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Mama's Oyster House

608 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4630
+1 318-356-7874
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (52 reviews)
“fried catfish” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
608 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4630
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first stop in Natchitoches with fried crab fingers, cajun pasta and beer. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was wonderful. The place has a long bar and a variety of types of tables. Casual and fun.

Thank Ginny S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby and I shared Crab platter. Stuffed crabs (2), crab cake and crab fingers are pre-made frozen and were over cooked. Soft shell crab was decent but fried too long. Hush puppies were also over cooked. Best part of meal was sidewinder potatoes, tartar sauce...More

Thank boopsterdiva
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I drove from Shreveport to Mama’s Restaurant. The food was cold and wasn’t seasoned at all. I was thoroughly disappointed in the food. The taste was so bland and didn’t taste like seafood at all.

Thank tigerpaws6
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We went in for a drink and dessert. The frozen margarita was decent but plentiful. The dessert was good ok. I had Bread Pudding and it was decent but not anything special.

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Having eaten here in the past we were excited about eating during a recent trip to Natchitoches. Apparently ownership has changed and the quality left with the previous owner. Our food came out and was so cold it seemed to come out of the refrigerator....More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We had a very enjoyable dinner. Our waitress was very helpful since it was our first visit. The red snapper was delicious. We also had the jumbo shrimp which we liked also. Great location. Walking distance from our bed and breakfast. Would definitely go again.

1  Thank 756rickc
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Friendly waitstaff, but no place to wait for a table except for the bar. Food was average and overpriced. We live on the Gulf Coast, and we know our Cajun seafood. This didn’t live up to our expectations.

Thank Rozalyn Franzen M
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Great location for the historic downtown area. Very friendly staff. Food was good, but not remarkable.

Thank TIM T
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

A must for us. Oysters on the half shell no questions asked. I thought they were awesome. My husband said a couple of his were gritty but mine were great. We also had a cup of crawfish ettouffe. Very busy but our wait time was...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Standing room only wait of 30 minuets to get seated. That and being #6 of 65 had us feeling pretty good about this place. To start with the actual menu has about 1/3 the items the menu on TripAdvisor shows. Asked if I could get...More

1  Thank mrfixit2963
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4630
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Natchitoches
  • Phone Number: +1 318-356-7874
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