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5948 Highway 1 Byp, Natchitoches, LA
+1 318-357-1220
16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Springfield, Missouri
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great atmosphere, especially at sunset. They serve great drinks and food (especially seafood) and the service is always topnotch

Thank EislerFan
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was slow but they were busy. Food was good. However, they overcooked me and my daughters steak. We sent them back and it took 15-20 minutes for them to recook. We ordered them medium rare and it does not take that long to cook at that temperature. By the time we got them, everyone else at the table had... More 

Thank Cajungyp
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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121 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was driving south on I-49 at about 2:30pm on a Sunday and wasn't sure what I would find open for lunch. I wanted something nice and I followed the billboards. The Mariner's is only about 5 minutes off I-49 with a great location on Sibley Lake as you do not have to go into downtown Natchitoches for this gem.... More 

Thank HPCBarnabas
Georgetown, Texas
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food/great service and beautiful view. Fisherman are not in prison but on the other side of the railing. Beautiful sunset!

Thank lindafosters
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view and good food! I had the salad bar which was excellent with a wide variety. My sisters had the fried shrimp which were large and very good and the crab cakes which were excellent! Thankfully they shared!

Thank NawlinsLady
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere was very nice. Beautiful view. The food was great when it was finally served after an hour long wait.

Thank latorriaf
Starkville, Mississippi
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the atmosphere and views--sunset over the lake was gorgeous. My son had the crawfish etouffee and said it was the best he's had. This is a terrific choice for a special dinner.

Thank D_SeymourMS
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this evening and had an absolutely fabulous meal. Each of us had a minor adjustment to the menu listing when we ordered, and everything came out exactly as we wanted. Service was very good. Much better than some of our favorite restaurants in NOLA. Great job, Mariners.

Thank Marmelade555
Surfside Beach, Texas
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, the lake views inside and out are outstanding. Chicken and sausage gumbo was good, could have been a little spicier. Didn't care for the stuffing used in the seafood stuffed mushrooms. Excellent salad bar, meal in itself. Prices are not too bad for the atmosphere provided. Our server was very helpful and friendly.

Thank davedickson
Duncanville, Texas
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We sat outside and enjoyed the wonderful view of the river. I ordered salmon and it was very good though a tad overcooked. The salad bar was excellent and came with the meal and included crab salad, broccoli salad and pasta salad etc.

Thank Texan1110

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5948 Highway 1 Byp, Natchitoches, LA
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Natchitoches
  • Phone Number: +1 318-357-1220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?