It's a new restaurant in Pineville, on Highway 107 just out of town. Hobo's. I got off work today at a reasonable hour and Milady and I decided to try it on.
Most of Pineville is dry, but Hobo's has sandwiched itself into the one semi-wet ward on this side of the river. They serve beer in frosted mugs and wine by the glass, and that's okay for a sit-down restaurant. Civilized.
I had a fish plate and Milady tried the babyback ribs. The ribs were good, the baked beans were excellent, and Milady said that she really liked the potato salad. The menu is varied, including barbeque, seafood, steaks, sandwiches, and salads. The sandwiches looked great, with both burgers and po-boys on the menu.
The next time I want a fish plate, we'll drive on down to Cajun Catfish, farther out 107. The fish was okay, but not up to my standards on fried fish. If you've eaten my fried fish, you know what I'm talking about. There are plenty of good fish restaurants in this area, to include AW's, Paradise Catfish, Fant's and Cajun Catfish. The last thing we need is another catfish restaurant.
What we do need in this area is a good sit-down family type restaurant and Hobo's seems to fit the bill. We'll be back. The food is good, the service is friendly, they serve alcohol, and it's in a part of the parish that needs a decent restaurant.