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Drago's Seafood Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
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2 Poydras St, At the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA 70130-1656
+1 504-584-3911
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stuffed lobster with shrimp and mushroom excellent choice, oyster tasty but too salty. Bread Pudding an excellent dessert I would highly recommend this restaurant you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Dulcie M
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by for some oysters Monday evening and went back for more for lunch Tuesday! Heart stopping butter and garlic and breadcrumbs but oh so good!

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Thank BEACHLOVER1963
Hollis, New Hampshire
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food and flawless service! Family owned and run-- a real taste of the real New Orleans! Known for their charbroiled oysters- but they do the worlds best onion rings too!!! Can't go wrong with anything there!

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Thank TraceM49
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Soon as we, five white guys, sat down we were rushed to order. Waiter didn't offer much dialogue nor give us a chance to order anything past soup and appetizers. Food came out within minutes and was cold. Our server, Garrett, wasn't concerned and promptly brought our checks (to imply it was time to turn the table). This is New... More 

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Thank Bo A
Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate at Drago's my first night in New Orleans. I was attending a conference at the Hilton Riverside and just needed a small dinner. Since it was very busy and it was just me, I opted to sit at the counter where I could watch them grill the oysters on the half shell. Plate after plate was made and... More 

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Thank LarryandSusan2015
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm from Virginia Beach and we get some really good oysters from many locations along the Chesapeake Bay. I may have to reconsider my opinion that we have the best oysters since having them in New Orleans. First of all, when the oysters on-the-half-shell are delivered, it's obvious these people know how to properly open them without tearing into the... More 

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Thank Jim B
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Finally made it to Drago's! Service was good and the food did not disappoint. The charbroiled oysters were better than I've ever had. Bread pudding was awesome. And we got a little lagniappe in getting our parking at the Whale Wall lot validated.

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Thank LSUGoose
Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our uber driver told us we needed to find a place to enjoy charbroiled oysters. As we were staying in Algiers, we stumbled on this place when we got off the Canal St Ferry. The charbroiled oysters are out of this world! I recommend trying them even if you don't usually like oysters. The flavor and texture of the actual... More 

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Thank archatie
Amarillo, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Drago's is World Class Seafood! While rated in the top five for Seafood, after living in New Orleans for five years, I give it a #1 rating! Every dish whether famous New Orleans oyster or shrimp "poboys" or red fish or lobster is fresh and made with the most amazing ingredients. Each recipe is innovative, surprising and a melt in... More 

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Thank bryantlm48
Nashville, Tennessee
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant doesn't accept reservations. We arrived at a few minutes after 7:00 on a Saturday evening and were seated immediately. The server, Troy, arrived within a few minutes and made great suggestions for appetizers and drinks. The place filled to capacity very quickly after we arrived. Our server was also dealing with several other tables with large parties, as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Poydras St, At the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA 70130-1656
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-584-3911
  • This restaurant is at Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Description
Home of the Original Charbroiled Oyster!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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