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5948 Highway 1 Byp, Natchitoches, LA 71457-2625
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited family recently and we ate out at the Mariner. I grew up in the area so I am familiar with it and it used to be very good. This is no longer the case. Service was slow and the salad bar was completely unappetizing in view and taste. I ordered fish and my wife ordered... More 

Thank Stephen W
Lafayette, Louisiana
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view, outstanding ambiance and fantastic menu. The salad bar is stocked with crisp vegetables and the seafood entrees are fresh off the boat and cooked to perfection. A trip to Natchitoches isn't complete without a meal here.

Thank T_em_hi
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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164 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Last visit we ate in the main dining area of this facility. This visit we decided to try the Bar/Lounge called the Cove. We were not disappointed. Service was top notch and the food was excellent. When you are in the mood for good food but a more laid back atmosphere the Cove is the place to go. The view... More 

Thank Michael W
Ft. Worth
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This place was recommended to us by a friend - we found it to be less than adequate. We arrived about 6:30 on a week night & found the place less than busy. The service was average at best. We found that all tables received bread basket but we did not, when we asked for bread we were told they... More 

Thank Tyjak
Pineville, Louisiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We usually have celebration dinners here but tonight it was a couples dinner. Barbecued Shrimp was excellent as ever and the Blackened Chicken was as well! The atmosphere, service and great food keep us coming back for more!

Thank Peaches6365
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Our party had surf and turf, Bayou Lafourche shrimp, ribeye, and prime rib. Everything was delicious. Salad bar was well stocked with a variety of veggies, cheeses, etc. Compared to the other two nicer restaurants in Natchitoches, this is definitely my preference.

Thank MrsBHudson
Lindale, United States
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We got seated right away, had great service and great food! We highly recommend it!! There were huge portions and a gorgeous view from our table at sunset!

Thank Vanessa R
Many, Louisiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

If you're a little older and like your food on the extremely bland side, boy is this the place for you. The food is extremely so-so and in no way represents the extremely high price you will pay for it. The views from the dining room are spectacular, but sadly that is the best thing about this restaurant.

Thank Daniel J
Livingston, Texas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Such a nice atmosphere and great food. We always have at least one meal here. So relaxing to look out over the lake and enjoy a delicious meal.

Thank pwstin
MORROW, Louisiana
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice meal, the service was great and the food was delicious! The atmosphere was nice and we had a table by the window with a beautiful view of the lake.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5948 Highway 1 Byp, Natchitoches, LA 71457-2625
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Natchitoches
  • Phone Number: 318-357-1220

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