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Casamento's Restaurant

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Garden District
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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
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You Forget How Good This Place Is

It's been a few years, with all the other po boy opportunities in Nola. Is there better fried seafood than this - yellow, crisp, moist inside? And then all the rest of the charm of this old, tiled spot. The highlight, and you heard it here, is you have to go to the bathroom. Right down the middle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
ChiHipster
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Chicago
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Chicago
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's been a few years, with all the other po boy opportunities in Nola. Is there better fried seafood than this - yellow, crisp, moist inside? And then all the rest of the charm of this old, tiled spot. The highlight, and you heard it here, is you have to go to the bathroom. Right down the middle of the... More 

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Thank ChiHipster
Texas
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been trying to have lunch here for several years and this last visit to NOLA I finally had the chance. A family run business with deep roots in the neighborhood Casamento's was mostly what I expected. I saw the place featured on Triple D and wanted to see for myself this quirky little restaurant. We waited out on the... More 

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Thank exracer16
Panama City Beach, Florida
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67 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a N.O. favorite for oysters.......look no more. It is a bit raunchy but the oysters are great. They fry the seafood in pure lard......beware. But, ever so tasty. You may have to wait cause there is always a line. But it is worth it. You have to go through the kitchen to find the toilets.

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Thank James C
Poughkeepsie, NY
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125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everytime we go to New Orleans we go to Casamento's (it is not open in non-oyster months, however). Gumbo soup and a dozen oysters, with a bottle of Abita beer or an iced-tea. The oysters are being shucked in the front room, where there are some tables. More in the back room. They both look like they are from the... More 

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Thank Weyden
New Orleans, Louisiana
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The quaint tile, bright lights, and friendly servers and shuckers are as much a part of the experience at this nearly 100-year-old family-run place as the food (which is excellent). For us, it's all about the oysters--raw, fried, chargrilled--but the rest of the limited menu (seafood) is also good. French fries are terrific. No frills here, but no high prices... More 

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Thank NOmadfolk2
San Antonio, Texas
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often our first culinary stop upon landing in NOLA. The oyster loaf (dressed or undressed) is amazing. The ambiance is a no frills as it gets, which is part of the charm. The food is unbeatable, beer cold and staff efficient. A stroll through the tiny kitchen to get to the restrooms is a must experience. They close between lunch... More 

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Thank Michele M
Gallion, Alabama
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Oyster Loaf - fried oysters, their own bread, 4 generations of hospitality & great food! The friendliest shuckers in town! Yep, had raw for a starter, good good delish!

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Thank Maimau44
San Francisco, California
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This was my second visit to this restaurant. Don't be fooled by the yellow tiled walls and bright lights, the people are friendly and the food is good. Don't miss the barbecued oysters!

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Thank Hanaspop
Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I used to live in N.O. in the seventies. I had my favorite go to restaurants. Never made it uptown to Casamento's. I was looking for the same kind of place that I used to love, that are gone now. Found it in Casamento's. True New Orleans diner. Oysters are the star feature. There are many great restaurants in the... More 

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Thank JimBob1000
La Grange, Illinois
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Found this local gem years ago when visiting. It's been over 8 years since we've been here and it's just as great as we remember. Wonderful neighborhood place that's friendly and really cares about the food and clientele. Struck up a conversation with the shuckers while waiting for our table. He made up his special sauce for our oysters. The... More 

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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>  > Garden District
  • Neighborhood: Garden District
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Garden District

Neighborhood Profile
Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.