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4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2737
504-895-9761
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't judge a restaurant by its facade

I'll start by saying - the food is wonderful! Very much worth it. Gluten-free fried seafood - there aren't many, if any, other places in NOLA that offer it. Having said that - the rest of the visit was, let's say, interesting. There is the front of the restaurant, then the back. You're supposed to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Eva P
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I'll start by saying - the food is wonderful! Very much worth it. Gluten-free fried seafood - there aren't many, if any, other places in NOLA that offer it. Having said that - the rest of the visit was, let's say, interesting. There is the front of the restaurant, then the back. You're supposed to walk through the front area... More 

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Jasper, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a great local spot for lunch. The grilled oysters are better than dragos and the shrimp and oyster lunches were great. Not at all fancy, just good food at a fair price.

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TX
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had the grill oyster which were to dye for! Also the oyster poor boy that was packed with juicy bifolds. Nice trolley ride from the quarter, down on naplolian some six short blocks. High energy level in neighborhood eatery, everything very good.

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Boulder, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

For starters, this little place has what you are looking for when visiting NOLA. Flavor, good service, great value. The seafood gumbo was easily the best gumbo I've ever experienced and possibly the best dish I tasted in NOLA. Simply wonderful! The char-grilled oysters were TO DIE FOR! You will not regret Casamento's.

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Salem, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Service not great but that is nothing new. Food was good but not as good as we remembered. We had forgotten that credit cards were not accepted; be aware of this if you go. Also be aware that you will not be seated if your entire party has not made it in the door yet. Three of the four of... More 

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Natchez, Mississippi
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174 reviews 174 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is the one place to go for an oyster loaf in New Orleans – all other places are just copies. Excellent oysters perfectly prepared, on just the right bread. You can dress the sandwich, but this takes way from the best oysters in New Orleans. They also serve them raw; the ideal meal is a raw as an appetizer... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This old, well established restaurant's owners came to New Orleans from Sicily years ago, and built this restaurant out of tile. While it can be noisy, Casamento's has been my favorite for oysters for over 40 years. They now have expanded the menu to include other seafood. To get to the restroom, one has to go through the kitchen-which is... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Whenever I'm in this part of town I cannot pass this up. I love that I can always get the same amazing sandwich with the same amazing fries and an ice cold beer with the cool little glass. If you aren't from here and want some "real" New Orleans, you should stop in here.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Actually, I give a 3 1/2. I know that it is an institution in NOLA but it is a dive, witnessed by the signed shirt by Guy Fieri. I really didn't like two thinks about this place: it needs a sprucing up, it is dingy; the oysters shells are not washed off before serving. I ordered a dozen raw and... More 

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Western Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Casamento's. Is always on my list of places to eat in New Orleans and it never disappoints. Wonderful on the half-shell and wonderful fried on the highly recommended oyster loaf.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2737
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: 504-895-9761

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?