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Drago's Seafood Restaurant

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Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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2 Poydras St, At the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA 70130-1656
+1 504-584-3911
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This restaurant is at Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Home of the Original Charbroiled Oyster!
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Oysters!

We ate many other things at Drago's and I remember that everything was good but the chargrilled oysters were so amazingly delicious that it's blocked everything else from my mind. Next time I go, it will be a cold Abita Amber, oysters and french bread. Perfection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Gina T
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ate many other things at Drago's and I remember that everything was good but the chargrilled oysters were so amazingly delicious that it's blocked everything else from my mind. Next time I go, it will be a cold Abita Amber, oysters and french bread. Perfection.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is in the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. We ate at the restaurant a couple times during a stay at the hotel and had great meals both times.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

At the NOLA Hilton, this is IT for the BEST grilled oysters anywhere. The four of us - daughter, hubby, mom, dad,-- agreed. Nuff said. Pe-ri-od!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

There is no better char grilled oysters anywhere in the world. If you are ever in New Orleans it is a must to head to Drago's located at the hilton riverside across from Harrahs. They top off the oysters with fresh graded Parmesan cheese. They're not cheap. But OMG they are worth every cent.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Loved the fact that we could get lobster at any time for a great price! They even offered great options for those non-seafood lovers like myself. Friendly environment, great service, and a grill that you can watch food being made.

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Miami, Florida
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21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Everything was so delicious here. It is a Cajun and seafood based resturant so prepare for food on the verge of spicy. They serve lobster at very reasonable prices and the charbroiled oysters are a must have. The half dozen are not enough. One con would be the very long wait time, but so many of the restaurants here have... More 

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Webster, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The lobster and shrimp salads were divine, and our waiter, Tall Paul, was helpful and friendly. The broiled oysters are out of this world, and I highly recommend watching the chef cook them. It was amazing.

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Oysters are AMAZING! We went to Drago's over Acme because it looked they had a better menu selection, not just fried food. We were happy we chose Drago's 'cause our entrees were delish. I got blackened drum and my husband got tuna...both wonderful. This place did not disappoint

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

They are known for their grilled oysters---so we shared those and they were great. I also ate shrimp--peel em and eat em....also very good.

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Boston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

For all the hype, we were disappointed. We both had the catch of the day, baked red-fish. Mine was ordered Cajun, my wife's just baked. They both came Cajun. The food was only fair. The server seemed uninterested in us or his job; we seemed to be an inconvenience. The place was big and busy. Given their location in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Poydras St, At the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA 70130-1656
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-584-3911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

Description

Home of the Original Charbroiled Oyster!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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