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Drago's Seafood Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Central Business District
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2 Poydras St, At the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA 70130-1656
+1 504-584-3911
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good friend suggested Drago's for the Char Grilled Oysters and I'm glad he did!! They are the best in New Orleans hand down. Get a dozen with extra bread. Also, the service was Great!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For a higher priced meal. Really disappointed. Salad was delivered same time as entree. Fries cold. Disappointing dinner from a high rated place. Shrimp and oysters were good.

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Leverett, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two of us went for diner on a weeknight. There were conferences in town. We were seated early in the evening and did not have to wait. We did not have a reservation. 90 minutes later many people were waiting for tables. We were seated along a tile walkway adjacent to the bar area and other seating (that had a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Drago's by suggestion of another friend. I love raw oysters and fried oysters so they suggested I get the charbroiled oysters. I thought I died and went to heaven. The scampi sauce and Parmesan was a Perfect Blend to the slightly blackened oyster. Dipping the bread in the butter sauce to get up even One More Level. Upset... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant was recommended because of the charbroiled oysters, a first for me. They were so good I went back the next day for more. The service was good and the atmosphere was just right. It was easy to have a relaxed very tasty meal and conversation. This is a keeper restaurant and worth a return visit to New Orleans.

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

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Thank GetsMyVote
Pearland, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Oysters were amazing. Had both chargrilled and raw. Bloody Mary's were the best in the city. They take reservations on open table so no line! Best bang for your buck on oysters and they were amazing! Also had stuffed shrimp and that was great too!

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Belleair Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every time we are in NOLA, we have to get some char-grilled oysters here. Also every time we are here, the service is horrendous. What a shame, because their oysters are the original and best!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Never tried them before but these were terrific, the Oysters had a great texture, more like beef and with the cheese, garlic and butter...well wow, try them...

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Abbotsford, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner here. Charboiled oysters were amazingly delicious..so were the gumbo, spinach salad, eggplant and a shrimp pasta - dessert was rich. But nuts in dessert was not indicated in the menu. As such, a cup of ice cream was offered on the house, which I thought was an nice gesture. Busy dinner time but had good... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drago's is a must do for any tourist. The charbroiled oysters are out of this world. The combination of oysters, butter, garlic and Parmesan cheese is delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Poydras St, At the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA 70130-1656
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-584-3911
  • This restaurant is at Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Description
Home of the Original Charbroiled Oyster!

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