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Drago's Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
As featured in New Orleans Like a Local
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2 Poydras St, At the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA 70130-1656
+1 504-584-3911
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highly recommended by friends, we decided to try this well known Oyster bar while in New Orleans. In general I like oysters , however I am very careful when travelling as do not want to get sick, hence decided to have only the half dozen as confident the oysters were cooked. I absolutely loved them!! Flame roasted oysters covered with... More 

Thank daisy742014
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite the restaurant being very quiet, I expected the service to be more efficient. It wasn't as though I was ordering a large dinner, but we had to wait an eternity for a very basic shrimp and fries lunch. Our waitress gave the impression she did not want to be there and the food was very poor and represented poor... More 

Thank davyp777
Charlotte NC
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were amazed how good an oyster could be by them roasting them on a grill with French bread to dip in the butter and oyster juices. It was a very nice treat for dinner!

Thank rtbeme
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful place to eat. The atmosphere was delightful, friendly servers, and mid- range prices. There was a variety of food on the menu and each one that was ordered was delicious. The oysters are cooked to a perfect taste. I would recommend this restaurant to any one visiting New Orleans.

Thank gerrilglover
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll start by saying I never liked oysters. So even if oysters are something you would never eat...go ahead and try these. We split a plate of 12... I think it was 19.95. They where wonderful! They are covered in butter and what looks like a sprinkle of cheese. Don't worry about the calories they are worth it...it's a special... More 

Thank Joh1Kar2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for a snack after shopping in the Riverwalk and visiting the Aquarium of the Americas. The chargrilled oysters are amazing. I think better than either Felix or Acme Oyster Bar. They are so flavorful and fresh. The bread is also great

Thank Stelly3665
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

By far I think the best in NOLA eaten at both locations and make a point of eating there every time I'm in the Big Easy. Onion rings lightly battered and fried crisp. Red beans and rice is spot on too.

Thank Sam S
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me say i could not stop eating these oysters..talk about delicious! ! They give u bread to soak up all the goodness. I Cannot vouch for the rest of their food but my GOD these made me very happy

Thank itstiani
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was excellent,especially the "Oysters".would recommend as a must stop if ever in New Orleans.wait staff was courteous and friendly. didn't take long to be seated or didn't wait long for food either.

Thank parisany0ne
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the most expensive and least appetizing meal of our 3 day trip. Gumbo was disappointing and portions are not adequate.

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JoshPJohnston, Guest Relations Manager at Drago's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

We truly apologize for your unsatisfying experience. We do appreciate your feedback and assure you it is being used constructively. Sincerely, Drago's Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Seafood, Cajun & Creole
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
Home of the Original Charbroiled Oyster!

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Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.