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Casamento's Restaurant

4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2737
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Ranked #221 of 1,605 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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83% Recommend
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I have mixed feelings about this place. The one occasion that I did visit the food/oysters were just fine. The waitress was friendly and prompt. I went with a co-worker for lunch and we both agreed we would not mind returning in the relatively near future. What causes the mixed feelings is that when attempting to return for lunch with... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This spot gets the 5 because of its history and quality of oysters. This is a family run New Orleans institution in the heart of uptown on Magazine Street just before Napoleon Avenue. Often you have to wait in line but it's worth it. The raw oysters are great but don't neglect the loaf sandwiches. These are Texas toast style... More

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North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you like raw, fried, or stewed oysters you need to visit Casamento's Restaurant on Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans, located just a 1/2 block from Napoleon Avenue. Tips: 1. Be sure to call first because they can be closed for weeks at a time in particular during the hot summer months when oysters traditionally were not as plentiful.... More

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Zionsville, Indiana
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Don't let the apperance deceive you - this place is amazing. Quite possibly the best raw oysters I've ever had - so fresh and tasty. I also had gumbo, fried oysters and fried shrimp - all delicious. My daughter had soft-shell crab which she loved.

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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I was born in New Orleans and love the food and atmosphere. I no longer live there so my infrequent trips are very special and filled with high expectations of great food and fun. I had never been to Casamento's, but read lots of glowing reviews. The oysters indeed were terrific. Large, salty and juicy; but, the shucker allowed the... More

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Denmark, South Carolina
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145 reviews 145 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

On our first attempt to eat at Casamento's, twas closed since they shut down after lunch at 2:00 p.m. On Thursday through Saturday they reopen from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for an early evening crowd wanting scrumptious Louisiana seafood and gorgeous oysters. This family run restaurant also is closed down entirely during several of the warmer summer months. They... More

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North Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Start with a dozen raw oysters and then keep it going with the fried oyster loaf. Skip the dressed version and go as my born & bred N.O. buddy recommended: toasted with butter. Doesn't get any better. A family run joint that is most definitely worth the trip out to Magazine St. Cash only and somewhat unusual hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Awesome food. Had the crab claws and oyster stew it was very very good I generally don't like oysters but they were fresh not tough in a good heavy broth. Awesome.

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Dallas, TX
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106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

If you love fried soft shell crab, oysters, and other New Orleans food, you must visit Casamento's, a New Orleans institution. During a recent trip, we enjoyed, after visiting a couple of years ago, chargrilled oysters on the half shell and soft shell crab, which is fried in corn flour so it's gluten-free, according to the restaurant. Cash only, and... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

What a fun and casual place (really an institution in this town) to get oysters. We had both raw and char grilled. The guys shucking the oysters were friendly and pleasant.

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