the gardens. A lovely place to visit and spend some leisure time.

1 Thank marbb2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5505 Rip van Winkle Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560-8167
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Iberia
  • Phone Number: +1 337-359-8525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?