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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You get what you pay for

This is one of those places that you really get what you pay for. It's slightly on the high side of the price point when it comes to Cajun seafood but it is incredibly well worth it. Everything came out to perfection to include seafood, pasta and even the garlic bread. Do yourself a favor if you're... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Port Orange, Florida
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Port Orange, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is one of those places that you really get what you pay for. It's slightly on the high side of the price point when it comes to Cajun seafood but it is incredibly well worth it. Everything came out to perfection to include seafood, pasta and even the garlic bread. Do yourself a favor if you're visiting and treat... More 

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The snapper was good, my wife loved the pasta. The fried oysters were lightly battered with great flavor. Our little guy loved the decor as well as the band.

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Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had dinner at Mama's. Plenty of Oyster choices, thank you! We actually chose Fried Soft Shell Crabs because we live in South Louisiana and get oysters often. The crabs were smaller that we get further down South but were prepared well. The fried potatoes were fresh made. We also had the spicy shrimp and corn soup which was good.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The food was good and fresh but served with cold fries that were replaced when we asked. It was good value and we order a mixed plate of shrimp, catfish, stuffed crab and hushpuppies with curly fries. The plate came with small serving of coleslaw. It was just overwhelmingly fried and brown - no colour at all. Garnish?

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Rogers, AR
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Very casual environment but great food. Portions are very large so share, especially if you want any appetizers or dessert.

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

On the main Front View of everything. I like the prices (not overpriced). I LOVED the food (had Oysters). I house wine was only $4 per glass. I like that. The service was excellent. The food is overall excellent. The only dislikes, if any, were rocking table if leaning with elbows.

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Senior Contributor
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a great place to hang out and grab some great food. It's in a great location downtown. Stop in after a day of shopping.

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Louisiana
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

While the noise can sometimes be overwhelming when the place is busy and the TV's are blaring, you can depend on getting a good meal at this establishment. The gumbo is excellent! There is a varied selection on the menu so you don't have to have "fried food". I enjoyed one of the salad selections with boiled shrimp. Delicious.

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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I ask the waitperson for large oysters on the half shell. She delivered some of the best I've ever had! They were fresh, cold and LARGE!

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Beaumont, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were there on a weekend and enjoyed the Blues band and the great food. Fun atmosphere. The wait staff was very good. Fun place to stop and have drinks while shopping on Front street.

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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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?