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Mama's Oyster House

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608 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4630
318-356-7874
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Poor Boy

We ate here for lunch and they had a very good shrimp poor boy. It had plenty of shrimp and my wife and I split it. The gumbo was also very good. They have beer on tap, some local beer as well. Very reasonably priced and service was very good. Will eat here again when we are in town. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
moderncamper
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Grand Prairie, Texas
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Jackson, Mississippi
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393 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere is nice; good service. Food is okay. Seafood gumbo had a good taste, but the shrimp were like mush. The fried shrimp salad was excellent, but the "homemade" hush puppies were dry and hard.

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Thank David S
Nacogdoches, Texas
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Service has been painfully slow each of the 3x we've visited over the past year. Try the gumbo. Lots of variety on the menu.

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Thank C R
Grand Prairie, Texas
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We ate here for lunch and they had a very good shrimp poor boy. It had plenty of shrimp and my wife and I split it. The gumbo was also very good. They have beer on tap, some local beer as well. Very reasonably priced and service was very good. Will eat here again when we are in town. They... More 

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Thank moderncamper
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed beers and oysters at mamas oyster house! Service was great and the atmosphere was perfect for our evening. Also got fried pickle spears which were amazing!! Definitely recommend!!

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Thank Emilybordelon
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Took a trip to Natchitoches from Fort Polk with out of town guests to enjoy the Christmas Lights on the Cane! The reviews said their Bloody Mary's were the best... And OMG they were AMAZING with spicy Cajun seasoning along the rim.... Probably the best Bloddy I've had! The food was great, three in our group had Po'Boys and the... More 

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Thank Jean G
Longview, Texas, United States
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We visited the day after Christmas. River front was packed with people looking at Christmas lights. But, found a place to park quickly, within a block of Mama's. Because of the holiday crush, they ran out of raw oysters, like 5 minutes before we ordered! No problem. Rarely happens, except at overwhelming times, like Christmas! We sat at bar, so... More 

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Thank Jeff R
Sidney, Ohio
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Enjoyed a nice evening in Natchitoches, LA. Went for the season's festivities and enjoyed the lights. Ate dinner at Mama's Oyster House. My first time for a meat pie. It was delicious. Service was great. Truly enjoyable.

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Thank Pam619
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

If you want great Bloody Mary's, this is the place to try! It is like a salad in a drink with a great kick! Add a side of Oysters and you will be in heaven!

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Thank DKS912
Woodworth, Louisiana
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We love eating at Mama's or Papa's. Food is good, location is awesome and the people are great. You feel like family when you open the door (almost like cheers). One of our favorite in Natchitoches.

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Thank 115dennisw
Mobile, Alabama
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

A small restaurant with great food, the spicy gator appetizer was so good and the fried seafood platter was big enough for two, our server Brook is an energetic young and beautiful young lady, she kept checking on us and made sure we had everything we needed. Thank you for a great experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 608 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4630
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Natchitoches
  • Phone Number: 318-356-7874

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 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?