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5948 Hwy 1 Bypass, Natchitoches, LA
318-357-1220
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very pleasant setting overlooking the lake. Nicely done facility.

Very good food, enjoyable experience and good service. Highly recommend a meal here. A good place for a date, birthday, or anniversary celebration with your special person or just a nice evening out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Bill0522
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Tilghman, Maryland
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279 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting could not be better overlooking the lake and the sunset was incredible. The menu features steaks and seafood and we had a bit of both. We started with Oysters Rockerfeller and Charbroiled Oysters. The Rockerfeller had a creamed spinach and we preferred the Charbroiled which had cheese and a great flavor. Two of us got steaks and they... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

We were traveling for business and this restaurant came as a recommendation. It is in a beautiful setting overlooking the water and we had a table by the window. The service was excellent and our server was very friendly and attentive. The food was superb. The salad bar has a wide variety of options. This is a must if you... More 

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Thank Patricia L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Very romantic setting. This was a great start to our romantic weekend. We drove straight there from Lafayette and then went to our bed and breakfast. The food is always amazing (fourth time) and you must get the unique experience of their salad bar. My favorite meal is the Crawfish Combo. More than you can eat!

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Thank Dominic G
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Husband and I had dinner here on Friday night. The parking lot was packed and we were worried there would be a long wait, but we were seated immediately. Every single thing we ordered was spot on. Deliciously prepared food....seafood platter, oysters Bienville and their hush puppies were the best I have ever had. Fresh salad bar was a nice... More 

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Thank Roxie_Canyon
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We were going to Natchitoches for a meeting and staying over. Checked TripAdvisor for reviews and also had Mariner' s recommended by locals. I was a bit concerned with the comments of the lower ratings for Mariner's and almost did not go. After our visit, I can only say that the poor reviews must have been the result of a... More 

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Thank Michael W
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

We ate at Mariner's for family gathering but also included our twenty fifth wedding anniversary. The restaurant sets on shore of lake and has large picture windows that allow for view no matter where you set in restaurant. It is quiet with soft music in background and staff attentive even with large group. The food of fresh and offer other... More 

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Thank Michael T
Texas
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Starting off on a positive note. Very beautiful view of the lake. We were traveling in a group of 7 people on bikes and stopped to eat here. We walked in and the place was not busy at all. It took several minutes to even get seated. I am not in a hurry when coming to a place like this,... More 

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Hollister, Missouri
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We had a group of 11 people eating. They were able to accommodate our needs. The waiter "Dan" was great. The food was excellent from the appetizers, the salad bar, to the main meal.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very good food, enjoyable experience and good service. Highly recommend a meal here. A good place for a date, birthday, or anniversary celebration with your special person or just a nice evening out.

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Thank Bill0522
Natchitoches, Louisiana
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The food and service at Mariner's are nothing short of exceptional. My family ordered the steaks and each steak was cooked perfectly. We loved the salad bar as well. I would highly recommend Mariner's for something off the beaten path.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5948 Hwy 1 Bypass, Natchitoches, LA
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Natchitoches
  • Phone Number: 318-357-1220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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