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Drago's Seafood Restaurant

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3232 N Arnoult Rd, Metairie, LA 70002
+1 504-888-9254
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This original location of Drago's is in Metairie in Fat City. We have been there on and off through the years. It just keeps getting better and better. Best Grilled Oysters, BBQ shrimp and grilled Lobster in New Orleans, period. The gumbo is pretty good too, although I still think Herbsaint has the best gumbo. The BBQ shrimp are absolutely... More 

Thank TheDotdog
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant lives up to its reputation. Other menu features are just as tasty. We had grilled shrimp pasta and shrimp eggplant stacked. Exceptional! Also excellent service.

Thank dellalola
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The parking is little to none at all. If you like oysters, this is your spot. The portions are large but so is the price. Lobster to small for the price.

Thank Authra Meshal B
Slidell, Louisiana
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Drago's at 5:45 and the place was fairly packed. The only drawback ever is the parking. The parking lot doesn't accommodate the crowd that inevitably is always here. From the parking lot you can smell the copious amounts of chargrilled oysters being prepared. When you walk in you see the open grilling area with... More 

Thank Sandy W
New Orleans, Louisiana
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

so many people recommended this long standing establishment. We found the service for us was really good, but the food wasn't that great. My soup was not even warm. The appetizer dip was quite greasy and hardened. Everything else we ate just didn't live up to the reputation we had heard. We will give it another try though.

Thank Marty R
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our fish was truly average. Went because we heard so much about it. We do not eat oysters and thats what they are known for, and the other food was uninspiring.

Thank ladelman
West Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended to us as THE site in town that originated the charcoal smoked oysters. Very good! Great flavor

Thank Sharon F
Nashville, TN
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172 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family made reservations for a late lunch over the holidays. It was our best meal eating out* on this trip to New Orleans. We sampled both charbroiled and raw oysters as appetizers before our main course. I really liked the charbroiled oysters! Our main courses ran the gamut of seafood selections. I had the Shrimp & Grits with Tasso... More 

Thank TreadLightAdventurer
Metairie, Louisiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drago's has a large variety of dishes on the menu and all are pretty good. The best thing on the menu, in my opinion, are The charbroiled oysters. Prices are reasonable, services good, and the drinks from the bar are exceptional.

Thank 1KatGirl1948
Metairie, Louisiana
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, don't miss it. Tends to be crowded and sometimes too noisy for a quiet conversation. Gracious hosts!

Thank lbmullane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3232 N Arnoult Rd, Metairie, LA 70002
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Metairie
  • Phone Number: +1 504-888-9254
Home of the Original Charbroiled Oyster!

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