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Poor House Bistro

91 S Autumn St, San Jose, CA 95110-2514
+1 408-292-5837
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“jambalaya” (17 reviews)
“po boy” (10 reviews)
“muffaletta” (8 reviews)
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Bar, American, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
91 S Autumn St, San Jose, CA 95110-2514
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch with several coworkers for the very first time. I had the lunch special, half BBQ shrimp po' boy and seafood gumbo. It wasn't bad at all. Their Cajun fries were really good. It looks like a fun place to go listen...More

Thank Johnny S
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Live band, loud, crowded. All seemed to be having fun. Louisianna style food. Staff friendly. Good not as good as I expected.

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Wow. First time I tried this restaurant and I found the food super delicious. I which I knew last time I was waiting at the Amtrak station for the bus. Good location and relaxing please to eat.

Thank Sandralili
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I only had a salad, which was delicious, but was in a big group that had a variety of foods and everyone LOVED their food!

Thank Tami L
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I am so bummed to give the poor house an average rating. When they first opened this place was amazing! I'm not sure if it's switched hands or just lost a bit of its fresh touch. I was a lil disappointed with the veggie muffuletta....More

Thank m r
Reviewed 11 April 2017

An excellent place to get some Cajun food at a good price. Live music adds to the character of the place. However, it can be a bit loud if you sit in front of the band. If you need to talk, sit inside.

Thank halhuntley
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Everyday there are a couple of specials and they should not be missed. Yesterday they had a Crawfish Chowder that I could have eaten a gallon of it. It was like a rich bisque that left me wanting more and thinking about it all day...More

Thank Kenneth R
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Very cool little place with pretty authentic food in a cool old house that appears as if it was flown here from LA. But the outdoor music scene and quality of talent had us out on the big patio with the band. I took my...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Every year around Mardi Gras, I am reminded of my trip to New Orleans, a colorful, musical and vibrant city. Great food is everywhere and thankfully there is a little slice of NOLA right here. The converted house is very inviting...like visiting friends. There are...More

Thank Ola C
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

You can definitely get your fill of the south here with a jambalaya, po' boy or red beans and rice. They have done a great job of transforming an old house into a rustic restaurant.

Thank barrett68
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 S Autumn St, San Jose, CA 95110-2514
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-292-5837
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