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Drago's Seafood Restaurant

2 Poydras St, At the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA 70130-1656
504-584-3911
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Ranked #205 of 1,605 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Oyster Bar
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Vransko, Slovenia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

WOW. That is the only thing one can say after this experience. If you're looking for Lobster or fish, try somewhere else. But the Oysters ... man are they awesome!

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Winter Springs, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I guess I can understand giving Drago's less than 5 stars, but only if you don't like Charbroiled Oysters.... They cook the oysters on an open flame BBQ just off the seating area, and they are absolutely delicious! The rest of the food I have had on the menu is good also, but I could go and just eat the... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were expecting this place to have great seafood. My husband ordered the pound and a half lobster & I ordered the seafood pasta. The lobster was decent, but my pasta was just okay. I've seriously had better food at Red Lobster. I know this place is known for their chargrilled oysters & maybe that's why so many people go... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had a quick lunch of grilled oysters based on a friend's recommendation and have added Drago's our must eat list for NOLA. For a real treat, sit ay the bar across from the grill and watch the process. I learned a lot for my next grilled oyster tail gate.

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Pflugerville, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

On a fresh batch of oysters,with a sauce of garlic, butter and herbs they then dust them with a blend of Parmesan and Romano cheese and cook them in their shell on a hot grill. They are out off this world. I can eat oysters but am not a big fan, however these were delicious. If you ask they will... More

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There were several couples of us who decided to go to Drago's for dinner! My brother in law had not eaten oysters so we took him to the best place for a variety. They were full of flavor and nice sizes. My complaint was the stuffed lobster!! I ordered it for my entree and I sent it back for the... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The salads were 99% lettuce. The bread was stale and tasteless. The stuffed lobster was horrible. Over rated.

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Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is right at street level in the Hilton Riverside Hotel. It is wide open to the entry level so it does not have any atmosphere really. Those in the group who ordered the famous charbroiled oysters were very pleased with the quality & taste. The main entrees were disappointing and average at best. Quality and presentation could be... More

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Pune, India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended by many locals as the place to have Oysters and I was not disappointed at all. Char-grilled Oysters with butter and garlic was amazing and flavorful. However, garlic and butter was so over-powering that somehow oyster was lost and hence one star less than perfect 5. I won't mind visiting again even for the flavors of... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

When visiting, we come here for just the Charbroiled Oysters! They are the best I have ever had.. simply delicious!! Order a dozen and along with your bread you will be stuffed!! Yummy goodness!!!

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