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Casamento's Restaurant

4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2737
504-895-9761
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Ranked #245 of 1,617 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Santa Fe, NM
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Everybody who grew up or lived in New Orleans has (or should have) memories of going to Casamento's. It is a classic, and seems largely unchanged by time. It is popular and crowded but service is good and fast and the tables turn over quickly. It is not a place for the "po-boy" sandwich on french bread - their "oyster... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The wait for lunch was mitigated by watching the oyster shucking. It's a busy place, but it seems to turn over quickly. Our waitress was prompt and pleasant. My fried oysters were delicious. I'll go back on my next trip to NOLA to try other items on the menu.

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New York City, New York
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272 reviews 272 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My son lives in New Orleans so he knows the local spots and took me here after a day on Magazine street shopping. Its a casual old fashioned setting with GREAT food. We started with the grilled oysters---delicious! And finished with 2 Fried Oyster Half sandwich--which was huge!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

this is a very quaint diner. The tile alone is worth the trip. The food was good but not exceptional. One issue we did have was the raw oysters had very dirty shells, seems like they could had rinsed them off a bit before serving.

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Longview, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

This little spot in Garden District has great atmosphere and some good looking oysters shucked while you watch but the food was a little disappointing overall. The gumbo was ok but the trout and fried oysters were just not impressive. Hopefully we just caught them on a bad night...I do love to support these little places.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a very down home basic place that has only a few things on the menu but it does those things REALLY well! My husband loves oysters and said these were some of the best he'd ever eaten (and perfectly shucked so none of the muscle was waste) and we shared the fried shrimp which were so good -... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We love oysters and have been to 3 of the 10 best places in the US. To have them. Found ourselves in New Orleans for a long weekend and were excited to visit this restaurant. WE were not disappointed. The raw oysters were large and delicious and perfectly shucked. We had had oysters the day before and they were puny.... More

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Gonzales, Louisiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Group of 5 got there at opening 11:00 AM. They were about 10 minutes late, so a line had formed. We had a variety of offerings, Oysters on the half, Shrimp Po-Boys, Gumbo and Oyster stew. All were very good. No split checks amd CASH only so be ready. There is an ATM by the front door.

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San Jose, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The oysters were large, luscious, creamy and delicious! Truly some of the best I've ever had! The restaurant is a tiny, dive-y place it's true and timing is key to getting seated quickly. The mixed seafood platter we shared was also outstanding. I'm gluten intolerant and because they dip the right way (read: old fashioned method) in a cornmeal batter... More

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ESQUIMALT
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151 reviews 151 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Excellent...waited in line for about 20 minutes"..chargrilled oysters superb..crab claws delicious but could use some buttery dip..chargrilled fries with garlic and Parmesan tasty! Gumbo best I've had so far...it's a dive and the walk through the kitchen to the washroom an adventure...I'm not sure how ey manage to cook such good food in the heat..but they do!

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Additional Information about Casamento's Restaurant

Address: 4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2737
Phone Number: 504-895-9761
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood

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