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Mama's Oyster House

608 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4630
318-356-7874
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Ranked #5 of 57 restaurants in Natchitoches
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food and service were GREAT. Only problem was - we were there for only 1 night and did not have a way to save any of our food. The portions were just HUGE, really enough for 2 - 3 people. Had to stop eating - couldn't take thefood with me, couldn't save it. Be aware - if you are... More

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Livingston, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We just spent the weekend in Natchitoches! Our first meal we ate was at Mama's!!! My husband ordered the crab platter and I had the Cane River Catfish! The servings were huge, and the food was absolutely amazing. The Cane River Catfish was one of the best things I've ever eaten. My husband loved his crab platter too. Our waitress... More

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Benton, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place is in the middle of the strip of shops on Front St across from the Cane River. The waitress a sweet young girl but she wasn't real sure about the things we asked. She may have been new. I specifically wanted fried shrimp with a beer batter and asked if the batter was thick or thin. She told... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I ate delicious fried oysters for lunch. I had fried oysters in Dallas a week before, and they were not as large or tasty or juicy as the ones I ate at Mama's Oyster House.

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Double Oak, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Fantastic food and a great beer selection (no draft beers). Friendly bartender and GREAT oysters. Live music in the blues room next door on certain nights.

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NW Louisiana
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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped here while we were shopping. It was pretty crowded and they had a private party next door so the food was slow coming, but the waitress was great. She kept telling us she was sorry. We didn't mind, because we were tired from shopping.

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Lafayette, LA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

we walked into Mamas last evening not by design but by happenstance. Our first choice for super was closed and the other was hosting a private party. It was our good fortune that this turn of events caused us to walk into Mamas. When we first entered I thought we had been transported back to teh French Quarter of New... More

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Leesville, Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really enjoyed lunch at Mama"s. The restaurant is located on front street in Natchitoches in a very old but nicely furnished building. The waitresses are always friendly and attentive. The menu is very typical of Louisiana/Cajun food and it's very good. The portions are large. We really enjoy stopping here and we recommend this restaurant to others.

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

6 oysters for $10! I bought them and they weren't cut out like most oyster bars. Sorry, this wasn't my best deal.

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Burleson, Tx
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191 reviews 191 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The food was very good and you better show up with a VERY large appetite. Everyone was leaving with a take home bag because you just can’t finish a Papa’s dinner.

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