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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 #11 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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English first
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Recently had lunch at Mama's and found it to be OK. Nothing special and average food. Service was average too. Overall we did not find anything special during out visit. Food was good and portions were generous.

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Palestine, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Didn't have any raw oysters!!! So disappointed and you would think if the word oyster is in you name you would never run out and be better prepared for especially with the light festival weekend. :(

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Busy night, tables full, waiting list. We sat at the bar, had some good grilled oysters and then waited an eternity for our food. It was poorly cooked. Tuna over cooked, snapper lemon-peppered to death. A mess of equally over-peppered frozen vegetables. Very disappointing. Kitchen was obviously overwhelmed. Not to blame the staff, it was a management disaster. Did y'all... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Decided at the last minute to detour off the interstate and eat in downtown Natchitoches. Walking along the river we found an oyster house! We entered the historic building and were greeted promptly. We asked if they were serving oysters on the half shell. They said yes! We sat at the bar and ordered a cocktail and 2 dozen raw.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 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

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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