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Mama's Oyster House

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608 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4630
+1 318-356-7874
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Spring, TX
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207 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in for drinks and an appetizer while waiting for Christmas lights to come on. They are known for great Bloody Marys, and so I ordered one, along with grilled oysters. The oysters were underdone, and not great. The drinks were good, but expensive - $14.00 for one drink! We spent almost $50 for two drinks and oyster appetizers.... More 

Thank Tessa C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely love Mama's! Awesome food and great atmosphere. I live in Natchitoches, so I go there often and have NEVER had a bad experience.

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Marshall, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty food and good drinks. Great for meeting friends or just stopping in for a quick bite while shopping at one of the quaint shops on Main Street. A must stop during the Christmas lights festival!

Thank CaddoLily
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always liked to stop in for lunch during our walkabout shopping and browsing on front street. Getting a table hasn't been a problem, we usually drop in after 1 in the afternoon though. The Catfish Supreme and fried crawfish tails are a favorite with Iced tea and adult cold brews. Good way to rest up and enjoy a nice... More 

Thank oldduffer76
West Monroe, Louisiana
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to go for a cold adult beverage and some great food. The fried oysters were amazing!

Thank Jhataway1
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a hopping place when we were there. The sidewinder fries were delicious as well as the fried fish. I also had the shrimp and corn soup and it was delicious too. A little too loud for me but then hey, it was football night. Food was good and we walked away full.

Thank TTammm
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant! The fried gator is so good! Already mentioned the pasta and they give you enough for lunch the next day! The bread pudding- amazing. The service is the reason I did not give a five star rating. We have had a few bad servers and there was one behind the bar (we had to sit at... More 

Thank Pamela V
Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in because we were on Front Street. I had the fried catfish strips . HUGE portions, must have had 7 or 8 large strips, couldn't finish them all and I am a pretty big eater. A little heavy but pretty good. My wife had a crab special and it was "OK". Worth going to if you are on Front... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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173 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Typical large bar/restaurant with lots of TV screens.We came for a late lunch. Wait staff were very good and the best part were the frozen Margaritas served in large plastic glasses as the meat pie festival was on and I presume they don't want glass leaving the restaurant. The beer also came in a plastic glass which was $7 so... More 

Thank KiwichickAuckland
Aurora, Colorado
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I haven't had fried oysters in years and these were great! I ordered the appetiser platter, that's it! I wanted oysters and I got 12 lovely ones juicy and good. The wife's shrimp was equally great! Super service and fast. Not cheap, but not too pricy. Worth a visit for a sampler if you desire light fare. They had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?