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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 - 3:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Most recent review
Lots of food. Fun, noisy atmosphere

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Arkansas_Family
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Rogers, AR
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rogers, AR
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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124 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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168 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Orange, Texas
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had dinner at Mama's Oyster House. We had soft-shelled crab and fried crawfish. The food was not the best I have ever had, but certainly not the worst. Reasonably priced, including drinks. Papa's Bar, which adjoins Mama's was a fun time. Great band.

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Lufkin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Food was good with the exception of a chewy steak. Blackened gator and artichoke dip were great and ample appetizers. Fried crawfish were good. The Lacour Trio were playing and they were so much fun! We danced and enjoyed the music and dancing after dinner. Would recommend for good food, lots of fun, and casual atmosphere.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Just finished my meal and was not impressed. Sat at bar and bartender was a cute girl who was nice enough. Problem was food. Marinated crab claws were tough to eat. It was difficult to actually get the meat off and it smelled quite fishy. Too much sauce all over it too, but maybe this was to cover the smell.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We were hesitant after reading other reviews but a local recommend it as a good place to eat. We were not at all disappointed!! The food was great; the staff were all very friendly & the atmosphere was fun. They were very busy when we arrived so we chose to sit at the bar & eat. Our food was ready... More 

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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?