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5948 Hwy 1 Bypass, Natchitoches, LA
+1 318-357-1220
4:30 pm - 9:30 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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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I say Lake Front I mean literally on and over the Lake! Great restaurant, good service, good food, and great views of the lake during and after dining. I have never been disappointed after a meal here, whether a nice ribeye, catfish, or seafood platter. Good for couples or a family gathering. Looking forward to my next trip

Thank oldduffer76
Vivian, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible experience. The service was great, and the food was excellent. Most of all, the table we sat at had an incredible view of the water and the sunset.

Thank sjroberson1025
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To write a review on an eatery is perhaps a risk. Opinions on taste, service and ambiance are subjective, to say the least. However, for my wife and I the times we have gone to the Mariner we have not been disappointed. The food was very good and the service the same. Seafood was not mushy as if suffocated with... More 

Thank luke1939
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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 

2 Thank Stephen W
Lafayette, Louisiana
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 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.

1 Thank T_em_hi
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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168 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

1 Thank Michael W
Ft. Worth
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

2 Thank Tyjak
Pineville, Louisiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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

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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, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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 Hwy 1 Bypass, Natchitoches, LA
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Natchitoches
  • Phone Number: +1 318-357-1220

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