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Mama's Oyster House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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608 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4630
+1 318-356-7874
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant had a big reputation with friends for being wonderful, but it was a bit of a disappointment. Fried fishwas a little strange, heavily coated, cornmeal based. Fries were great! Salad with grilled chicken was mediocre-not great.

Thank Janis W
Natchitoches, Louisiana
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped here for a late lunch while shopping downtown. We both ordered the Colossal seafood platter, and it came with a cup of gumbo. It was delicious. It had a great seafood taste that we like. The fried foods on the platter however, were just average. I was expecting a little more seasoning and taste. It... More 

Thank Chanda G
Ringgold, Louisiana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good and they have great entertainment in here on Saturdays. It's a quaint type place and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Snoopy C
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great atmosphere. Good mix of old and new country music playing. Staff was great. Got the shrimp poboy and it had a generous amount of very tasty shrimp.

Thank Bella71486
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just finished a 4100 mile trip fro AL to LA to TX coasts and northwest then back to LA to this oyster bar, and can say from a lifetime of gathering and eating raw oysters, these were some of the finest quality and the tastiest. Served up right with a mild cocktail sauce, a cup of good horseradish, lemon... More 

Thank Kendall M
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were part of a group of approximately 50 people who made reservations and ordered in advance. The food was a little slow coming out of the kitchen but the orders were correct. We found the fried crawfish to be excellent.

Thank Charles P
Friendswood, Texas
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great and our waitress went above and beyond for us. Most Friday & Saturday nights they have live Blues/Rock music.

Thank mamaWarren
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was friendly, food was good for a Tavern. Maybe better for lunch than dinner or great for watching a game.

Thank Nanette P
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here tonight while on vacation and the service was horrible. We waited about 20 mins for the waitress to take our order. We should have left at that point. My husband and I both ordered the crawfish festival and the crawfish had so much breading on it that you couldn't even taste the crawfish. I couldn't eat the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The fried catfish was ok but you can't really screw that up. We decided to end our night with bread pudding. I am not sure what happened but this bread pudding had too much nutmeg. So much it was not edible. I'm not a connoisseur of bread pudding but I do know when something is off.

Thank jtlatham

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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?