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All 58 Natchitoches Restaurants

Mama's Oyster House

608 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4630
318-356-7874
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Ranked #9 of 58 Restaurants in Natchitoches
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to Mama's with a large party, in for the Christmas holiday. I typically don't choose Aldredge restaurants, as they've been mediocre since Corwyn Aldredge owned the Press Box back in the early 90s. However, our group wanted to eat here so I did. Food came out periodically, but never as a group. Some people were done eating by... More 

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Marksville, Louisiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Went to Natchitoches to catch the fireworks (this was the 3rd Saturday ). Heard a lot about this restaurant, so we gave it a try. I knew it would be crowded and that there would be a wait, but didn't expect to wait forever. I put my name (party of 5) on the waiting list at approximately 3:45. We were... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

After walking the Christmas Tour of Homes, we were starving. I remembered this restaurant, having eaten here years ago. It was just as a remembered it - good food in a casual atmosphere with very reasonable prices. We sat in the front so that we could look out the windows and enjoy the Christmas lights.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Caesar salad topped with oysters. ..oysters were great. Salad was not Caesar....it was chopped iceberg mix with boxed croutons. Grilled oysters good but cheese was not freshly grated. Little toasts were good. Could have been hotter/sizzling. Catfish Pontchartrain over pasta was excellent. Service was excellent Agree that the ambience is strictly corner bar. Nice to see Christmas lights on the... More 

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Yum, Yum, Yum, The food was amazing and the desserts were even better! You must try the bread pudding-although the rum taste was very strong...as if they add more after it cooks. But very great food and right on the water.

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Marksville, LA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I had the blackened catfish with crawfish etoufee. The flavor was excellent, but the sauce a bit watery. Prices are very reasonable. Margaritas are the best!

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Shawnee, Oklahoma
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176 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Stopped for lunch. No wait which was nice. There is no lunch menu. Husband had shrimp poboy. It's served with tartar sauce, chopped cabbage, and tomato on the right kind of french bread! Shrimp were good. French fries were included and are definitely different! I had soup and sandwich. The sandwich was chicken salad. It's OK but definitely nothing special.... More 

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Kent, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I was really looking forward to this place on our trip and it was the first place we stopped. Lots of hype and even noted in National Geographic Traveler. I love oysters and they managed to destroy them. They were over battered and incinerated--I can't believe they plated it and let it go out of the kitchen. Terrible. My husbands... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Waitress was fantastic, very helpful, we had oysters, nachos, drinks, Fried catfish was their specialty great combo's, and located right in the middle of town.

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26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Cute place. The dessert & coffee were the only good thing we had. The food was bland, even though the menu stated it was spicy. The frog legs tasted swampy. Everything is over breaded & tasteless. My friend had the Catfish Etouffe, it was soggy & bland. My daughter had the Crab plate, so much filling it did not even... More 

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Additional Information about Mama's Oyster House

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

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