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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: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food nice place

Had fried shrimp which was excellent. Husband had seafood plate which he devoured. The potatoes are cut differently. They were very good and meaty. The slaw and hush puppies are also very good. I recommend the bread pudding too. Still no nuts or raisins in it. But the rum butter sauce was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
Kathleen W
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Belton, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for oysters , shrimp and local fair. Had 1/2 dozen oyster on half shell that were AWESOME. Mother's "helpers" count 8 as a 1/2 dozen!!! And they were two biters!! The shrimp my wife had were size 15/18 and she had 16. I also got the trio of fried frog legs, fried gator and fried "mudbug" tails. Really... More 

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fayetteville,ar., United States
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

GREAT service, food, and staff the entire experience was super. What a welcome to the true south historical experience. We will be coming back soon.

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Addis, Louisiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Mama's is a family oriented restaurant for all ages. Lots of memorabilia throughout. The staff was very friendly and helpful. This is a seafood restaurant but next door is Papa's which is a meaty place. One of my grandkids wanted a hamburger instead of seafood and the waitress ordered it from next door and delivered it to our table with... More 

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

FILTHY. Stickey chairs, thick dirty dust on side boards with old stuck food. Food was on top of lettuce with black ends and lemon was old and dry. Floor sticker.

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Stopped by when we stayed for a weekend. If you go to Natchitoches, which I do recommend, make sure this is a stop!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Had fried shrimp which was excellent. Husband had seafood plate which he devoured. The potatoes are cut differently. They were very good and meaty. The slaw and hush puppies are also very good. I recommend the bread pudding too. Still no nuts or raisins in it. But the rum butter sauce was great. You definitely can taste the rum. Prices... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at Mama's Every time I'm in Natchoditches, consistently Good! Sometimes twice in one day.

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Port Orange, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?